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The Eureka Township Hall was almost filled Monday night as community members came to speak to the township board about a variety of issues. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Eureka Township Board of Trustees discusses its policies

Members of the Eureka Township Board discussed changing a variety of township policies at Monday night’s regular meeting. Board members approved signing Michigan Township Association (MTA) Principles of Governance. Ruwersma said the MTA typically sends the principles to new board members as something the MTA wants township boards to be a part of it throughout Michigan.

A fire last Wednesday at 1736 Boyer Road has been ruled an arson. The fire comes about two months after the homeowner’s parents’ house caught fire and was determined an arson as well. The families live next door to each other. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Fairplain Township mobile home fire ruled arson

A second fire has been ruled an arson on Boyer Road in Fairplain Township about two months after another arson. Det. Sgt. Trever Slator, a state fire marshal, ruled a second house fire as arson on Friday.

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Greenville school board hears positive budget news

With annual budgets due at the end of this month, school boards are scrambling to balance budgets. Greenville Public School Board of Education members heard some good news Monday night from Director of Finance John Gilchrist.

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Sheriff’s deputy follows his nose to marijuana bust

A deputy with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responding to an assault complaint Monday couldn’t help notice the smell of marijuana coming from a house next door.

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Funeral Notices for June 12, 2013

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Belding senior Caitlyn Alkire delivers a pitch during Tuesday’s Division 2 quarterfinal at Davenport University against the Linden Eagles. Redskins’ freshman Greta Wilker, background, gets ready at third base.

Linden rallies, defeats Belding in Division 2 quarterfinal

With just one returning senior this year, the Belding Redskins were not expected to advance this far into the state softball playoffs. Still, the Redskins feel they let one slip away during the Division 2 quarterfinal against the Linden Eagles at Davenport University in Grand Rapids on Tuesday.

Four vehicles were involved in an accident on 14 Mile Road between Lincoln Lake and Podunk roads on Tuesday afternoon. Four people, including a young child and a unresponsive woman, were taken to the hospital. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

4 hospitalized after 4-vehicle Oakfield Township crash

Four people were hospitalized including an unresponsive driver after a four-vehicle crash happened on 14 Mile Road (M-57) in Oakfield Township. At about 4:30 p.m, Oakfield Township, Michigan State Police, Kent County Sheriff’s Office and emergency medical services (EMS) from both Kent and Montcalm counties were dispatched to a crash between Lincoln Lake and Podunk roads.

Lakeview Middle School students Kaelee Girskis, left, and Eve Roberts share their award winning presentation on dyslexia to the Lakeview Board of Education at its regular meeting Monday evening.  The girls are students in Chris Lindsey’s class. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview schools to fill vacancy on board

Members of the Lakeview Board of Education will be interviewing candidates to replace outgoing member Daryl Johnson, who recently stepped down, citing time constraints. At Monday evening’s regular board meeting, board president Ed Jonaitis outlined a plan to find and appoint the new member.

Bonnie Davis addresses the Edmore Village Council about a $238,000 loan Tony Maxfield allegedly owes the village. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Edmore Village Council silent on Maxfield’s $238,000 loan

One month ago, the Edmore Village Council agreed to give a local businessman until the next council meeting to find a solution to pay the $238,000 he allegedly owes the village. The next council meeting came and went Monday night, but the council took no action. The matter was not even discussed.

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Funeral Notices for June 11, 2013

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