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Mount Pleasant woman identified after Saturday’s fatal crash

A 31-year-old Mount Pleasant woman died following a traffic crash Saturday at about 8:11 p.m.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 7, 2013

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Toys for Tots coordinator Jennifer Bouck, second from left, gets ready to do some Toys for Tots shopping with a gift certificate presented to the program by Meijer.  Also on hand for Wednesday’s event were, from left, Kenedi Bouck, Meijer customer service lines team leader Rose Christensen, Gabby Bailey, Alyssa Bailey, Angela Bailey, Jazlyn Bailey. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Toys For Tots donations decrease, but need is on the rise for local children

Last year, 1,264 Montcalm County kids enjoyed a Merry Christmas, thanks to the efforts of Jennifer Bouck and her fellow Toys for Tots volunteers. Bouck, who coordinates the program county-wide, hopes to do at least that well with this year’s effort.


Edmore Village Council finally decides on snowplow company

The Edmore Village Council has finally decided on hiring a snowplowing company, but the agreement is far from unanimous.


Funeral Notices – Dec. 6, 2013

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From left, Janine Cornell, Victoria Klumpp, Hunt for a Cure Chairwoman Trisha Haist, Matthew Mingori, Director of Respiratory and Oncology Spectrum Health United Hospital Jeremy Bainbridge, E.J. Paas, Foundation Director Shelly Westbrook, Wayne W. Kreitner, Deborah Kreitner, Andrew Hurst and John Moy, stand together celebrating two donations totaling $8,000 from the Greenville Lions Club and Hunt for a Cure organization. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Donations bring iPads to Spectrum Health United Cancer Center patients

Chemotherapy is a long, grueling and dreaded process for countless patients who give every ounce of strength in their body to stay on the road to recovery while battling against the deadly disease of cancer. But thanks to two local organizations who came together with donations for the Spectrum Health United Cancer Center, a little bit of comfort will be available in the form of iPads that will now be available for patients during their chemotherapy sessions.

B Foundation founder Mikayla Linebaugh, left, assists Belding resident Keisha Park with a cheek swab Wednesday evening during a bone marrow registry drive at Belding High School. At top left, cheek swab samples taken at Wednesday’s bone marrow registry drive will eventually be tested to see if people who participated in the drive are eligible for the national bone marrow registry. — Daily News/Cory Smith

B Foundation registers more than 80 possible bone marrow donors

When 10-year-old Bree Town’s acute myeloid leukemia relapsed last month after a year of remission, the reaction from the Greenville community was immediate and overwhelming. Several bone marrow and blood drives were quickly scheduled throughout the community, as Bree, a fourth-grade student at Baldwin Heights Elementary School, will now need a bone marrow transplant as she currently undergoes high dosage chemotherapy.

Flames engulf a 1998 Dodge Durango at 11692 Youngman Road in Eureka Township on Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters and officers from the Greenville Department of Public Safety successfully extinguished the fire before it could spread to a nearby garage and barn. — Courtesy photo

Eureka Township business saved from fire

A swift response time followed by quick thinking by firefighters Tuesday afternoon may have saved a Eureka Township man’s business from burning down before his eyes. Denny Craycraft was on his way to Belding when he received a call from his wife, Ruth Craycraft, to return to his home at 11692 Youngman Road because his son’s truck was on fire.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 5, 2013

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During Tuesday evening’s meeting, the Belding City Council voted 4-1 to remove the historic label from the Electrolux property that previously occupied the space of the original Belding Silk Mill buildings and clock tower.

Belding’s silk mill and clock tower site removed from city’s historic district

What was once considered the most historic portion of the city of Belding is labeled that no more. During Tuesday evening’s meeting, the Belding City Council voted 4-1 to remove the historic label from the Electrolux property that previously occupied the space of the original Belding Silk Mill buildings and clock tower.