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Carson City-Crystal's Alex Baker, top, tries to finish an inside cradle on Montabella's Nick Boyer during the finals of the Division 4 district Thursday night.

No. 9 CC-Crystal finishes No. 8 Montabella for district title

Carson City-Crystal and Montabella had dueled all season for dominance over the other. The score was finally settled Thursday night at the Division 4 district tournament, where the Eagles beat the Mustangs in the finals 34-30.


Snow storm hits Montcalm County, drops 10.5 inches of snow

Road crews in Montcalm County have been working diligently last night and again early this morning, plowing and salting roads in attempt to open them up after heavy snow landed overnight throughout the area.


OUR VIEW: Chamber meeting highlights area’s best

One week ago today, a couple hundred community leaders and business owners gathered at the Candlestone Inn in Belding for the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting — and a lot of fun. Calling this event an annual meeting makes it sound kind of stuffy. While there was an agenda of items to tick through, such as reviewing good things that happened here in 2012, the night gave folks a chance to practice their card games, mingle and network, too. And three very well deserving individuals were honored for their commitment to making good things happen in our area.


Howard City area family loses dog in Wednesday fire

A dry Christmas tree is to blame for starting an early morning fire that left a family’s home a total loss. The Howard City Fire Department responded to a structure fire at about 7:49 a.m. Wednesday at 11687 N. Gordon Road in Newaygo.

Overall child well-being ranks of Michigan counties.

Kids Count releases information on area youth

The Kids Count in Michigan Data Book released the newest information regarding youth in the state. The information also ranked each county on the overall status of child well-being using indicators to help provide a larger picture.


Belding City Council passes fence, sign amendments, denies sidewalk amendment

During a first reading of three separate ordinance amendments Tuesday night at the Pere Marquette Depot, Belding City Council members voted through two of the amendments while closely voting down the third. The first amendment dealt with the zoning ordinance dealing with the issue of front yard fencing height.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 7, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013

Greenville’s Colt Harrington, left, and Greg Krusniak sign National Letters of Intent to play college football on Wednesday. Harrington will play for Northwood, while Krusniak at Ferris State.

Greenville’s Harrington, Krusniak to play college footbll

National signing day is an unofficial holiday for college football fans. For football players signing National Letters of Intent, it’s a dream come true. On Wednesday, Greenville’s Colt Harrington and Greg Krusniak signed commitments to continue their football careers at the next level. Harrington — defensive lineman — signed with Northwood University, while Krusniak — tight end — signed with Ferris State University.

The Belding Redskins defeated Portland 52-30 to win a Division 3 team wrestling district title on Wednesday night at Vermontville Maple Valley.

Belding, Tri County win wrestling district titles

It was a pretty successful night on Wednesday for area wrestling teams. In addition to Central Montcalm, the Belding Redskins and Tri County Vikings took home district championships.


Central Montcalm sets record in winning district

Central Montcalm’s wrestling team not only is going down in the record books as a district champion, but also as the best team in school history. The Green Hornets won the Division 3 district they hosted Wednesday night by beating Shepherd 52-19 and Alma 44-27.