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Students from Lakeview High School’s guitar music program demonstrated new instruments recently acquired by the school through a grant. Pictured from left to right are Ryan Smith, Jacob Behrenwald, Kameron Gilbert and Jessi Linebaugh. Also performing, but not pictured, was Dylan Dietz. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview High School music program awarded guitars

The halls of Lakeview High School are alive with the sound of music, thanks to a grant from the Fender Music Foundation. The foundation, located in Agoura Hills, Calif., provides guitars and basses to four Michigan school programs each year. Lakeview was chosen to receive one of this year’s grants thanks to the efforts of music teacher Dean Gilbert, who handled the application process early in the school year.

Daily News/ Lonnie Allen  From left to right, front row, Carson City Administrator Mark Borden, Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge, Officer Alec Gringrich, Officer Doug Elliott, and Carson City Hospital Emergency Room Director Dr. Chris Herald; back row, Carson City Mayor Bruce Tasker, Security Trainer Todd Fancett and Security Staff member Kelly Frost, were at Carson City Hospital recently to sign a new Community Policing Partnership between Carson City and Carson City Hospital. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Carson City Hospital, police department begin partnership

Carson City Hospital and Carson City Police Department have formed a unique collaboration to provide a better law enforcement presence after City Hall closes at 5 p.m. The Community Policing Partnership, which begins in June, is designed to assist the city and hospital at the same time.

Anthony Russell

Howard City teens arrested for Memorial Day weekend break-in

Anthony Thomas Russell, 18, of Howard City, was arrested Monday in connection with a break-in that took place on Kendaville Road in Pierson Township over Memorial Day weekend. A 16-year-old Howard City youth also was arrested for his involvement in the same crime.

Charles Wright

Greenville man arrested for Kent County thefts

Charles Lambert Wright, 50, of Greenville, was arrested Monday after investigators from the Kent County Sheriff’s Office discovered stolen property at a home near Turk Lake in Montcalm Township.

Belding pitcher Kyleigh Linebaugh writes in the dirt before pitching to Zeeland East in the regional semifinal Saturday at Hope College. Linebaugh writes “PT” in the dirt before every inning she pitches to remember her grandfather, who she called “Papa Tom.” He died last year. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding softball team ready to play quarterfinal game against Wayland

Belding’s softball team will face a somewhat familiar foe today at Hope College. The Redskins will take on Wayland Union in the quarterfinals of the Division 2 softball tournament at 4 p.m.


Police Reports for Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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OUR VIEW: Insurance claims shouldn’t be so tricky

People buy disability insurance in an attempt to protect their families should something awful happen. You pay into the system, hoping you won’t ever need to use it. That’s what Branden Peterman of Edmore did four years ago. With a third child on the way, he bought both life and disability insurance through Auto Owners Insurance in an attempt to protect his expanding family.

Jim Weaver, owner of Shooter Jim’s Taxidermy in Crystal, displays the wings for turkey mounts that are currently in the drying process. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Crystal man’s taxidermy showroom filled with his turkey trophies

The sound of a gobble builds anticipation for the hunter seeking the gobbler with his strutting posture and red, white and blue head. The hunter needs to be stealthy, clever, persistent and patient.

Belding’s Rachel Hunt, left, makes a late tag on Fruitport’s Amanda Benson during the Division 2 regional softball final at Hope College Saturday. — Daily News/Chip Burch

THREE-PEAT: Belding softball wins third consecutive regional title

What many thought would be a rough season for Belding’s girls softball team has turned into a third consecutive trip to the Division 2 quarterfinals. The Redskins won the regional tournament at Hope College Saturday by beating Zeeland East 5-2 and Fruitport 4-2.