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Funeral Notices for Feb. 1, 2012

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Greenville’s Austin Somerfield drives the ball down the lane during Tuesday’s 79-76 overtime win at East Grand Rapids.

Yellow Jackets rally, top East Grand Rapids in overtime

By looking at Greenville senior Chris Mickey, you couldn’t tell his team had blown a double-digit lead, battled back from three down with less than a minute to go and hit free throw after free throw to win in overtime. Mickey scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Yellow Jackets defeated the East Grand Rapids Pioneers 79-76 to remain perfect on the season.

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CC-C girls roll to big win over Fulton

The 41 points the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team scored against Fulton may not look impressive, but it was the other number on the scoreboard that was.
The Eagles held the Pirates to just 11 points in 32 minutes in the 41-11 win Tuesday night.

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Belding baseball to host softball in the snow

The Belding Redskins baseball team is planning to head south this spring. To help do so they are willing to get cold or at least let others get cold.
The Redskins are hosting a winter softball tournament on Feb. 11 at Demorest Field to help raise spring training funds for the program. Belding will travel to Cocoa Beach, Fla. for a week of practice this spring.

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OUR VIEW: Montcalm County compensation should be considered

Montcalm County commissioners are some of the highest paid officials compared to six neighboring counties. Our commissioners earn an annual salary of $8,331, second only to Clinton County commissioners, who earn $8,694.

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VIDEO: Juvenile Diabetes Fundraiser at CMHS varsity basketball games

Students at Central Montcalm proudly boast their school colors of Green and White during athletic events held throughout the year, but this was not the case during two varsity basketball games on Jan. 27. This past Friday, students, faculty and fans donned as much orange clothing as they could in support of juvenile diabetes awareness.

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Greenville Education Foundation to add to its capital campaign

The Education Foundation of Greenville will be adding another leg to the OUR3 Capital Campaign. The OUR3 Capital Campaign is a $1 million endowment to ensure funding for the performing arts program, programs for academically ambitious students and now athletes at Greenville Public Schools.

Steve Fuller, a truck driver for Prairie Farms Inc., has his voice-activated and Bluetooth-compatible phone firmly attached to his truck so he can be hands-free while driving. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Truck drivers could face a hefty fine for using hand-held cell phone

Because of increased amounts of people driving and using cell phones, a federal law was recently passed requiring commercial motor vehicle drivers to use hands-free devices. The latest action by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to end distracted driving will prohibit commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers from using hand-held cellphones while operating their vehicles, which includes CMV drivers with or without a commercial driver’s license (CDL).

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Greenville airport thief pleads guilty to all-terrain vehicle theft

A young man pleaded guilty last week to breaking into the Greenville Municipal Airport and stealing an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) last May. Tyler Rivera, 19, of Holt, pleaded guilty Thursday in 8th Judicial Circuit Court to breaking and entering a building with intent. He faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced at a later date.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 31, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Jan. 31, 20122