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Pierson Village Treasurer Tesha Rush Gould and President Karl Van Haren leave Tuesday's recall clarity hearing in Stanton. Pierson Village Councilwoman Rebecca Starr is attempting to recall Van Haren from office. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Recall language approved against Pierson village president

Recall language against the president of the Pierson Village Council was approved this afternoon at a clarity hearing. Montcalm Clerk Kristen Millard, Probate Judge Charles Simon III and Treasurer JoAnne Vukin unanimously approved proposed recall language filed by Village Councilwoman Rebecca Starr against Village President Karl Van Haren.

The Montcalm Community College pool will be closed from May 21 to Aug. 1 of 2012 due to budgetary restraints. — File photo

Montcalm Community College pool to close this summer

Swimmers who are fond of Montcalm Community College’s (MCC) recreational swimming pool will have to look elsewhere when deciding where to take a dip this summer. According to MCC President Bob Ferrentino, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)-sized pool will be closed from May 21 to Aug. 1 of 2012 due to budgetary restraints.

In May 1967, Ron Blanding participated in Mayor Exchange Day. While visiting Westland, the community found a 1926 Marquette for Blanding to drive because they knew of his love for antique cars. —Courtesy photos

Greenville’s Ron Blanding has enjoyed a life of recreation and service

Ronald “Ron” Blanding has dedicated most of his life giving back to Greenville after being born and raised here. He is an entrepreneur in the milk business who gave back to the community by serving on a variety of boards and participating in many clubs.

Julie Evans, left, and Misti Cordero will serve as group leaders for the Celebrate Recovery series at New Beginnings Church in Six Lakes.  — Daily News/Robin Miller

Program in Six Lakes helps to overcome habits and hang-ups in 2012

The new year is upon us, thus it is time to begin anew. Do you need to kick a bad habit or do a little psychological housekeeping? The Celebrate Recovery program at New Beginnings Church in Six Lakes has what it takes to overcome quirky habits and addictions that impede personal growth.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 3, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012

Lakeview’s Brad Root (22) makes a pass during a game this season against Montabella. The Wildcats travel to Tri County for a nonleague matchup tonight.

Lakeview boys gear up for Tri County

Lakeview’s boys basketball team is 2-2 so far this season, but coach Mike Schreiber isn’t disappointed.
“We’re definitely improved over last year in some areas,” Schreiber said. “We’re not playing as well as we would like, but the guys are going in the right direction.”

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Greenville wrestlers get ready for Lowell

Greenville vs. Lowell in wrestling is one of the area’s biggest grudge matches every year.
Previous battles between the Yellow Jackets and Red Arrows have gone down to the last match, which often decides the O-K White Conference championship.

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UPDATE: Child pinned under vehicle released from hospital

A 7-year-old-child who was pinned under a vehicle after a rollover accident Monday morning was treated and released the same day at Carson City Hospital with minor injuries.

According to Michigan State Police Sgt. Joe Cairnduff, a Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling northbound on Blackmer Road just before 8 a.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle due to icy road conditions and crossed over the center line into a cornfield.

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Funeral notices for Jan. 2, 2012

Tuesday Irene Eickenroth — 2 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church. (Heckman Funeral Home, Howard City) Alice Mack — 2 p.m., Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Climax Chapel. Wednesday Barbara (Taylor) Hadder — 1 p.m., Brigham Funeral Chapel, Six Lakes. Marian L. McKay, 80 BELDING — Marian L. McKay, 80, of Belding, died Saturday in Grand Rapids. Services [...]

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Bloomer Township rollover pins child under vehicle

A 7-year-old child was pinned under a vehicle after a rollover accident this morning.
Montcalm County Central Dispatch reported the child’s entire body was under the vehicle except the head. However, the child reportedly is alert and talking.