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Howard City woman killed while lying in the road

A Howard City woman was killed after a car struck her while she was lying in the road early this morning. According to Montcalm County Undersheriff Mark Bellinger, the accident occurred around 5:30 a.m. on M-46 near Edgar Road just north of Howard City.


Funeral Notices for Friday, July 6, 2012

Saturday Marian “Chicky” Anderson — 11 a.m., Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding. Wednesday Erik Kiste — 11 a.m., Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville.

Ali Kohn, 4, of Greenville, takes an ice cream cone handed to her at Dairy Queen during the heat wave on Thursday, when tempatures reached 100 degrees.

Tips for keeping cool during record heat wave

Summer temperatures in Michigan have been soaring off the chart.
People need to think about themselves, loved ones and pets when it comes to staying cool.
According to WZZM TV 13’s weather forecast, today could set a record-breaking high as one of the hottest days yet in the ongoing heat wave with temperatures reaching as high as 110 degrees.

West Michigan’s Marcelo Carreno delivers a pitch during Thursday’s 5-1 win over Lake County at Fifth Third Ballpark.

Krizan’s big night leads ‘Caps over Captains 5-1

Jason Krizan has been on a tear since coming off the disabled list June 28. The West Michigan Whitecaps left fielder was 3-for-3 with three runs scored Thursday night to lead the Whitecaps to a 5-1 win over the Lake County Captains at Fifth Third Ballpark.


Annual Ingles basketball camp fast approaching

For the sixth consecutive summer, former professional and Greenville High School basketball star Zach Ingles will host his youth camp. The camp runs July 16-20 at Greenville High School. Boys and girls entering first grade through ninth grade are eligible to participate.


Belding Council talks focus on fireworks, noise issues

Those looking to shoot off any fireworks that may have gone unused during the Fourth of July holiday may want to think twice before launching that next rocket into the sky in the city of Belding.


Belding City Council adopts new property code

At the request of Belding Fire Chief and City Code Official Gregg Moore, members of Belding City Council officially adopted the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code (IMPC) during Tuesday night’s meeting. According to Moore, the code, which has been upgraded since the city instituted the previous maintenance code in 2009, now includes boarding standards for the closing of damaged or vacant structures.


Crystal Township home damaged in fire after lightning strike

Minor damage was done to a Crystal home this morning after lightening struck a water line. The Crystal Township Fire Department was dispatched to Smith Street near Crystal Lake for a structure fire at 4:37 a.m.

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Crystal Lake 4th of July fireworks (Photo Gallery)


Fairplain Township Board members would like to purchase this property at 386 W. Fenwick Road just west of the Fenwick Post Office. The property is set to be auctioned off Aug. 6 at the Montcalm County public land auction. — Courtesy photo

Fairplain Township Board wants to purchase Fenwick property

The Fairplain Township Board decided against purchasing property in Fenwick because of the cost of demolishing the existing building. The township board had $10,000 set aside in its foreclosure and clean-up fund to possibly purchase a piece of property before it goes to the Montcalm County public land auction Aug. 6. The idea was to turn the property into a small community park. However, the cost to demolish the existing building would have put the township’s costs closer to $12,000.