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Belding graduate Taylor Johnson tries to squeeze through the lane during a game for Central Michigan University. The sophomore just earned an honorable mention in the MAC for the 2011-2012 season.

Belding’s Taylor Johnson finishes up second year at CMU

Belding’s Taylor Johnson just finished her second season as a member of the Central Michigan women’s basketball team. It was season of fun, full of learning experiences and heartbreak. It was season of fun, full of learning experiences and heartbreak. The Chippewas began the season with four consecutive losses. They put together a streak of 11 wins in 14 games and finished with a seven game winning streak before two heartbreaking one-point losses ended their season.

The sight of Belding’s former softball field, which will soon be the home of the Redskins baseball team.

Belding softball teams works around construction

The spring practice schedule has been a little different this year as opposed to past seasons for the Belding Redskins softball team. Because of new field construction at the high school the Redskins have been practicing at Demorest Field and not at the high school. They will also play their regular season games there, as well.

On My Mind | Maureen Burns

MAUREEN BURNS: The color of white lies

My friend was out to dinner with his 14-year-old granddaughter. They talked about how the food wasn’t very good and they’d give it about a C minus. Right then the waitress came by and asked how their food was. My friend said, “Oh, good, thanks.” When the waitress left, his granddaughter looked at him and said sweetly, “It’s OK, Grandpa, I lie sometimes too.”

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Greenville Public Schools construction project on schedule (Photo Gallery)

The Greenville Public Schools bond project is coming along well, but there are still many things to finish before the new school year begins. “At this point, I am only hearing excitement,” said Superintendent Pete Haines of comments made by school officials. “Certainly, much focus is on the stadium, which has our athletes and band members all a buzz.”

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Appoint vs. elect for county Road Commission?

The question of whether road commissioners should be elected or appointed continues to be debated in Montcalm County. Gov. Rick Snyder recently approved an amendment to Public Act 156, which would allow a county board of commissioners to ask voters to decide whether the powers, duties and functions of an elected board of county road commissioners should be transferred to the county board of commissioners.

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OUR VIEW: State universities should reveal more

Academic freedom, economic strife and responsible stewardship. Michigan State University, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan have all come under scrutiny for allegedly stepping on some state legislative toes.

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BUSINESS BRIEFS

Link Wireless store opens in Greenville GREENVILLE — Amy Swindell and Karen Cook’s new business, Link Wireless LCC, offers Boost and Virgin Mobile users more options for calling plans and branded-select items locally. The business opened Feb. 23 in the Marketplace Shoppe at 702 Greenville West. It is the second store Swindell and Cook have [...]

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Belding Area Chamber of Commerce news

Belding Area Chamber of Commerce has three ribbon cutting ceremonies scheduled:

Ida Church, owner of Kaleidoscope of Times, holds a cookie jar shaped as a pig. She said any antiques with pigs are her favorite kind. In front of her are old totes that were used at the Northland Refrigerator company in Greenville. The totes have been a hot item, she said. “These are the last of them,” Church said.

Kaleidoscope of Times antiques shop is eye candy for collectors

GREENVILLE — Walking into Ida Church’s shop, Kaleidoscope of Times, one’s eyes immediately wander from one item to the next. Church, who is partial to any antiques that feature pigs, started the business last August, after falling in love with the auctioning industry. From antique furniture and glassware to rare home decor and oddities, Church’s [...]

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Funeral Notices for March 24, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, March 24, 2012