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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 7

CC-Crystal 46, Vestaburg 22: The Eagles won for the first time this season in the MSAC when they beat the Wolverines Friday night. Tori Christensen and Mackenzie Geister each scored 10 points for CC-Crystal…


OUR VIEW: A 21st century tale of two cities

There’s controversy in Belding these days regarding the city’s consent agreement with Electrolux and the impending demolition of the Gibson buildings and property in the heart of town. Those buildings represent 110 years of Belding history and it’s easy to understand disappointment in a settlement that cost $200,000 to pursue.


2 juveniles arrested for Greenville vehicle larcenies

Two juveniles were arrested Friday after allegedly breaking into Greenville vehicles. Officers from the Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to two larceny from vehicle reports around 11 p.m. Thursday, both on N. Lafayette Street.


Three positions cut from Central Montcalm Public School owing to shrinking budget

When Central Montcalm Public School students begin new class schedules at the semester break in January, there will also be some teachers with new schedules, as a result of layoffs of staff.

Vestaburg’s DeWayne McKinney elevates for a shot despite being surrounded by Carson City-Crystal players during Thursday night’s game.

CC-Crystal wins MSAC opener over Vestaburg

Carson City-Crystal’s change of conferences to the Mid-State Activities Conference has worked out good so far. The boys basketball team picked up their first conference win Thursday night, beating Vestaburg 55-43 in Vestaburg.


ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Thursday, Dec. 6

Butternut Homeschoolers 57, SE GR Homeschoolers 49: Butternut picked up their fourth win of the season Wednesday night, going on a 15-7 run over the final two minutes of the game to break open a tied game…

From left, Lions club member Bo Stephenson, 9-year-old Sarah Stephenson and 9-year-old Danielle Bursach look at their list of toys to purchase from Meijer in Greenville Thursday evening as part of a holiday shopping event put on by the Greenville Lions Club to collect toys for children in the Greenville area.

Lions Club holiday shopping event benefits Greenville children

For 27 years, the Greenville Lions Club has joined forces with Meijer to give Greenville children a brighter Christmas.

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Greenville Handy Market robbed (VIDEO)

Relationships a cashier has built with her customers over her seven years of employment at a Greenville convenience store may have helped her Thursday night when a man stormed into her store demanding money. Debbie Edmaiston of Gowen was working her late-night shift at the Handy Market in Greenville when a younger man wearing a mask told her to get behind the counter.

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Belding City Council discusses grant to restore parking lot

In its current state, the parking lot adjacent to Central Riverside Park in Belding is in severe disrepair, and has been for some time. The future of that parking lot, used by parents driving children to soccer games, families meeting in the park for reunions and other various activities throughout the park, may very well be determined by a potential grant that was discussed in heavy detail during a work session at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.

Montcalm County Board of County Canvassers Ann Morse, left, and Sheila Sharrow prepare the ballots for the Eureka Township supervisor recount on Wednesday. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Shears remains Eureka Township supervisor after election recount

After Eureka Township election results were challenged, the incumbent Democrat supervisor remains. Candidate Republican Les Lillie petitioned to challenge the results after hearing of difficulties that took place while counting the votes.