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Funeral Notices for Jan. 14, 2014

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Drivers with the Road Commission for Montcalm County enjoy many different aspects of being on the roads during the winter snow plow season. From the peaceful mornings to performing a duty, the drivers speak of the personal benefits each get from “pushing snow.” A snow covered road is shown from inside the cab of a snow plow driven by Jake Sias. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Road Commission for Montcalm County drivers find peace in a snow plow

It’s 4 a.m. and there isn’t a soul on the country roads of Montcalm County. The sun hasn’t yet risen. With a hot cup of coffee in his lap and only the dull scraping of his snow plow along the gravel road and the humming of the diesel engine in his ears, Yale Parker finds an unspeakable peace.

Central Montcalm’s Cory Kindle, left, butt heads with Carson City-Crystal’s Brad Osterman during the Central Montcalm Invitational Dec. 14.

Central Montcalm wrestlers go 3-2 at Parchment

Central Montcalm’s wrestling team seemed to need a kick to get going at the Parchment Invitational Saturday. Even though the Green Hornets won the opening match against the host Panthers and ended up fourth overall, a slow start bugged the Hornets, according to coach Dan VanderVlucht.


ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Saturday, Jan. 11

Greenville wins Parma Western Invite: The Yellow Jackets were winners at the Parma Western Invitational Saturday, going 4-0 in beating Lake Odessa Lakewood 50-16, Quincey 71-3, the host Panthers 46-24 and Clinton 78-6

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UPDATE: Howard City man arraigned on child abuse charge

A Howard City man has been arraigned after allegedly severely abusing his girlfriend’s 13-month-old daughter.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 13, 2014

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ED GILBERT: Be careful while ice fishing now

Sure, we’ve had a lot of cold temperatures and ice has been forming on the lakes. However, caution is required. Along with the cold we’ve also had a lot more snow than is usual this early in the season, and one needs to be aware that there could be some unseen soft places lurking below. Even on good ice it is a good idea to take a prod or walking stick along to test the steps ahead as one moves.


SPORTS GALORE: HOF voting overlooks the game

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were selected on Wednesday by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The trio will join managers Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre in the Class of 2014. The six of them will be joining legendary names like Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax and Willie Mays.

Belding resident Sam Mason purchased the Belding Party Store in late October and is making several changes to the small connivence store, including new ingredients to the business’s homemade pizza and delivery of store items.

BUSINESS BEAT: Belding Party Store under new ownership

When Sam Mason took over management of the Belding Party Store in late October, his first step was to ask a question of the store’s customers.


Howard City Police Department merger on Monday’s county agenda

A proposed merger of the Howard City Police Department with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office continues to move forward. The proposal will be discussed at Monday’s Montcalm County’s Board of Commissioners Law Enforcement & Courts Committee meeting, when commissioners are presented with a potential contract between the county and the village, according to Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer.