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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

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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.

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MEETING IN BRIEF: Eureka Township

Read a report from the Jan. 9, 2012, Eureka Charter Township Board meeting

Belding firefighters launch a boat to help retrieve and repair a fallen power line. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

GALLERY and VIDEO: Crew pulls power line out of Flat River

More than 100 people were without power Monday afternoon in Belding after a high voltage power line fell into the Flat River. The primary line fell into the river around 3 p.m. near York and Morton streets at East Riverside Park. Consumers spokesman Terry Dedoes said 134 customers were affected.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 17, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2011