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Funeral Notices for Monday, June 16, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, June 16, 2014

Lakeview High School marching band makes their way down Lincoln Avenue on the parade route during Lakeview Summerfest. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Lakeview Summerfest filled with old favorites, new events (PHOTOS)

This year’s Summerfest in Lakeview, held Thursday through Sunday, offered a little something for everyone. This was the first year the annual event was planned under the auspices of the recently formed Lakeview Festivals Committee.

Both hailing from Greenville, Taylor Bretzke, front left, and Emily Smith, front right, competed among 34 contestants for the Miss Michigan title. Here they are following the opening dance number. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Greenville women enjoy Miss Michigan experience

“I’ll be back,” is a famous line from the movies, but it’s also the goal of two Greenville women after their weeklong adventure competing in the Miss Michigan Scholarship pageant at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in Muskegon.

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Crystal Township Board members, from left, Trustee Kurt McCracken, Treasurer Ted Padgett, Supervisor Chris Johnston, Clerk Bob Naumann and Trustee Jason Anderson, discuss the topic of approving a petition requesting the consolidation of the township’s 18 drains into one.

No action on Crystal Township drain consolidation

If the task of consolidating the large amount of water drains in this township into one system is to be completed, it will now fall on the shoulders of residents.

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OUR VIEW: Belding recall effort going nowhere fast

We have tried but fail to see how anything good can come out of an ongoing recall effort in the city of Belding. Belding resident Dennis Cooper is attempting to get recall language approved against Councilman Joe Feuerstein.

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JUST IN: Man allegedly attempts to abduct Greenville girl

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported attempted abduction involving a teenage girl near Greenville.

The incident occurred around 3 p.m. Friday on Dickerson Lake Road near Greenville Road.

The Vestaburg girls softball team comes together for a team prayer prior to the semifinal matchup against Kalamazoo Christian on Friday at Michigan State University.

Vestaburg falls to defending state champions in semis

Vestaburg’s softball team has overcome defensive errors before. This time, however, they couldn’t. The Wolverines were beaten in the Division 4 state semifinals by defending champion Kalamazoo Christian 6-1 Friday at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium.

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Funeral Notices — Saturday, June 14, 2014

Funeral notices for Saturday, June 14, 2014

Employees from Evergreen Skateparks of Portland, Ore. work on the construction of the new Leppinks Skate Park at Central Riverside Park in Belding Thursday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

PHOTOS: Leppinks Skate Park in Belding taking shape

Construction has begun on the new Leppinks Skate Park at Central Riverside Park in Belding. With more than $70,000 collected through fundraisers and donors, the first phase of the concrete skate park is expected to be completed by July 1.

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Community supports Vestaburg’s outstanding softball season

Tears filled the eyes of the Vestaburg Wolverines softball team.

That’s what happens when seasons come to an end. That’s what happens when seniors have played their final games. That’s what happens when dreams fall short of expectations.

On Friday, the Vestaburg softball season came to an end in the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 4 state semifinals in East Lansing at Secchia Stadium on the campus of Michigan State University.