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Belding baseball falls to Forest Hills Northern

The final game of the O-K Blue Conference season for the Belding Redskins baseball team was one they want to forget as soon as possible. Fortunately for them, they play two games today. The Redskins were downed by the Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern Huskies 17-6 Thursday, as the Huskies swept a three-game series.

Greenville eighth grade student Trenton Hopkins, 14, orders a burrito in Spanish from El Rancho’s in Greenville on Friday. A group of about 80 Spanish students from Greenville Middle School went to El Rancho’s to practice their Spanish language skills.

80 Greenville middle school students test their Spanish skills at El Rancho

Middle-school Spanish students took a lunch trip to El Rancho’s after studying the language and culture of Mexico. The idea behind the visit was for the students to interact with El Rancho employees in Spanish, including ordering in Spanish.

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Funeral Notices for May 18, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, May 18, 2012

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Belding students, parents warned to be cautious of online “friends”

Belding Area Schools sent a letter home with students Thursday to warn of a local man who may be trying to coerce young females to meet with him.
According to a letter from High School Principal Brett Zuver, a Belding-area man may be targeting middle- and high-school females through Facebook and other social media websites.

Jodie Faber

Spectrum Health United Lifestyles to receive $450,000 for Rural FitKids Program

Spectrum Health United Lifestyles received a grant to operate its Rural FitKids Program, which will begin in August. On May 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it will distribute more than $10.4 million in grants to rural health providers in the nation.

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Yellow Jackets showing improvement on the court

Wins or losses do not always indicate improvement. The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls tennis team may be struggling to string together wins, but they have shown constant improvement this year.

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Central Montcalm golfers competing in CSAA

The goal beginning the season for the Central Montcalm was to make the team state finals. That goal is still very much attainable as the Hornet golfers continue to improve on the course.

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CC-C Area Schools moves forward with bond work, refinances current bonds

After voters approved a bond earlier this month, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Interim Superintendent Duane Ellis said it’s time to fulfill the school’s promise to the community. “What happens next is that we have to start planning for the construction that we promised,” said Ellis at Monday night’s school board meeting. “We like to really have stuff done as quickly as possible.”

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Carson City-Crystal student expelled for drugs

The Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education expelled a middle school student for a drug-related offense. The decision was made Monday night during a closed session of the regular school board meeting.

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Spectrum Health United Hospital Heart and Vascular Center opens

The Spectrum Health United Hospital Heart and Vascular Center officially opened its doors to existing and new patients on May 8. West Michigan Heart and Spectrum Health Medial Group nationally recognized specialists will provide comprehensive heart and vascular services from prevention and diagnosis to treatment in the recently renovated facility.