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CM board wraps up school year business

Although Central Montcalm Public School students have been done with school for a few weeks, the school year does not wrap up for the district until June 30. At its regular meeting Monday, the school board closed up this school year and jumped into the business of the 2016-2017 school year. The board also approved amendments to the 2015-2016 general fund budget and food service budget to balance books, and approved hiring staff for the upcoming year.

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Funeral Notices for June 22, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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IN BRIEF: Belding council approves budget amendment

During a regular meeting Tuesday evening, the city council approved a motion to amend the budget for the 2015/2016 fiscal year.

From left, Greenville Youth Advisory council members, Greenville High School freshman Michelle Clark, 13, Greenville Middle School eight grade student Ashton Brummer, 13, and eight grade student Alivia Nelson, 13, work together to prepare peppers Monday at the monthly Feeding America food truck event at Greenville High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Grant supports monthly mobile food pantry program at GHS (PHOTOS)

From juicy, red tomatoes to an abundance of colorful, hot and zesty peppers, there was no shortage of fresh food items available for those in need Monday. In the parking lot of Greenville High School, Greenville Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) Vice President Tom Stephenson, 16, volunteered with his fellow advisory members, handing out 5,000 pounds of produce from a Feeding America food truck.

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Two sheriff’s deputies leaving Montcalm County amid budget cuts

As budget cuts loom for the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, two deputies have left or are leaving for other jobs and a third colleague is interviewing for new employment.

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Funeral Notices for June 21, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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IN BRIEF: Belding board approves new high school principal

During a regular meeting Monday evening, the Belding Board of Education approved the hire of Michael Ostrander as the new hire for the position of high school principal.

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IN BRIEF: Howard City to host Music in the Park

Free community concerts will return to this village next Tuesday.
Howard City Village Manager-President Randy Heckman announced during tonight’s village council meeting that Music in the Park will start June 28 and continue every Tuesday through Aug. 16.

Lucas Fuhrman, 18, of Greenville, will report to Kings Point, New York, to the U.S. Merchant Marines Academy at the end of June, the only student from Michigan to be appointed to that service academy this year. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville graduate headed to prestigious U.S. service academy

Lucas Fuhrman has always felt at home on the water. Since he was a little boy, he’s had a passion for adventure and has taken that passion with him deep sea fishing and white water rafting. He also has an interest in taking things apart to see how they worked.

Miss Danish Festival 2015 Brianna Van Houten, in red, was one of 33 contestants in the Miss Michigan Scholarship pageant with preliminary rounds on Thursday and Friday and a final round on Saturday. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Miss Michigan Pageant an education for Greenville teen

“I have learned so much,” is how Brianna Van Houten described her week-long experience as one of 33 contestants in the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant. Contestants from all around the state converged on the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts stage in Muskegon this past week for the 70th annual Miss Michigan pageant, where the winner represents the state at the Miss America Scholarship pageant in September along with dedicating the next year of her life as a role model with state-wide appearances.