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Health Department declares designer drugs a threat

The health officer of the Mid-Michigan District Health Department has issued an order declaring the designer drugs known as synthetic marijuana and the poisons known as “bath salts” a threat to public health. This order enables local law enforcement to order people to stop selling these drugs and to remove them from store shelves, and to confiscate the drugs if necessary. The order applies to Clinton, Gratiot and Montcalm counties.

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Funeral notices for June 18, 2012

Read The Daily News funeral notices for Monday, June 18, 2012.

Central Montcalm’s Jared Cilibraise chips from off the second green during Friday’s first round of the Division 3 state boys golf finals Friday at Forest Akers East Golf Course.

Central Montcalm moves up two places at D-3 golf finals

All season Central Montcalm coach Gary Buchholz said his boys golf team could shoot in the 320-stroke range for 18 holes. It took until the Division 3 state finals to do it, but they did, combining for a 313 in the second round of the tournament at Forest Akers East Golf Course on the campus of Michigan State University.

Last year’s Paddle to Pedal event attracted about 15 individuals who kayaked and biked their way throughout scenery along the Flat River in Belding and Smyrna. — Courtesy Photo

Paddle to Pedal offers chance to kayak, bike Flat River and countryside

With its many bike trails and steady flowing Flat River, one doesn’t have to look far when searching for an opportunity to kayak, canoe or bike throughout the greater Montcalm and Ionia areas. The upcoming Paddle to Pedal event, hosted by Double RR Ranch in Belding, will provide an opportunity for family and friends to take in a little of all of these activities while enjoying the natural beauty found along the Flat River and scenic countryside.

Doris Moore recently celebrated her 95th birthday. The self-described feminist previously worked in military intelligence during World War II.— Daily News/Mike Taylor

Ahead of her time: Fiery Sidney feminist looks back on 95 ‘great’ years

Doris Moore was a feminist decades before the term came into common usage. An outspoken advocate for women’s rights, Doris — like her mother and grandmother before her — spent much of her life chasing the equality she sees as the due of all women.

Glen Strouse of Belding relaxes with The Daily News in the new recliner he won from Larry’s Northtown Furniture after his 10-year-old daughter Faith entered an essay about him in the Glad Your My Dad! Contest. Faith’s letter was one of 24 entries in the Father’s Day contest, in which The Daily News and Larry’s Northtown partnered to give away both a chair and year-long subscription to the paper. — Daily News/Andy Kraft

Daughter’s essay lands Belding dad in new chair

Glen Strouse thought he was going to Larry’s Northtown Furniture and Appliance Friday morning to help his mom, Fran, pick out a new chair. Instead, he stood speechless when told that his 10-year-old daughter, Faith, had entered The Daily News/Larry’s Northtown “Glad You’re My Dad!” contest and won a new chair for him. Just in time for Father’s Day.

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SHORT TAKES: What’s the value of a tree?

How much is a tree worth? About $468.75, according to the U.S. District Court. That’s how much Ray and Joann Christensen and their son, Joe Christensen, of Montcalm Township, were ordered to pay times 96 for the 96 trees they cut down on a portion of the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail.

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Funeral Notices for June 16, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, June 16, 2012

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Trio of Greenville drug dealers/users locked up

A trio of drug dealers/users are off the streets of Greenville. Jason Nichols, 25, was convicted by a Montcalm County jury this week of possession of marijuana second offense, maintaining a drug house and being a habitual offender.

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Central Montcalm, Lakeview land players on all CSAA

Both Central Montcalm and Lakeview had baseball and softball players who were named all-conference by the CSAA. In baseball, Green Hornet pitcher Micah Parr was named first-team all-conference. Wildcat Kyler Ridgeway and Central’s Hunter Myers were second-team.