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Traffic was backed up for about an hour after four vehicles were involved in an accident south of Greenville. This is the scene after a min-van was pushed back into the north-bound lane of M-91 and struck by a Nissan Murano. Daily News/ Kelli Ameling

Four cars involved in accident south of Greenville

Two people were taken to Spectrum Health United Hospital after a four vehicles collided south of Greenville. The accident was reported just after 11:15 a.m. in front of Brad’s Cleaners at 9410 S. Greenville Road (M-91).

Stolen and damged 2007 Arctic Cat.

Prison parolee arrested for snowmobile theft in Howard City, Cedar Springs

A man on parole from prison was arrested after allegedly stealing and damaging a snowmobile and then trying to steal another one in Howard City and Cedar Springs.

Scott Millard

Ottawa County judge reverses contempt order against Stanton attorney

Ottawa County’s 20th Circuit Court chief judge has reversed a criminal contempt of court ruling issued by a district court judge against a Stanton attorney. Scott Millard was thrown into jail by 58th District Court Judge Kenneth Post after invoking his client’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

From left, the Gridiron Institute's Clarence Love, Damian Gregory and Dave Badder are interviewed at WION Radio in Ionia. — Courtesy photo

NFLers bringing Gridiron Institute to Ionia Free Fair

Football players from all over central Michigan will get a chance to see what an NFL training camp is really like during the Ionia Free Fair. Former NFL players Clarence Love and Damian Gregory joined David Badder of Belding to promote the Gridiron Institute, which is set for July 22 at the fairgrounds.

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Strong finish lifts Greenville girls basketball over Holland

A combination of shots inside and outside helped the Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team overcome a slow first half and third quarter deficit. The Yellow Jackets led 20-15 at halftime, but found themselves down late in the third quarter

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 18, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

Kenneth Snow

Greenville City Council looking for new member

The Greenville City Council members will be accepting letters from people interested in filling a position on the City Council. During Tuesday night’s regular scheduled meeting, the council accepted a resignation letter from Councilman and former Mayor Kenneth Snow. The resignation took effect Tuesday.

The east facing of the new gymnasium and indoor track will feature large windows with a view of the woods behind the school.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

GALLERY: Warmer winter helps work crews at Belding High School

A mild winter with little snow has helped workers make up for lost time on construction of the new gymnasium and auditorium at Belding High School. “We’ve had the best possible winter weather you can ask for,” Superintendent Leslie Mount said. “The construction crews have been able to do a lot of work they didn’t anticipate.”

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Big Bash supports Central Montcalm area foundation

An evening of fun, food and entertainment is planned for the Central Montcalm Community Foundation’s 2012 Big Bash on Jan. 28 at Clifford Lake Inn. The public is invited to take part in the mid-winter celebration from 7 p.m. to midnight for adults 21 and older. Tickets are $20 per person and the proceeds support the Central Montcalm Community Foundation (CMCF).

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Belding school administrators save $129,000

Nine Belding Area Schools (BAS) administrators voluntarily opened their employee contracts for renegotiation this past fall, resulting in new contracts that will save the district approximately $129,000 over two years. Superintendent Leslie Mount said the new contracts will save about $45,000 during the 2011-2012 school year and $84,000 the following school year.