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Belding’s Rob VanDyke throws a pitch during the first inning of the Redskins’ game against Carson City-Crystal Friday.

Belding baseball takes two from CC-Crystal

Belding’s baseball team needed a couple of wins after being swept by Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern this week. They got those two wins, beating Carson City-Crystal 8-1 and 11-6 Friday.

Town & Country Animal Clinic’s annual PETFEST is set for Thursday, May 24. — Courtesy photo

Town & Country PETFEST celebrating 21st open house May 24

GREENVILLE — For 20 consecutive years, Town & Country Animal Clinic has been saying thank you to its clients and the community in its own unique way — hosting a fun open house event called PETFEST. Make that 21 years. From 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the clinic at 9191 SW Greenville Road, all [...]

Caitlynn Bupp will graduate Sunday from Central Montcalm High School. She plans to attend Grand Valley State University in the fall and will begin with 26 college credits.

Central Montcalm senior Caitlynn Bupp will begin college ahead of her class

Caitlynn Bupp will begin her first year at Grand Valley State University this fall, but the Central Montcalm senior won’t be going as a freshman. When the 19-year-old graduates on Sunday afternoon, she will already have 26 college credits under her belt. Bupp — who served as her class president her freshman, sophomore and junior [...]

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Greenville Huntington Bank robber’s trial delayed

A court trial has been delayed for a local man accused of robbing the Huntington Bank in Greenville at gunpoint last November. Reuben Olson III, 22, was arrested in February at his girlfriend’s home in Shepard. He is charged with armed bank robbery. Olson was scheduled to go to trial Monday in U.S. District Court [...]

Jeremy and Conda Britt of Rockford, finalists of NBC’s hit show “The Biggest Loser,” continue to work hard at implenting what they’ve learned from their experience on the show and making it a routine in their daily lives.

Life after ‘Biggest Loser’ – Jeremy and Conda Britt

Fresh off one of television’s hottest reality shows, NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” Rockford’s brother-sister duo Jeremy and Conda Britt continue to work to maintain their health and motivate others after they both made it to the final three spots in the show.

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Second motorist involved in April crash dies from injuries

A second motorist involved in a two-vehicle accent in Sheridan on April 29 died from injuries sustained in that accident. Timothy Cain, 33 of Sheridan, died Friday morning at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids from injuries he received in the accident.

Kaylee Stafford, center, watches closely as teammates Mariana Sanchez, left, and Rebecca Ramirez put the finishing touches on her recycled outfit, one of many modeled at this year’s “Trashion Show.” — Daily News/Mike Taylor

‘Trashion Show’ highlights Activity Night at Greenville Middle School

GREENVILLE — Involved parents make for successful students, a fact not lost on administrators and teachers at Greenville Middle School. Throughout the year, the school hosts numerous events designed to bring parents through the front doors and into the lives lived daily by their children. Thursday’s Family Activity Night at the school has over the [...]


Judge rules in favor of Blanche Ash’s estate tax dispute case

A Montcalm County judge ruled Thursday that the late Blanche Ash’s estate taxes must be paid from the late Stanley Ash’s qualified terminable interest property (QTIP) trust — but the legal battle is far from over. Probate Judge Charles Simon III ruled that the co-trustees of the QTIP trust — the Ashes’ daughter, Jennifer Ash of Connecticut, and Dale Kris — must pay Blanche Ash’s estate taxes by May 24. The estate taxes total more than $4.3 million.

Greenville’s Parker Syrjala delivers a pitch during Thursday’s game against Northview at home. Syrjala pitched seven innings and struck out nine. — Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Northview holds off Greenville’s baseball team for 3-1 win

With two runners on, no outs and the top of the order up the Greenville Yellow Jackets liked their chances to score the tying or even game-winning runs. Unfortunately, Northview pitcher Brian Killinger settled down and the defense, as they had all night, made plays to hold on for a 3-1 win over the Yellow Jackets on Thursday.


Belding baseball falls to Forest Hills Northern

The final game of the O-K Blue Conference season for the Belding Redskins baseball team was one they want to forget as soon as possible. Fortunately for them, they play two games today. The Redskins were downed by the Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern Huskies 17-6 Thursday, as the Huskies swept a three-game series.