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A Saginaw woman has been arrested for charges of identify theft against a Howard City woman.

Melinda Kay Miller, 42, was arraigned in 64B District Court on Thursday and is currently lodged at the Montcalm County Jail on a charge of identity theft.

JUST IN: Saginaw woman charged with ID theft of Howard City woman

Posted in: Local, News, News Top Story, Pan Handle, Photos Friday, August 28th, 2015

A Saginaw woman has been arrested for charges of identify theft against a Howard City woman.

Melinda Kay Miller, 42, was arraigned in 64B District Court on Thursday and is currently lodged at the Montcalm County Jail on a charge of identity theft.

Back to school already? 5 local schools starting 1 week early

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, August 28th, 2015

Summer always seems to fly by, and this year the season seems even shorter with the majority of local students returning to school one week earlier than usual. School starts on Monday for Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg schools. Those five schools obtained waivers from the Michigan Department of Education in order to start school earlier.

‘Out of control’? Montcalm County undersheriff corrects crime rumors

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

During public comment at July’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting, a citizen sounded off about a rash of thievery incidents and how local crime is out of control.

Bill Hardin of Montcalm Township said he painted the windows blue on his truck after his vehicle was broken into four times.

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Lakeview’s Dakota Hershberger (84) and Tony Seaborn (on the ground) team up to bring down Tri County’s Dylan Matulis during the first half of the Wildcats’ 28-21 victory on Friday night. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Every time the Tri County Vikings seized the momentum, the Lakeview Wildcats took it right back. In a thrilling season opening game, both teams made mistakes, but also kept every fan on their toes in the final minutes of the game. In the end, the Wildcats avenged last year’s one-point loss with a 28-21 win over the Vikings on Friday night.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Aug. 29

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Monday, August 31st, 2015

Vestaburg 46, Breckenridge 12: The Wolverines began the season on a winning note Friday. In the convincing win, Vestaburg rushed for 327 yards with both Chris Keeler and Alex Steed rushing for 101 yards. Keeler scored three times, while Steed found the end zone twice…

Lakeview outlasts Tri County to win season opener

Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Every time the Tri County Vikings seized the momentum, the Lakeview Wildcats took it right back. In a thrilling season opening game, both teams made mistakes, but also kept every fan on their toes in the final minutes of the game. In the end, the Wildcats avenged last year’s one-point loss with a 28-21 win over the Vikings on Friday night.

Belding does it again at The Daily News Invitational

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Monday, August 24th, 2015

Just like last year, Belding’s volleyball team was the best in the area. The Redskins went undefeated and won the Daily News Invitational Volleyball Tournament at their home gym Saturday. The Redskins beat Lakeview and Vestaburg in pool play, then had a tough match with Central Montcalm before besting Greenville 25-7, 25-13 in the finals.

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  • CHIP’S CLIPS: Lessons not learned

    Monday, August 24th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    The Little League Softball World Series showed some adults really know how to mess up a kid’s love of sports. It also showed some adults don’t get it when it comes to playing sports properly. For those readers who don’t know what I’m talking about, there was a controversy in the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Ore., earlier this week.

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  • JUST IN: MSP needs help identifying suspect

    Friday, August 21st, 2015
    Posted in: Belding, Carson City, Edmore, Greenville, Lakeview, Pan Handle

    The Michigan State Police is asking assistance in identifying the individual in this photograph. The individual is wanted for questioning in connection with a series of thefts from automobiles.

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  • JUST IN: Man arrested in connection with cemetery damage

    Friday, August 21st, 2015
    Posted in: Pan Handle

    PIERSON TOWNSHIP — On Wednesday, a Howard City man was arrested and charged after causing substantial damage to a cemetery. Following an investigation, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office arrested 28-year-old Patrick Oliver on Aug. 19 for causing $13,000 worth of damages to the Pierson Township Cemetery. At approximately 3:40 p.m. on July 19, a witness [...]

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  • Big Rapids wins CSAA jamboree at Holland Lake

    Thursday, August 20th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story

    The Big Rapids Cardinals were expected to be the favorite to take home the CSAA championships this season. On Wednesday, at the first league match of the season, the Cardinals showed exactly why so many had those expectations.

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