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Lakeview High School graduate Melissa Brainard — teen mom, honor student, employee — continues to keep sight of her educational goals.

Graduating teen mom Melissa Brainard conquers life with positive attitude

Melissa Brainard was determined to walk across the Lakeview High School stage wearing a cap and gown, despite the odds. At 15 and just a sophomore in high school, Brainard became a mother. On commencement day, June 3, the 17-year-old will not only receive her high school diploma, she will continue her journey to becoming [...]


Missing children last spotted in Flat River found safe

EUREKA TOWNSHIP — Three missing children have been found after Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies and Greenville Department of Public Safety officers searched and located the children Saturday evening. Officers responded to the call regarding the missing children at 5 p.m. on Stakes Road near Baker road near the Flat River, who were last seen in [...]


High-speed motorcycle chase ends with multiple arrests

Two motorcyclists are in custody and a third is expecting charges after eluding officers during a high-speed chase after a traffic stop Friday evening.

Woods and Waters | Ed Gilbert

ED GILBERT: Bass fishing coming on

Although I prefer to fish for trout, I also enjoy tackling a bass or two now and then. And bass season in Michigan is right on our doorstep, so I know many of you are anxiously awaiting to cast away, as am I. But today, I believe I’ll discuss a little different method to catch bass, along with some other fishing thoughts.

Belding’s Rob VanDyke throws a pitch during the first inning of the Redskins’ game against Carson City-Crystal Friday.

Belding baseball takes two from CC-Crystal

Belding’s baseball team needed a couple of wins after being swept by Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern this week. They got those two wins, beating Carson City-Crystal 8-1 and 11-6 Friday.

Town & Country Animal Clinic’s annual PETFEST is set for Thursday, May 24. — Courtesy photo

Town & Country PETFEST celebrating 21st open house May 24

GREENVILLE — For 20 consecutive years, Town & Country Animal Clinic has been saying thank you to its clients and the community in its own unique way — hosting a fun open house event called PETFEST. Make that 21 years. From 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the clinic at 9191 SW Greenville Road, all [...]

Caitlynn Bupp will graduate Sunday from Central Montcalm High School. She plans to attend Grand Valley State University in the fall and will begin with 26 college credits.

Central Montcalm senior Caitlynn Bupp will begin college ahead of her class

Caitlynn Bupp will begin her first year at Grand Valley State University this fall, but the Central Montcalm senior won’t be going as a freshman. When the 19-year-old graduates on Sunday afternoon, she will already have 26 college credits under her belt. Bupp — who served as her class president her freshman, sophomore and junior [...]

Reuben Olson III

Greenville Huntington Bank robber’s trial delayed

A court trial has been delayed for a local man accused of robbing the Huntington Bank in Greenville at gunpoint last November. Reuben Olson III, 22, was arrested in February at his girlfriend’s home in Shepard. He is charged with armed bank robbery. Olson was scheduled to go to trial Monday in U.S. District Court [...]

Jeremy and Conda Britt of Rockford, finalists of NBC’s hit show “The Biggest Loser,” continue to work hard at implenting what they’ve learned from their experience on the show and making it a routine in their daily lives.

Life after ‘Biggest Loser’ – Jeremy and Conda Britt

Fresh off one of television’s hottest reality shows, NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” Rockford’s brother-sister duo Jeremy and Conda Britt continue to work to maintain their health and motivate others after they both made it to the final three spots in the show.

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Second motorist involved in April crash dies from injuries

A second motorist involved in a two-vehicle accent in Sheridan on April 29 died from injuries sustained in that accident. Timothy Cain, 33 of Sheridan, died Friday morning at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids from injuries he received in the accident.