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ED GILBERT: Hunting Heritage Banquet on deck

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Flat River Chapter has announced its annual banquet will be here soon. The banquet and fundraiser will be staged March 5 at St. Joseph’s Parish Gym in Belding. A good turnout is expected.

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SPORTS GALORE: Michigan paying Jim Harbaugh to win

For the past 13 months, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has produced a steady stream of headlines. Some of them are by his own doing and some of them are strictly due to the 24/7 media cycle, which includes social media. I’m actually surprised I haven’t read an update about what Harbaugh ate for breakfast yet today. The latest stream of headlines, with signing day just five days away, has to do with the flow of Michigan graduate transfers, decommitting/committing recruits and the “evil” that is Jim Harbaugh.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 2, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Rep. John Moolenaar

GUEST VIEW: Rep. Moolenaar’s year in review for the 4th District

It is an honor to serve you in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 2015, I met with constituents in all 15 counties in Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District to hear their concerns about what is happening in Washington and our country. I have made it a priority to be accessible and available to you, and to be responsive to your requests and concerns.

Belding senior Katie Wood, right, takes a back step against Sparta defender Delaney Armock at home on Friday night. Wood scored a game-high 23 points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Belding remains perfect in O-K Blue, defeats Sparta

Five down, five to go. The Belding Redskins girls basketball team reached the midway portion of the O-K Blue season with a perfect 5-0 record intact. In their latest victory, the Redskins used a strong first quarter and got a game-high 23 points from Katie Wood in a 60-39 home win at Sparta on Friday.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Jan. 29

Greenville 54, Forest Hills Northern 40: The Jackets are now in a tie with the Huskies in the O-K Bronze Conference after their win Friday night. Adele Kemp led Greenville with 20 points. Paige Hallock had 11 points and 17 rebounds and Landon Kemp had 10 for the Jackets…

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 1, 2016

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Porsche, a golden retriever puppy, is the third dog to be taken in by Greta Wilker as a Paws for Cause puppy in training to be a service dog. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding senior trains puppies for Paws with a Cause

Juggling four sports and sitting at the top of her class with a 4.12 GPA, there’s not much outside of school that Greta Wilker has time for.

That is, until the Belding High School senior stares into the eyes of her golden retriever puppy, Porsche, who stares back with an equal amount of love and affection.

This picture was part of a photo package by Cory Smith, who received multiple awards Thursday from the Michigan Press Association for his work.

Newspaper of the Year: The Daily News honored with MPA awards

For the first time in 18 years, The Daily News has been named the Michigan Press Association (MPA) Newspaper of the Year.

The award was announced during Thursday’s MPA banquet at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids. The Daily News won Newspaper of the Year in the daily newspaper Class D category, and was honored with 20 additional awards and honorable mentions.

Michael Young.

‘An all-around good guy’: Rockford city manager remembered

The career of Michael Young, which started in Greenville and flourished in Rockford, came to an unexpected end this week.

Young died Wednesday after suffering a stroke a Monday. He was 48 years old and had just marked his 20th year as Rockford city manager. He is survived by his wife, Melissa, and their children, Michaela, Mackenzie and Jake.