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Senior social gatherings and communal dinners are just two of the dozens of services provided by the Montcalm County Commission on Aging. (Courtesy photo)

Montcalm County Commission on Aging seeks millage renewal

Four years ago, the voters of Montcalm County showed their support for the efforts of the Commission on Aging by passing a .45 millage to help fund the program.

On Tuesday, the commission is hoping voters will vote to continue that funding at the same level.

CC-Crystal’s Mackenzie Geister goes up for a shot against St. Louis during the regional basketball tournament in March.

CC-Crystal’s Geister signs with LCC for hoops

Mackenzie Geister will be playing basketball after her senior year of high school. The Carson City-Crystal senior signed a letter of intent to play women’s basketball for Lansing Community College.

Belding’s Summer Eubanks clears a hurdle during Tuesday’s shortened track meet at home against Allendale. Eubanks placed second behind teammate Alex Parker.

Storm delays Belding track vs. Allendale

Inclement weather forced a delay in the track meet between the Belding Redskins and Allendale Falcons on Tuesday evening. The matchup between O-K Blue rivals was delayed after five completed events and will be made up on Monday at 4 p.m.

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Chippewa Hills takes CSAA jamboree

The Chippewa Hills Warriors claimed the CSAA jamboree on Tuesday at Waters Edge Golf Club in Fremont. Hesperia was the host school.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 28

Belding 4th: The Redskins placed fourth in Monday’s O-K Blue Jamboree hosted by Sparta at Cedar Chase Golf Course. Belding fired a 193, which was behind Comstock Park’s 175, Coopersville’s 187 and Allendale’s 191…

Lakeview’s Rylee Nielsen kicks the ball downfield in front of a defender from Kent City on Monday at home. The Wildcats won 6-0.

Lakeview cruises to 6-0 victory over Kent City

Kent City’s girls soccer team hasn’t won a game in four years, according to coach Marshall VanderMey. The Eagles left Lakeview still searching for that first win.

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Funeral Notices — Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Funeral notices for Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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2.28-mile trail in Belding expected to be completed by Aug. 1

Downtown Belding will never look the same again.

What was once a busy railway that brought commuter and industry traffic through the heart of downtown will now return in the form of a cycling trail. It’s been a dream that has been discussed for years, but now, construction has officially started and, come Aug. 1, the Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trail (FMRVRT) through Belding will be complete.

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JUST IN: CC-C High School student suspended for gun in parking lot

A Carson City-Crystal High School student has been suspended after allegedly leaving a gun in a vehicle in the school parking lot overnight.

According to Superintendent Kevin Murphy, the incident took place last week.

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OUR VIEW: Vote ‘yes’ to MAISD special ed millage

The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) staff has been working magic for a long time. Especially when you consider what they have been able to do on an ever-dwindling budget with increasing costs for infants through adults aged 26 who have special needs.

But they simply can’t maintain the pace.