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JUST IN: Belding’s Johnson to play for Team USA in Taiwan

BELDING – Taylor Johnson thought her basketball career was over after four years at Central Michigan University. The 2010 Belding graduate was working out to try out for CMU’s softball team next winter. Those plans are temporarily on hold. See Wednesday’s Daily News for the complete story.

Greenville High School Spanish teacher Erin DeWind was recently selected by the Michigan World Languages Association (MIWLA) as the World Languages Teacher of the Year for Michigan. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville High School Spanish teacher wins statewide honor

When Greenville High School Spanish teacher Erin DeWind decided she wanted to teach, it wasn’t to seek recognition. She just wanted to share her passion with others.

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Funeral Notices for June 17, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 17, 2104

Belding Area Schools Finance Director Adrianna Barna, right, delivers a presentation before the Belding Area Schools Board of Education during a public hearing on the proposed 2014-2015 fiscal year budget for the district Monday evening.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding school board adopts budget plans

With the final days of school finally coming to a close for students this week, the Belding Area Schools Board of Education finalized the fourth and final amendment to the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year Budget.

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Belding police officer back on the job

Belding police officer Jason Cooper, who was fired from his job last October, will be reinstated to his position effective next week after an arbitrator ruled in Cooper’s favor. According to Will Keizer, a labor representative for the Police Officers Labor Council, the arbitrator who mediated Cooper’s arbitration hearing against the city of Belding in May officially ruled Monday in Cooper’s favor, effectively returning him to the department.

Airplanes line the runway waiting for children to come and get their rides during Saturday morning's Flying Eagles event at Greenville Municipal Airport.

Flying Eagles soar over Greenville (PHOTO GALLERY)

Airplanes lined the runway waiting for children to come and get their rides during Saturday morning’s Flying Eagles event at Greenville Municipal Airport.

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Montcalm County Household Hazardous Waste Day is June 21

Montcalm County’s Household Hazardous Waste Day will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Howard City Municipal Building at 125 E. Shaw St.

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Funeral Notices for Monday, June 16, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, June 16, 2014

Lakeview High School marching band makes their way down Lincoln Avenue on the parade route during Lakeview Summerfest. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Lakeview Summerfest filled with old favorites, new events (PHOTOS)

This year’s Summerfest in Lakeview, held Thursday through Sunday, offered a little something for everyone. This was the first year the annual event was planned under the auspices of the recently formed Lakeview Festivals Committee.

Both hailing from Greenville, Taylor Bretzke, front left, and Emily Smith, front right, competed among 34 contestants for the Miss Michigan title. Here they are following the opening dance number. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Greenville women enjoy Miss Michigan experience

“I’ll be back,” is a famous line from the movies, but it’s also the goal of two Greenville women after their weeklong adventure competing in the Miss Michigan Scholarship pageant at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in Muskegon.