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Greenville’s Sam O’Herron, left, defends Belding’s McKenzie Breimayer during Friday’s home game. They Yellow Jackets defeated the Redskins 54-37 to improve to 2-0.

Greenville wins physical battle over rival Belding

For the second consecutive game, the Greenville Yellow Jackets’ defense was the deciding factor in its victory. Once the Yellow Jackets (2-0) got the lead, they used their size and strength to force turnovers, missed shots, grab rebounds and get to the free throw line in a 54-37 win over the Belding Redskins at North Gym on Friday night.


COLUMN: Hunting isn’t over yet

Yes, the regular firearms season is drawing to a close, but there is still much ado for those who wish to keep on hunting. For example, the muzzleloading deer hunt is about to kick in, and if one likes other action, rabbits, squirrels and ruffed grouse are still likely candidates.


ROUNDUPS: Prep basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 1

Girls basketball Montabella 52, Ashley 24: The Mustangs jumped all over the Bears in an MSAC matchup on Friday night. Montabella led 17-0 after the first quarter and never looked back. Sarah Miller led the Mustangs with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Taylor Smith added 12 points and nine rebounds. Quote: “We started slow and [...]

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Roofing, drainage, elevation almost complete at future outdoor market

Slow and steady. That’s how Edmore village officials have been approaching a longterm project to transform a historic former factory into a year-round market and tourism destination.

The Oakfield Township Fire Department was dispatched to 12607 Harvard Ave. NE near Cedar Springs at 10:41 a.m. Friday. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Harvard Tavern storage shed burns down in Oakfield Township

A demolition on the north side of a storage building caused a Friday morning fire that took down the rest of the unit a business was trying to save.


Longtime Ionia County Treasurer Nancy Hickey dies

The longtime and current Ionia County treasurer died last Saturday after battling cancer. Nancy Hickey of Lake Odessa was 63 years old.

A public meeting to seek input on the potential return of a historic carousel to Crystal was hosted by the Crystal Township Historical Society (CTHS) on Oct. 25. — Courtesy photo

Crystal community supports return of historic carousel

A public meeting to seek input on the potential return of a historic carousel to Crystal was hosted by the Crystal Township Historical Society (CTHS) on Oct. 25. The meeting garnered a large audience of residents, business owners, community organizations and some past residents that drove great distances just to attend the meeting and offer their input.


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library coming to Montcalm County

To improve educational opportunities for young children, a program is being initiated in Montcalm County to provide books. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is being brought to the area through the Montcalm County Great Start Collaborative.

Notre Dame’s Ariel Braker, dark jersey, gets a layup blocked by Central Michigan’s Crystal Bradford during the first half of the teams’ game Thursday night.

Johnson’s Chippewas fall to No. 5 Notre Dame

Central Michigan’s women’s basketball team knew they had a big game Thursday night against fifth-ranked Notre Dame. The crowd knew it too and came out over 3,800 strong to support the Lady Chippewas.


Greenville, Belding rivalry game tonight

It didn’t take long for the girls high school basketball season to heat up. In just the second game for both schools, the Greenville Yellow Jackets will host longtime rival Belding Redskins tonight at 7 p.m.