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Teen arrested in Pierson Trading Post break-in

A teenage boy has been arrested and charged in connection with a break-in at the Pierson Trading Post.

A basket sits at the end of a fairway of one of the holes at SMASH Park at Lightning Bend Park in Belding. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding’s SMASH Park to expand from nine holes to 18 holes

It hasn’t yet been two months since the latest area disc golf course, SMASH Park, opened at Lightning Bend Park in Belding, but that hasn’t stopped organizers from looking to the future. The park, which is free to play, opened on July 2 and features nine holes, from which visitors tee off with the throw of a disc with a goal to eventually land the disc into a basket at the end of each hole.


Montcalm County commissioners reluctantly agree to pay sheep farmer

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners has (mostly) agreed to obey an “archaic” state law and pay financial damages to a local farmer after two dogs attacked and killed his sheep last year. Commissioners have been debating the issue since April, when Kenneth Lund of Sheridan wrote commissioners a letter detailing a Nov. 20, 2012, incident in which a flock of 28 sheep owned by Lund’s wife Deb were attacked by two neighborhood dogs. Six ewes were killed by the dogs and two more ewes had to be euthanized due to the severity of their wounds. The remaining sheep were all injured in some form or another.

The city of Greenville has purchased a John Deere Gator similar to this one for maintenance on the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail. It will be paid for mostly through a grant from the Greenville Area Community Foundation. — Courtesy photo

Greenville purchases Gator via grant

After receiving a grant in June for a utility vehicle to help maintain the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail, the Greenville City Council approved the purchase of a John Deere Gator last week. The council approved to purchase a Gator from Nelson’s Speed Shop just north of Greenville in an amount not exceed $7,276 during the Aug. 20 council meeting.


Belding off to good start on the volleyball court

It didn’t take long for the Belding Redskins to get into high gear on the volleyball court this season. The Redskins, coming off a second consecutive district title last year (four titles in the past five seasons), opened the season with a championship at The Daily News Volleyball Invitational on Saturday at home.


ROUNDUP: Prep results from Monday, Aug. 26

Sparta 2, Greenville 1: The Yellow Jackets fell to the Spartans in a close road match on Monday night. Sparta jumped out to a two goal lead in the first half, before the Yellow Jackets found the back of the net…

Greenville’s Clarice Callahan, left, moves by a runner during the track season this May, Callahan is one of eight returning Yellow Jackets to this season’s cross country team.

Greenville girls set for cross country season

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls cross country team is just one of many competing today at the Warrior Invitational hosted by Chippewa Hills. Today’s event will be the first of the season for the Yellow Jackets. Area schools Lakeview and Montabella will also compete at the Warrior Invitational.


Funeral Notices – Aug. 27, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.

Greenville’s Stacey Fitzgerald (3) tries to put an attack past the block of Belding’s Peyton Mount (4) during the finals of The Daily News Invitational Volleyball Tournament Saturday.

Belding tops Greenville in Daily News Invitational

After pool play was done, there were two standout teams at The Daily News Invitational Volleyball Tournament — Belding and Greenville. Both had been undefeated in pool play, so they were the favorites to advance the finals.

Participants in Saturday’s fourth annual Clifford Lake Triathlon gather for a group photo.

Clifford Lake Triathlon has 165 participants

Saturday morning was the perfect time to take a swim, ride a bike or go for a run. Saturday morning was so nice, 165 individuals and/or teams of three all decided to swim, bike and run. They did so as part of the fourth annual Clifford Lake Triathlon in Stanton.