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Jeremy and Conda Britt of Rockford, finalists of NBC’s hit show “The Biggest Loser,” continue to work hard at implenting what they’ve learned from their experience on the show and making it a routine in their daily lives.

Life after ‘Biggest Loser’ – Jeremy and Conda Britt

Fresh off one of television’s hottest reality shows, NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” Rockford’s brother-sister duo Jeremy and Conda Britt continue to work to maintain their health and motivate others after they both made it to the final three spots in the show.

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Second motorist involved in April crash dies from injuries

A second motorist involved in a two-vehicle accent in Sheridan on April 29 died from injuries sustained in that accident. Timothy Cain, 33 of Sheridan, died Friday morning at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids from injuries he received in the accident.

Kaylee Stafford, center, watches closely as teammates Mariana Sanchez, left, and Rebecca Ramirez put the finishing touches on her recycled outfit, one of many modeled at this year’s “Trashion Show.” — Daily News/Mike Taylor

‘Trashion Show’ highlights Activity Night at Greenville Middle School

GREENVILLE — Involved parents make for successful students, a fact not lost on administrators and teachers at Greenville Middle School. Throughout the year, the school hosts numerous events designed to bring parents through the front doors and into the lives lived daily by their children. Thursday’s Family Activity Night at the school has over the [...]


Judge rules in favor of Blanche Ash’s estate tax dispute case

A Montcalm County judge ruled Thursday that the late Blanche Ash’s estate taxes must be paid from the late Stanley Ash’s qualified terminable interest property (QTIP) trust — but the legal battle is far from over. Probate Judge Charles Simon III ruled that the co-trustees of the QTIP trust — the Ashes’ daughter, Jennifer Ash of Connecticut, and Dale Kris — must pay Blanche Ash’s estate taxes by May 24. The estate taxes total more than $4.3 million.

Greenville’s Parker Syrjala delivers a pitch during Thursday’s game against Northview at home. Syrjala pitched seven innings and struck out nine. — Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Northview holds off Greenville’s baseball team for 3-1 win

With two runners on, no outs and the top of the order up the Greenville Yellow Jackets liked their chances to score the tying or even game-winning runs. Unfortunately, Northview pitcher Brian Killinger settled down and the defense, as they had all night, made plays to hold on for a 3-1 win over the Yellow Jackets on Thursday.


Belding baseball falls to Forest Hills Northern

The final game of the O-K Blue Conference season for the Belding Redskins baseball team was one they want to forget as soon as possible. Fortunately for them, they play two games today. The Redskins were downed by the Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern Huskies 17-6 Thursday, as the Huskies swept a three-game series.

Greenville eighth grade student Trenton Hopkins, 14, orders a burrito in Spanish from El Rancho’s in Greenville on Friday. A group of about 80 Spanish students from Greenville Middle School went to El Rancho’s to practice their Spanish language skills.

80 Greenville middle school students test their Spanish skills at El Rancho

Middle-school Spanish students took a lunch trip to El Rancho’s after studying the language and culture of Mexico. The idea behind the visit was for the students to interact with El Rancho employees in Spanish, including ordering in Spanish.


Funeral Notices for May 18, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, May 18, 2012


Belding students, parents warned to be cautious of online “friends”

Belding Area Schools sent a letter home with students Thursday to warn of a local man who may be trying to coerce young females to meet with him.
According to a letter from High School Principal Brett Zuver, a Belding-area man may be targeting middle- and high-school females through Facebook and other social media websites.

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Spectrum Health United Lifestyles to receive $450,000 for Rural FitKids Program

Spectrum Health United Lifestyles received a grant to operate its Rural FitKids Program, which will begin in August. On May 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it will distribute more than $10.4 million in grants to rural health providers in the nation.