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Belding’s softball team lines up for the National Anthem in their pink softball shirts for cancer awareness Thursday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Coopersville beats Belding girls in 8th

Belding’s softball team had a short-lived comeback. The Redskins came from a 4-0 deficit against the Coopersville Broncos on Thursday, only to lose in extra innings 5-4. The comeback started in the bottom of the sixth inning with a Greta Wilker solo home run. It was completed in the bottom of the seventh inning on a two-RBI double by Olivia Stephan.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, May 14

Tri County 9, Wyoming Kelloggsville 3: The Vikings got a non-conference win Thursday, beating the Rockets. Kyle Peterman came in in relief in the fifth inning, got a strikeout after giving up a hit and was credited with the win when Tri County took the lead while he was the pitcher of record…

On Wednesday, The Chosen Ones Assistant Sgt. of Arms Greg Alexander and Vice President Jerry Cook joined the Montcalm Township Board meeting to hear the 4-1 decision concerning a special land use permit to operate their clubhouse in the township. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Montcalm Township approves special land use permit for motorcycle club

For the second time in a week, Montcalm Township Hall was inundated with leather-clad bikers rolling-in on their Harleys … and one blue sedan. Burley, bearded and benevolent, members of The Chosen Ones joined the Montcalm Township Board to witness the final decision concerning their clubhouse.

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JUST IN: Vestaburg bank manager charged with embezzlement, identity theft

A Vestaburg bank manager has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of embezzlement and identity theft. The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation at the Vestaburg branch of Mercantile Bank at 9002 E. Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) that led to the arrest of a longtime employee.

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SPORTS GALORE: Time for Chris Webber to grow up

Chris Webber was the one who accepted the money. Chris Webber called the timeout. Chris Webber lied to a grand jury. Chris Webber also continues to carry a chip on his shoulder, which was evident during his interview on The Dan Patrick radio program Wednesday. Webber apparently has issues with his former Fab Five teammates and the University of Michigan.

Lakeview’s Ben Outman tees off on hole No. 9 at Glenkerry Golf Course on Wednesday. Outman shot a season-best round 36 (1-over par). - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Butternut out shoots Lakeview, Central Montcalm

After a few days of playing golf in rain and wind, the sunshine was abundant and the wind, finally calm. Playing at Glenkerry Golf Course, the Butternut Homeschoolers defeated the Lakeview Wildcats and Central Montcalm Hornets on Wednesday. Butternut shot 173, Lakeview 194 and Central Montcalm 202.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, May 13

Central Montcalm 2-0: The Hornets continued their winning ways with a pair of wins at home against Ionia on Wednesday. Game one was an 8-3 win. Emaleigh Taylor earned her first varsity win in 4 2/3 innings. She allowed one run and three hits with three strikeouts. Mallory Morgan got the save…

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Funeral Notices for May 15, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, May 15, 2015

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JUST IN: Greenville Planning Commission discusses EZ mart expansion

GREENVILLE —The EZ Mart Mobil gas station in Greenville is one step closer to a complete renovation. On Thursday, the City of Greenville Planning Commission held a public hearing concerning a revised site plan for the EZ Mart construction project. Located at the corner of Clay and Washington Streets, the project will drastically expand the [...]

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Area Specialist Aileen Waldron, at right, discusses grant and loan opportunities during Tuesday’s Greenville DDA meeting, while Michigan Economic Development Corp. Community Assistance Specialist Ryan Kilpatrick listens. At top right, Kilpatrick discusses facade grants for Greenville and Montcalm County. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville DDA learns about financial assistance opportunities

Renovating a building, whether business or residential needs, can be costly. However, there are a multitude of programs that can offer grants and low-interest loans to ease the financial burden on property owners looking to spruce up their buildings.