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Sam Andres

Andres is Belding interim manager

As Belding begins the search for its next city manager, Finance Director-Treasurer Sam Andres will now take the reins on a temporary basis until that search reaches a conclusion. After a unanimous 4-0 vote by members of Belding City Council on Tuesday night, Andres accepted the position to help guide the city during a transitional process.


Snyder vetoes concealed weapon bill

Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, had mixed feelings when discussions during Monday’s Legislative Luncheon turned to the topic of a controversial concealed weapons bill that was passed by the House and Senate. Having voted in favor of the bill last week, and with it awaiting a signature from Gov. RIck Snyder, Outman said now was not the time for political discussion in the wake of the school shooting that occurred last Friday in Newtown, Conn.


Woodstove believed to have caused Lakeview area fire

Extensive fire damage along with smoke and water damage has left a Lakeview family trying to figure out what to do. The Lakeview District Fire Department was dispatched to 10905 W. North County Line Road on Dec. 12 for a structure fire. Fire Chief Patrick Q. Carr said when they arrived on scene, the fire was through the roof.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 19, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Dec. 19, 2012

Carson City-Crystal’s Mitch Schneider, left, tries to drive around Belding’s Brendan Zuver during the teams’ game Tuesday night.

Defense rules in CC-Crystal win over Belding

The boys basketball game between Carson City-Crystal and Belding wasn’t an offensive gem, but the two coaches saw something else in that game. It was defense. The Eagles got enough defense of their own to beat the Redskins 39-34 Tuesday night.


ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Tuesday, Dec. 18

Breckenridge 68, Vestaburg 59: The Wolverines trailed by only one point late in the game, but eight free throws by the Huskies sealed the win Tuesday night…


Greenville man killed, two more injured in Ionia County crash

One man was killed and two injured in a one-vehicle crash that took place at 1:23 a.m. today. According to Ionia County Sheriff Dwain Dennis, deputies responded to the scene at Jefferson Road north of Nickleplate Road in Ronald Township. Police say a silver Ford F-150 was traveling north on Jefferson Road when the driver lost control and the vehicle left the roadway.

Todd Gerheiser

Belding man pleads to Mount Pleasant stabbing incident near CMU

A Belding man has entered a plea to three felonies related to a stabbing incident in Mount Pleasant earlier this autumn. Todd William Gerheiser, 22, was originally charged with 10 felonies, including two counts of assault with intent to murder, two counts of assault with great bodily harm less than murder, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent and assault and battery.

Mark Christensen

GUEST VIEW: Snowplows need room to groom

In cooperation with an education campaign launched by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the County Road Association of Michigan (CRAM), the Road Commission for Montcalm County urges motorists to drive safely around snow removal equipment and remember, “Snowplows need room to groom.”


Local legislators reflect on right-to-work bill

Upon the passing of last week’s Workplace Fairness and Equity Act, more commonly known as right-to-work, Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, and Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, took time to discuss their thoughts on the passing of the bill at Monday’s Legislative Luncheon meeting at Montcalm Community College. “This was very controversial and there was a lot of demonstration at the Capitol,” Outman said. “It’s something that I’ve thought about for a long time, coming from the educational community.”