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New Belding Interim City Manager Bruce Brown, at left, speaks with Belding resident and business owner Dan Blunt Sr. on Tuesday evening, quickly getting to work just moments before signing his contract with the city. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding agrees with interim city manager

After signing his contract Tuesday evening, Bruce Brown will begin his tenure as Belding’s interim city manager beginning Monday. In a 5-0 vote by members of Belding City Council, Brown’s contract to manage the city on an interim basis was approved.


JUST IN: COGG discusses water, sewer systems

GREENVILLE — The Coalition of a Greater Greenville (COGG) got an earful of water during its Thursday. Greenville City Manager George Bosanic joined the COGG meeting to discuss the water and sewer systems which are vital to the city. He gave a presentation on the intricate systems of both the water and sewer programs. He [...]

Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker checks the clock while going for a pin during the regional semifinal match against Muskegon Reeths-Puffer at Coopersville High School on Wednesday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville falls short in regional semifinal to Reeths-Puffer

The goal for the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team is to reach the team state finals at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. Unfortunately, for the second consecutive season, the Yellow Jackets season ended at regionals.
On Wednesday night, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer (28-4) came on strong late and defeated the Yellow Jackets 39-33 in a Division 2 regional semifinal at Coopersville High School.


Belding, Tri County wrestlers fall in regionals

Both the Belding Redskins and Tri County Vikings were defeated by state-ranked opponents in the Division 3 regional wrestling tournament on Wednesday night.


CC-Crystal wrestlers lose in regional finals

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team got the matchup it wanted in the finals of the Division 4 regional. But the Eagles, ranked ninth in the state in Division 4 by Michigan Grappler, didn’t get the matchups they wanted when they got there.

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Dr. Anthony Joseph Andenno leaves behind a lasting legacy in Belding

It’s hard pressed to find a resident of this community who doesn’t have a personal memory to share of Dr. Anthony Joseph Andenno. With his passing on Saturday at 90 years of age, the Belding resident and beloved family doctor leaves behind a mark on the community that all residents can embrace with pride.

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CM school board OKs superintendent salary

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education approved a contract for their new superintendent Monday, and then discussed ways to ease the burden of the multiple roles of the district’s leader. The board approved a $115,000 annual salary for Amy Meinhardt, who was recently promoted from interim superintendent to superintendent of the school district.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 19, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015


JUST IN: Eureka Planning Commission discusses zoning, nonconforming lots

EUREKA TOWNSHIP — Zoning was once again the topic of discussion at the Eureka Charter Township Planning Commission meeting. The commission discussed the request for rezoning of a property on Baker Road in the township. After some discussion involving the property owners, the commission voted to hold a public hearing concerning the request during its [...]

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VIDEO: Montcalm County firefighters participate in ice rescue training

In spite of the 2 degree air temperature, which dropped even lower with the wind chill, Montcalm County firefighters braved the frigid weather to participate in an ice training on Sunday. Michigan Rescue Concepts (MRC) hosted the training session in Crystal Township, which included a morning classroom session and an afternoon hands-on training session on the ice of Crystal Lake. MRC is an 18-year-old Michigan-based company which have trained more than 500 fire departments in ice and water rescue training.