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hree Howard City-area youths have been apprehended after allegedly causing mischief and vandalism throughout the village this summer. Incidents included spraypainted vehicles, homes and other property. — Courtesy photo

Howard City vandals apprehended

Three juveniles have been identified after a rash of summer crime throughout Howard City. According to Howard City Police Chief Steve DeWitt, the three Howard City-area youths, two age 15 and one age 14, are responsible for spray painting cars, trailers and other property, egging homes and cars and pounding on the doors of homes and running away throughout this summer.

Carson City-Crystal’s Maxxton Jolls (24) goes up for a rebound against Belding in a game in January

CC-Crystal graduates to play hoops at Alma

Two Carson City-Crystal basketball players will be playing at the college level. Maxxton Jolls and Sara Schneider will be playing for the Fighting Scots this winter.

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Belding bomb threat suspect charged with false report

A man has been charged after allegedly making a false report of a bomb threat in Belding last week. Belding Police Chief Dale Nelson said after officers investigated the situation, they developed a suspect about two hours after the incident.

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SPORTS GALORE: Going off on Lolo Jones

So finishing fourth in the 100-meter hurdles isn’t good enough? I pretty sure the actual runner I’m speaking of, Lolo Jones, would possibly say that. After all, she was the one working her tail off the past four years with the hope of winning Olympic gold.

Keyboardist Glenn Henriksen brings his unique blend of styles, including several sing-along Danish songs, to the first Danish Music Festival, set for Saturday evening at St. Paul Lutheran Church. — Courtesy photo

Keyboardist bringing Danish music to Greenville on Saturday

Danish pianist Glenn Henriksen first made inroads into Greenville in digital format — his recorded music on CD. On sale at a Danish Fest booth several years ago, Henriksen’s collection of original music was purchased by local event organizer Nels Hansen. “I bought it and loved it,” Hansen said. “When Pastor Betsy (Kamphuis) at St. Paul Lutheran Church came up with the idea of a Danish music festival, I immediately thought of Glenn.”

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Men OK after motorcycle vs. pickup truck crash

A man has been released from the hospital after crashing his motorcycle into the back of a pickup truck on Saturday. According to Michigan State Police Lakeview Post Trooper Ed Brinkman, traffic was stopped on Stanton Road while cars were pulling into a mud bog around 2:55 p.m.

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Funeral Notices for August 10, 2012

Read the funeral notices for Friday, August 10, 2012.

Turk Lake Restaurant and Bar plans to expand by adding a microbrewery to its location in Montcalm Township. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Turk Lake Bar to become a microbrewery in Montcalm Township

Turk Lake Restaurant and Bar plans to break ground on a microbrewery within the month. During Wednesday night’s Montcalm Township Board meeting, Turk Lake Restaurant and Bar owner and board trustee Tom Smith asked the rest of the board to approve a land-use change to expand his business.

Both Greenville and Belding city councils approved new fireworks ordinances that restrict when fireworks will be allowed to be used during the year, which both cities hope will resolve noise complaints, mostly during holidays. — File photo

Greenville rules fireworks acceptable only on day of, before and after a holiday

The use of fireworks will be banned within the city of Greenville except for the day of, before and after a holiday. During Tuesday night’s meeting, the Greenville City Council voted to approve an ordinance regulating the use of consumer fireworks in the city of Greenville.

Nine-year-old Bree Town, who is battling acute myeloid leukemia, shows off the “Fight like a girl” bracelets, which were available to purchase, one of the few fundraisers for the Greenville girl’s fight against leukemia. A hog roast benefit will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at 4717 N. State Road in Ionia. Several family fun activities are planned.

Communities rally for Bree Town, 9-year-old leukemia fighter

Bree Town is waiting with much anticipation for her upcoming party, an Alvin and the Chipmunks theme. The 9-year-old Greenville girl, who wants to be just like her mother when she grows up and dreams of flying, knows what she must endure before her party can happen — another round of chemotherapy.