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Second showing of GHS Collage Concert is Saturday (Photo Gallery)

Greenville High School students performed in the 23rd annual Collage Concert Friday night, performing musical numbers while entertaining a packed auditorium at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. Students will perform the show again tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. All vocal and instrumental groups of the high school music [...]

Belding sophomore Trevor Davenport (left), impersonating a leprechaun, runs from sophomore John Adame (center) and senior Alex Cowles (right) as they try to ‘catch his lucky charms’ during the Belding Band Follies show Thursday night at Belding High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding Band Follies set to perform again Friday night (Photo Gallery)

Belding High School Band students performed in the annual Belding Band Follies show, performing musical numbers and comedy sketches while entertaining an audience at the BHS auditorium. Students will perform the show again tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 at the door.

Kim Singh

Health department details impact of last year’s budget cuts

Over the past 12 years, the Mid-Michigan District Health Department (MMDHD) has taken pride in exceeding the expectations of clients, according to Health Officer Kim Singh. These days, Singh says the MMDHD is struggling to provide adequate services, at best.

Randy Stearns

Road Commission for Montcalm County searching for new managing director

The Road Commission for Montcalm County is looking for a new managing director. Randy Stearns, the longtime managing director for Montcalm County, retired on March 16. Stearns recently received a Merit Award at the County Road Association (CRAM)’s annual Highway Conference.


Funeral Notices for April 13, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, April 13, 2012

Belding’s Mariah Heintzelman gets ready to connect on one of her two hits in game two of the Redskins doubleheader win over GR West Catholic on Thursday.

Belding softball team tops West Catholic two more times

The Belding Redskins jumped out to great start in the O-K Blue Conference this week with three wins against no losses. The Redskins continued momentum from Tuesday’s 10-0 win at Grand Rapids West Catholic and won twice on Thursday against the same Falcons team at Demorest Field.

Reality Check | Mike Taylor

MIKE TAYLOR: I’m just tryin’ to keep the customer satisfied, one word at a time

I’m worried about an email I received from a reader the other day. I get a lot of mail, most of it complimentary. It’s complimentary not because I’m the next James Thurber, but because I rarely write about anything of consequence and do my best to avoid controversial topics. When it comes to reproductive rights, gun control, religion, politics and parenting, I’d just like to state emphatically and for the record that I agree wholly and completely with you.

A number of new businesses are opening in downtowan Stanton, including two floral shops, an ice cream shop, an irrigation supply store, an antique store and a beauty salon — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon .

Stanton seeing ‘a good amount of activity’ with several new businesses

Business is booming in downtown Stanton. Montcalm Alliance Executive Director Franz Mogdis reported to the Montcalm County Economic Development & Physical Resources Committee on Monday that many new businesses have opened in the past two months in downtown Stanton. Mogdis partially credited Stanton City Manager James Freed for the increase in business development.


OUR VIEW: Welcome to Greenville, Mr. Pousak

Approachability, flexibility and communication. Those are the goals of the new director of the Greenville Department of Public Safety. And we couldn’t be more hopeful about this new chapter in local law enforcement.

Montabella’s Derek Martin, center, beats Central Montcalm’s Tyler Helms, left, and Carson City-Crystal’s Tyler Fisher during the 100-meter dash Tuesday.

Central Montcalm boys, CC-Crystal girls win track triangular

Central Montcalm’s boys track team and Carson City-Crystal’s girls team were winners in the first meet after spring break. The Green Hornet boys beat the Eagles and Montabella Tuesday with 85 points. The Mustangs had 45 and the Eagles scored 40.