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Mueller Industries, located at 302 Ashfield St., Belding, has been cleared of any further cleanup efforts after the state officially accepted Mueller Industries’ No Further Action Report in April. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding’s Mueller Industries clean up efforts finalized by MDEQ

After holding a fourth and final public meeting Wednesday night, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced it has officially accepted Mueller Industries’ No Further Action Report. As of today, all of the residential properties to the east of the Mueller Industries-Extruded Metals facility meet the state lead clean-up standard for residential property,” Chris Christensen of the MDEQ Remediation Division said. “We appreciate the cooperation we have received from Mueller Industries over the years. Mueller has really stepped up. This is a success story that needed to be told.”

Logan McClintic, standing with the Carson City Crystal High School Quiz Bowl team’s Quiz Central Championship trophy, will attend the University of Michigan to focus on aerospace engineering. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson City-Crystal quiz bowl champ has dreams of designing aircraft

When he was just a young boy, Logan McClintic used to wait anxiously for his grandfather to buy him his next Lego set so he could put his imagination to work and build whatever flying devices popped into his mind. Today, the Carson City-Crystal High School senior still has those visions of building things that can fly, but rather than playfully build on those ideas with a children’s toy, he will pursue his dreams to design and work on aircraft as an aerospace engineering student at the University of Michigan this autumn.

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Tri County Middle School principal placed on leave

The Tri County Middle School principal has been suspended amid alleged financial irregularities. Middle School Principal Bill Cichewicz was placed on leave last week, according to Tri County Area Schools Superintendent Al Cumings.

Derrick Shaver

Police arrest Greenville man for drugs, drunk driving, retail fraud

A Greenville man was arrested after allegedly committing a slew of crimes this weekend. The Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to an accident at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday in the 800 block of W. Washington Street.

Stacy Rosset

Howard City woman gets prison time for fatal drunken driving crash

A Howard City woman was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison Wednesday after a drunken driving accident last summer that claimed the life of an 8-year-old boy. Stacy Rosset, 37, pleaded no contest April 13 to operating under the influence of liquor causing death. A second charge of operating under the influence of liquor causing injury was dismissed in exchange for her plea.

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Who’s in the Running? 2012 candidates for Montcalm, Ionia county offices

The election filing deadline has passed and the candidates are finalized for Ionia and Montcalm counties. The filing deadline was May 15 via the county clerk’s office.

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Greenville’s annual alumni banquet set for Saturday

The Greenville Alumni Association will have its annual banquet with a social hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion in Greenville. The meal is $25 and anyone who attended Greenville Public Schools is welcome to attend, although there is a limited amount of tickets left for the dinner, according to Alumni Association Treasurer Steve Davis. About 30 tickets are left. Those interested in attending the banquet can call Kemp Insurance at (616) 754-4673.

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Montcalm County law enforcement millage may go back on ballot

A law enforcement millage proposal failed by 120 votes earlier this year. Montcalm County Sheriff Bill Barnwell hopes the margin was close enough for another try.

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No one hurt in Greenville fire Wednesday morning

The Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to a structure fire Wednesday morning. Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Mike Pousak said they received a call about smoke coming from a bungalow-style home at 921 Lake St. in Greenville.

Keith Wondergem

Marion man sent to prison after high-speed chase through Greenville

A man who led police on a high-speed chase through Greenville before crashing his car into a tree was recently sentenced to from 19 months to five years in prison. Keith Wondergem, 53, of Marion in Osceola County, was charged with one count of fleeing and eluding a police officer, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault on a police officer while resisting arrest and one count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.