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The original Belding Freedom Wall was decommissioned on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 1948.  Members of the Blue Star Mothers stand near the original wall which stood on the corner of Bridge and Main streets, currently the site of the condemned Gibson building. — Courtesy Photo

3 locations available for Belding Freedom Wall

World War II veteran John Geisen has one wish: To see a new Freedom Wall erected in Belding displaying the names of all Belding residents who fought in the war while they are still alive to see it. Members of a subcommittee working to construct the wall discussed basic logistics of the project, along with possible locations for the wall and a new Veterans Park. Halfway through the nearly two-hour meeting, Geisen had heard enough.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 25, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012

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Baldwin Heights Elementary to receive $100,000 grant from Target

Baldwin Heights Elementary was one of 50 schools picked to receive a $100,000 grant from Target. The grant is to be used to purchase much-needed resources and improve the school’s learning environment.

Kenneth Dittenber of Carson City-Crystal battles with Chris Root of Bath during Tuesday’s match. Dittenber is the No. 1 rated wrestler in Division 4 at 103 pounds according to michigangrappler.com.

Carson City-Crystal wrestlers take two at home triangular

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles wrestling team put on a good show in front of its home crowd for the final time this season.
With the postseason just a couple of weeks away the Eagles cruised to two victories on Tuesday night at home. The Eagles defeated Bath 45-31 in CMAC play and Pine River 51-27 in nonconference play.

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Lakeview boys fall to Reed City

If you don’t put the ball in the basket, you don’t win many basketball games.
The Lakeview boys basketball team found that out Tuesday night, as they made only 12 field goals in losing to the Reed City Coyotes 57-39.

Lakeview’s Andrea Henry, middle, looks for room to go up for a shot between Reed City’s Karah Hensel, left, and Kasey Miller during Tuesday night’s game.

Lakeview girls drop second CSAA game

Lakeview’s girls basketball team had one momentary lapse and it cost them a Central State Activities Association game.
The Reed City Coyotes beat the Wildcats 66-45 Tuesday night, doing it with one simple run.

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Central Montcalm hosting Juvenile Diabetes fundraiser

The lives of a local family changed forever in April of 2011.
It was then, 8-year-old Brooken Hansen — son of Brad and Kammie Hansen — was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, otherwise known as Juvenile Diabetes.

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Edmore pain clinic raided, “Dr. Bob” indicted

An Edmore pain clinic was raided Tuesday by federal officials as eight people were indicted for a Medicare and Medicaid kickback scheme.
Babubhai Rathod, also known as “Dr. Bob,” of Mount Pleasant owns and operates Lakeshore Spine & Pain with pain clinics in Edmore, Ludington, Mount Pleasant and more.

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GUEST VIEW: With liberty in education for all

The flag that flies proudly outside of every public school in Michigan reminds us that in the United States all students have the opportunity for a free and appropriate public education. The flag reminds us of our liberty which includes the freedom to choose the most appropriate public education for our child including traditional public schools or charter schools. We also have the right to reject a free public education and choose to pay for private or parochial (religion-sponsored) school or home-school.

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Greenville stabbing suspect facing three charges

A Greenville man is facing three charges after an alleged stabbing at the Wesco gas station in Greenville on Sunday. Eric Tett, 27, was arraigned Monday afternoon on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and vehicle tampering.