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JUST IN: 2 women injured in deer-vehicle accident on U.S. 131

Two women were hospitalized with minor injuries after a deer struck by another vehicle was thrown through their windshield along U.S. 131 on Saturday afternoon
According to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, Pamela Salamone, 55, of Caledonia, was traveling south on U.S. 131 shortly after 5 p.m. when a separate vehicle struck a deer in the roadway, causing it to go through the windshield of Salamone’s 2008 Chevrolet Malibu.

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Funeral Notices for June 28, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, June 28, 2014

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: What is Prop 1?

I am assuming that sometime recently many of you have received a mailing about Prop 1. This proposal will be on the ballot in the Aug. 5 Primary Election.

James Leichtweis

UPDATE: Detroit man flees sheriff’s deputies in Reynolds Township

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office deputies engaged in a pursuit on Wednesday that ended with the arrest of the suspect. The suspect, a 54-year-old Detroit man, is lodged in the Montcalm County Jail on a charge of fleeing and eluding and an outstanding warrant for a probation violation out of Wayne County. The suspect may be facing additional charges as a result of his actions.

Jeremy Geselman

JUST IN: Crystal man arrested for sexual assault

A Crystal man was charged Tuesday with six felony charges related to inappropriate sexual contact with minors.

Pastor Kurt Hoffman and wife Brenda.

Pastor’s cause of death was drowning

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office has learned the cause of death of local pastor Kurt Hoffman was drowning. He was found dead Sunday morning after his car was spotted, submerged in a lake, by a passing driver.

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Belding boys found safe

Two 4-year-old children are safe at home after going missing for a short period of time Monday afternoon. Shortly after 3 p.m. Monday, Belding officers were called to a home on Pearl Street after the two children were reported missing.

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Belding man flees from police

A 26-year-old Belding man is lodged in Ionia County Jail after leading police on a foot chase after allegedly fleeing an officer who was attempting to arrest him on outstanding warrants. The man was wanted by Belding police on two felony warrants.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Challenges and progress in creating education for the 21st century

I was intrigued by a column in the June 14 Daily News by Sandy Main. She discussed what was required in the late 1800s to become a teacher. All anyone interested in teaching had to do was to score high enough on a teachers’ examination.

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OUR VIEW: Kennel owners have valid ordinance concerns

Montcalm County officials updated the county’s kennel ordinance last year with the goal of enacting stricter, more specific requirements to make kennel inspections easier for Animal Control officers. The updates went into effect this year for new kennel owners and will go into effect next year for current kennel owners.