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Belding schools looks to add ‘sexting’ to reproductive health curriculum

When students in sixth through eighth grades enroll at Belding Middle School next fall, part of their reproductive health curriculum may include the topic of “sexting.” Sexting — referred to as the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile phones — can lead to charges as serious as distributing child pornography.

On My Mind | Maureen Burns

MAUREEN BURNS: Presidential Encounters of the First Kind

Last week I wrote about personal encounters with U.S. Presidents. I received so many responses that I am writing them in a three part series. This is part two. Marcy Lage, a former Greenville resident who lives in Arizona, was a college student working at a hotel in Des Moines. John Kennedy stayed there. When he left the hotel, the staff stood around in the lobby. He came over to her, shook her hand and said, “You did a very good job.” Marcy says, “He was so darn good looking, sun bleached hair and very tan. He was casual and friendly. I have never seen a photo of him that was able to portray how handsome he was. My whole life, I have pretty much told everyone I have ever met, ‘I shook hands with Kennedy!’”

Woods and Waters | Ed Gilbert

ED GILBERT: Northern pike and bears in the U.P.

A recent Associated Press article tweaked my thinking about camping in the Upper Peninsula. And yes, it included various outdoor activities that can be done in the winter as well as summer. I have a good friend who lives in the U.P., and he particularly enjoys the fishing and hunting there. He and his family do many other activities there as well, but most of those aren’t in the winter time. Fact is they’re living down in the Lower Peninsula right now!


OUR VIEW: Times are tough, but protection is a must

How do you define quality of life? Caring family and friends, good health, enough money to pay the bills and have some fun … We get to choose some things in life. Other things are beyond our control. Tuesday is one of the days we get to choose.

Taste of Home culinary specialist Eric Villegas

Taste of Home comes to Greenville March 8

GREENVILLE — Drop your whisks, grab your friends and enjoy a night of fun at the Taste of Home Cooking School, presented live at Greenville High School Performing Arts Center on March 8. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. During this interactive event, you’ll watch top culinary expert Eric [...]

The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new location of Henry Law, Professional Corporation. Attorney Katherine L. Henry, owner of Henry Law, has moved her law firm to the Belding Covered Village Mall. Call Henry Law, at (616) 794-3334, email them at, or visit their website at for more information. Pictured are, from left, Candy Kerschen of Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, Shelly Ferguson of Commercial Bank-Greenville, Lindsay Gregg, Jennifer Gasco, Katherine Henry, Mike Henry, Ashley Mix, all of Henry Law, and Terry Acker of Acker Title.

Henry Law celebrates opening with Greenville Chamber


Chamber Check-Up: Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce

Business After Hours At Mattress 4 U from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 22 Mattress 4 U is at 701 S. Greenville West Drive, Suite #2 in Greenville. Enjoy a fun night of networking and prizes!   $3 at the door for 50/50 drawing. Greenville Business Network Greenville Business Network presents Tech Tuesday’s every Tuesday [...]


Voters to decide on Montcalm County law enforcement millage Tuesday

Tuesday is decision day for local court security and law enforcement. Voters will be asked whether to approve a property tax increase of up to 1 mill to generate $1.564 million over five years — through 2016 — to provide funding for Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement.


Eureka Township road millage is up for renewal

The Eureka Township road millage is up for renewal and will appear on Tuesday’s ballots. The millage is being renewed for road maintenance, repair and construction for the period of 2012 to 2017.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 25, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012