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Belding hosts robotics competition Saturday

The Belding High School robotics teams have been competing at a very high level this year, taking first place in several competitions and tournaments throughout the state. But on Saturday, the seven students who make up the varsity and junior varsity teams will have a chance to showcase their skills in front of a home crowd for a change as Belding High School hosts its first Vex Robotics League competition in the new school gymnasium.

Greenville's Will Parmelee, right, battles with Big Rapids' Alim Muhammad during Thursday's district final.

Greenville wins 8th straight district title

Every year a new team is supposed to challenge Greenville for a district wrestling title. Every year, the result is the same, at least it has been for the past eight years. The result, another Division 2 district title.

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Funeral Notices — Friday, February 8, 2013

SATURDAY Dora Farrell — 11 a.m., Brigham Funeral Chapel, Lakeview. Barbara Hansen — 11 a.m., Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding. Loyd Donald Smith — 11 a.m., Cornerstone Worship Center, Vestaburg. (Brigham Funeral Chapel, Lakeview) Arlene Wiltenburg Wright — 1 p.m., Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville. SUNDAY Jacqueline “Jackie” Herzog — 2 p.m., Jehovah’s Witness Church, Amble. (Brigham [...]

Carson City-Crystal's Alex Baker, top, tries to finish an inside cradle on Montabella's Nick Boyer during the finals of the Division 4 district Thursday night.

No. 9 CC-Crystal finishes No. 8 Montabella for district title

Carson City-Crystal and Montabella had dueled all season for dominance over the other. The score was finally settled Thursday night at the Division 4 district tournament, where the Eagles beat the Mustangs in the finals 34-30.

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Snow storm hits Montcalm County, drops 10.5 inches of snow

Road crews in Montcalm County have been working diligently last night and again early this morning, plowing and salting roads in attempt to open them up after heavy snow landed overnight throughout the area.

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OUR VIEW: Chamber meeting highlights area’s best

One week ago today, a couple hundred community leaders and business owners gathered at the Candlestone Inn in Belding for the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting — and a lot of fun. Calling this event an annual meeting makes it sound kind of stuffy. While there was an agenda of items to tick through, such as reviewing good things that happened here in 2012, the night gave folks a chance to practice their card games, mingle and network, too. And three very well deserving individuals were honored for their commitment to making good things happen in our area.

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Howard City area family loses dog in Wednesday fire

A dry Christmas tree is to blame for starting an early morning fire that left a family’s home a total loss. The Howard City Fire Department responded to a structure fire at about 7:49 a.m. Wednesday at 11687 N. Gordon Road in Newaygo.

Overall child well-being ranks of Michigan counties.

Kids Count releases information on area youth

The Kids Count in Michigan Data Book released the newest information regarding youth in the state. The information also ranked each county on the overall status of child well-being using indicators to help provide a larger picture.

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Belding City Council passes fence, sign amendments, denies sidewalk amendment

During a first reading of three separate ordinance amendments Tuesday night at the Pere Marquette Depot, Belding City Council members voted through two of the amendments while closely voting down the third. The first amendment dealt with the zoning ordinance dealing with the issue of front yard fencing height.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 7, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013