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Funeral Notices for Saturday, March 14, 2015

Read funeral notices for Saturday, March 14, 2015.

Austin Jacobsen, center, introduces himself to the Montcalm Township Board along with Logan Fuhrman, left, and Tyler Caterino, right, as Montcalm Township Fire Chief Clif Dickinson and Montcalm County Commissioner John Johansen look on. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Montcalm Township Board hires new firefighters

t’s time to break out the hose-stretchers, left-handed screwdrivers and ID10-T forms because the Montcalm Township Fire Department has a few probies to break-in.

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Three Wildcats earn CSAA Silver basketball honors

The Lakeview Wildcats girls basketball team completed another successful season in 2014-2015. The Wildcats finished the season with 15 wins against six losses. Their season came to an end with a loss to eventual district champion Belding on March 2.

From left, Crystal Township Trustee Kurt McCracken, Treasurer Ted Padgett and Supervisor Chris Johnston discuss the purchase of a motor for the new Crystal Township Fire Department water well at Wednesday evening’s meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal board OKs new pump for fire department water well

The Crystal Township Fire Department will now be operating with a stronger pump at its new water well after a unanimous vote of township board members Wednesday evening. In a 3-1 vote, with Clerk Bob Naumann absent and Treasurer Ted Padgett opposed, board members voted to purchase a $46,729.25 motor from Frayer Water Wells Drilling and Repair of Vestaburg.

Central Montcalm's Mason Barnwell drives to the basket during the teams’ Class B semifinal on Wednesday night.

Central Montcalm shoots for first district title since 1991

Not since the likes of Brian Thwaites, Matt Spencer, Tom Thomsen and Jason Anderson roamed the halls of Central Montcalm have the Hornets won a boys basketball district title. The year was 1991. Thwaites went for 23 points and 12 rebounds in a 59-44 win over Lakewood to lead the Hornets to its first district title since 1978. That same team went on to defeat Mason in the regional finals before falling to Flint Powers Catholic 59-47 in the Class B quarterfinals.

Greenville sophomore Paige Hallock makes a pass during the Class A regional semifinal game against Forest Hills Central on March 4. Hallock earned O-K Bronze first team honors this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Hallock, Kemp earn O-K Bronze basketball honors

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball season ended with a district semifinal loss to Forest Hills Eastern on March 4. The Yellow Jackets finished the season 9-11 overall and 3-7 in the O-K Bronze.

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Keselring not selected for NCAA wrestling finals

Greenville graduate Tyler Keselring was anxiously waiting to hear his name announced for an at-large bid to the NCAA wrestling championships on Wednesday. The Central Michigan senior instead saw two wrestlers he defeated during the regular season earn at-large bids for the championships March 19-21 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

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Central Montcalm advances to final with win over Shepherd

Central Montcalm’s boys basketball team got to the Class B district finals they are hosting, but it wasn’t easy. The Green Hornets survived an early onslaught from the Shepherd Bluejays and won 44-36 Wednesday night.

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Alma’s defense sends Lakeview to sidelines

Lakeview’s boys basketball team got off to a slow start and it cost them the rest of the season. The Wildcats were sidelined in the Class B district playoffs by the Alma Panthers Wednesday, losing 66-46 at Central Montcalm High School.

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THE REVIEW: Breaking up is hard to do

The winds of change are blowing once again in the Motor City. So, prepare those Taylor Swift ballads, kids, but remember, it’s not you, it’s him. Just as the Detroit Tigers have settled in to accepting the absence of Max Scherzer, they may now be in the perfect position of offering a pint of Ben & Jerry’s to their football neighbors — the Lions — across the street as they prepare to deal with a departure of their own.