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The Phillips family lost their home Friday afternoon at 2545 N. Johnson Road in the Trufant area.

Trufant family loses everything in house fire

The Phillips family was just beginning to enjoy a weekend trip to Kalamazoo when Nicole Phillips received a phone call that no one ever wants or expects to receive. At about 2 p.m. Friday, neighbors spotted smoke coming from the Phillips home at 2545 N. Johnson Road in the Trufant area. Within minutes, flames were shooting through the windows shortly after the Lakeview District Fire Department arrived on scene.

The exterior of The Healing Center in downtown Lakeview reflects the business’ overall philosophy of natural health through a treatment of mind, body and spirit. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

The Healing Center in Lakeview treats mind, body and spirit

When Bob Huttinga began his career in the medical field back in 1976, his practice was fairly traditional. As a certified physician assistant working in Lakeview, Bob examined patients, dispensed prescriptions and performed all the duties common to a typical medical practice. It wasn’t until years later, when he began to experience stress related to his work in the occupational health field that Bob first began to consider the advantages of alternative medicine. A relaxation class and study of the Silva Method of Mind Development of Stress Control gave him the tools to eliminate his stress-related health issues.

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MEETING IN BRIEF: Crystal Township

Read minutes from the Aug. 8 Crystal Township Board meeting.

Firefighters and emergency personnel respond on the scene of a personal injury accident Tuesday morning on M-66 south of Sessions Road. — Cory Smith/Daily News

Sheridan man injured after truck strikes tree

A Sheridan-area man was injured and transported to an area hospital after his truck veered off the road and struck a tree this morning. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident at M-66 south of Sessions Road at 10:58 a.m. after a blue Dodge Dakota pickup truck, driven by a man from the Sheridan area, struck a tree off of the southbound shoulder of the road.

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Montcalm County Board of Commissioners may take over address appeals

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners is considering taking over the Address Appeals Hearing Board. The Economic Development & Physical Resources Committee voted Monday to recommend to the full board that the committee begin serving as the Appeals Hearing Board. The full board will meet Aug. 27 to discuss and vote on the recommendation.

Belding football coach Joe Schwander, right, works on quarterback fundamentals with Belding varsity player Kole Hart, middle, and a junior varsity quarterback during a practice last week.

Belding coach has QB experience to pass on

Belding football coach Joe Schwander knows a lot about the quarterback position. Schwander — a Rockford graduate — played quarterback for Tri-State University (2002-2003) before transferring and finishing his collegiate career at Hope College (2004-2005).

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Greenville power outage leads to discharge of untreated sewage

Untreated sewage discharged from the Greenville Wastewater Treatment Plant on Friday after a fallen tree took out the main power lines. According to a press release, the sewage came from a manhole located on the grounds and released 330,000 gallons of the sewage.

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Funeral Notices for August 14, 2012

Read funeral notices for Tuesday, August 14, 2012.

Greenville’s Randy Hebert moves the ball away from an opponent during a game last season. Hebert is a senior midfielder.

Greenville looks to improve on soccer field

The Greenville Yellow Jackets soccer team begins the new season in a new conference and with goals of improving. The Yellow Jackets — now in the O-K Bronze — return five letter winners from last year’s 4-13 (2-8) team. Returning are Neil Frank, Kyle Reamer, Mark Hebert, Ben Golden and Randy Hebert.

Children wave to participants in the Grand Parade Saturday afternoon at Stanton Old Fashioned Days in Stanton. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Stanton Old Fashioned Days offers fun-filled weekend (Photo Gallery)

With hundreds of patrons browsing through the classic and modern cars lining Main Street in downtown Stanton Saturday afternoon, Dennon Velasquez, 6, of Stanton was simply trying to spot an impressive engine that he believed would make a good fit in his dad’s car.