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Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber, right, tries to keep Logan Griffin of Erie Mason on the mat during Saturday’s Division 4 state final at 112 pounds. Dittenber lost 5-4 in four overtimes.

14 wrestlers place at individual state finals

Sometimes it’s just not meant to be. That may have been the case for Carson City-Crystal senior Kenneth Dittenber, who was in search of a third straight individual wrestling state title on Saturday at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Greenville’s Nikota Howe, left, attempts to shoot over Grand Rapids Northview’s Emma VanZauten during the first quarter of the teams’ Class A district final Friday night

Girls basketball: Northview ends Greenville’s season in Class A district final match-up

Greenville’s girls basketball team had its season come to an end at the hands of a rival Friday night.

Turk Lake Brew Pub owner Tom Smith approached the Montcalm Township board to ask to only remodel the interior of his business rather than expand. Smith plans to demolish some of his office space and and remodel the right side of his bar to incorporate the brew pub between the bar and banquet room.

Turk Lake Restaurant makes design changes for soon-to-be-brewery

The Turk Lake Restaurant and Bar’s owner has decided to change plans in the development of a new brew pub in Montcalm Township.

Belding’s Michael Walker, right, tangles with Lakeview’s Terry Greiser in the championship quarterfinals on Friday at the state individual wrestling finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Walker won 3-2.

Wrestling: Belding’s Walker edges Lakeview’s Greiser in quarterfinals

One wrestler was going to advance to the semifinals and the other was going to be bumped into the consolation bracket. Those were the stakes when Belding sophomore Michael Walker and Lakeview junior Terry Greiser met in the championship quarterfinals at 152 pounds on Friday at the Michigan High School Athletics Association (MHSAA) individual wrestling state tournament at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber starts his Division 4 semifinal match against Sanford Meridian’s Joe Shuler with a handshake. Dittenber won by major decision 14-3 and will be trying for his third straight state title today.

Area wrestlers take center stage for individual titles at state finals

Brighter lights. Bigger arena. That is the setting called the Palace of Auburn Hills. This weekend, it’s not the Detroit Pistons on centerstage, but the best of the best in high school wrestling.

The hot air balloon event is possibly coming back to the Danish Festival this year if it can gather enough spnsors, says event coordinator Tom Brown.

Sponsors sought for hot air balloon rally for Danish Fest

A handful of lucky sponsors are going to have the chance to cross a top-tier item off their bucket lists during this summer’s Danish Festival, when the Hot Air Balloon Rally comes to town.


Montcalm Community College board studies trends for spring 2013

The Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees looked at the trends related to enrollment for the spring semester of 2013 at the college.

Ed Koehn Chrysler Jeep and Dodge in Greenville is expanding, adding a new facility, plus 35 jobs, at its existing property at 11064 W. Carson City Road.

Ed Koehn adding new building as business, employment expands

Ed Koehn Chrysler Jeep and Dodge will be adding a new facility and employment to the area.


Funeral notices — Saturday, March 2, 2013

Funeral notices for Saturday, March 2, 2013


Casair project is designed to provide broadband to Montcalm County and surrounding areas

Casair is still working on a broadband project to provide high-speed Internet services to five counties.