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B Foundation founder Mikayla Linebaugh, left, assists Belding resident Keisha Park with a cheek swab Wednesday evening during a bone marrow registry drive at Belding High School. At top left, cheek swab samples taken at Wednesday’s bone marrow registry drive will eventually be tested to see if people who participated in the drive are eligible for the national bone marrow registry. — Daily News/Cory Smith

B Foundation registers more than 80 possible bone marrow donors

When 10-year-old Bree Town’s acute myeloid leukemia relapsed last month after a year of remission, the reaction from the Greenville community was immediate and overwhelming. Several bone marrow and blood drives were quickly scheduled throughout the community, as Bree, a fourth-grade student at Baldwin Heights Elementary School, will now need a bone marrow transplant as she currently undergoes high dosage chemotherapy.

Flames engulf a 1998 Dodge Durango at 11692 Youngman Road in Eureka Township on Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters and officers from the Greenville Department of Public Safety successfully extinguished the fire before it could spread to a nearby garage and barn. — Courtesy photo

Eureka Township business saved from fire

A swift response time followed by quick thinking by firefighters Tuesday afternoon may have saved a Eureka Township man’s business from burning down before his eyes. Denny Craycraft was on his way to Belding when he received a call from his wife, Ruth Craycraft, to return to his home at 11692 Youngman Road because his son’s truck was on fire.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 5, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

During Tuesday evening’s meeting, the Belding City Council voted 4-1 to remove the historic label from the Electrolux property that previously occupied the space of the original Belding Silk Mill buildings and clock tower.

Belding’s silk mill and clock tower site removed from city’s historic district

What was once considered the most historic portion of the city of Belding is labeled that no more. During Tuesday evening’s meeting, the Belding City Council voted 4-1 to remove the historic label from the Electrolux property that previously occupied the space of the original Belding Silk Mill buildings and clock tower.

Barbara Cain, a volunteer at the Alpha Family Center Baby Pantry in Greenville, gets ready for another day’s worth of clients. Though the Alpha Family Center hasn’t seen a significant downturn in needy in the area lately, other baby pantries have.

Decreased demand at local baby pantries not necessarily good news

About 14 years ago, Judy Hardy, along with a few other members of Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Stanton, decided to start a baby pantry in the church’s basement. The decision followed a presentation on the topic to the church’s leadership board.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 3

Greenville 40, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer 37: The Yellow Jackets used an 11-5 third quarter to help pull away from the Rockets on Tuesday night to open the high school basketball season. Leah Somerfield led the way with 16 points and 12 rebounds for Greenville…

Five Carson City-Crystal players, dark jerseys, battle three Central Montcalm players for a rebound during the teams’ game Tuesday night.

CC-Crystal opens season with win over Central Montcalm

The first girls basketball game of the season for Carson City-Crystal and Central Montcalm saw two teams going in opposite directions. The Eagles continued their rise by beating the Green Hornets 50-25 Tuesday night.

At Tuesday’s meeting, Greenville City Manager George Bosanic urged City Council members to support the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners’ use of Public Act 88 to establish taxpayer funding for a proposed partnership between the Montcalm Alliance and The Right Place.

Greenville City Council supports Montcalm Alliance millage

The Greenville City Council has (mostly) placed its support behind a millage proposed by the Montcalm Alliance for local economic development.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: What are the essentials of a good education?

The approach of the holiday season is as good a time as any to ask what the essentials of a good education are. The only way we will reach our goal is to start by defining what it is that we want to achieve. janet


OUR VIEW: Parent-teacher conferences should be a priority

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding and, yet, difficult jobs that exists on the planet. Rewarding because you get to help nurture and shape a soul from the most innocent and helpless infant to a truly complicated and emotional teenager to what we all hope becomes a very responsible, thoughtful and giving adult.