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Voters to decide on Montcalm County law enforcement millage Tuesday

Tuesday is decision day for local court security and law enforcement. Voters will be asked whether to approve a property tax increase of up to 1 mill to generate $1.564 million over five years — through 2016 — to provide funding for Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement.


Eureka Township road millage is up for renewal

The Eureka Township road millage is up for renewal and will appear on Tuesday’s ballots. The millage is being renewed for road maintenance, repair and construction for the period of 2012 to 2017.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 25, 2012

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Belding boys varsity basketball coach Mike Nelson talks to his players on the court after a whistle stops play during the “Pink Out” game Friday night against Coopersville at Belding High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding boys basketball team comes close, falls to Coopersville

Belding’s boys basketball team came close to winning their first game of the season. But a three-point shot by Brendan Sutherland stayed out, giving the Coopersville Broncos a 46-42 win over the Redskins at Redskin Arena Friday night. Belding dropped to 0-18 on the season. They finish the O-K Blue Conference portion of their schedule 0-10.

Greenville sophomore Alec Ward (130 pounds) tries to push back Tecumseh’s Joe Butler during Friday’s Division 2 state quarterfinal at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. The Yellow Jackets lost 30-29 to Tecumseh. — Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Tecumseh ends Greenville’s wrestling season

The match between the Greenville Yellow Jackets and Tecumseh Indians was expected to be as close as they get. The match didn’t disappoint. Tecumseh earned a major decision in the final match of the night to earn a 30-29 victory over the Greenville Yellow Jackets at the Division 2 state wrestling quarterfinals at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek on Friday night.

Julie Stafford

JULIE STAFFORD: Striving for superhero status

As a single mom, I want to be a superhero for my kids. I want to be able to carve out special time like we used to have before I started working full time. I want to have the patience when I walk through the door to listen to stories about their day and worries that they have and details about their plans for the weekend.

Attorney Michelle Lyons, standing, argues a motion involving her client, Erik Kulkowski at left, as Michelle Kulkowski and her attorney, Lori Shearer, listen Thursday in 8th Judicial Circuit Court. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Judge considers motions leading up to Stanton child abuse trial

A husband and wife were in court Thursday regarding an upcoming trial to determine whether they are guilty of “hog-tying and beating” their 10-year-old son. Erik Kulkoski, 35, and Michelle Kulkoski, 39, of Stanton, are each charged with first- and second-degree child abuse.


Montcalm Community College gets site plan approval

Montcalm Community College (MCC) is able to move forward with its expansion of the Greenville campus.

During Thursday night’s Greenville Planning Commission meeting, the commission approved MCC’s final site plan and a land use permit under certain conditions.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 24, 2011

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Carson City-Crystal’s Mackenzie Geister (34) and Allison Seals (2) battle with Fowler’s Rebecca Thelen (15) for a rebound during Thursday night’s game.

Eagles beat Fowler for share of CMAC

For the first and last time in Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball history, the Eagles are co-champions of the Central Michigan Athletic Conference.
The Eagles beat the Fowler Eagles 38-21 without the services of Sara Schneider, who didn’t play until there was less than a minute left. Even then she just held the ball and ran out the clock with the student section chanting her name.