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Meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. on Belding middle college

Belding High School will be partnering with Davenport University for a middle college program, which offers students a chance to earn an associate’s degree while attending Belding High School at no cost for tuition.

Konnor Baker is recovering from a near drowning at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. — Courtesy photo

After near-drowning, Bushnell Township child on the road to recovery

The grandmother of a 20-month-old boy who was found in a pond said it was the cold water that saved her grandson and helped to bring him back to life. “He is doing extremely well,” said Marcia Swartzmiller, the grandmother of 20-month-old Konnor Baker. On Saturday, Michigan State Police Lakeview Post Trooper Patrick Agema responded to the 9100 block of Tessie Court off Boyer Road in Bushnell Township after receiving notification that Baker was found unresponsive and without a pulse in a pond.

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Montcalm County receives Consumers Energy rebate

The Montcalm County Administrative Building is now equipped with new steam traps, new LED fixtures and an improved boiler — and the county was reimbursed for the effort. County officials began replacing steam traps in November 2010 as part of a maintenance effort at the former courthouse building located at 211 W. Main St. in downtown Stanton.

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Funeral Notices for May 3, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, May 3, 2012

Greenville’s Sam O’Herron, right, kicks the ball away from a Northview defender during Wednesday’s 1-1 tie at Yellow Jacket Stadium

Greenville girls soccer team scores late to tie Northview

Never say never. For a good portion of the game on Wednesday it looked like the Greenville Yellow Jackets would never find the back of the net in an O-K White soccer match against the Northview Wildcats.

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Greenville police ask residents to lock doors after multiple larcenies

The Greenville Department of Public Safety (GDPS) is investigating multiple larcenies from vehicles between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

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5 injured in U.S. 131 accident

Five people were injured in a two-car accident Tuesday morning on U.S. 131 near Morley. According to the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred at 7:40 a.m. at U.S. 131 and Jefferson Road.

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2012 Danish Festival planning under way

With Greenville’s Danish Festival just around the corner, items are getting approved by the local government to move forward with planning. During Tuesday night’s Greenville City Council meeting, the only items on the agenda were in regards to the annual Danish Festival in August.

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Greenville’s Kent Foundry on Science Channel program Thursday at 9 p.m.

Kent Foundry of Greenville will be featured on Thursday in a documentary the Discovery Channel has produced regarding cannon replicas. Kent Foundry, a leading manufacturer of gray and ductile iron castings, has been included a documentary that will air on the Science Channel, which is owned by the Discovery Channel.

Members of the Belding community filled the room to capacity at Tuesday’s monthly library board meeting at the Alvah N. Belding Memorial Library in Belding in support of reinstating library employee Betty Jenkins. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Longtime Belding library employee reinstated behind community support

Betty Jenkins has been assisting the community of Belding with its library needs for nearly 40 years. When she lost her job at the Alvah N. Belding Memorial Library on March 28 and didn’t know where to turn, that same community came rushing to her aid with unmeasurable support.