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IN BRIEF: Stanton manager, DPW director complete Leadership Montcalm

As graduation season is underway, City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert announced Tuesday she and Department of Public Works Director Jamie Blum are also recent alumni.

From left, Central Montcalm students Mason Zimmerman, Anna Lake, Landen Papendick, Britney Wittkopp and Trinity DuVall, health teacher Nancy Jerry, art teacher Laura Ruggles and Montcalm Care Network Peer specialist Denise VanderKlok celebrate the students artwork they created as part of a partnership with Montcalm Care Network. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Montcalm Care Network recognizes community members at luncheon

Montcalm Care Network is working to create meaningful work to achieve meaningful lives from the whole community. On Friday, they honored community members who are partnering with them to achieve that mission during the Fourth Annual Community Luncheon.

Don Vanderkooi and his dog, Barron, high five after a successful find of a subject at Ric’s Food Center in Rockford during a training exercise Friday afternoon. They participated in a weekend-long training seminar put on by Kent County Search and Rescue in collaboration with Search and Rescue Dogs of the United States. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Kent County Search and Rescue group hosts seminar

Dogs are man’s best friend and have been a source of companionship for humans for thousands of years. Noses endowed with impeccable senses of smell turn everyday canines into heroes after the right training.

After all 103 Central Montcalm graduating seniors walked across the stage and received their diplomas, they waited to be able to turn their tassels from right to left and officially become alumni. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

‘Once a Hornet, always a Hornet’

Two by two, Central Montcalm High School seniors walked into the high school gymnasium anxiously awaiting the moment they could switch their tassels and officially become graduates. On Sunday, 103 seniors closed the high school chapter of their life as they stepped into the world of adulthood.


Funeral Notices for May 23, 2017

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, May 23, 2017


IN BRIEF: Montcalm County doubles construction appeal fee

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 8-1 on Monday evening to double the fee required to appeal a construction ordinance decision.

Lakeview’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Hough-Pontius Post 3701, on M-91, just south of M-46, is planning a Memorial Day parade for this coming weekend in the hopes of being more visible in the community. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Re-energized Lakeview VFW Post plans updates, parade

Stacey Roberts, Dan Duvall and Jessica Wright deployed together in 2004 with Greenville’s 1073rd National Guard Maintenance Company. Twelve years later, the trio has reconnected for a new mission: Save and revive Lakeview’s Hough-Pontius Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3701.

Vikings striker Grace Miller, middle, splits between two Big Rapids defenders during a road game May 10, in which she scored a hat trick — three goals — to lead her team to a 5-3 win.

Tri County’s Grace Miller having a comeback year with Vikings soccer

Tri County sophomore Grace Miller has been having a comeback season with the Vikings soccer team, having worked through a genetic blood disease that took her off the field for much of last season.

The inaugural Relay for Life of Carson City-Crystal Area Schools will be June 2 on the high school track at Community Field. — Courtesy photo

CC-C to host inaugural Relay for Life event June 2

As a nurse who manages the Infusion and Chemotherapy Center at Sparrow Carson Health, Nancy Seals knows all too well the impact cancer has on members of her community. With patients coming in daily to receive treatment, Seals meets regularly with individuals who are giving every ounce of willpower they possess to overcome the deadly disease.

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JUST IN: Belding women injured in Sunday night crash

Two 20-year-old women from the Belding area were transported via Life Ambulance from the scene of an injury accident on Long Lake Road near Kiddville Road Sunday night.