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Dress cold for EightCAP’s Barren Dash to keep others warm

Dashing through the snow takes on a whole new meaning with the 2012 Barren Dash at Montcalm Community College Saturday, Jan. 28. This year marks the second time the Barren Dash, a one-mile run that requires runners to wear bathing suits, will be held to encourage awareness and raise funds for those in the area who do not have proper shelter and clothing for the sometimes harsh Michigan winter. Allison DeMara of Montcalm County’s EightCAP developed the idea of the Barren Dash last year and has added other events this year.

Cory Smith

New staffer to focus on Belding, multimedia

Greenville native Cory Smith is coming home as the newest reporter at The Daily News. He will focus on writing stories about the Belding area and be responsible for producing videos and other multimedia content for www.thedailynews.cc.

Recent crimes in downtown Greenville include a shooting at the Flat River Inn & Suites, an armed robbery at Family Dollar, an armed robbery at Huntington Bank and a robbery at Huch’s Jewelry. — File photos

Greenville interim public safety director defends department, pace of investigations

The past couple months have been busy for the Greenville Department of Public Safety and nerve-racking for many of the citizens it serves. November saw a brazen mid-morning armed robbery at the downtown Huntington Bank branch, followed by a shooting at the Flat River Inn & Suites four days later.

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Central Montcalm student suspended for tampering with laptops

One Central Montcalm High School student is suspended for 10 days and could face further disciplinary action after allegedly disabling security measures on school computers.

Surgeons and nurses at Sheridan Community Hospital prepare the operating room for a minimally invasive spine surgery.  (Daily News/Cory Smith)

Neurosurgery practice partners with Sheridan Community Hospital

Sheridan Community Hospital is expecting big results from a new neurosurgery practice that partnered with the facility over the summer.

Firefighters with the Belding Fire Department survey the outside of a Belding home that caught fire yesterday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Family safely escapes Belding house fire

Four people safely escaped a house fire on High Street in Belding. A husband and wife were in the basement of their home with their two infant children around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday when they noticed smoke. The husband ran upstairs and found the back of their electric stove on fire. Flames were shooting up to the ceiling already.

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Funeral notices for Jan. 2, 2012

Tuesday Irene Eickenroth — 2 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church. (Heckman Funeral Home, Howard City) Alice Mack — 2 p.m., Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Climax Chapel. Wednesday Barbara (Taylor) Hadder — 1 p.m., Brigham Funeral Chapel, Six Lakes. Marian L. McKay, 80 BELDING — Marian L. McKay, 80, of Belding, died Saturday in Grand Rapids. Services [...]

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Bloomer Township rollover pins child under vehicle

A 7-year-old child was pinned under a vehicle after a rollover accident this morning.
Montcalm County Central Dispatch reported the child’s entire body was under the vehicle except the head. However, the child reportedly is alert and talking.

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Snow shortage affects Montcalm, Ionia businesses and road crews

Residents of West Michigan welcomed the new year Sunday night with something they hadn’t seen much of this past December — snow, and lots of it. Up to three inches of fresh powder fell by this morning. Prior to Sunday night, there wasn’t much snow to be found anywhere, however.

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Funeral notices for Dec. 31, 2011

Today James Croff — 1 p.m., Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville.
Lillian Shattuck ― 11 a.m., Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Carson City. Tuesday Irene Eickenroth — 2 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church (Heckman Funeral Home, Howard City). Alice May Victoria Mack — 2 p.m., Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Climax Chapel. Wednesday Barbara Sue (Taylor) Hadder —  1 [...]