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Heartland Trail lawsuit settled, Montcalm Township family pays for cutting trees

More than a year after almost 100 trees were allegedly wrongfully cut down along the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail, all parties have reached a settlement in court.

The announcement of the ISO rating was displayed in from the Montcalm Township Hall. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Montcalm Township Fire Department lowers ISO rating

After six months of waiting, the Montcalm Township Fire Department received a letter stating its ISO rating has been lowered by two points.

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Relay for Life at Montcalm Community College June 15-16

Montcalm Community College is hosting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Montcalm County on June 15-16 on the college’s Sidney campus.

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Funeral Notices for June 9, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, June 9, 2012

Daily News/Kelli Ameling  Central Area Michigan Works! Consortium works with local businesses, like Federal-Mogul in Greenville, to help find valuable workers for the work place. Pictured are is Kathy Jo VanderLaan, business solutions manager for Central Area Michigan Works! Consortium, left, talking with Dawn McGourty, Federal-Mogul Human Resources manager, center, and Katie Paulen, Federal-Mogul Human Resources representative, right, on the floor of Federal-Mogul. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

How to get a job in Montcalm County

People who are trying to bounce back from a rough economy and find a new job may be worried they don’t have the right skills or education to get hired — especially since some people have worked in the same field for years.

Emma Fowler, 12, of Greenville, holds up necklaces of beads, which each bead represented a feat in her recovery of Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.

HEALTH and WELLNESS: Cancer — Stories of survival

The sound of glass breaking somewhere downstairs when you’re tucked safely into a 3 a.m. bed; the low growl of an unseen dog on a dark summer’s night; unexpected knocking from beneath your car’s hood when you’re miles from home. All these qualify as scary noises. But the scariest noise of all, the one most people fear above all else, may be summed up in three words: “You have cancer.”

Owen Newland, left, and Dayton Reeves have been collecting chapsticks and toy tractors to donate to the  DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids for young patient, in honor of Bree and Madison Town of Greenville. Bree Town is battling leukemia. The two Belding five-year-old boys will be collecting donations until June 16. Drop donations off at The Daily News office at 109 N. Lafayette St. in Greenville or call (616) 550-0668 for more information.

Lil tykes, big heart: Belding 5-year-old boys collect donations for young patients

Five-year-old Belding buddies Owen Newland and Dayton Reeves have been collecting chapsticks and toy tractors to donate to the DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids for young patient, in honor of Bree and Madison Town of Greenville. Bree Town is battling leukemia.

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Greenville OKs public safety agreement

The Greenville City Council accepted an agreement with the Police Officers Association of Michigan for the officers of the Greenville Department of Public Safety. After coming out of an executive session on Tuesday, the City Council approved the one-year agreement. Assistant City Manager Cameron Van Wyngarden said in the past, the agreements have been three-year-long agreements. However, with the unpredictable budgets, the last two years the agreements were only one-year agreements.

Miss Danish Festival Audrey Frank is competing next week in the Miss Michigan Scholarship pageant in Muskegon. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Miss Danish Festival preparing for Miss Michigan competition

It was on a whim that Audrey Frank opted to compete in the Miss Danish Festival pageant last August. She won that title, earning the right to compete in the Miss Michigan Scholarship pageant and perhaps proceed to the Miss America Scholarship pageant. Following a send-off celebration last Friday at Greenville Area Community Center, Frank, 20, of Greenville, will leave Sunday for Muskegon for rehearsals, public appearances, photos and autograph sessions prior to two evenings of preliminary rounds and Saturday evening’s final round of competition among the 31 contestants vying for the title of Miss Michigan.

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Belding council approves MSHDA housing program

For those looking to buy a home in the city limits of Belding, a fair amount of relief may now be able to come your way. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, members of Belding City Council voted unanimously to approve housing program guidelines from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s (MSHDA) Homebuyer Purchase Rehabilitation Program.