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Dwight Quinn

Belding welcomes back two teachers, adds new assistant principal

The Belding Area Schools district will begin this school year by welcoming back some new and familiar faces within its faculty. At the Aug. 19 school board meeting, board members unanimously voted to bring back two teachers who had been laid off in the spring due to low projections in enrollment


Funeral Notices for Aug. 28, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013


SHORT TAKES: 50 years of a dream

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the march on our nation’s Capitol and Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. It was a turning point in an ongoing struggle with our nation’s basic human conscience, and the beginning of new social and legal precepts. Regardless of the work still to be done, we have made meaningful advances in our social well-being.


OUR VIEW: We deserve better from Eureka, Greenville

FOIA. It’s an acronym that stands for the Freedom Of Information Act and it’s been attached to stories in our local news a lot lately.


Police investigating Vestaburg-area break-ins

Police are investigating multiple daytime break-ins of Vestaburg-area homes.

Jheramyah Fridline

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.