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UPDATE: Lockdown at Belding Area Schools lifted

Schools in the Belding district are currently on external lockdown while the Belding police department searches for a person of interest.

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Funeral Notices for Saturday, May 28, 2016

Read funeral notices for Saturday, May 28, 2016.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, May 24

Tri County splits: The Vikings played two games against Morley Stanwood on Tuesday, winning the first 5-4 and getting mercied in the second game 11-0 in five innings. The opener was won on a Jake Sickelsteel RBI double in the fourth inning. That gave Eric Hayden the win, as he went the first 4 2/3 innings, scattering seven hits and two walks around two strikeouts…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, May 23

Central Montcalm 2-0: The Hornets swept Carson City-Crystal at home on Monday. Game one was 12-2 in six innings and game two was 12-1 in five innings. Mallory Morgan struck out 12 and allowed seven hits to win game one. Morgan, Courtnee Nicholson and Shelby Gilbert each had three hits, one was a home run for Nicholson…

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Multiple police agencies respond to Belding meth lab bust

Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) detectives assisted the Belding Police Department with the investigation of a methamphetamine lab at a Belding residence on Sunday.

Belding officers went to the residence attempting to locate a subject with an outstanding warrant. At the time of their arrival, the suspect was actively cooking meth in the garage of the residence using the one pot method.

Devin Sebastian Tumbleson, 28, of Belding.

JUST IN: Belding man arrested for choking Crystal woman, throwing her out of car

Two people searching for morel mushrooms near Greenville came across an assaulted and injured woman Monday evening.
Two people were walking on Berridge Road south of Fenwick Road around 7 p.m. when they heard a woman calling for help. They found a 19-year-old Crystal woman who was badly injured. They drove the woman to Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville.

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JUST IN: Greenville man found dead along road, foul play not expected

A Greenville man was found along the side of the road Monday afternoon, but foul play is not expected.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 3000 block of West County Farm Road around 4 p.m. after a body was reported lying in the ditch alongside the road.

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The Daily News named best in Michigan

The Daily News was named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Michigan Associated Press (AP) Media Editors newspaper competition.

The Daily News won for general excellence in Division 1 and was honored with 10 other awards during Sunday’s AP banquet in Lansing.

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OUR VIEW: Paying attention in Montcalm County

Montcalm County officials have been trying to alert residents to a county budget predicament for a number of years.

They finally have the people’s attention.

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Spin the Spokes benefits Habitat for Humanity

As part of its 25 year anniversary celebration, Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity will host its sixth annual Spin the Spokes for Habitat — Tour de 2×4 fundraiser bike ride at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Riders will start behind Greenville Middle School and choose from an eight-mile route on the scenic Fred Meijer Flat River Trail in Greenville, or a 25-, 36- or 50-mile route on the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail between Greenville and Edmore. Rest areas, snacks, water and aid stations will be available along the way.