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Parental rights trial canceled in Greenville child abuse case

Samantha Slater was scheduled to go to trial Wednesday to learn whether her parental rights would be terminated after her young daughter sustained severe abuse injuries. However, last Friday the Department of Human Services withdrew its motion for Slater’s parental rights trial.

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Funeral Notices for July 31, 2013

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Belding youth football campers hit the blocking pads during Tuesday’s session. The camp at Rudness Field began on Monday and continues today.

Belding holds youth football FUNdamentals camp

For three days, the Belding Redskins football coaching staff and varsity players are hosting a youth fundamentals camp at Rudness Field. The camp began on Monday and wraps up today. The camp was for third through eighth graders, non-contact and focused on proper technique and skill development.

An American flag has been placed at the south end of the former Whites Bridge and now has many messages of support and condolences left by people who have visited the site, which was destroyed by arson on July 7. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Group determined to rebuild Whites Covered Bridge

When Paul Phenix was just a young boy, he could recall walking along the former Whites Covered Bridge with his grandparents, who took him to a section of the bridge where he recognized a few names inscribed into the wood. “This is where your great-grandparents signed their names on the bridge,” they said to him. “It’s where we signed our names, and your parents, and now you can sign your name.”

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Michigan’s Thomas to host youth wrestling camp

Greenville High School graduate Jordan Thomas is set to host his second youth wrestling camp in August. Thomas (2012 graduate), who is now wrestling for the University of Michigan, was a three-time individual state champion in high school. He was state runner-up once and finished his career with more than 200 wins against just three loses.

The Sports Galore softball team poses with the trophy after winning the Greenville Classic Saturday.

Sports Galore softball wins Greenville Classic again

For the second time in three years Sports Galore is a winner. Sports Galore knocked off Magnum Sports 14-6 in the finals of the Greenville Classic Softball Tournament Saturday.

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Central Montcalm changes mind on adult ed program

An adult education program will remain under the jurisdiction of Central Montcalm Public School after all. The adult ed program, along with an alternative education program, have been housed in the Central Montcalm Community Building. With the retirement of director John Kearney, Central Montcalm officials had planned to transfer the program to Carson City-Crystal Area Schools.

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Police confiscate 200+ marijuana plants in Montcalm County drug bust

A coordinated police effort on Monday resulted in the confiscation of more than 200 marijuana plants from multiple locations throughout Montcalm County. The Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) conducted domestic cannabis eradication and suppression program flights, or “Operation HEMP,” which stands for “Help Eradicate Marijuana Plantings.” The program is federally funded and is designed to eradicate illegally outdoor marijuana plantings.

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Funeral Notices for July 30, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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JUST IN: Sheridan woman injured in hit and run

A 37-year-old Sheridan woman sustained minor injuries in a hit and run accident that took place around 11:58 a.m. Monday on Holland Lake Road near Derby Road.