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Central Montcalm’s Gunther Ebels makes a no-look pass to teammate Ryan Wenger (10) in the third quarter against Grant Friday. The Hornets lost 57-54. Ebels scored 18 points. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Grant’s freshman guard hits six 3’s to down Green Hornets on Parents Night

Central Montcalm coach Dan Basom knew Friday’s opponent had a stellar freshman guard. What he didn’t realize was his ability to shoot moon shots and make them. Carter Chase put on a spectacular shooting performance during the Hornets’ parents night Friday, nailing six 3-pointers and tallying a total of 24 points to lead his Tigers to a 57-54 win.

Central Montcalm senior Libby Ledford slices through the Grant Tigers’ defense to score two of her team-leading 13 points in Friday’s game. The Hornets lost in overtime, 52-47. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Grant avenges 40-point loss to Central Montcalm with overtime win

  STANTON — Earlier in the basketball season, the Central Montcalm girls basketball team throttled conference foe Grant Tigers by 40 points. Friday night, however, during the Hornets’ parents night, the Tigers took revenge, winning 52-47 in overtime. The Green Hornets (10-4 overall, 5-3 CSAA-Gold) led for much of the second half in the second [...]

Tasha Greggs-Rogers, originally from Stanton, works on touching up a tattoo. Greggs-Rogers has been in the tattoo business for three years, having done a two-year apprenticeship before that.

PERSONALLY SPEAKING: Faith-based couple opens new tattoo studio in Greenville

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be a tattoo artist. Ever since I was a kid, I loved to doodle and draw, but I could never get myself past the threshold of actually taking a needle and permanently staining someone’s skin. Thankfully, there are artists like Tasha Greggs-Rogers who pushed through that nervousness and established themselves tattoo artists.

Robert Nieman of Crystal performs a “belly flop” dive into the icy waters of Crystal Lake during last year’s Crystal Lake Winter Festival Polar Dip. — File photo

Crystal Lake Winter Festival organizers hoping for cold

With an up-and-down winter season so far this year, conditions are officially up in the air regarding next weekend’s Crystal Lake Winter Festival. Days in January have exceeded 50-degree temperatures, but festival organizers are hoping a string of cold temperatures expected this coming week will help create ideal conditions on Feb. 11.


OUR VIEW: That’s no way to say goodbye to Belding-Greenville football

Belding-Greenville football games are a way of life around here.

The rivalry is legendary, one of the oldest in the state of Michigan, and spans more than a century.

Carson City-Crystal's Haleigh Hubbell, right, goes around Merrill's Olivia Fleming (21) and Morgan Dubay (10) during the teams' game Thursday night.

CC-Crystal gets revenge on Merrill

The last time Carson City-Crystal and Merrill’s girls basketball teams got together, the Vandals won.
The Eagles got their revenge on Merrill Thursday night, winning 37-11 in a Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) game.

Inventor of the Boot and owner of The Lockdown Co., Rob Couturier, left, and Gary Valentine, retired sergeant from the Greenville Department of Public Safety and owner of School Com 608 LLC, talk to the staff at Vestaburg Community Schools on Wednesday about the security a safety tool called the Boot can offer during a presentation. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Vestaburg Community Schools fundraising for security device

Rob Couturier has lived a father’s worst nightmare. His daughter, Brenann, was attacked by an intruder at her high school when she was 17 years old.

Mark Reiss and Christine Reiss

How Greenville health care fraud case came together

Police notes from a fraud investigation into the director of the Greenville Department of Public Safety and his ex-wife offer a revealing look at how the case came together — including false claims of being married after a divorce; the question of who is responsible for removing a beneficiary from a health insurance plan; and the usefulness of a Daily News article.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 4, 2017

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Feb. 4, 2017

Lakeview Community Schools owns 80 acres of woods in Altona, which school staff and students haven’t used much in the past. They are planning on taking more field trips to the property thanks to a Wheels-to-Woods grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Lakeview High School senior applies for, receives DNR grant

Harley Kahl, 17, has been interested in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) from a young age.

The Lakeview High School senior has participated and continues to participate in DNR programs, and he plans on attending Lake Superior State University to double major in criminal justice law enforcement and criminal justice homeland security with the possibility of becoming a DNR officer.