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The Belding Youth Clinic, aimed at providing preventative health care to youths ages 10 to 21, opened on Bridge Street in Belding on June 22. Pictured in front of the clinic, from left, are nurse practitioner Daniel Pear, clinic manager Sarah Dishong-Perez and registered nurse Nicole Parrot. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Belding Youth Clinic aims to provide care for ages 10-21

When it comes to health care for infants, even the smallest of concerns becomes an urgency. As children grow older, however, that urgency oftentimes wanes, which many times can lead to an oversight of major health issues.

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Greenville Optimist Camp Wah-Wah-Tay-See in full swing

For many, the alarm clock buzz in the wee hours of the morning is the annoying harbinger of another drudging day at work. But not for Bob Hemmingsen.

“I have the best job in Montcalm County,” he said.

From left, Belding school board members Cori Anderson, Shannon Hummel and Vice President Scott McNeal discuss and review the terms of a tentative agreement regarding the contract between the school district and Belding Education Association teachers union Monday evening. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Belding school board, teachers agree to tentative contract terms

After 386 days without a new contract in place, the Belding Area Schools Board of Education and Belding Education Association (BEA) teachers union have at last agreed on a tentative contract.

A 16-year-old Stanton girl avoided serious injury Tuesday night after her car left the roadway and hit a tree. — Courtesy photo

JUST IN: Stanton teenager involved in cell phone-related crash

A 16-year-old Stanton girl avoided serious injury Tuesday night after her car left the roadway and hit a tree. According to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department, the crash occurred near the intersection of Tamarack and Lake roads at about 11:57 p.m.

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Funeral Notices for July 22, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Funeral Notices for Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Funeral notices for Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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JUST IN: Belding City Council considers ethics, local purchasing ordinances

Members of Belding City Council discussed Tuesday evening the possibility of implementing two new ordinances during first readings.

Members of Trevor Merren Auto company of Ionia enjoyed a sunny day floating down Flat River on tubes recently, an experience now provided by River Ryders in Greenville. The rental company, owned by Andy Kauffman and his daughter, Brittany, rent out tubes, kayaks and canoes near Jackson Landing in Greenville. (Courtesy photos)

BUSINESS BEAT: New rental company enhances Flat River fun

The Flat River, the long body of fresh water that snakes through the tri-county area, is seeing a sudden influx of carefree, floating people nowadays thanks to a new business.

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Volunteers bring flowers during Make Someone Smile Week

Sitting in the hospital with any ailment is not what one would call a pleasant experience. However, a group of volunteers were working hard on Monday to at least bring a smile to the faces of some Greenville and Belding residents who found themselves infirmed.

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JUST IN: Belding school board, teachers agree to contract terms

After 386 days without a new contract in place, the Belding Area Schools Board of Education and Belding Education Association (BEA) teachers union have at last agreed on a tentative contract.

The terms of the contract, however, have yet to be decided, and are in the hands of one man who will make those terms clear and binding.