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The Oakfield Township Fire Department was dispatched to 12607 Harvard Ave. NE near Cedar Springs at 10:41 a.m. Friday. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Harvard Tavern storage shed burns down in Oakfield Township

A demolition on the north side of a storage building caused a Friday morning fire that took down the rest of the unit a business was trying to save.


Longtime Ionia County Treasurer Nancy Hickey dies

The longtime and current Ionia County treasurer died last Saturday after battling cancer. Nancy Hickey of Lake Odessa was 63 years old.

A public meeting to seek input on the potential return of a historic carousel to Crystal was hosted by the Crystal Township Historical Society (CTHS) on Oct. 25. — Courtesy photo

Crystal community supports return of historic carousel

A public meeting to seek input on the potential return of a historic carousel to Crystal was hosted by the Crystal Township Historical Society (CTHS) on Oct. 25. The meeting garnered a large audience of residents, business owners, community organizations and some past residents that drove great distances just to attend the meeting and offer their input.


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library coming to Montcalm County

To improve educational opportunities for young children, a program is being initiated in Montcalm County to provide books. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is being brought to the area through the Montcalm County Great Start Collaborative.

Notre Dame’s Ariel Braker, dark jersey, gets a layup blocked by Central Michigan’s Crystal Bradford during the first half of the teams’ game Thursday night.

Johnson’s Chippewas fall to No. 5 Notre Dame

Central Michigan’s women’s basketball team knew they had a big game Thursday night against fifth-ranked Notre Dame. The crowd knew it too and came out over 3,800 strong to support the Lady Chippewas.


Greenville, Belding rivalry game tonight

It didn’t take long for the girls high school basketball season to heat up. In just the second game for both schools, the Greenville Yellow Jackets will host longtime rival Belding Redskins tonight at 7 p.m.

Montabella’s Krista Daws defends Chippewa Hills’ Jordan VanSyckle during Tuesday’s season opening 53-42 victory over the Warriors.

Montabella girls hoops off to a winning start

One game and one win so far for the Montabella Mustangs girls basketball team. The Mustangs finished with a stellar 15-5 regular season record a year ago, but lost in their first game of the postseason tournament 51-44 to St. Louis.

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Stanton Community Fire Department marks facelift with open house Dec. 1

There’s no doubt firefighting can be a dangerous, difficult job. The men and women who put in the time and effort needed to protect the rest of us deserve the best training and equipment possible.


MCC to host 31st annual holiday celebration Dec. 2

Montcalm Community College invites community members to celebrate the holidays during its 31st annual Santa’s Super Sunday on MCC’s campus in Sidney.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 30, 2012

Read funeral notices for Friday, November 30, 2012.