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‘Erin’s Law’ to protect children from sexual abuse

Pending a signature from Gov. Rick Snyder, bipartisan legislature focused on a need to help protect children from sexual abuse will soon become Michigan law. Legislation known as “Erin’s Law,” sponsored by Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, to help prevent the sexual abuse of children in Michigan, has been finalized by the legislature and sent to Snyder to be signed into law.


Security increased after rumored threats at Central Montcalm High School

Local law enforcement officials were called in to Central Montcalm High School Wednesday and today to investigate a rumor and whether it posed a potential threat to students and staff within the district. Superintendent Kristi Teall said after an investigation was performed by police in response to the rumor that began to circulate Wednesday, results showed no credible threat was found.

Bridge Street Cafe in Belding, located at 103 E. High Street (corner of High and Bridge streets) will host the sixth annual free Christmas Eve dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 24  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Bridge Street Cafe to host sixth annual free Christmas Eve dinner

Several area businesses and many individual supporters are teaming up to hold the sixth annual free Christmas Eve dinner at the Bridge Street Cafe in Belding.

Greenville’s Kyle Reamer fights to avoid a pin during a match this year. Reamer went 2-0 on Wednesday in Greenville’s victories over Forest Hills Northern and Jackson Lumen Christi.

Greenville matmen take two wins, including shutout

Greenville’s wrestling team opened O-K Bronze Conference play with an emphatic statement – somewhat. The Yellow Jackets got the first conference win of the season with a 71-0 shutout of Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern Wednesday night at Allinder Gym. The Jackets then got past Jackson Lumen Cristi 45-22.


Greenville to face familiar opponents in playoffs

The high school basketball season is only a quarter of the way complete, but the Greenville Yellow Jackets already know who they will face in the postseason district tournament. Both the girls and boys team will be facing familiar foes in Lowell and Northview.

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Lakeview powder puff workshop makes toys for children

Make all the jokes you want about girls and their alleged ineptitude when it comes to power tools — all evidence to the contrary was on display Wednesday evening at Lakeview High School. That’s where students in Dave Albert’s all-female “powder puff” shop class have spent the past several weeks putting together 20 toy motorcycles, which were then awarded to a select group of area children. The motorcycles, crafted from white pine and mahogany, were among the most carefully built and decorated toys Albert has seen during his time at Lakeview High School. The girls, Albert said, tended to be a bit more meticulous than their male counterparts.


Greenville to honor student-athletes

n the past year, Greenville High School saw many of its student-athletes succeed both on and off the field. On Friday night, those athletes will be recognized for their accomplishments in front of a home basketball crowd. All teams and individual all-state student-athletes will be honored during halftime of Friday’s varsity girls basketball game between Greenville and Forest Hills Northern. The girls game is expected to begin around 7:30 p.m. The boys game begins at 6 p.m.

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Community mourns death of Mary “Mo” Beach

A local woman spent most of her life bettering the community by helping others, taking part in organizations and making a difference. Mary Theresa “Mo” Beach, 68, of Stanton, died Tuesday at the Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids.


MEETINGS IN BRIEF: Spencer Township Board

Read the minutes from Spencer Township Board meetings on Sept. 18, Oct. 16 and Nov. 20.


MEETING IN BRIEF: Oakfield Township Board

Read the minutes from the Nov. 13 Oakfield Township Board meeting.