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CM adds student to Early College

Years ago, schools emphasized the “the three Rs” — reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic. But at Monday night’s Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education meeting, it was the letter “E” that kept showing up. The board discussed Early College, a European trip and hired a new employee.

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Funeral Notices for April 23, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, April 23, 2015

From right, Belding Area Schools Board of Education President Tom Humphreys and Superintendent Sara Shriver listen as Belding resident Karin Stephens addresses the board Monday with concerns about the state of the contract negotiations between the school district and Belding Education Association teachers union. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding schools dispute leads to third-party fact checker

After nearly 10 months, talks of a new contract between Belding Area Schools and the Belding Education Association (BEA) are no closer to a resolution. Eight negotiation sessions, three failed tentative agreements and several standing-room-only attended school board meetings later, the process will now be observed by a third-party fact checker.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 20

Lakeview 6, Kent City 0: The Wildcats played outstanding defense and didn’t allow a shot, while shutting out Kent City at home on Monday. Tricia Beckett, Jordan Hart, Kenadee Cordray, Tereza Kralikova, Laura Pachaly and Rylee Nielsen all scored goals for the Wildcats…

Belding junior Veronica Muniz sends a shot toward the goal, which resulted in the Redskins’ second goal against Allendale at home on Monday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Belding soccer wins big 7-1, Wood scores 4 goals

Belding’s Katie Wood scored four goals, but it’s the Redskins’ chemistry that has the team rolling early in the season. Wood scored the final goal of the first half and the first three goals of the second half to help lead the Redskins past O-K Blue rival Allendale 7-1 on Monday night.

A Montcalm County resident asks a question during an informational forum on Monday at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Proposal 1 forum tries to shed light on May 5 decision

Although May 5 is less than two weeks away, voters who plan on weighing in on Proposal 1 may need all of that time to become completely aware of all the implications in the statewide ballot proposal. Pennies to dollars, there will be some questions voters have on the complicated language of the proposal after giving it a thorough read.

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JUST IN: Greenville City Council talks Proposal 1, Star Wars

Proposal 1 and Yoda were on the collective mind of the Greenville City Council on Tuesday.

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Funeral Notices for April 22, 2015

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

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JUST IN: Interim tag removed, Belding promotes Bruce Brown to City Manager

In a unanimous vote Tuesday evening, members of the Belding City Council elected to remove the interim tag and promote Bruce Brown as the community’s new city manager.

Caleb Martz is the new assistant principal and athletic director for Lakeview High School. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

New Lakeview High School admin takes on double duty

The last few weeks have seen a change in administration for Lakeview High School students and staff with the hiring of Caleb Martz as the new assistant principal and athletic director. Students, staff and Martz himself are all looking forward to what the future holds for Lakeview and what Martz can bring.