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Two residential structures in Belding, which have been condemned for several years, will now be demolished after council members voted 4-0 to approve a contract bid to Rick Anderson Excavating Inc. Tuesday evening. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Pair of blighted homes to be demolished in Belding

Two homes in violation of the city of Belding’s blight ordinance will be coming down after members of City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to have the homes demolished. In a 4-0 vote, with Councilman Tom Jones absent, council members awarded a demolition to Rick Anderson Excavating Inc. for two homes located at 316 Hanover St. and 914 S. Bridge St.

Belding Councilman Joe Feuerstein challenges verbiage laid out in a recall petition against him Tuesday during a clarity/factual review session at the Ionia County Courthouse. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Feuerstein alleges conflict of interest at recall hearing

Belding City Councilman Joe Feuerstein made the claim at Tuesday’s clarity/factual review session that Ionia County Clerk Tonda Rich should have recused herself from the review session due to a conflict of interest.

Hot air balloons are pictured from a previous Frontier Days festival in Carson City.

42nd annual Frontier Days returns to Carson City this weekend

The 42nd annual Frontier Days will return to town this weekend in downtown Carson City.

Here’s a schedule of events.

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Oakfield Township fire chief fired, but remains as volunteer

This township’s fire chief has been fired. The Oakfield Township Board unanimously voted to fire Don Riker at the May 13 township board meeting. He will be allowed to remain on the fire department as a volunteer firefighter.

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Ionia-Montcalm 4-H coordinator moving on

Rebecca McCafferty may be resigning as 4-H coordinator for Ionia and Montcalm counties, but she is going to continue her career with 4-H … albeit in the deep south.

Belding Councilman Joe Feuerstein challenges verbiage laid out in a recall petition against him Tuesday during a clarity/factual review session at the Ionia County Courthouse. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Recall petition against Belding councilman denied

At the behest of the Ionia County Election Committee, recall petition language submitted toward Belding City Councilman Joe Feuerstein was denied Tuesday morning in an unanimous vote during a clarity/factual review session at the Ionia County Courthouse.

Lakeview catcher Calvin Englund connects for a double against the Big Rapids Cardinals this season. Englund earned a CSAA honorable mention.

Lakeview has four earn CSAA honors

The Lakeview Wildcats baseball team struggled to find consistency in its season this year. Part of the inconsistency was due to the awful weather in April, which forced the cancelations of practices and many early season games.

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Funeral Notices for June 4, 2014

Funeral notices for Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Betty Roger and her family look at a selfie they shot following the graduation ceremony of the Ombudsman class of 2014. Roger was one of 14 students who were a part of Ombudsman Montcalm Center, an alternative high school for at risk students, who graduated Tuesday night in Greenville’s High School Performing Arts Center.

Fourteen students graduate Ombudsman Montcalm Center’s Educational Services program

Fourteen area students who might otherwise have fallen between the academic cracks instead graduated Tuesday evening in a ceremony held at Greenville High School.

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Greenville Council dedicates money to contract for economic development

The longer the wait to market the area for economic development, the more potential jobs and revenue are lost.

This was what was on the mind of city of Greenville officials when they opted to wait no longer for a countywide effort for funding local economic development, which has helped move forward a contract between the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce and The Right Place for economic development in the Greenville area.