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Jacob Rytlewski

GUEST VIEW: Put more focus on recycling in 2013

The year 2012 has come to an end. It is now time to pack away Christmas decorations, freeze leftovers and focus on keeping those New Year resolutions for a least a few more days. For myself, it is also time to look back on the past year and review the progress that has been made toward increasing recycling in Montcalm County.


Lakeview family safe after Friday fire destroys home

It is unclear to authorities what started a fire Friday evening that left a house a complete loss. Lakeview District Fire Chief Patrick Q. Carr said they were dispatched to a structure fire at 9:42 p.m. at 6275 N. Lake Road on the Cato and Belvidere township line.


Sheridan resident crashes into Greenville utility pole

An early morning accident on Sunday led to the closure of M-57 while Consumers Energy replaced a utility pole — leaving some without power. The Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to an accident where a vehicle struck a utility pole at about 12:48 a.m. on Sunday at the corner of E. Washington (M-57) and Maple streets.


Free webcast to help people understand addiction

A free webcast will be presented on Thursday to help people understand addiction and why it might consume so many people. “The Origins of Addiction,” will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mid-Michigan District Health Department in Stanton in rooms A and B. Through the webcast, people will learn how the brain has evolved to adapt to life changes, how the brain is fragile but built to protect itself and how addiction changes the brain.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 29, 2013

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Montabella’s Quinn Stradtner, top, battles for position with Ithaca’s Michael Wolfe during the Mustang Duals Saturday.

Montabella wrestlers turn attention toward postseason

The regular season is over for the Montabella Mustangs wrestling team. Now, it’s postseason time. With that, attention has turned toward the upcoming Central Michigan Athletic Conference tournament and quickly following, the Division 4 team district tournament at Carson City-Crystal.


SHORT TAKES: Winter weather means precious water

Welcome to winter! After a rare year’s suspending of the hoary blasts of Michigan winters, we seem to have returned to at least a reflection of winters past, albeit in a still yet milder form.


CC-C school board discusses school safety

School safety dominated the roundtable discussion at the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education meeting on Jan. 14. The discussion was in part because of recent committee meetings and group and individual inputs in response to the Newtown school tragedy.

Sisters Charlie Miller, 5, left, and Stevie Miller, 3, both of Muir, scream with excitement as they sled down a hill at Crystal Township Park Saturday during the Crystal WInter Festival. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Conditions ‘perfect’ for successful Crystal Lake Winter Festival (Photos)

Zooming across the white, powdery desert of snow upon Crystal Lake, Ben Clevenger was having the time of his life. The Stanton resident, sitting atop his classic 1972 Snow Pony vintage snowmobile, was one of dozens of snowmobilers who brought their sleds to Crystal Lake Saturday during the Crystal Lake Winter Festival, speeding on the frozen tundra with nothing but miles of fresh snow and solid ice to enjoy as a driving surface.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 28, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Jan. 28, 2013