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Benjamin Wilkins and his attorney, Thomas Wilson, protested Wilkins’ prison sentence before Judge Suzanne Hoseth Kreeger on Thursday morning in 8th Judicial Circuit Court.

Greenville man sentenced for inflicting severe child abuse

Benjamin Wilkins confessed to making some bad judgment calls while babysitting his girlfriend’s daughter, but he came short of admitting that it was he who harmed the toddler, leaving her with life-altering injuries.


Funeral Notices — Friday, September 20, 2013

Funeral notices for Friday, September 20, 2013

Louise Culver, a longtime Howard City resident and community activist, is being honored as grand marshal of this weekend’s Howard City Harvest Festival.

Howard City’s Harvest Festival returns this weekend

The 11th annual Harvest Festival will return to Howard City on Saturday and Sunday.

Canadian Brass trumpet player Chris Coletti, left, demonstrates for students at Greenville High School what a four-valved piccolo trumpet sounds like.

Greenville students inspired, motivated after Canadian Brass musical clinic

The members of the Canadian Brass professional quintet, collectively, possess years of professional music education and experience that make them the main-stage attraction that hundreds of spectators witnessed last Thursday evening during the 2013 Ash Cultural Event concert at Greenville High School.

A total of 10 apartments were damaged or destroyed during a Sept. 10 fire at Carson Place Apartments, leaving multiple families displaced.

Fire displaces 10 occupants in Carson City; donations pouring in

Multiple families have been displaced since a fire destroyed or damaged about half the units at Carson Place Apartments earlier this month.

Belding senior Nick Price evades a tackler from Coopersville during last week’s game at home. The Redskins host Leslie on Friday

Belding prepares for homecoming game

The Belding football team is back in a familiar position from many years ago. The Redskins are ranked in a tie for ninth in the state in the latest Associated Press Division 4 football poll.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Sept. 18

Lakeview 3, Newaygo 0: The Wildcats picked up their first CSAA win Wednesday night, beating the Lions 25-19, 25-19, 25-18. Sadie Massie had eight kills to lead Lakeview…


Funeral Notices — Thursday, September 19, 2013

Funeral notices for Thursday, September 19, 2013

A reunion of a brother and two sisters separated for over 80 years took place Thursday at Turk Lake Restaurant. Pictured above are, from left, Goldie Godden, Ginny Holstead, Ralph Palmer, Bob Higgins, Irene Palmer, Sherry Higgins, Marilyn Hole-Beerman and Goldie’s daughter, Brenda Sancett. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Brother, sisters reunite at Turk Lake Restaurant after 80 years apart

The story of Ralph Palmer and his sisters — both the one he grew up with and the one he hadn’t met before last Thursday — reads like a novel from Dostoevsky. The characters are myriad and the plot convoluted. And the ending, the payoff, was over 80 years in the making.

Angel Mendoza-Tepetitlan

Man arrested for drunkenly assaulting Good Samaritans, police officer

Angel Mendoza-Tepetitlan was allegedly four times the legal limit of intoxication when he passed out on his way to pick up his child, then assaulted two Good Samaritans and a police officer.