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Belding’s Teresa Myles, left, and Monica Baylis, front right, start the 3,200-meter relay out front during Monday’s home meet against Sparta. - File photo

Belding girls win O-K Blue track title again

Belding’s girls track team is the O-K Blue Conference champions again. The Redskins beat the other five teams in the conference at the conference tournament Friday night, scoring 116.5 points to beat Coopersville (108) and Grand Rapids West Catholic (89.5).

Greenville senior Kyle Swindell takes a look at the clock as he crosses the finish line in first place of the 4x400-meter relay at the O-K Bronze Conference track championship on Friday.

Greenville boys 2nd, girls 3rd at O-K Bronze championship

When Kyle Swindell crossed the finish line of the 4×400-meter relay, it capped an excellent night for the Greenville Yellow Jackets boys and girls track teams. Competing at the O-K Bronze Conference track championship at Forest Hills Northern, the Yellow Jackets boys team placed second and the girls team third on Friday.

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Funeral Notices for May 11, 2015

Read The Daily News funeral notices for Monday, May 11, 2015.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, May 8

CC-Crystal hammers Ashley: The Eagles had no problems with the Bears in an MSAC matchup Friday night, outscoring the, 25-5. The first game was a 14-4, complete-game win, with Whitney LaVictor getting the win despite suffering a scary injury to her elbow that only allowed her to go five innings…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, May 7

Belding 7, Wyoming Potter’s House 0: The Redskins came within one goal of mercying the Pumas on Thursday. Katie Wood had a “Texas hat trick” with four goals, Mia Karstein added two and Joesi Krieger had one. Tina Griffioen had three assists, Kylee Chickering added two and Mariela Tovar had one…

Vestaburg’s Kaylee McGarvey slides under the tag of Ashley’s Bailey Belongia, left, during the first game of a doubleheader Thursday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Vestaburg softball takes two from Ashley

Vestaburg’s softball team continued their dominance of Ashley. The Wolverines took two games from the Bears on Thursday for the second time this season, winning 6-2, plus winning a 16-0, three-inning mercy.

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Bath school tragedy revisited for historic novel

As the 88th anniversary of the deadliest school attack in American history approaches, an author is hoping Montcalm County residents can help shed some light on two victims with local connections.

Douglas Haney, a retired bio-health research psychologist, has been spending the past year writing a novel titled “The Angels of May: The Inspirational History of Bath Township’s Resurrection From Tragedy.”

The Chosen Ones Vice President Jerry Cook and Assistant Sgt. of Arms Greg Alexander were on hand Wednesday during a public hearing for a special land use permit for their motorcycle club to operate a clubhouse on a parcel in Montcalm Township. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Special use permit moves forward for biker clubhouse in Montcalm Township

Clad in black leather jackets and roaring in on their high-powered Harley-Davidsons, a swarm of bikers descended upon Montcalm Township Hall on Wednesday evening

The group of well-spoken and polite bikers joined a constructive community discussion during a scheduled Planning Commission public hearing.

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Funeral Notices for Saturday, May 9, 2015

Read funeral notices for Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Dr. Dorothy Berg of North Kent Guidance Services asks a question about survey results regarding the health of Montcalm County residents Wednesday in Stanton. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Data shows more action needed to improve health of area residents

The Healthy Montcalm Initiative created a goal three years ago to continue to improve the overall health and wellbeing of residents in Montcalm County. That goal continues, as was evident Wednesday at the Montcalm Human Services Coalition meeting when Marcus Cheatham of the Mid-Michigan District Health Department presented data for coalition members to evaluate.