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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Jan. 21

Sparta 53, Belding 33: The Redskins lost their make-up game with the Spartans Wednesday night, losing the O-K Blue Conference game. Greta Wilker led Belding with 13 points…

After reaching 300 pounds, Greenville’s Jami Dulyea decided she needed to make a change — a lifestyle change. With the help of a full gastric bypass, healthier eating and adding more activities to her daily routine, Dulyea, 24, has had dramatic results. (Daily News | Emilee Andrews)

S.H.E.: Reaching a breaking point, Greenville resident makes life-altering changes

Jami Dulyea has spent a large portion of her life as a self-proclaimed “big” girl. She struggled with her self-image and confidence through school, and found that her peers contributed a lot her low self-esteem.

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Central Montcalm’s interim leader to interview for top job

Amy Meinhardt has several titles after her name at Central Montcalm Public School. She is interim superintendent, curriculum director and state and federal programs director. After Monday night’s special school board meeting, she also earned a new moniker: superintendent candidate.


Lakeview water system is in decent condition

Although this village’s water system complies with state codes, there is room for improvement, particularly in outlying areas. This according to a recent study commissioned by the village by Rowe Professional Services.

Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker, top, tries to turn over Wyoming High’s Gustavo Moreno during the 119-pound match between the two teams Wednesday night. Hilliker pinned Moreno in a minute. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville wrestlers beat Wyoming High, lose to Comstock Park

Greenville’s wrestling team got the win they wanted Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets beat Wyoming High 62-14 in an O-K Bronze Conference meet at Allinder Gym.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 22, 2015

Read The Funeral Notices for Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

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Belding City Council votes 3-2 to fire city manager ‘effective immediately’

After a tense debate, the Belding City Council voted 3-2 to fire their city manager Tuesday night.

Meg Mullendore, who was hired in March 2013, was not present at the city council meeting. She was at home recovering from a recent surgery.

Supporters and members of the Belding Education Association teachers union stand in attendance at Monday evening’s school board meeting as they asked for the second consecutive meeting that the school board and union reach a fair contract. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding Area Schools teacher contract negotiations stagnant

As another month has come and gone, contract negotiations between the Belding school district and its teachers’ union continue to remain at a standstill.

It’s been nearly seven months since the previous contract between the Belding Area Schools district and Belding Education Association (BEA) union expired on June 30, 2014, and the frustration that has grown in that time was evident again Monday evening’s school board meeting.

Consumers Energy Public Affairs Area Manager Yolanda Lewis speaks about power plant closings during last week’s Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG) meeting. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

7 Consumers Energy coal plants to close in Michigan by 2016

Thursday’s meeting of the Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG) was full of energy. Quite literally.

Consumers Energy Public Affairs Area Manager Yolanda Lewis gave a presentation on her company during the COGG meeting. She spoke of many areas of the company, but her focus was the loss of several coal-fueled power plants in the state in 2016. Seven of those coal plants are Consumers Energy plants, which are referred to as the “Classic Seven.”

A man allegedly robbed the Burger King near Belding, located at 9463 Belding Road just outside of the city limits, at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon before successfully fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. — Daily News/Cory Smith

UPDATE: Belding Burger King armed robbery suspect caught

A man allegedly robbed the Burger King near Belding at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon before successfully fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The incident took place during lunch hour around 12:20 p.m., according to Ionia County Sheriff’s Sgt. William Hoskins.