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Montabella wrestlers first in CMAC

Montabella’s wrestling team has won a second conference championship in four years. The Mustangs scored 253 points, which was 10 ahead of Dansville for their first Central Michigan Athletic Conference title since 2009. Carson City-Crystal finished third.

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Lakeview wrestlers third, Central Montcalm fifth at CSAA

For the first time since 1974, Hesperia’s wrestling team didn’t win a conference championship. Instead the Panthers finished second to Chippewa Hills at the Central State Activities Association meet Saturday. Lakeview finished third, Reed City was fourth and Central Montcalm was fifth. The Wildcats had two conference champions at the meet.

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Kids Count report calls poverty a threat to children’s health in Montcalm County

When looking at Michigan’s long economic struggles, the evidence of the impact on children continues to add up year to year. Reflected in the new Kids Count Data Book, recently released by the Michigan League for Human Services and Michigan’s Children in Lansing, are growing statistics concerning poverty, abuse and neglect.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 6, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Feb. 6, 2012

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4-year-old boy injured in Pierson Township car accident

PIERSON TOWNSHIP — A four-year-old boy is in stable condition at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids after the child was transported by AeroMed with serious injuries sustained in a weekend accident. Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies responded at 10:11 a.m. Saturday after a northbound Chrysler Town and Country minivan, driven by 35-year-old Michael Hallman [...]

On My Mind | Maureen Burns

MAUREEN BURNS: And the award goes to …

Talking to my friend, Tom Long, today, he told me he liked my column last week, but. Whenever there’s a “but,” you know that’s not going to be good. His but was, “You are too nice. You gotta get an edge. Start complaining.” So here goes.

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Central rips Hesperia in ‘total team effort’

Central Montcalm’s girls basketball team was able to take advantage of an overmatched opponent Friday night.
The Green Hornets pounded the Hesperia Panthers 72-12 in a Central State Activities Association game, giving up only six field goals all game to the winless visitors.

Greenville’s Luke Gilmore battles with Lowell’s Jake Stehley during the 160-pound O-K White Conference tournament final. Gilmore won and took home his fourth straight conference title.

Yellow Jacket wrestlers second in O-K White

Every year the O-K White Conference wrestling tournament comes down to the Greenville Yellow Jackets and the Lowell Red Arrows.
This year wasn’t any different.

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OUR VIEW: Incensed over ‘herbal incense’

When the Handy Market was broken into on Jan. 11, Greenville police reported energy pills and synthetic marijuana had been stolen. Synthetic what? Sold in our neighborhood? We didn’t know about this. Did you?

Kryptonite is marketed as herbal incense at local gas stations and party stores, but many teens and adults smoke the substance instead. Law enforcement officials say the product is very similar to K2 Spice, which was outlawed in Michigan in October 2010. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Kryptonite: Incense or nonsense?

The packaging is brightly colored, emblazoned with a “K” for “Kryptonite” radiating a green glow. Flavors include “Fuzzy Wuzzy,” “Juicy Fruit,” “Kottonmouf King,” “Kronik,” “Purple Haze,” “StrawVery,” “Tigers Blood” and “Water Mellow.” Prices range from $3.99 to $12.99 per gram. Each package states, “This product is not intended to be taken internally or externally by any mammal on planet earth. Not for human consumption.”