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The Nasons met the Malsons on Monday to give them their bag that was accidently placed in the Nason’s car. Afterward, the Nasons treated the Malsons to lunch because of their kindness when helping Marion Nason find her car at Wal-Mart. The Malson’s pictures were to be handed out to friends and family for helping celebrate their 70th anniversary. The Nasons are still newlyweds and will celebrate their one-year anniversary in February. Pictured, from left, is Doris Malson, Charles Malson, Marion Nason and Robert Nason. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Rainy parking lot ride leads to mixup, but keepsakes returned safely

People close to home are spreading kindness to others throughout the holidays. On Dec. 9, Marion Nason of Belding was in tears because she could not find her vehicle in the Greenville Wal-Mart parking lot through the rain and wind.

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Greenville gets high marks on finances

Not only did the city of Greenville receive the highest rating for its audit report, but the report showed the city has a strong control in place. Joe Verlin, director of audit services at Gabridge and Co. in Grand Rapids, told the Greenville City Council on Tuesday night the city received an unqualified opinion for its audit report.

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Meeting in Brief: Winfield Township

Read a report from the Winfield Township Board Dec. 8 meeting.

A rendering of what the proposed park could look like if it were to be constructed at the empty lot sitting across from City Hall in Belding at the corner of Bridge and Congress. — Courtesy drawing

Belding freedom wall may become veterans park

What originally began as an effort to resurrect a freedom wall to honor area veterans in Belding has grown into much more in just four short months. By Memorial Day 2012, Denny Craycraft, the Belding veteran spearheading the freedom wall project, is hoping to officially break ground on the first phase of constructing a veterans park in Belding.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 21, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011

Tri County’s Dani Longoria recovers the ball after Lakeview’s Estelle Molitor knocks it away during Tuesday’s game at Lakeview. The Wildcats won 40-28.

Lakeview earns fifth win against Tri County

The Lakeview Wildcats and Tri County Vikings girls basketball teams spent a majority of the night at the free throw line on Tuesday. The two teams combined for 47 fouls, 58 free throws and plenty of turnovers in Lakeview’s 40-28 nonconference victory over the Vikings at Cook Gymnasium.

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Jolls lifts Carson City-Crystal past Belding

Belding’s boys basketball team was leading late in the fourth quarter, smelling their first win of the season. But Carson City-Crystal’s Maxxton Jolls had his own ideas.
The Eagle senior made two straight three-point shots – the second with 13 seconds left – to beat the Redskins 47-46 Tuesday night.

Greenville High School’s 3D art class, taught by Sonja Peterson, teamed up with Montcalm County Resource Recovery Coordinator Jacob Rytlewski to help create a display to raise awareness for recycling. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville student sculptures show ways to think before throwing away

Because people usually generate more garbage during the holiday season than the rest of the year, Montcalm County officials want people to think before they throw items away. More often than not a particular item can be recycled, donated, reused or repurposed, said Jacob Rytlewski, Montcalm County’s resource recovery coordinator.

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Valentine named interim director of the Greenville Department of Public Safety

City Manager George Bosanic has appointed Sgt. Gary Valentine as the interim director of the Greenville Department of Public Safety. Valentine’s new position started Tuesday following the retirement of former Director Michael Stuck.

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Central Montcalm students expelled for drug possession

Two Central Montcalm High School students were expelled for the remainder of the school year following a school board vote Monday night. The board met in separate closed sessions, per parental request, to discuss disciplinary action for the male student and female student.