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Belding’s Mindy Reminga, right, moves the ball along the baseline during Tuesday’s 56-47 loss at home to Lakewood.

Redskins fall in nonleague game

The Lakewood Vikings girls basketball team came out firing. And they were hot.
Lakewood (8-10) jumped out to a double-digit first quarter lead and was able to fend off a late charge in a 56-47 victory over the Belding Redskins on Tuesday night.

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SHORT TAKES: Great teachers inspire great students

Great teachers inspire great students. If you read the pages of this publication last week, you know the domino effect is alive and well in our area schools.

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Greenville DDA to save almost a half million dollars over 10 years

Over the course of 10 years, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will save close to a half million dollars through the refinancing of the refunding bond.

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Police Reports-Feb. 15

Read Police Reports for Feb. 15, 2012.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 15, 2012

Read The Daily Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.

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A timeline of United Solar Ovonic and Energy Conversion Devices

A timeline of United Solar Ovonic (USO) and Energy Conversion Devices (ECD).

United Solar Ovonic (USO) and its parent company, Energy Conversion Devices (ECD), voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. (Daily News/Cory Smith)

VIDEO: United Solar Ovonic files for bankruptcy

United Solar Ovonic (USO) and its parent company, Energy Conversion Devices (ECD), voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. The news could not be more different than six years ago when plans were announced to construct six solar panel manufacturing facilities in Greenville for a total of 1,200 new jobs. In reality, four plants were created in two buildings and a total of 474 people were employed at the peak of operation.

The Montcalm County 4-H Fair will take place June 24-30 this year, instead of the typical week of the Fourth of July. A new exhibit building currently under construction can be seen in the background. (Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon)

Montcalm County 4-H Fair gets new building, new date, new president

This year is shaping up to be full of positive changes for the Montcalm County 4-H Fair. The biggest difference this year will be a new date for the annual fair.

Miss Michigan Elizabeth Wertenberger, center, poses with the newly crowned Miss Heartland Outstanding Teen Darynn Robinson and and Miss Heartland 2012 Morgan Lind following Sunday's pageant. (Courtesy photo)

Grand Rapids woman wins Central Montcalm’s first Miss Heartland contest

Miss Michigan 2011 Elizabeth Wertenberger and Miss Outstanding Teen 2011 Marissa Cowans not only hosted the first Miss Heartland Scholarship pageant Sunday at the Central Montcalm Upper Elementary School, they also crowned the lucky young women who hope to become their successors.

Greenville Performing Arts Center Director of Technology and Auditorium Manager Chris Chapman shows the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education what current devices for the hearing-impaired look like. (Daily News/Kelli Ameling)

Greenville’s Performing Arts Center to receive upgrade for hearing-impaired

Greenville Public Schools will receive a gift of $13,000 from a resident to install a new system for the hearing-impaired at the Performing Arts Center. The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education accepted the gift during Monday night’s meeting.