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Members of the Belding community filled the room to capacity at Tuesday’s monthly library board meeting at the Alvah N. Belding Memorial Library in Belding in support of reinstating library employee Betty Jenkins. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Longtime Belding library employee reinstated behind community support

Betty Jenkins has been assisting the community of Belding with its library needs for nearly 40 years. When she lost her job at the Alvah N. Belding Memorial Library on March 28 and didn’t know where to turn, that same community came rushing to her aid with unmeasurable support.

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Motions pave way to clean up former Edmore mobile home park site (Video)

A condemned Home Township mobile home park is one step closer to being cleaned up after a court hearing Tuesday afternoon. Judge Suzanne Hoseth Kreeger granted several motions by Home Township attorney Thomas Wilson. The motions gave Corey Davy and Dorothy Henderline 30 days to clean up Edmore Estates on M-46 just west of Edmore — or else pay township officials to do it for them.


Funeral Notices for May 2, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lakeview’s Beau Moore swings at a pitch in a recent game.

Lakeview baseball team falls twice to Hesperia

The Lakeview Wildcats baseball team needed to respond just one more time. The Wildcats twice answered rallies by Hesperia to either take the lead or tie the game, but could not do it once more in the final inning of a 7-6 doubleheader nightcap loss on Tuesday. With the game tied 5-5, Hesperia scored two unanswered runs in the top half of the sixth inning. Both runs were scored on throwing errors, which gave the Panthers a 7-5 lead.


Greenville baseball knocks off top-rated Christian

The Greenville Yellow Jackets baseball team was the first to defeat the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles this season. The Eagles — Division 2 runner-up in 2011 — were ranked No. 1 this year in Division 2 and are favored to win the state title.


Greenville chamber launches program to battle the ‘blight’

The Detroit News recently published a story about Greenville that was negative and misleading. Oddly, the newspaper used the word “blight” to describe Greenville. The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce has decided to turn those lemons into lemonade.


Double-up Food Bucks to be offered in Greenville

Families who received food assistance benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may participate in the Double up Food Bucks at the local Greenville Farmers Market. According to Gae Donovan-Wolfe, executive director of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, Double-up Food Bucks is a program through the Fair Food Network that supplies the means to purchase more locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at the Greenville Farmers Market.


Greenville students raise $2,000 for charity

The Greenville High School National Honor Society raised $2,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through an annual fundraiser. Every year, the honor society chooses a charity to donate money to and they hold at least one fundraiser to help raise money to donate to the charity, said Joyce Zimmer, NHS advi


Meetings in Brief: Winfield Township, March 8 and April 8

Read a brief report from Winfield Township meetings on March 8 and April 8

During the Country Cruisers’ visit to the Montcalm Animal Shelter, 4-H member Mikalah Gibbell walked one of the dogs that was at the shelter. — Courtesy photo

Greenville 4-H members volunteer at Montcalm County Animal Shelter

A local 4-H group, Country Cruisers, volunteered their time at the Montcalm Animal Shelter and plan to do so again in the future. On April 5, the Country Cruisers went to the shelter bearing homemade gifts and treats for the animals.