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Belding VFW member and Vietnam War veteran Denny Craycraft salutes at the site of Belding Veterans Park during the playing of the national anthem on Memorial Day. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Belding Memorial Day service honors veterans

As the playing of taps steadily carried across Central Riverside Park, combined with tears that rolled softly down the cheeks of many who circled around several war memorials, it was evident — Belding remembered.


JUST IN: Muskegon River Watershed Assembly projects underway in Montcalm County

The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (MRWA) is working on some exciting projects in Montcalm County.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners heard an update today from MRWA Director Terry Stilson. The Muskegon River is the second longest river in Michigan at 217 miles long. The Muskegon River Watershed is situated in west central Michigan and encompasses more than 2,700 miles.


JUST IN: New York man injured in rollover accident

Deputies from the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a one-car rollover accident that took place around 12:12 a.m. Tuesday.

According to police, Jacob Cameron, 19, of New York, lost control of his Chevy Blazer while attempting to stop near the intersection of South Berridge Road and M-57. The vehicle rolled onto its roof on the north side of the road.


JUST IN: Howard City man injured in car-tree crash

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a single vehicle accident that took place around 5:30 p.m. Monday in the 8400 block of Garbow Road.

Investigators say a tan Toyota Corolla, driven by Scott Huff, 46, of Howard City, left the road and struck a tree. At the scene, police discovered Huff lying unconscious in the grass near the burning car.


Funeral Notices for May 26, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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The Rifleman: Ceo Bauer recalls WWII combat experience

Pfc. Ceo Bauer was one of the men who would become known as the Iron Men of Metz

“I was in the Third Squad of the First Platoon of I Company of the 377th Regiment of the 95th Infantry Division,” he said. “I was a rifleman. We did our duty.”

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Tri County’s 149 graduates ‘braver than you believe’

A fresh crop of Tri County High School students celebrated years of academics, sports and extracurricular activities at commencement exercises Thursday evening at the school. The graduating class of 2015 saw 149 students cross the stage to receive diplomas.

J Charles Rockafellow and Timothy Darnell await their Seiter Educational Service Center certificates of completion on Friday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Seiter Center awards certificates to four students

In a heartfelt ceremony, the Seiter Educational Service Center celebrated the accomplishments of four of its graduates. Camille Bradley, Timothy Darnell, Kelanie Jones and J Charles Rockafellow all received their certificates of completion Friday.

Lindsey, Hailey and Kelly Olger will reign as Sheridan Springfest royalty this weekend after winning the titles of princess, queen and junior princess at the Springfest pageant Thursday. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Sheridan sisters rule over Springfest

When Hailey Olger was 5 years old, she won the Sheridan Springfest junior princess contest. She was also the only contestant. History has a way of repeating itself.

Mindi McKay, Marilyn McDougall, Susan Wyckoff McFarland, Springfest Queen Hailey Olger and court Lindsey Olger and Kelly Olger stand in front of Sheridan's new historic mural. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Mural pays homage to Sheridan’s history

A familiar saying for brides is, “Something old and something new…” The two have become one in this village, just in time for this weekend’s Springfest.