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Bernard "Bud" Rowley

‘Out of character’: Family searching for answers after shootout

Like many others, the family of Bernard “Bud” Rowley is struggling to understand what initiated an early Saturday morning altercation with police that left Rowley, 55, of Sidney, dead.


Runners for Greenville’s Yellow Jacket Challenge can qualify for Mackinac Bridge Labor Day run

The Yellow Jacket Challenge for 2013 has officially been endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness.


Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education organizes for new year

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education started off the new year with an organizational meeting to elect officers prior to Thursday night’s regular meeting.


Public forum in Greenville to address school legislation concerns

A local public forum is being held to address concerns about an education reform agenda currently under consideration through state legislation, along with concepts being proposed for upcoming sessions.


Central Montcalm student suspended for knife possession

A Central Montcalm High School student was suspended Thursday for possessing a knife on school property.


One man dead after early morning shootout with police in Belding

An early morning altercation today between a male suspect and a Belding police officer led to a shootout between the man and two police officers, resulting in the man’s death.


Central Montcalm Public School may hire police officer

Central Montcalm Public School may follow in the steps of neighboring Lakeview Community Schools by hiring a police officer for the district in conjunction with the city of Stanton.


Funeral Notices — Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013

Funeral notices for Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013

Belding’s Brendan Zuver moves around Cedar Springs defender Aaron Mabie during Friday’s 58-55 win at home. Zuver finished the game with 13 points.

Belding’s Hart drains game-winner with just seconds left

The Belding Redskins nailed 10 three-pointers on Friday night. It was the final one that sealed the game. Trailing 46-41 to start the fourth quarter, Belding’s Brendan Zuver started the comeback with five consecutive points, while Kole Hart finished the comeback with a three-pointer with just seven seconds remaining.

Belding freshman Peyton Mount drives to the basket on Friday night. Mount finished with 12 points.

Belding girls hold on with free throws

Basketball games can be won and lost at the free throw line. On Friday night, it was free throws that allowed the Belding Redskins to notch their sixth victory of the season.