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A surveillance photo of the Edmore bank robbery.

Alleged Edmore bank robber kills self in Georgia

A man allegedly robbed four Michigan banks in one month and walked away from each one without being caught, including a bank in Edmore. In the end, a traffic jam proved to be his downfall.

A total of 37 area businesses were on hand for the 17th annual Belding Community Showcase on Tuesday evening in the new Redskin Arena gymnasium at Belding High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding Community Showcase shines in new facilities, welcomes visitors

More than 2,500 people crowded the halls of Belding High School for the 17th annual Belding Community Showcase on Tuesday night, where area community groups and businesses came together to show off what the area has to offer. According to event organizer Tiffany Jackson, 53 community groups and 37 businesses were at the event, handing out goodie bags and endless amounts of information about services they provide.

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Howard City police planning to crack down on junk vehicles

Howard City residents have less than one week to get rid of junk vehicles. On Monday and Tuesday, Howard City police officers will begin checking every property in the village for enforcement of the village’s junk car and general trash/debris ordinance.

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Perrinton man ticketed in Mennonite buggy crash

A pickup truck driver was ticketed after an accident which resulted in three women being thrown from a Mennonite buggy, as well as the death of a horse. Troopers responded to the accident at 2:25 p.m. Sunday, April 19, on M-57 near Sloan Road in the Carson City area.

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Funeral Notices for May 1, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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.”