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Nancy Muller

Owner of 62 animals in Sheridan headed to trial

A Sheridan woman is headed to trial after 62 animals were seized from her home last autumn. Nancy Muller, 57, is charged with abandoning/cruelty to 10 or more animals, a felony with a possible four-year prison sentence. Muller was bound over from 64B District Court to 8th Judicial Circuit Court in Stanton and waived her arraigned on Thursday. A trial will be scheduled at a later date.

Nicole Stapleton

Howard City fatal crash suspect to undergo evaluation

A woman who allegedly caused a series of multi-vehicle collisions resulting in a man’s death one year ago is undergoing a forensic evaluation before heading to trial. Nicole Stapleton, 31, of Howard City, is charged with operating while intoxicated while under the influence of a diazepam and/or desmethyldiazepam, causing the death of John Reniff, 31, of Gladstone, formerly of Howard City. The charge is a felony with a possible 15-year prison sentence.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 18, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Feb. 18, 2013


CC-Crystal gets 6 seed, Greenville No. 7, Belding No. 8 for team wrestling finals

The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced the seedings for the team wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday, and none of the three local teams still involved were given a high seed. The highest seed went to the Carson City-Crystal Eagles, who will be a six-seed against the New Lothrup Hornets in the Division 4 tournament.


25 local wrestlers headed to state finals

There will be a little more than two dozen wrestlers from the area heading to the individual wrestling state finals after they qualified in the top four of their weight classes in the regional competitions Saturday. Leading the local schools was Carson City-Crystal, who had seven qualify for a trip to the Palace in Auburn Hills March 1-2.


Lakeview men, dogs OK after truck, ATV go through ice

Two men and two dogs are safe after a truck and a Kawasaki ATV went through the ice at Tamarack Lake Saturday morning.


Howard City boy succumbs to rare genetic disease

A Howard City boy has lost his fight with a rare genetic disease. Breylon Senn, age 4, died at home Friday after battling mitochondrial disease. He is the son of Gavin and Ashlee Senn of Howard City.


Blaze at vacant Maple Valley Township home proves difficult to put out

Multiple fire departments worked together for hours Thursday night in attempts of putting out a structure fire at a vacant home. Maple Valley Township Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 9:46 p.m. at 5370 N. Bailey Road, just down the road from the department.


Greenville woman arrested in PTO case

A Greenville woman will be arraigned on March 1 for two charges relating to the embezzlement of the Walnut Hills Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) fund. On Wednesday, the Montcalm County Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant for the former PTO treasurer Laura Suzanne Outen, 34, of Greenville.


Defense, Schmitt lead CC-Crystal by Montabella

Don’t let the other team score. That is the pretty simple sounding philosophy Carson City-Crystal coach Ryan Fritz preaches to his team. Actually, it’s a philosophy borrowed from Fritz’s father, but one that seems to be working just fine for the Eagles.