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From left, Belding Community Garden Board Member Chris Belding, Mayor Pro Tem and Garden Coordinator Andrea Belding, Belding City Manager Meg Mullendore and City Clerk Kareen Thomas stand at their booth showcasing the Belding Community Garden at the Michigan Municipal League Community Excellence Award competition on Sept. 12 at the Renaissance Center in Detroit. — Courtesy photo

Belding’s community garden enjoys statewide showcase in Detroit

Sometimes a competition is not about winning, but rather the experience and recognition you earn along the way in the attempt to claim victory. The city of Belding may have fallen short in the 2013 Michigan Municipal League’s “Race for the Cup” on Sept. 20, which honors outstanding community projects, but the path that the city’s community garden took to be showcased statewide in Detroit has Belding officials smiling as if they came home boasting of first place.

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Michigan State Police warn of phone scam

The Michigan State Police (MSP) Lakeview Post would like to notify residents that a new scam has been reported involving persons posing as members of the MSP, claiming you must pay money to clear a warrant.

The fourth annual Pink Ribbon Affair will return to Carson City on Thursday evening to raise awareness and support for local breast cancer programs. — Courtesy photo

Pink Ribbon Affair returns to Carson City on Oct. 10

Thursday night will be a pink affair. The fourth annual Pink Ribbon Affair will return to Carson City to raise awareness and support for local breast cancer programs.

Carson Health’s Inpatient Behavioral Health Department at Carson City Hospital will be closed Dec. 31.

Carson Health shuts inpatient behavioral health department

Carson Health’s Inpatient Behavioral Health Department will be closed Dec. 31. Hospital officials made the decision Sept. 25, based on the department’s financial performance over the past several years.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 8, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

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SHORT TAKES: Bottle and can returns should continue

Michigan lags behind most states when it comes to recycling and so our state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is looking at ways to make it easier for Michiganders to do their part. We are all for finding ways to keep waste out of landfills, but we’re not fans of one change this group is considering. The idea being mulled is to create regional recycling centers where bottles and cans could be returned. In addition, some local retailers would be allowed to opt out of being a return site for bottles and cans.

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UPDATE: Missing Howard City man safely found

The Howard City Police Department is searching for a man who is missing and may be in danger. Roger Walker, 37, was last seen walking from his home located in Howard City at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday. He was reported missing today by family members.

Baldwin Heights Elementary School students, friends and family gathered at the Greenville High School track Saturday to participate in the second annual “Walk-A-Thon” event to raise funds for the school. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Elementary students participate in ‘Walk-a-Thon’ to raise funds for school

It’s seldom easy to find the words “fun” and “healthy” fitting together during one single activity, unless, that is, you can find a way to create an activity such as one that exercises the body while bringing hundreds of students, friends and family members together for a good cause. On Saturday, the second annual Baldwin Heights Elementary School “Walk-A-Thon” accomplished just that.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 7, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

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Daily News wins several Michigan Press Association awards

The Daily News has received four Michigan Press Association (MPA) awards, along with two honorable mentions.