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Belding students, parents warned to be cautious of online “friends”

Belding Area Schools sent a letter home with students Thursday to warn of a local man who may be trying to coerce young females to meet with him.
According to a letter from High School Principal Brett Zuver, a Belding-area man may be targeting middle- and high-school females through Facebook and other social media websites.

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Spectrum Health United Lifestyles to receive $450,000 for Rural FitKids Program

Spectrum Health United Lifestyles received a grant to operate its Rural FitKids Program, which will begin in August. On May 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it will distribute more than $10.4 million in grants to rural health providers in the nation.

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Yellow Jackets showing improvement on the court

Wins or losses do not always indicate improvement. The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls tennis team may be struggling to string together wins, but they have shown constant improvement this year.

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Central Montcalm golfers competing in CSAA

The goal beginning the season for the Central Montcalm was to make the team state finals. That goal is still very much attainable as the Hornet golfers continue to improve on the course.

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CC-C Area Schools moves forward with bond work, refinances current bonds

After voters approved a bond earlier this month, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Interim Superintendent Duane Ellis said it’s time to fulfill the school’s promise to the community. “What happens next is that we have to start planning for the construction that we promised,” said Ellis at Monday night’s school board meeting. “We like to really have stuff done as quickly as possible.”

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Carson City-Crystal student expelled for drugs

The Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education expelled a middle school student for a drug-related offense. The decision was made Monday night during a closed session of the regular school board meeting.

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Spectrum Health United Hospital Heart and Vascular Center opens

The Spectrum Health United Hospital Heart and Vascular Center officially opened its doors to existing and new patients on May 8. West Michigan Heart and Spectrum Health Medial Group nationally recognized specialists will provide comprehensive heart and vascular services from prevention and diagnosis to treatment in the recently renovated facility.

One Book One County program features "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand."

2012 One Book One County selection to appeal to all readers

Beatles music played in the background and a bountiful tiered tower of treats and tea set the scene of a traditional English tea party, which represented the theme of One Book One County 2012. As guests entered Wednesday’s opening kickoff event at the M-TEC on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville Campus they saw lovely tables dressed with linens and teatime accoutrements. Flags representing Great Britain and Pakistan decorated the walls with traditional English art carefully placed around the room. All were set up to keep the guests guessing what this year’s book will be. This year the book is “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson.

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Funeral Notices for May 17, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, May 17, 2012

Belding City Council members voted to bid out a construction project budgeted at $30,000 to repair the sidewalks along the Ashfield Street Bridge in Belding at Tuesday night's Belding City Council meeting. The bridge, constructed in 1995, has several areas such as the one pictured above that are not considered safe for pedestrian traffic. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding City Council adopts budget for 2012-2013; OKs bridge repair

Members of Belding City Council officially adopted a balanced budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year during Tuesday night’s Belding City Council meeting. After being first proposed in April and having gone through several revisions, the final version of the budget was presented to council members by City Manager Randy DeBruine Tuesday night and voted through by council members with a 5-0 vote.