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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 [...]

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Funeral Notices Thursday, May 10

FRIDAY Loretta Rathbun — 11 a.m., Cato Township Cemetery. (Brigham Funeral Chapel, Lakeview) Foss White — 11 a.m., Shiloh Community Church. (Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding) Albert E. ‘A.E.’ Zimbelman — 11 a.m., Simpson Family Funeral Home, Sheridan. SATURDAY Richard ‘Dick’ Grant — 11 a.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, Miriam. (Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding) Donald Huddleston [...]

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Habitat for Humanity’s Women’s Build Day is Saturday

Habitat for Humanity’s Women’s Build Day is a time for women to join together to make a difference. Women’s Build Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 704 N. Fifth St., according to Mo Beach, executive director for Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity.

From left, State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, Greenville City Manager George Bosanic, Montcalm Community College President Bob Ferrentino, State Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, Montcalm Community College Trustee Chairwoman Karen Carbonelli, Principal at TowerPinkster, Architects & Engineers Tom Mathison, Senior Vice President with The Christman Company, Dan LaMore, and Montcalm Community College Foundation Vice President Les Morford, participate in the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new Montcalm Community College Advanced Technology Center on Tuesday afternoon in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville facility part of $5.4 million project to expand choices at MCC

On the former site of the Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds, a place where children and adults previously worked together every summer creating lifelong memories, a new facility will be built where people young and old can learn together towards a goal of higher education. On Tuesday afternoon, representatives from Montcalm Community College (MCC), along with many other involved groups, officially broke ground on the new MCC Advanced Technology Center in front of more than 80 spectators.

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Stanton woman recovering after M-66 accident

A Stanton woman is still recovering almost a week after an accident caused by a young man who was not accustomed to driving a vehicle with major horsepower.

Karl Van Haren

Pierson village president survives recall

The president of this small village survived today’s recall attempt by just three votes. A total of 24 votes were cast against the recall of Karl Van Haren, compared to 21 votes cast in favor of the recall.