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Belding resident Dennis Cooper and Belding City Councilman Joe Feuerstein, at left, take part in a clarity/factual review session Wednesday of recall petition language submitted by Cooper against Feuerstein. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding recall language approved

Petitions to recall a Belding city councilman will soon be circulated throughout the community after a second attempt at approving recall language was accepted Wednesday morning. Belding resident Dennis Cooper submitted recall petition language against Councilman Joe Feuerstein on June 5, which was reviewed and approved in a unanimous vote by the Ionia County Election Commission during a clarity/factual review hearing at the Ionia County Courthouse.

The northeast corner of a rural Lakeview sawmill smolders following a fire caused by a lightning strike early Wednesday morning. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Amish community plans to rebuild Lakeview sawmill after lightning strike

The Five Corners sawmill isn’t a major operation by most standards. Nine men are employed there and they process an average of 4,000 to 5,000 feet of wood per day. Drivers deliver wood to the sawmill from numerous locations and more drivers deliver the processed wood about an hour north to McBain for pallet use.

Stanton coach Jake Helms holds the traveling “Red Bull” trophy. Organizers of Central Montcalm High School’s 50th reunion are hoping the bull’s current owner will loan it back to the school, at least temporarily, for display purposes this weekend. — Courtesy photo

Central Montcalm alum hoping to locate ‘Red Bull’ trophy

It has been 50 years since Stanton Union Schools and Sheridan Rural Agricultural Schools consolidated, creating Central Montcalm High School. Before that, on the sports fields, at least, the two were bitter rivals.

Police sketch of a suspect involved in an alleged attempted abduction of a Greenville girl. — Courtesy photo

JUST IN: Sketch released of alleged attempted abduction suspect

After the reported attempted abduction of a 15-year-old Greenville girl, police have released a composite sketch of the suspect.

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the alleged attempted abduction near the intersection of Dickerson Lake Road and Greenville Road. The incident occurred around 3 p.m. last Friday, June 13.

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Looking north down Derby Road is a minefield of potholes and worn-out patch jobs stretches from shoulder to shoulder. With a lack of funding, the number of potholes around the area remains high and causes problems for all drivers.

Emmons, Outman support sales tax increase to fund state’s roads

Rick Outman went to church last Sunday expecting to hear a sermon from his preacher. However, the state representative also received an exhortation from his congregation of constituents about how state legislators adjourned for the summer without reaching an agreement about how to fix the roads.

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JUST IN: Ventra Ionia to invest $8.5 million, create up to 144 jobs

Today, the Ionia County Economic Alliance and The Right Place, in partnership with the city of Ionia and the Michigan Economic Development Corp., announced
Ventra Ionia Main LLC, a subsidiary of Ventra Greenwich Holdings Corp., plans to invest up to $8.5 million to expand operations in the city of Ionia.
As a result, Ventra intends to create up to 144 jobs.

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JUST IN: Teenagers rescued after tree and power line fall onto car

Two teenage siblings were trapped this morning after a tree tangled in power lines fell on their car.

A Montcalm County sheriff’s deputy came upon a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu stuck under a fallen tree around 7 a.m. today on Harlow Road east of West County Line Road.

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THE REVIEW: The spirit of the World Cup competition

On January 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered an inaugural address that, unbeknownst to him, would hold true for many generations to come.

“The world is very different now,” he said. “For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life.”

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Funeral Notices for June 18, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Belding graduate Taylor Johnson drives the ball for Central Michigan University. Johnson finished her Chippewa career this spring. — Courtesy photo

Belding’s Johnson to play for Team USA

Taylor Johnson thought her basketball career was over after four years at Central Michigan University. The 2010 Belding graduate was working out to try out for CMU’s softball team next winter.