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Matt Walrath

Riverdale man sentenced for sex crimes

A Riverdale man was sentenced to up to 30 years in prison Wednesday after being convicted of criminal sexual conduct. Matthew Walrath, 53, was originally charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a 23-year-old victim who is related to Walrath. The charges originated from an incident in Crystal in August 2010.

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Funeral Notices for May 11, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, May 11, 2012

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Police Reports for May 11

Read the Police Reports for May 11, 2012

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For Pierson, it’s one recall down, one to go

The village of Pierson was home to a recall vote Tuesday. Now it’s on to the next one.

Two people were injured in a crash this afternoon at M-91 and Kendaville Road near the Five Corners store. - Daily News/Cory Smith

JUST IN: 2 injured in accident near Five Corners store

A red Pontiac Grand Prix was headed north on M-91 and a white Dodge van was headed east on Kendaville when the van apparently ran a stop sign and hit the Grand Prix. Two patients were transported by ambulance to a hospital.

James Hay

Muir man charged with multiple child porn crimes

A Muir man is being charged with 11 crimes related to child pornography. Investigators from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post’s Ionia detachment arrested James Hay, 53, at his home in Muir following a lengthy investigation.

Starting Aug. 1, the mobile one day per month drop-off sites will discontinue and new permanent unmanned sites will be created in Carson City, Crystal, Edmore, Lakeview, Stanton and one more yet-to-be-named location.

Montcalm County establishing permanent recycling sites

Montcalm County is now contracting with Republic Services for local recycling options. Recycle World on the corner of Sidney Road and M-91 in Montcalm Township is no longer a drop-off location for recyclables.

Construction workers continue to work on three new kindergarten rooms Wednesday afternoon which are being added along with two rooms on the middle wing at Ellis Elementary School in Belding. All are expected to be ready for the start of school in the fall.

Construction on Ellis Elementary in Belding

Construction has started at Ellis Elementary School in Belding, where three new kindergarten rooms are being built along with two rooms added to the middle wing of the school. Those classrooms will be ready for use at the start of the 2012-2013 school year.

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No cuts, layoffs in Greenville’s city budget

The Greenville city budget beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2013, has been completed and proposed to the Greenville City Council for its first look. Although City Manager George Bosanic said the budget was one of his hardest yet to balance, he said it was able to be balanced without cutting services or layoffs.

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Police Reports Thursday, May 10

BELDING — Police responded to 15 complaints Wednesday. Incidents included: • Disorderly person, 4:23 a.m., Pleasant. • Well being check, 1:46 p.m., Front. • Harassment, 10:34 p.m., Kenwood. GREENVILLE — Police responded to 21 complaints Wednesday. Incidents included: • Liquor violation, 12:18 a.m., W. Washington. • Larceny, 1:56 p.m., W. Washington. • Retail fraud, 2:57 [...]