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Belding assistant football coach Brian Houser holds his MHSFCA Assistant Coach of the Year award.

Belding’s Houser wins Assistant Coach of the Year award

Brian Houser has been a volunteer assistant football coach for the Belding Redskins the past 16 years. Through those 16 years, three head coaches and countless practices, Houser has remained a loyal Redskin doing whatever he can to help improve the Belding football program.

Carson City-Crystal’s Caleb Geselman, far left, tags Montabella’s Colby Butler at third base during the first game of the teams’ doubleheader Tuesday.

Montabella, CC-Crystal split doubleheader

After the baseball doubleheader between Carson City-Crystal and Montabella, both coaches had something good and something bad to talk about. That’s because each team won one game of the doubleheader Tuesday. The Mustangs won the first game 7-5, while the Eagles took the second game 16-7.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 30

Greenville 1-1: The Yellow Jackets split with the Wildcats in an O-K Bronze Conference doubleheader on Tuesday. Greenville won game one 6-4 behind two hits each from Nick Reamer, Max Little and Jacob Crittenden…

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Belding cuts ties with planning consultant

The city of Belding will no longer be working with LSL Planning Inc. after city council members voted 5-0 to cut ties with the community planning consultant agency after a discrepancy was discovered with recent billing. City Manager Meg Mullendore will now take over the duties previously performed by the Grand Rapids agency, which include development review, governing document creation, public and private sector interaction, zoning and land development regulations, project management and historic preservation.

Marcy Jaques, autism spectrum disorder teacher consultant with the Montcalm Intermediate School District, right, explains the MAISD’s autism program to a group of visitors at Autism Awareness Day on Monday evening. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Seiter Center event sheds light on local autism services and resources

The idea that each human life is of intrinsic worth is not a new one. The Founding Fathers penned it into the Declaration of Independence with the words, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Guest View | Ken Poor

GUEST VIEW: Check out GHS facility at Spring Fling

On Saturday, Greenville High School will host the Spring Fling for Women, which is being organized by The Daily News. During this event, the Food and Nutrition Services Department at GHS also will be showcasing to the Greenville Community our new cafeteria. We will be offering a lunch service very similar to what is offered to our students on a daily basis.

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Gowen home suffers minor damage after fire spreads from burn pile

Flames from a burn pile quickly spread to multiple boats and a house leaving minor damage to a Gowen home on Monday afternoon. The Spencer Township Fire Department was dispatched just after 1:30 p.m. to 16192 Larsen Ave. on a report of a boat and structure fire.

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Funeral Notices for April 30, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Montcalm County sheriff’s deputy charged with embezzlement

Montcalm County sheriff’s detectives are investigating an embezzlement of funds from the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) union, Montcalm County Chapter, by one of their own.

Kids got a chance to see the world from the seat of some seriously big rigs Saturday at the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department’s Touch a Truck event. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Touch a Truck a big hit for area children

The first really perfect day of spring couldn’t have come at a better time for kids and parents attending this year’s Touch a Truck event, sponsored by the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department. Held Saturday afternoon at the Meijer parking lot on Washington Street, the event featured fire trucks, ice cream wagons, dump trucks, ladder trucks, sky cranes, military transports and a host of other four (or more) wheeled vehicles.