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Christina Funk of the Organization for Bat Conservation unfolds the wing of a Big Brown Bat Saturday at the Belrockton Museum in Belding as part of the "Bats at the BEL" event. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Bat event entertains, informs children and parents at Belding Museum

As Christina Funk strolled around the center room of the Belrockton Museum Saturday afternoon, 6-year-old Xander Rickert sat patiently in excitement as Funk carried an often misunderstood creature within her hands. Rickert, among 65 other visitors to the museum, knew what he was in store for him and was hoping for a very close look at the mysterious animal Funk was presenting to children and parents around the room.

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Former employee arrested for breaking into Sheridan business

A 37-year-old Carson City man and recently terminated employee of Wrights Plastic Products was arrested Sunday after breaking into the business of his former employer in Sheridan.

This pool and landscape model gives Wolbers-Possehn clients just a small sampling of what the company is capable of producing. Wolbers-Possehn is celebrating two anniversaries this year.

BIZ BEAT: Duo anniversaries celebrated at Wolbers-Possehn in Belding

When Tina Possehn and Greg Wolbers tied the knot in 1994, it was as much a business merger as it was a wedding. All these years later, they both still consider it a match made in heaven.

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Greenville Handy Market robber pleads

A Greenville man has pleaded no contest to a charge that he robbed the Handy Market in Greenville last year.

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Belding’s new city manager feels “at home”

Shortly after Meg Mullendore began the position of Belding city manager earlier this month, she tackled one of the first items on her agenda — purchasing some “Belding gear.”

The Eli Young Band was second in the lineup of artists during Kenny Chesney’s “No
Shoes Nation” tour Thursday night in Grand Rapids. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

REVIEW: “No Shoes Nation” is this year’s hot country tour

Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing James Young of country group The Eli Young Band, who returned to Grand Rapids on Thursday night as part of Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes Nation” tour.

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Funeral Notices for April 27, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bill Braman, former MCC Trustee, pioneering fruit farmer and primary donor in MCC’s Creating Futures, Strengthening Partnerships capital campaign, speaks Thursday afternoon at the ribbon cutting of the new Bill Braman Family Center for Education. — Daily News/Cory Smith

MCC Bill Braman Family Center for Education opens in Greenville

Nearly one year ago, the first shovel was planted firmly into the ground of the former Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds to make way for an historic endeavor undertaken by Montcalm Community College (MCC). After months of construction, community input, government assistance and many donations, the MCC Greenville Campus officially expanded Thursday with the opening of the new Bill Braman Family Center for Education, named after the former MCC Trustee and pioneering fruit farmer and located at 1315 Yellow Jacket Drive.

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Area getting back to normal after flooding

A week after massive flooding throughout Montcalm County, things are starting to get back to normal and roads are being reopened. “We are in pretty good shape,” said Mark Christensen, managing director of the Road Commission for Montcalm County. “It was a challenging week.”

Greenville starter Parker Syrjala delivers a pitch during the Yellow Jackets’ 13-3 win over Cedar Springs on Thursday at home.

Greenville continues perfect start with Cedar Springs sweep

The cold weather has not done a thing to cool the Greenville Yellow Jackets hot start. On Thursday, the Yellow Jackets knocked out 13 hits — 11 of them over the final three innings — en route to a five inning 13-3 mercy win at home against the Cedar Springs Red Hawks.