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JUST IN: Knife-wielding teenager arrested after holding mother hostage

A local teenager is in custody after authorities responded to a hostage situation in which the teenager was allegedly holding his mother hostage at knifepoint.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a knife-wielding 14-year-old holding his mother captive at a residence in the 400 block of East Evergreen Street in Sheridan at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The Greenville High School lobby has been transformed from a hallway into an art gallery with more than 300 pieces of art, ranging from ceramic and clay figures to pastels and drawings.

Greenville Public School art exhibit shows ‘a whole lot happens in 12 years’

For the next three weeks, the Greenville High School lobby will be transformed from a school hallway into an art gallery.

Senior social gatherings and communal dinners are just two of the dozens of services provided by the Montcalm County Commission on Aging. (Courtesy photo)

Montcalm County Commission on Aging seeks millage renewal

Four years ago, the voters of Montcalm County showed their support for the efforts of the Commission on Aging by passing a .45 millage to help fund the program.

On Tuesday, the commission is hoping voters will vote to continue that funding at the same level.

CC-Crystal’s Mackenzie Geister goes up for a shot against St. Louis during the regional basketball tournament in March.

CC-Crystal’s Geister signs with LCC for hoops

Mackenzie Geister will be playing basketball after her senior year of high school. The Carson City-Crystal senior signed a letter of intent to play women’s basketball for Lansing Community College.

Belding’s Summer Eubanks clears a hurdle during Tuesday’s shortened track meet at home against Allendale. Eubanks placed second behind teammate Alex Parker.

Storm delays Belding track vs. Allendale

Inclement weather forced a delay in the track meet between the Belding Redskins and Allendale Falcons on Tuesday evening. The matchup between O-K Blue rivals was delayed after five completed events and will be made up on Monday at 4 p.m.

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Chippewa Hills takes CSAA jamboree

The Chippewa Hills Warriors claimed the CSAA jamboree on Tuesday at Waters Edge Golf Club in Fremont. Hesperia was the host school.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 28

Belding 4th: The Redskins placed fourth in Monday’s O-K Blue Jamboree hosted by Sparta at Cedar Chase Golf Course. Belding fired a 193, which was behind Comstock Park’s 175, Coopersville’s 187 and Allendale’s 191…

Lakeview’s Rylee Nielsen kicks the ball downfield in front of a defender from Kent City on Monday at home. The Wildcats won 6-0.

Lakeview cruises to 6-0 victory over Kent City

Kent City’s girls soccer team hasn’t won a game in four years, according to coach Marshall VanderMey. The Eagles left Lakeview still searching for that first win.

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Funeral Notices — Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Funeral notices for Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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2.28-mile trail in Belding expected to be completed by Aug. 1

Downtown Belding will never look the same again.

What was once a busy railway that brought commuter and industry traffic through the heart of downtown will now return in the form of a cycling trail. It’s been a dream that has been discussed for years, but now, construction has officially started and, come Aug. 1, the Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trail (FMRVRT) through Belding will be complete.