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Belding council approves MSHDA housing program

For those looking to buy a home in the city limits of Belding, a fair amount of relief may now be able to come your way. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, members of Belding City Council voted unanimously to approve housing program guidelines from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s (MSHDA) Homebuyer Purchase Rehabilitation Program.

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Funeral Notices for June 8, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, June 8, 2012

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Man arrested after crashing into Orleans Township residence, fleeing scene

A man is in custody after crashing a vehicle into the front of a building earlier this morning. Ionia County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident at 5999 N. State Road at 3:24 a.m.

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Morley man who fled after causing crash on 131 arrested

Alan Steven Phelps turned himself in late Wednesday afternoon to the Michigan State Police 6th District Fugitive Team. Phelps, 35, of Morley, was wanted on a five-count felony warrant out of Mecosta County for assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.

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Montcalm County Parks & Rec OKs magazine

The Montcalm County Parks & Recreation Commission unanimously approved a bid Tuesday from a local company to publish the next edition of Discover Montcalm. Stafford Media Solutions in Greenville, which owns and publishes The Daily News, will publish the local tourism magazine set to be released in December.

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OUR VIEW: Food that’s in when school is out

Children who are part of low-income or even homeless families continue to make up a sizable portion of the population in Montcalm County and surrounding areas. Local school officials are continuing to step up to the challenge, as they have in years past.

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Sidney Township log cabin total loss after fire

The cause is unknown after an early-morning fire destroyed a log cabin in Sidney Township. Sheridan Community Fire Department responded to a structure fire just after 5:30 a.m. on the corn of Ferris and Wise Roads.

Athlete Brent Tazelaar competes in the 100-meter dash during the Special Olympics Michigan State games in Mount Pleasant on Friday. — Courtesy photo

Local athletes compete at Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games

The cold wind and rain didn’t cool or dampen the excitement of seven Greenville Middle School students who participated in the Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games this past weekend. Greenville Middle School staff member Amy Gunderson said some events were held inside of Central Michigan University’s indoor track complex.

Branden Peterman discusses his three-and-a-half-year ordeal with Auto Owners Insurance after Wednesday’s verdict in favor of Peterman was read. His wife, Carrie, and family members look on in the hallway outside 8th Judicial Circuit Court. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Edmore family rejoices after civil trial verdict against insurance company

The Peterman family has had some dark moments over the past three and a half years, but they never stopped believing they were fighting for the right cause. The Edmore family of five was vindicated Wednesday when a jury found Branden Peterman had not misrepresented himself on a disability insurance policy application — a claim Auto Owners Insurance had alleged.

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More no-parking signs to be placed in Greenville

More no-parking signs are going to be placed throughout Greenville, making roads more accessible and safe. During Tuesday night’s meeting, the Greenville City Council approved multiple items on the agenda regarding parking within the city. Traffic-control orders establishing no-parking signs were approved for some streets after the city received complaints.