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Funeral Notices for Nov. 8, 2012

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Missing elderly woman found safe

An 85-year-old woman was found safe after leaving an assisted living center in Orleans Township on Wednesday. The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office responded to do a ground search for the missing woman with a K-9 team at 10:37 a.m.


Anderson, Insley retain school board positions in Belding; Vestaburg, CC-C, Montabella, Tri County elect board members

After a long night of waiting for election results to trickle in throughout Ionia County, a close race for two spots on the Belding Area Schools Board of Education came to an end in favor of two incumbents.

Lakeview lines up and snaps the ball for a play against Central Montcalm this season. The Wildcats finished the year 5-4 overall.

Lakeview continues football turnaround with 5-4 record

The Lakeview Wildcats narrowly missed out on the MHSAA football playoffs. Narrowly means losing four games to playoff teams, one of which is still playing (Newaygo) in the regional finals. Lakeview lost three of those games by two touchdowns or less, including a 9-8 loss to Newaygo and 21-14 to regular season unbeaten Reed City.

Belding’s Rachel Hunt goes low for a dig during Tuesday’s Class B regional semifinal game against Reed City. The Redskins lost 3-0.

Reed City sweeps Belding from volleyball playoffs

Belding’s volleyball team had their season end in tough fashion Tuesday night. The Reed City Coyotes swept the Redskins from the Class B playoffs with a 25-10, 25-19, 25-17 win in the regional semifinals at Fremont High School.

Leah Somerfield, middle, earned first-team all-conference honors in the O-K Bronze in 2012. Rosalyn Wyse, left, and Audrey Wyse, right, earned honorable mentions.

Three Greenville volleyballers earn O-K Bronze honors

The Greenville Yellow Jackets volleyball team just completed its best season in a long time. The Yellow Jackets finished the season 35-12-5 overall this year. Their season ended with a three game match against Forest Hills Central in the Class district final, following a great win over defending Class A state champion Rockford in the district semifinal.


Montcalm County law enforcement millage fails

Despite continued crime throughout Montcalm County, voters decided to turn down a proposal in support of local law enforcement millage. A 0.6 millage proposal to generate $971,830 per year for two years for the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office was shot down Tuesday by 11,647 “yes” votes (48 percent) compared to 12,735 “no” votes (52 percent).

Dale Miller

Miller defeats Douglas in race for Ionia County sheriff

After serving the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office for more than 26 years, Republican Dale Miller will now lead the department as the newly elected sheriff.

State Rep. Rick Outman watches as election results pour in Tuesday night. Picture, from left to right, are Outman's sister Shelly Gilaman, Campaign Manager James Lower, Rick Outman and Legislative Aide Arianna Van Acker. Daily News/Cory Smith

‘Joyous’ Outman re-elected state representative

Despite losing the national presidential race Tuesday, local Republicans found delight in celebrating the re-election of one of their own. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, was re-elected to his 70th District post for a second term, besting challenger and former state representative Mike Huckleberry, D-Greenville. The tallied votes included 17,104 for Outman and 14,150 for Huckleberry (not including one precinct in Gratiot County, which remained unreported early Wednesday morning).

Michael Adams

Adams re-elected for another term in Montcalm Township

In a race for Montcalm Township supervisor, incumbent Michael Adams, an independent, was elected to a full term for the first time.