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Experience gap hurt Belding golfers in 2015

Belding’s boys golf team had an experience gap this season, noted coach Doug Anderson. “We were top-loaded with experience and the bottom guys, we had some inexperience,” Anderson said.

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JUST IN: Alleged Central Montcalm teddy bear thieves caught

With the assistance of the public, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office found those responsible for the recent breaking and entering that occurred at the Central Montcalm schools.

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Funeral Notices for June 16, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notice for Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A carnival provided plenty of fun for younger Summerfest attendees. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

New events prove popular at Lakeview Summerfest

Cloudy skies that threatened rain throughout the day Saturday did little to deter revelers intent on enjoying this year’s Summerfest. Several new events, as well as a host of returning favorites, helped ensure the festival offered something to appeal to everyone. Turnout was excellent throughout the weekend, particularly at popular events like the Kid’s Carnival in the parking lot across the street from the Kelsey Wellness Center.

Miss Danish Festival 2014 Lauren Walsh welcomed admirers and well-wishers at a Miss Michigan send-off party, prior to leaving for a week-long Miss Michigan competition in Muskegon. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Greenville woman competing in Miss Michigan pageant

Lauren Walsh was no stranger to the stage when she competed in the Miss Danish Festival pageant last August. She was, however, new to the world of pageants, with that contest being her only pageant. Winning that title has permitted Walsh, 18, a recent Greenville High School graduate, the privilege of competing in the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant.

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Funeral Notices for June 15, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, June 15, 2015

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New Detroit Red Wings coach keeps family, Irish heritage close

Speak the name Jeff Blashill and hockey fans will immediately associate him with the Ferris State Bulldogs, the Grand Rapids Griffins and — most recently — the Detroit Red Wings.

But it’s his lesser known middle name, Owen, that holds the key to unlocking the rich and storied history of the generations of people who helped make Jeff Blashill who he is today.

Montcalm Township firefighter Jordan Brygal and Fire Chief Clif Dickinson prepare for a training session with a helicopter crew from Aero Med Spectrum Health. The helicopter arrived at the township hall Thursday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Montcalm County firefighters train with Spectrum Aero Med

It’s called the “Golden Hour” … the hour between life and death. First responders and medical crews live by it. It refers to the time they have to get a victim of massive, life-threatening trauma from a catastrophic scene to the hospital.

Adam Eggleston was recently appointed the new magistrate of Montcalm County’s 64B District Court in Stanton. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

New magistrate appointed to Montcalm County’s District Court

When it comes to practicing law, Adam Eggleston is a triple threat. He has worked on the prosecution side, the defense side and now he’s on the bench as the newly appointed magistrate of Montcalm County’s 64B District Court.

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MCC teams with Davenport for nursing program

As soon as this summer, nursing students at Montcalm Community College (MCC) will have classes available to them to where they can work toward a bachelor’s degree more conveniently, thanks to a new coordinated agreement with Davenport University.