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Funeral Notices for July 24, 2012

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Camp leader Brett Zuver, right, shows a shooting technique during the free basketball camp in Belding on Monday.

Over 100 attend free Belding hoops camp

Brett Zuver never had so many kids interested in basketball. Zuver’s free basketball camp attracted 105 youths to Belding Middle school.

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GUEST COLUMN: Addicts need motivation to keep fighting

In order to succeed, in anything, you must have motivation. Athletes have a reason to train, writers have a reason to finish the story, businessmen have a reason to close the deal. This holds true for us addicts as well. We need to have reasons to keep fighting, to keep trying, to persevere. The odds are stacked against us, because we have a disease that tells us we don’t have a disease, and our biggest deterrent to success is ourselves.

Lakeview’s Roy and Gail Burmeister both achieved numerous accolades and promotions during their military careers. Gail made history as the first female drill sergeant in the active army. — Courtesy photo

Lakeview couple give 75 years, collectively, to the U.S. military

The war in Vietnam was in full swing when Roy Burmeister, who grew up in the Rothbury area, reached draft age. Though he had never considered a career in the military, when his papers came, Roy — like so many young men of the era — answered the call. Even now, after serving with the military for over 40 years, Roy remembers his thoughts on the day his draft notice arrived.

Pilot Jimmy Bearens and wife Barb drop golf balls onto a target below during the helicopter golf ball drop at the third annual PMS golf fundraiser on Saturday in Howard City. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Howard City golf event raises more than $11,000 for MS

Many families and friends teamed up Saturday at Birchwood Golf Course during the Play “Fore” the Cure for Multiple Sclerosis (PMS) golf fundraiser that raised more than $11,000. For Grand Rapids resident Steve Broekema the good weather was a chance to be around friends and support PMS fundraiser.

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Funeral Notices for July 23, 2012

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Griffin wins Sky is the Limit race at Crystal

A huge crowd was on hand Saturday night at Crystal Motor Speedway to watch a spectacular night of racing sponsored by Engine Pro.

Team Rowdy’s Felix Perez fires to first base after a force out at second base on Saturday during the Greenville Classic Men’s Softball Tournament.

Team Rowdy wins Greenville Classic

In order to repeat as champions of the Greenville Men’s Slowpitch Softball Tournament, Sports Galore would have to win three straight games, including two in the finals. Team Rowdy allowed them to win one of the two finals games, but then came back from a deficit to take the tournament.

M-57 will be closed from Monday morning to Wednesday evening in Greenville. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

M-57 project to start Monday in Greenville

Full road closures of M-57 will begin on Monday and last until Wednesday night. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesman John Richard said the full road closure of M-57 will begin at 6 a.m. Monday from Hillcrest Street to the Flat River and last until 8 p.m. Wednesday for a resurfacing project.

Randy Hansen of Lakeview recently retired as a road patrol deputy with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office. — Courtesy photo

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputy retires after 36 years

LAKEVIEW — Randy Hansen was 10 years old when he saw a police officer stop a car and write someone a ticket. “I thought that looks like a lot of fun,” chuckled Hansen. “And it is,” he added. Hansen, 55, of Lakeview, recently retired after working 36 years with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and related county offices He was hired as a dispatcher in 1976, when he was 19 years old. He had no background in law enforcement whatsoever.