Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012
The Sparta Spartans girls basketball team got hot at the right time while the Belding Redskins got cold at the wrong time.
The Spartans, trailing 31-30, outscored the Redskins 13-3 in the fourth quarter for a 43-34 O-K Blue Conference win on Friday night.
When a meeting took place to discuss the creation of a skate park in Belding Thursday night, no one expected the most vocal person in attendance to be 14-year old Tessa Walters.
The Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to McDonald’s on Lafayette Street in Greenville after employees called Montcalm Central Dispatch to report fire in children’s play area around 7:45 p.m. on Friday.
Police are searching for the man who allegedly robbed the Family Dollar in Greenville at gunpoint on Thursday evening. Greenville Public Safety Sgt. Dennis Magirl said the robber apparently walked into the store around 8:30 p.m. armed with a handgun and wearing a black ski mask. The suspect pointed a handgun at the cashier and demanded cash. Two employees emptied the contents of the cash register, then locked themselves in the manager’s office in the back of the store with a customer who was in the store at the time and called 911.
A local man with a lengthy criminal record was arrested Thursday for breaking and entering and stealing — again. Bruce Wireman, 32, of Sand Lake, was arraigned and charged with breaking and entering a building with intent. He is scheduled for a preliminary examination Jan. 17 in 64B District Court.
One Central Montcalm High School student is suspended for 10 days and could face further disciplinary action after allegedly disabling security measures on school computers.
A Howard City woman was sentenced Thursday after she and her cousin stole from the woman’s co-worker.
Bobbi Franklin, 33, previously pleaded guilty to a felony charge of illegal sale or use of a financial transaction device. Three additional charges were dismissed in exchange for her plea.
A Greenville man admitted Thursday to driving and crashing a moped while drunk last month.
The Sheridan Community Fire Department will soon have a new brush fire truck thanks to donations from area businesses and a lot of support from the community.