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Edmore man sentenced after drunken driving fatality

An Edmore man whose drunken driving killed a motorcyclist last August was sentenced Monday to up to 15 years in prison.

The former Amble gas station at 15350 Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) in Winfield Township has been condemned and is now in the foreclosure process. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Condemned Amble gas station may get cleaned up

A dilapidated former gas station in Amble may finally get cleaned up after years of decay. Montcalm County Building Department Director Scott Minard condemned the two-acre property at 15350 Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) last July. The 1,680-square-foot building was built in 1980. Thebo Foods sold the property to Kanton Realty in 2000. Jolly Roger in New York City purchased the property in 2005, but the property went into forfeiture last March due to unpaid taxes.

Five fire departments battle a house fire Tuesday night on Half Mile Lake. Russ and Rita Miller escaped with one dog but believe their 7-week-old puppy was lost in the fire. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Dogs dies in fire near Half Mile Lake in Spencer Township

A 7-week-old puppy is dead but the homeowners are safe after fire broke out in a house on the east side of Half Mile Lake. Five fire departments battled the fire on Jewett Street, which runs off Half Mile Road west of Morgan Mills Avenue in Spencer Township.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 11, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Jan. 11, 2012

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OUR VIEW: It takes a village … to catch a thief

Hillary Rodham Clinton popularized the phrase, “It takes a village” as the title of a book she authored while serving as first lady in the 1990s. It since has been misused and overused on a variety of subjects over the years. However, in some cases the phrase is spot on. It does take a village — or a city, community or group of people — to do certain things. Solving crime is one of them.

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Yellow Jacket girls sink Sailors 44-40

Greenville girls basketball coach Eric Nichols is seeing a lot of good things from his Yellow Jackets in his first season.
Greenville used a lot of assists and rebounds to knock off the Muskegon Mona Shores Sailors 44-40 Tuesday night.

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JUST IN: Sheridan Village Council to pursue EPA grant to demolish Carnation building

After a brief discussion about the condemned Carnation building during Tuesday night’s Sheridan Village Council meeting, it appears the wheels are slowly turning if effort to officially demolition the property. Council members agreed to pursue a $400,000 Brownfield Authority Grant through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which would create a three step process to eventually demolish the building and clean up any contamination on the property.

Central Montcalm’s Alex Maxted, left, guards a player from Reed City closely during Tuesday’s game.

Hornet boys’ rally not enough in loss to Reed City

Like the girls game before them, the Central Montcalm boys basketball team fought and rallied, but could not come away with a win.
The Green Hornets were down 37-21 at halftime, rallied, but could not get over the hump in a 54-45 loss to CSAA rival Reed City on Tuesday night.

Central Montcalm’s Savannah Case tries to post up in the paint against Reed City on Tuesday night. The Hornets fell 42-41.

Central Montcalm comeback falls shy

It was a tale of two halves for the Central Montcalm girls basketball team.
The Green Hornets trailed 23-6 midway through the second quarter, but managed to battle back, take the lead and lose to the Reed City Coyotes 42-41 on Tuesday night at home.

Mike “Huck” and Linda Huckleberry stand next to the wide variety of wine they offer at Huckleberry’s Restaurant. Not only is Linda Huckleberry an expert when it comes to selection, but she also hosts wine-tasting events throughout the year. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville’s Huckleberry’s celebrates 20 years

Huckleberry’s Restaurant has served the Greenville area for two decades by keeping up with the demands of its customers. In January 1992, Mike “Huck” Huckleberry bought the Happy-Go-Lucky Saloon at 112 S. Lafayette St. and transformed it into a place for people to enjoy with great food. Twenty years later, Huckleberry and his wife, Linda, still love coming to the establishment.