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Belding students cheer at a pep rally Friday afternoon while wearing blue items of clothing and face paint to honor fellow junior classmate Austin Gilman, who was injured in an accident Thursday.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding students turn assembly into rally for injured classmate (Gallery)

Homecoming can be described as a time when a school and community come together for an evening to celebrate the rich traditions of a community, welcome back alumni and enjoy an exciting game of varsity football. But at the homecoming pep assembly Friday afternoon at Belding High School, the atmosphere surrounding the homecoming festivities had a different feel from most years.

From left, Tom Learmont, Marge Waldron and Jean Brundage, all members of the Heritage Village Committee, stand on the porch of the newly renovated Sidney General Store. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Renovations under way at historic Heritage Village in Sidney

The general store at Heritage Village lodges the post office and, just like in days of old, is a place where children flock to buy their penny candy and homemade pickles from a crock. The store, located near Montcalm Community College, has a menagerie of historical artifacts on display and is one of 26 restored buildings in the quaint Heritage Village that aims to preserve the past.

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OUR VIEW: Proposal 2 is a Trojan Horse

Michigan’s ballot Proposal 2 is probably the greatest assault on jobs reform — make that future employment possibilities in Michigan — of several “special interest only” efforts to alter Michigan’s constitution.

Lakeview's Brad Hamlin stretches out for a diving catch during the fourth quarter of Saturday's 26-14 win over Central Montcalm at home.

Lakeview wins homecoming game against rival Central Montcalm (Gallery)

There would be no spoiling homecoming for the Lakeview Wildcats this year. The Wildcats started quick and finished strong in a 26-14 victory over CSAA rival Central Montcalm on Saturday at Kos Field.

Nine-year-old Bree Town with her new wig, which was styled by friend and L’image stylist Tara Coville.

L’image Hair Salon’s Oct. 6 ‘cut-a-thon’ for Children With Hair Loss campaign

In an effort to complete what two young, generous sisters set out to do, L’image Hair Salon is holding a “cut-a-thon” from 2 to 5 p.m. today, collecting donations of money and hair to go toward a nonprofit organization that makes and donates wigs to children who have lost their hair.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 6, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Belding’s Neil McCully breaks free for a run during Friday’s homecoming game against Hopkins at Rudness Field. McCully finished the night with 56 yards on the ground.

Hopkins victory spoils Belding’s homecoming (Photo Gallery)

For three quarters Belding’s football team was playing well against an undefeated Hopkins Viking team. But the fourth quarter was the undoing of the Redskins in a 42-11 loss Friday night at Rudness Field during homecoming.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Oct. 5

Montabella 39, Ashley 8: The Mustangs picked up their first MSAC victory of the season over the Bears on Friday night. Zach Taubitz rushed for 133 yards, Logan Burns 83 and Derek Martin 39…

Claudia Nielsen of Turk Lake has multiple pieces in the MCC Create! located in the North Building on the main campus. Nielsen has won many awards including the Art at the Green Jodi Dewey Award during the Danish Festival. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Inaugural MCC Create! going on through Oct. 22

MCC Create! has kicked off for its first event at Montcalm Community College. “MCC Create! is a campus-wide art competition, inspired by ArtPrize in Grand Rapids,” said Gary Hauck, dean of instruction and faculty at MCC. “All students, instructors, staff members and alumni were invited to enter works of art — both two-dimensional and three-dimensional.”

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Howard City couple sentenced for fraud

A Howard City husband and wife were sentenced to six months in jail Thursday after pleading guilty to fraud charges. Nikolaus Warren, 21, and Marcia Warren, 20, were originally charged with 10 felony counts each involving the theft and use of a financial transaction device.