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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Dec. 11

Central wins a pair: The Green Hornets went to Williamston Wednesday night and won both of their dual meets, beating Dansville 45-36 and Bath 48-33…

Belding’s Michael Hunter, top, works over Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker during the 112- pound match Wednesday.

Greenville wrestlers go 2-0, stop Redskins, Rams

While Greenville’s wrestling team continued their winning ways at the Rockford quadrangular, Belding’s team went the other way. The Yellow Jackets won both of their matches Wednesday, beating the Redskins 41-28. While they were beating Rockford 38-33, the Redskins lost to Fruitport 42-30.

A house fire Wednesday morning at 3275 Dick Road in Orleans Township was likely caused by a wood stove in the rear of the home. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Wood stove likely cause of Wednesday morning Orleans Township house fire

Firefighters from four departments worked together Wednesday morning in freezing conditions to extinguish a house fire after a hunter in the woods spotted smoke and flames coming from a residence on Dick Road. The Orleans Township Fire Department was dispatched to the fully involved structure fire at 3275 Dick Road, south of Peterson Road, at 8:02 a.m.


MAISD program focuses on ‘food insecure’ children

It may be hard for some to believe, but 26 percent of children living in Montcalm County are “food insecure.” According to Deborah Wagner, who develops grants and special projects for both Montcalm and Ionia counties’ Intermediate School Districts, the problem is widespread and serious.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 12, 2013

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More than 28,000 food items were distributed to 18 food pantries throughout Montcalm County during the annual Montcalm Challenge Food Drive. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm Challenge Food Drive distributes 28,000 items to pantries

Years ago, the back-stock facilities at the former Meijer grocery store on North Lafayette Street housed thousands of commercial items and various goods that consumers could purchase on a day-to-day basis. Today, those back rooms sit mostly vacant and unused, with the exception of events such as the food drop-off day for the Montcalm Challenge Food Drive.


Sheridan Village Council discusses problems created by flushing wipes

Members of the Sheridan Village Council dealt with a full agenda at its regular meeting Tuesday evening, but no topic engaged the council more than the things residents are flushing down their toilets. According to Village Superintendent Doug Lane, the thousands of disposable baby wipes being flushed into the village’s sewer system every week is starting to cost the village real money in terms of manpower, clogged pipes and even burned out water pumps.

Greenville residents, from left, Shane Philipsen, Kelly Stapp and Chris Pelfrey pose for pictures outside the studio for popular game show “The Price is Right.” The three made it into the crowd and Philipsen even heard his name called to “come on down.” The show will air at 11 a.m. Thursday. — Courtesy photo

Greenville resident makes his bids as a contestant on ‘Price is Right’

“Come on down, you’re the next contestant on ‘The Price is Right!’” Millions have tried, few have heard their names called to take a spot at one of the four contestant podiums on the popular game show. But that’s exactly the case for first-time audience member Shane Philipsen, a Greenville resident.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 11, 2013

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Greenville’s Ian Cooper blocks the shot of Muskegon Reeths-Puffer DeAndre Oakes-Owens during Tuesday’s season opening win at home. Cooper finished with 22 points.

Greenville scores 93 in nonleague win over Reeths-Puffer

There is no denying the Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team has a new offensive and defensive philosophy this season. On Tuesday, the Yellow Jackets showed off that style, which features a lot of running, pressure defense and plenty of shots. The result, at least for game one, was a success.