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Belding girls take 1st to open track season

The Belding Redskins girls track team started the 2014-2015 track season with a first place finish. Competing at the Striders Invite at Aquinas College, the Redskins beat out 16 teams with 69 points on Thursday. Allendale was second with 54 and Bath third with 51.5 points.

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Funeral Notices for March 30, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, March 30, 2015

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Two mobile homes in Montcalm Township destroyed after burn barrel fire rekindles Saturday

A rekindling of a “burn barrel” fire may be to blame for a blaze Saturday that spread to two neighboring mobile homes.

Remnants of a farmhouse on Bailey Road in Winfield Township continue to smolder Sunday morning after a destructive fire Saturday night. (Daily News | Elisabeth Waldon)

2 houses destroyed in fires in Howard City

Five local fire departments stayed busy from Saturday night into Sunday morning battling two separate fires which ended up destroying two residences near Howard City.

The Ionia Montcalm Secure and Friendly Environment Child Advocacy Center opened Thursday with a goal to simplify the interviewing process for child abuse cases. (Cory Smith | Daily News)

Ionia Montcalm Secure and Friendly Environment Child Advocacy Center opens

On Thursday, a collaborative effort consisting of both the Montcalm and Ionia prosecutor’s offices, sheriff’s offices, state police, various city police agencies, Department of Human Services (DHS), Child Protective Services (CPS), Community Mental Health, Area Mental Health Therapists, and several medical personnel, resulted in the opening of the Ionia Montcalm Secure and Friendly Environment (IMSAFE) Child Advocacy Center (CAC).

City of Greenville Planning Commission Chairman David Ralph, Vice Chairman Mike Gustin and Greenville City Councilwoman Jeanne Cunliffe review the final site plan for the Crescent View Village portion of the Hathaway Green Planned Unit Development (PUD) on Thursday. (Brad Klosner | Daily News)

Hathaway’s Planned Unit Development final site plan approved

It has been a long time in the coming, but it is final over. On Thursday, the city of Greenville Planning Commission approved the final site plan for the Crescent View Village portion of the Hathaway Green Planned Unit Development (PUD).

Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire the a vent leading to a wood stove inside the building of 57 Brew Pub & Bistro in Greenville early Friday evening. The fire was successfully extinguished with no injuries reported. (Bruce Bentley | Daily News)

Friday night 57 Brew Pub and Bistro fire quickly suppressed

Sitting in 57 Brew Pub and Bistro, Karen and Larry Carbonelli heard an unnerving sound a little before 6 p.m. on Saturday evening.

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Funeral Notices for Saturday, March 28, 2015

Funeral notices for Saturday, March 28, 2015

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JUST IN: Emergency responders called to 57 Brew Pub & Bistro for possible fire

Emergency responders have been called to 57 Brew Pub & Bistro in Greenville for a structure fire.

Baldwin Heights Elementary School Literacy Intervention Specialist Sarah Shoemaker is committed to fostering reading in students which accounts for her  2015 Michigan Reading Association Teacher Educator K-6 Award. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Baldwin Heights teacher selected for Michigan Reading Association Award

If there is one word that describes Sarah Shoemaker it is humble — even after she was selected as one of the top educators in the state. Shoemaker was recently selected to receive the 2015 Michigan Reading Association (MRA) Teacher Educator K-6 Award.