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Benjamin Small

Greenville man sentenced for distributing child pornography

A Greenville man was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for distributing child pornography. Benjamin Small, 24, knowingly distributed child pornography in the form of digital images via the Internet from Montcalm County to an undercover FBI agent in California in 2010. When FBI agents arrived at Small’s home in Greenville to investigate, they learned he had moved to Jackson. They located him and interviewed him.


Sheridan VFW candidate forum set for Thursday

A candidate forum is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan VFW Post, according to VFW Post 5065 Legislative Chairman Eric Halvorsen. Candidates for 70th District state representative — incumbent Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, and Mike Huckleberry, D-Greenville — have accepted invitations to attend.

Logan McClintic, a Carson City-Crystal High School graduate, recently made the University of Michigan marching band. — Courtesy photo

Carson City-Crystal graduate marching for U of M Band

Former Carson City-Crystal High School varsity quiz bowl team MVP and band member Logan McClintic will be doing a bit more than studying this year at the University of Michigan. McClintic, who is studying aerospace engineering as a freshman at U of M this year, had the chance to try out for the marching band.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 2, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012


Vandal strikes ArtPrize entry of Gowen woman

A large, rotating sphere that was installed in Grand Rapids as part of the annual ArtPrize competition has been damaged by a vandal. reported Judy Rogers of Gowen returned to her entry “Love Is.” at the David D. Hunting YMCA on Monday night to find that the work had been knocked over.

The Belding High School Marching Band competes on Rudness Field in Belding Saturday evening in front of a capacity crowd during the Belding Invitational. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding marching band performs emotional Greatest Generation tribute

On a crisp fall evening with a full harvest moon hanging in the sky overhead, the city of Belding was marching to the beat of the drum of many enthusiastic, impressive high school bands.
With 10 area high schools represented, from the nearby Rockford Rams to the long-traveled Durand Railroaders, the Belding High School marching band played host to the annual Belding Invitational Saturday night from Rudness Field.


Montcalm County offices still recovering from summer lightning strikes

A flash of light in the sky can cause significant damage on the ground. Montcalm County officials found out exactly how much damage when a tower near the sheriff’s office was struck this past summer.

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent joy ride crime in which someone drove through a soybean field in Carson City around 3 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. — Courtesy photo

Joy rider destroys soybean crop at Carson City farm

A historic Carson City farm sustained major damage after someone took a joy ride and attempted to create crop circles in the soybeans. The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crime, which occurred around 3 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 9.

Anthony Wiles

Greenville man flees police, leaves child in car

A Greenville man was sentenced to jail time after leading police on a chase through a residential area and then running away — leaving his toddler behind in the car. Anthony Wiles, 29, was charged with fourth-degree fleeing and eluding, resisting and obstructing a police officer and driving with a suspended license. He pleaded guilty to the latter two charges.


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