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Every student at Belding Area Schools in grades 6-12 will receive an iPad in the 2012-2013 school-year through the purchase of 1,300 units through a $38.8 million bond levy. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding Area Schools OKs major iPad purchase

Starting next school year, students in Belding Area Schools will begin touching and tapping their way into classroom material. At a special Belding school board meeting Tuesday afternoon, the board approved purchasing 1,300 Apple iPads, putting one in the hand of every student and teacher in grades 6-12 beginning this autumn.

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Ionia County undersheriff to run for sheriff

Ionia County Undersheriff Dale Miller of Odessa Township has announced his candidacy for sheriff. He seeks the Republican nomination in the Aug. 7 primary election and the Nov. 6 general election.

A preschooler was left on a Belding school bus on Feb 28. The driver was suspended but has since returned to work on an alternate route. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding bus driver suspended after leaving sleeping student on bus

A bus driver for Belding Area Schools has returned to work after being temporarily suspended when a child was left on the bus. According to Superintendent Leslie Mount, Belding preschool students were dropped off at the Early Childhood Center at 1 p.m. Feb, 28. A female bus driver, who Mount declined to name, let the children off, did her normal check of the bus, walked throughout the bus and looked at all of the seats, but one child was under a seat and had fallen asleep.

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Funeral Notices for March 7, 2012

Read the Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Carson City man arrested on numerous charges

Michigan State Police Lakeview Post troopers arrested a Carson City man Monday on numerous larceny and drug charges. Troopers investigated the breaking and entering of a building in the Carson City area, where meth lab components were left behind. Information was developed on a suspect and his possible location, as well as a vehicle, a red 1996 GMC Jimmy, which had been stolen earlier that morning.

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Montabella ready for district challenge vs. Beal City

The Montabella Mustangs boys basketball team has not won a district title since 2007. They continue their effort for a new title tonight with a matchup against Beal City at home in the Class C district semifinals.

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Carson City-Crystal girls fall in regional semifinals

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles girls basketball team had a tremendous season. They won their first conference (CMAC) title since 1983. They won their first district title since 1984 and they tied a school record for wins with 18 when they defeated St. Louis on Friday.

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Montcalm Township trailer home saved after wood stove fire

A trailer home is still standing after a fire broke out this morning. The Montcalm Township Fire Department responded to the fire at about 5:44 a.m. on W. Spencer Road.

Interim Director of the Greenville Department  of Public Safety Gary Valentine teamed up with Meet Downtown to hold a seminar for business owners regarding crime prevention on Tuesday. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville seminar helps business owners with crime prevention

Although the recent crime spree in Greenville has seen a downturn, local authorities hosted a seminar for business owners Tuesday on how to keep the declining trend going.

The Fairplain Township Board meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each Month. The board includes, from left, Treasurer Sharon Swindell, Clerk Coleen Myers, Supervisor Tom Sova, Trustee Bill Lutherloh and Trustee Tom Hansen. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Fairplain Township’s Carlsen Road bridge to see update next year

Carlsen Road bridge will go under construction next year to improve its conditions. Mark Christensen, superintendent of the Road Commission for Montcalm County, said the allowed weight limit for the bridge had gone down over the year. Currently, the bridge has a posted weight limit of 13 tons. With the new construction of the bridge, it will no longer have a weight limit.