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Anthony Russell

Howard City teens arrested for Memorial Day weekend break-in

Anthony Thomas Russell, 18, of Howard City, was arrested Monday in connection with a break-in that took place on Kendaville Road in Pierson Township over Memorial Day weekend. A 16-year-old Howard City youth also was arrested for his involvement in the same crime.

Charles Wright

Greenville man arrested for Kent County thefts

Charles Lambert Wright, 50, of Greenville, was arrested Monday after investigators from the Kent County Sheriff’s Office discovered stolen property at a home near Turk Lake in Montcalm Township.

Belding pitcher Kyleigh Linebaugh writes in the dirt before pitching to Zeeland East in the regional semifinal Saturday at Hope College. Linebaugh writes “PT” in the dirt before every inning she pitches to remember her grandfather, who she called “Papa Tom.” He died last year. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding softball team ready to play quarterfinal game against Wayland

Belding’s softball team will face a somewhat familiar foe today at Hope College. The Redskins will take on Wayland Union in the quarterfinals of the Division 2 softball tournament at 4 p.m.


Police Reports for Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Read funeral notices for Tuesday, June 12, 2012.


OUR VIEW: Insurance claims shouldn’t be so tricky

People buy disability insurance in an attempt to protect their families should something awful happen. You pay into the system, hoping you won’t ever need to use it. That’s what Branden Peterman of Edmore did four years ago. With a third child on the way, he bought both life and disability insurance through Auto Owners Insurance in an attempt to protect his expanding family.

Jim Weaver, owner of Shooter Jim’s Taxidermy in Crystal, displays the wings for turkey mounts that are currently in the drying process. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Crystal man’s taxidermy showroom filled with his turkey trophies

The sound of a gobble builds anticipation for the hunter seeking the gobbler with his strutting posture and red, white and blue head. The hunter needs to be stealthy, clever, persistent and patient.

Belding’s Rachel Hunt, left, makes a late tag on Fruitport’s Amanda Benson during the Division 2 regional softball final at Hope College Saturday. — Daily News/Chip Burch

THREE-PEAT: Belding softball wins third consecutive regional title

What many thought would be a rough season for Belding’s girls softball team has turned into a third consecutive trip to the Division 2 quarterfinals. The Redskins won the regional tournament at Hope College Saturday by beating Zeeland East 5-2 and Fruitport 4-2.


Funeral Notices for Monday, June 11, 2012

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Lakeview's Jordan Stephens, left, puts out Vestaburg's Mason Darmody (32) at second base during a game May 25. File Photo

Lakeview baseball team improves

Lakeview’s young baseball team has improved, as the record indicated.
The Wildcats went from two wins last season to 6-23 in 2012, but the record could have been better, according to coach Ryan Vellanti.