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Tri County pulls off upset, ends Belding’s season 67-57

Tri County’s girls basketball team went into the Class B district tournament with just three wins. Belding’s team had six. On paper, the Redskins had a big advantage. But the Vikings didn’t cooperate.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 28, 2012

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Lakeview’s Morgan Lindsey (dark jersey) goes up for a rebound among three Chippewa Hills players during their Class B district game Monday.

Lakeview advances in district tournament

It wasn’t pretty, but Lakeview’s girls basketball team is advancing in the district tournament. The Wildcats won an ugly 39-29 game over the Chippewa Hills Warriors Monday, but coach Corey Kohler will take it.

Greenville’s Mackenzy Nichols looks to make a pass with a hand in her face from Rockford’s Kayla Tykosky during Monday’s district win at Northview.

Yellow Jackets defeat Rockford in overtime

For the second time in as many seasons the Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team ended the season of the Rockford Rams.
The Yellow Jackets led for nearly the entire game, but needed overtime to knock off the Rams 45-40 advance in the Class A No. 7 district basketball tournament at Northview High School on Wednesday.

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SHORT TAKES: Greenville represented well by its sports teams

Saturday night’s loss by four points at Northview does nothing to diminish how impressed we are with the Greenville varsity boys basketball team. A win would have been nice as it would have kicked their season record to 19-0, but what they’ve done this year goes beyond numbers.

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Mike Burde steps down as Belding Director of Instruction and Technology

After nearly eight years with Belding Area Schools, Mike Burde, the director of instruction and technology, is leaving for a new position with another district. Burde will be the new director of curriculum at Kenowa Hills Public Schools starting March 1.

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Montcalm County Board of Commissioners vote to eliminate health insurance, reduce salary

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted to eliminate their own health insurance and reduce a salary Monday — but not without internal disagreement. The board voted 5-4 to eliminate their own health insurance or any payment in lieu of health insurance starting in January 2013. Commissioners Ron Baker of Howard City, Roger Caris of Vestaburg, Patrick Q. Carr of Lakeview and Ron Retzloff of Crystal cast the four “no” votes.

Fruit crops, such as the apple orchard at Klackle Orchards and Pavilion, experiences normal winter temperatures and snow, which has been rare this winter season. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Damaging weather? Belding, Greenville farmers talk crops and warmer winter

The warmer winter season is a concern for local farmers, but it is what the weather will bring for the rest of winter that will affect crops. George Wright, co-owner of H&W Farms in Belding, said the warmer-than-usual winter is a concern for his cherry and apple crops. “It’s been way too mild,” Wright said.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 27, 2012

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Alcohol a factor in weekend car accident, Six Lakes driver injured

A Six Lakes man was transported to Carson City Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries Saturday night after he drove off Crystal Road and struck a tree. David Ashbaugh, 62, had been traveling southbound on Crystal Road north of Stanton Road in a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser when, for unknown reasons, he drove off the left side of the road and struck a tree.