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Belding police find class ring after veterans ceremony

Belding police are looking for the owner of a 1957 class ring set with a blue stone that was found Nov. 11 following a ceremony at Belding’s World War II Freedom Wall.

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SHORT TAKES: Holiday bowls next for Michigan, MSU

Big Ten regular season football ended Saturday for both Michigan and Michigan State. MSU squeaked into bowl eligibility by beating the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Alas, Michigan, whose offense failed to appear for the second half of their game, lost to their archrival Ohio State Buckeyes. At the season’s start, both schools were expected to contend for the conference championship. They both fell short of that goal.

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Meals on Wheels delivers holiday cheer and food

The holidays typically evoke memories of large family gatherings around the table. Sometimes these gatherings involved traveling to different parts of the state or even having to work through congested airports to see grandparents and enjoy grandmother’s world famous pumpkin pie. For some, health issues and the cost of travel means holidays spent at home.

The framework for a new building on the former site of Nelson’s Speed Shop in Montcalm Township begins to take shape as construction workers continue work on the new facility Friday afternoon. The new facility will replace the original building, which was destroyed in a fire in June. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Families get back on their feet after fires destroy homes, business

The past few months have been hard for local families who have been trying to pick up the pieces and continue life the way it was before devastating fires took almost everything they owned.

“I love doing it for the kids,” Ferris said about playing Santa. “The kids are great. But the old folks are actually more appreciative. They really enjoy it; they’re thrilled. I just got a big box of candy canes for this year’s visits. I go around and wish them all a Merry Christmas and they love it.”

Local ‘Santa’ Roger Ferris shares Christmas spirit with seniors

He’s got the beard, he’s got the build. Most importantly for volunteer “Santa,” a.k.a., Roger Ferris, he’s got the desire to bring a little holiday cheer into the lives of area seniors.

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9 months later and still no charges issued in fatal Howard City crash

Today marks nine months ago that John Reniff died in a multi-vehicle accident in Howard City. Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to a three-vehicle crash on Ensley Street south of Walnut Street at 9:23 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 26, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Nov. 26, 2012

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Howard City indecent exposure suspect arrested

A man suspected of at least two incidents of indecent exposure in Howard City has been arrested. Corey Alan Crawford, 21, of Howard City, turned himself in to police on Nov. 19.

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3 arrested in connection to meth investigation at Flat River Inn

One male and two female suspects have been arrested after police conducted a methamphetamine investigation at the Flat River Inn in Greenville on Saturday and found the three in possession of of meth. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies, with the assistance of the Greenville Department of Public Safety, conducted the investigation and made contact with the three suspects at the Flat River Inn at 2 a.m.

Shoppers lined up at stores such as J.C. Penney Co. in Greenville on Friday to take advantage of shopping discounts featured across the United States. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Stores see strong shopping turnouts on Black Friday — and Thursday

Black Thursday is the new Black Friday. Stores had a double opportunity to turn a profit for the holiday season this year, with many businesses opening on Thanksgiving Day, as well as on traditional Black Friday.