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JUST IN: Ionia County votes to leave four-county Michigan Works agency

In a split vote, the Ionia County Board of Commissioners voted to leave their four-county Michigan Works agency and to give Region 4′s yet-to-be-finalized Michigan Works agency a try.

A motion to have Ionia County stay with the Central Area Michigan Works Consortium (CAMWC) — which provides employment services to Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella and Montcalm counties — failed in a 3-4 vote tonight, effectively ending CAMWC.

On Monday, workers on Oak Street were removing a tree from the side of the street as a part of a road repairs and water main replacement project. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Summer-long project closes 2 Greenville streets

When it comes to identifying when the cold has finally officially fled for the year, Michiganders know the tell-tale sign better than anyone in the nation: Road construction. Greenville residents who have been traveling down Baldwin or Oak streets know that construction season has finally began. A portion of both streets have been torn up in the past week as part of a road construction project which will continue for the remainder of the summer.

Encounter Community Church Lead Pastor Rob Lawrence greets members of the church’s congregation Sunday afternoon at the future sight of a $260,000 expansion to provide more space for the church’s sanctuary. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding’s Encounter Community Church finds room to grow

Just a few years ago, Encounter Community Church was on the verge of shutting its doors for good. Citing low attendance and struggling to survive after opening in 2007, Pastor Rob Lawrence said the church was at a crossroads and faced an uncertain future.

Greenville’s Landon Kemp competes in the 100-meter hurdles during Monday's home meet against Cedar Springs.- Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville girls track edges Cedar Springs

The weather finally cooperated for the Greenville Yellow Jackets track teams. Competing for the first time in 10 days, the Yellow Jackets’ girls team defeated Cedar Springs 70-67, while the Red Hawks’ boys defeated Greenville 74-63 at Yellow Jacket Stadium on Monday.

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Belding, Central Montcalm split on the diamond

The Belding Redskins hosted the Central Montcalm Hornets baseball team and split a doubleheader on Monday. Belding won game one 9-2, while the Hornets won game two 8-4.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 27

Lakeview 9, Reed City 1: The Wildcats cruised at home against the Coyotes on Monday. Laura Pachaly had three goals and one assist. Rylee Nielsen added two goals, while Devin Wood, Tricia Becket, Jenna Tanner and Kenadee Cordray each scored once…

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CC-C school board continues gun discussion

Over the past several months, the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education has been following the issue of how to deal with parents who exercise their right to carry weapons into the area schools. Schools are technically considered weapons free zones. Despite that classification, people with certified pistol licenses (CPLs) are still allowed to carry a weapon onto school property.

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Funeral Notices for April 28, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, April 28, 2015

All that was left of Danielle Ryckman’s balloon after traveling 470 miles from Edmore to Fayette County, Pa. The balloon made the trip in just a few days.

Found balloon’s long journey brings comfort to Edmore woman

Danielle Ryckman had a close relationship with her grandfather, David Johnston. So maybe it was only natural that when her boyfriend, Jarrid Thrush, proposed marriage, the couple wanted to go the traditional route and ask for Johnston’s blessing. They never got the chance.

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JUST IN: Montcalm County Board of Commissioners approves EMS requests

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners approved multiple requests from the county’s Emergency Medical Services department during their monthly meeting today.