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Belding Fire Chief Gregg Moore answers questions of Theophiles Iwuh, 7, about equipment used by the fire department Thursday at the Belding Community Showcase at Belding High School.

More than 3,000 estimated visitors attend this year’s Belding Showcase

As seven-year old Theophiles Iwuh exited the 18th annual Belding Community Showcase with his mother, Sally Corder-Myles, he could’t help but unleash his curiosity on Belding Fire Chief Gregg Moore.

Threshold Academy Principal Victoria Simon delivers a presentation Thursday morning at the EightCap Administration Building in Montcalm Township during the Threshold Academy Board of Directors meeting. (The Daily New | Cory Smith)

Threshold Academy board discusses ‘dissolution process’ to close school, but makes no resolution

After years of decision making, setting goals and working to establish a bright future for Threshold Academy, preparing for the end may now be the final sobering task that members of the Threshold Academy Board of Directors must make together.

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Belding Community Showcase is Thursday

This year’s Belding Community Showcase will once again aim to bring community groups, businesses and the public together for one evening of fun and networking. From 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, doors will open at Belding High School for the 18th annual showcase, featuring 35 businesses and more than 45 community groups spread throughout the school.

Belding City Manager Meg Mullendore speaks during Tuesday evening's city council meeting at the Pere Marquette Depot in Belding. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding city manager passes evaluation

After a lengthy closed session meeting which lasted more than 3 1/2 hours, Belding City Manager Meg Mullendore left Tuesday evening’s Belding City Council meeting following her performance evaluation with her position still intact.

An uprooted tree landed on the roof of a home on North Street in Lakeview, penetrating the roof and destroying an upstairs bedroom. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Lakeview residents recovering from aftermath of weekend storm

Without electricity and with trees power lines laying scattered across yards, roofs and streets, residents of Lakeview worked relentlessly Monday to recover from a powerful weekend storm that left destruction in its path.

Firefighters with the Greenville Department of Public Safety remove a burning clothes dryer from a residence at 813 E. Summit St. Monday afternoon in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

JUST IN: Dryer fire quickly extinguished in Greenville

A fire that began in a clothes dryer was quickly extinguished this afternoon, preventing any damage to the home. Resident Jack Perry was home doing laundry when he smelled something burning and called 911 at approximately 4:45 p.m. Officers and firefighters with the Greenville Department of Public Safety then responded to the residence at 813 E. Summit St.

Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge checks in at the Carson Health obstetrics desk with, from left, registered nurse Diane Brown, Dr. Erin LeGrand and registered nurse Stephanie Ryan. — Courtesy/Ben Moore

Carson City police chief stepping down after 3 years

After three years on the job, Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge is saying goodbye to a department he helped transform into a respectable “community service” agency. On April 30, Partridge will perform his last patrol, spending his last day as chief of a police agency that looks quite a bit different from the department he inherited upon his hiring.

Pictured is one of several airplanes at Lakeview Griffith Field Airport that was lifted into the air, carried and crashed to the ground as a result of Saturday afternoon’s storm. — Courtesy photo

PHOTO GALLERY: Weekend storm brings heavy damage to Lakeview area

A Saturday afternoon storm that left many residents in Montcalm County without power did the majority of its damage in the community of Lakeview. According to Lakeview Village Manager James Freed, the damage he surveyed this morning in the community is beyond anything he has witnessed before.

Montcalm County Drain Commissioner Sandy Raines speaks on the topic of consolidating Crystal Township’s 18 drains into one at Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting.

Plans considered to consolidate drains in Crystal

This township is one of a kind, at least when it comes to water drains. During Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, Montcalm County Drain Commissioner Sandy Raines asked board members to assist her with her request to simplify the township’s excessive drain system.

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Belding manager’s evaluation coming Tuesday

Regular city business of the Belding City Council will occur Tuesday evening at the Pere Marquette Depot in Belding, but the topic likely to attract the attention of the public is the evaluation of City Manager Meg Mullendore.