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Belding’s Greta Wilker, left, tries to drive by Ionia’s Anna Riccius during the second quarter of the teams’ game Tuesday night.

Belding falls to Ionia, offense disappears

Belding’s girls basketball team was having trouble with their offense and it showed Tuesday night. The Redskins made only nine field goals and was 3-for-21 from the free throw line in a 61-23 loss to the Ionia Bulldogs Tuesday night.

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Greenville woman loses everything in house fire

After losing everything in a house fire a week ago, a benefit account at a local bank has been set up to help out a Greenville woman. Oakfield Township Fire Department was dispatched at about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday to 10830 Podunk Ave. NE, near 13 Mile Road and Lincoln Lake Avenue.

Ranney Lake, aa private lake located in the upper northwest corner of Ionia County just south of the county line and north of Belding, is in jeopardy of seeing its lake level drop significantly because a dam maintaining the lake level is in disrepair. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding’s Ranney Lake in need of new dam

An Ionia County lake in jeopardy of seeing its lake level drop significantly is on course to receive repairs on a dam that will properly maintain the lake level for another 30 years. Ranney Lake, located in the upper northwest corner of Ionia County just south of the county line and north of Belding, is a private lake with approximately 14 lots surrounding it.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 30, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2012

Bernard "Bud" Rowley

State Police completes Belding shooting probe

The Michigan State Police Lakeview post has completed its investigation into the shooting that occurred in Belding earlier this month. According to Community Service Trooper Keith Disselkoen the information gathered from the post has been turned over to the Ionia County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Part-time possibility concerns local lawmakers

With a new bill recently introduced in the State Senate, the debate between a full-time and part-time Legislature is now beginning to gain traction across the state of Michigan. Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, told the Detroit Free Press for a story Sunday that he has introduced legislation that would let voters decide whether lawmakers should work only 90 days a year.

Jacob Rytlewski

GUEST VIEW: Put more focus on recycling in 2013

The year 2012 has come to an end. It is now time to pack away Christmas decorations, freeze leftovers and focus on keeping those New Year resolutions for a least a few more days. For myself, it is also time to look back on the past year and review the progress that has been made toward increasing recycling in Montcalm County.

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Lakeview family safe after Friday fire destroys home

It is unclear to authorities what started a fire Friday evening that left a house a complete loss. Lakeview District Fire Chief Patrick Q. Carr said they were dispatched to a structure fire at 9:42 p.m. at 6275 N. Lake Road on the Cato and Belvidere township line.

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Sheridan resident crashes into Greenville utility pole

An early morning accident on Sunday led to the closure of M-57 while Consumers Energy replaced a utility pole — leaving some without power. The Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to an accident where a vehicle struck a utility pole at about 12:48 a.m. on Sunday at the corner of E. Washington (M-57) and Maple streets.

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Free webcast to help people understand addiction

A free webcast will be presented on Thursday to help people understand addiction and why it might consume so many people. “The Origins of Addiction,” will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mid-Michigan District Health Department in Stanton in rooms A and B. Through the webcast, people will learn how the brain has evolved to adapt to life changes, how the brain is fragile but built to protect itself and how addiction changes the brain.