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Central Montcalm school board approves budget amendments

Members of the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education approved budget amendments and hired a new Upper Elementary School principal during Monday’s meeting.


Funeral Notices for April 21, 2016

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Belding’s Johanna McCully, right, races to the lead and then the win during the 100-meter dash against Allendale at home on Tuesday. Belding’s Hallee Breimayer, second from left, placed second in the event. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Belding girls continue winning streak in O-K Blue, boys fall

The Belding Redskins girls track team has a stranglehold on the O-K Blue. Belding, which has not lost a league meet since the 2012 season, is 2-0 in the league this season including an 80-56 win over Allendale at home on Tuesday. The boys team hasn’t had that same success and struggled against Allendale in a 122-15 loss on Tuesday.

Greenville's Alexis VanTassell returns a shot during the 3-doubles match Tuesday against Lake Odessa Lakewood. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakewood tennis sweeps Greenville

Greenville’s tennis team was coming off a win over Ithaca on Monday. That momentum didn’t carry over to Tuesday’s match. The Lake Odessa Lakewood Vikings swept the Yellow Jackets 8-0 in Greenville, putting their record at 6-0 overall.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 19

CC-Crystal wins a pair: The Eagles opened their MSAC season with a pair of wins over Coleman Tuesday, winning 10-1 and 8-4. Cam Saylor was the winning pitcher in the opener, scattering three hits. Zach Pringle had four hits, Lane Humphrey added three hits and Drew Stout and Shane Wiggins had two hits each…

The house and property at 121 Godfrey St. in Howard City has been an ongoing blight problem for years. The Howard City Village Council is considering purchasing and demolishing the foreclosed home. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Howard City considers demolishing blighted, foreclosed property

The Howard City Village Council is considering purchasing and demolishing a blighted house in the village.

The property is one of 53 parcels that went into foreclosure this year in Montcalm County due to delinquent taxes from 2013.


Woodview Elementary School to begin roofing project

Woodview Elementary School is getting a partial re-roof over the course of the next three years.

During Monday evening’s meeting, the Belding Area Schools Board of Education approved a bid from Rasmussen Exteriors of Grand Rapids for $317,897.32, which will be broken down and added to the budgets of the 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years.

Fourth grade students from Belding’s Woodview Elementary School perform on drums and tambourines during last year’s Belding Community Showcase at Belding High School. This year’s showcase will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Belding High School. — File photo

Belding Community Showcase is Thursday night

Community members are invited to Belding High School to enjoy an evening of fun.

Thursday marks the 20th annual Belding Community Showcase, which will take place from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Funeral Notices for April 20, 2016

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IN BRIEF: Greenville City Council approves relief from noise ordinance for Relay for Life

Members of the Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to grant relief from the city’s noise ordinance to the American Cancer Society in connection with the upcoming Relay for Life event.