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Carson City-Crystal's girls basketball team poses with the district trophy they won over St. Louis on Friday night. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Freshman brings Carson City-Crystal girls from deficit to district title

With a district title on the line, Carson City-Crystal’s Mikayla Duflo decided it was her time to take over the game. The freshman scored 14 of her game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Carson City-Crystal Eagles from a eight-point deficit to a 46-42 win over the St. Louis Sharks in the Class C district final at Vestaburg on Friday night.

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Grand Rapids woman dies in 2-car accident on M-46

A Grand Rapids woman was killed Saturday in a car accident after she lost control of her vehicle and was struck by an oncoming car. Michigan State Police troopers from the Lakeview Post were dispatched at 9:08 p.m. to the accident on M-46 near Jones Road.

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Lakeview teen seriously injured in rollover accident this morning

A Lakeview teenager sustained serious injuries after he rolled his vehicle early this morning. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded at 5:43 a.m. to the one-car rollover accident on Wyman Road near Coral Road.

Greenville resident Brian DeKraker meets President George W. Bush at a campaign stop in Ionia. — Courtesy photo

MAUREEN BURNS: Individual brushes with greatness

This is the third and final part in my column series on personal encounters with U.S. presidents. I hope you are enjoying it. When our daughter, Colleen, graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Barbara Bush was her commencement speaker. She wore a blue dress with pearls and everyone loved her! She was so charming and warm and I quote her to this day. One thing she said was that she was “going to share the secret of parenting …when your child wants to lick the beaters, be sure to turn off the motor.” It brought the house down.

Eric Villegas, Taste of Home Cooking School culinary specialist and consultant, showcased recipes at a recent show in Fort Myers, Fla., as he will do at 6:30 p.m. on March 8 and the Greenville Performing Arts Center. For ticket and VIP packages for the Taste of Home Cooking Show in Greenville, call The Daily News at (616) 754-9301. — Courtesy photo

Taste of Home culinary specialist’s love for food began at a very young age

Growing up, Taste of Home Cooking School Culinary Specialist Eric Villegas had the opportunity to travel and experiment with new and unique foods, feeding his passion for the culinary arts. “I can’t remember a time I wasn’t infatuated with food,” Villegas said. Villegas did not eat what other children his age normally ate while he was growing up. Both of his parents are from South America, so he was exposed to a wide variety of food at a young age.

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Montcalm Community College board seeks trustee candidates

The Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees seeks candidates to fill a trustee position. Richard Ellafrits, of Greenville, who has served as a trustee since December 1999, plans to resign from the board effective March 13. The trustees will appoint someone to serve the next three years of his six-year term, which began in June 2009.

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OUR VIEW: Local voter turnout up in 2012 over 2008

Voter turnout was high Tuesday — relatively speaking, that is. Just over 20 percent (8,342 people) of Montcalm County’s 41,562 registered voters participated in the primary election. Yes, that’s only two out of every 10 registered voters, but it’s better than 2008, when only 17.5 percent participated in that primary election.

The Collision Center on 14 Mile, between Rockford and Cedar Springs, is now part of the Ed Koehn Chevrolet dealership team. Staff members of Ed Koehn’s new Collision Center in Rockford include, from left, in front, Lenny Wentz, Rick Palm, Eric Montgomery; back row, Heather Odren and Jack Price.

Rockford’s Collision Center joins Ed Koehn Chevrolet dealership

ROCKFORD — The Collision Center on 14 Mile, between Rockford and Cedar Springs, is now under management of Ed Koehn Chrevrolet dealership. The Collision Center team includes Jack Price, Heather Odren, Lenny Wentz, Rick Palm and Eric Montgomery. Ed Koehn is a name well known and respected in West Michigan. Owners Ed and Aaron Koehn [...]

Kmart in Greenville celebrated its 20th year in business Feb. 17. Store Manager Dave Bronkella said friendly, “small town” customer service and the impeccable cleanliness of the store keeps Kmart competitive with other big businesses in its industry.

Kmart celebrates 20 years at Greenville location

GREENVILLE — Al Briggs still remembers the tedious task of having to price tag every individual package of merchandise one sticker tag at a time, only to go back later and remove them after each sale. Today, technology provides Briggs, the assistant manager at Kmart, and his staff of 52 with slick and easy-to-use bar [...]

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Funeral Notices for March 3, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, March 3, 2012