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Police Reports for Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Read police reports for Tuesday, June 12, 2012.

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Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Read funeral notices for Tuesday, June 12, 2012.

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OUR VIEW: Insurance claims shouldn’t be so tricky

People buy disability insurance in an attempt to protect their families should something awful happen. You pay into the system, hoping you won’t ever need to use it. That’s what Branden Peterman of Edmore did four years ago. With a third child on the way, he bought both life and disability insurance through Auto Owners Insurance in an attempt to protect his expanding family.

Jim Weaver, owner of Shooter Jim’s Taxidermy in Crystal, displays the wings for turkey mounts that are currently in the drying process. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Crystal man’s taxidermy showroom filled with his turkey trophies

The sound of a gobble builds anticipation for the hunter seeking the gobbler with his strutting posture and red, white and blue head. The hunter needs to be stealthy, clever, persistent and patient.

Belding’s Rachel Hunt, left, makes a late tag on Fruitport’s Amanda Benson during the Division 2 regional softball final at Hope College Saturday. — Daily News/Chip Burch

THREE-PEAT: Belding softball wins third consecutive regional title

What many thought would be a rough season for Belding’s girls softball team has turned into a third consecutive trip to the Division 2 quarterfinals. The Redskins won the regional tournament at Hope College Saturday by beating Zeeland East 5-2 and Fruitport 4-2.

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Funeral Notices for Monday, June 11, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, June 11, 2012

Lakeview's Jordan Stephens, left, puts out Vestaburg's Mason Darmody (32) at second base during a game May 25. File Photo

Lakeview baseball team improves

Lakeview’s young baseball team has improved, as the record indicated.
The Wildcats went from two wins last season to 6-23 in 2012, but the record could have been better, according to coach Ryan Vellanti.

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The Daily News welcoming changes

During the past six months, the Stafford Media Solutions publishing team has worked hard to make our products a relevant part of your daily routine. We’re hoping you’ve noticed more local stories. Sharper, more vivid pictures. Increased advertising from local businesses.

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OUR VIEW: Leave original tax cut date in place

So The Associated Press reported earlier this week. While there are many admirable things about our legislative process (think of the alternatives), political grandstanding is not one of them and this idea speaks directly to nothing more than that.

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HEALTH and WELLNESS: Taking preventative measures one bite at a time

There are a multitude of cancer diagnoses everyday. Various forms can be linked genetically, others are caused by environmental factors and some are due to certain behaviors and habits. United Lifestyles registered dietitian Renee DeFrang uses her expertise to both work with cancer patients and others who are looking to improve their quality of life and prevent certain illnesses.