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Through her eight years as executive director of the Spectrum Health United Memorial Foundation, Shirley Hayes said she has cherished the fond relationships she has developed and will miss seeing and meeting with them. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Foundation exec Hayes gets new role at Spectrum Health United Memorial

Administrative changes are coming to Spectrum Health United Hospital and Kelsey Hospital. United Memorial Foundation Executive Director Shirley Hayes is being promoted to director of patient and family experience.


Central Montcalm schools start search for new superintendent

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education is kicking off the process of replacing Superintendent Jake Helms. Helms announced in December that he will be retiring on June 30. Board President Doug Bowen, Vice President Bill Simpson and Treasurer Mark Grossbauer will comprise a search committee.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 26, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012


Rep. Rick Outman to meet constituents in Carson City

State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, and State Sen. Judy Emmons will meet with local residents in Carson City on Monday. They will be available from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at McDonald’s, 615 W. Main St. No appointment is necessary.


Sen. Carl Levin to visit Greenville on Saturday

The public is invited to meet Sen. Carl Levin on Saturday. He will be hosting a meet and greet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Huckleberry’s Restaurant in downtown Greenville.

Greenville’s Miguel Nieto plays tight defense during a game this season at Cornerstone University. The Yellow Jackets (11-0) will host Northview on Friday.

Greenville boys basketball team focusing on Northview, not rankings

The last time the Greenville Yellow Jackets faced the Northview Wildcats it was in the 2011 district finals. The end result favored the Wildcats with a two-point victory at home and continued the Yellow Jackets’ district title drought. Greenville last won a district championship in 1983.

Lakeview's Joe Main takes on an opponent. — Daily News/Bruce Bentley

No. 10 Lakeview loses to No. 3 Hesperia, beats Central Montcalm

Lakeview’s wrestling team could only manage a single win in their CSAA quadrangular Wednesday night, but it was against a rival. The Wildcats, ranked 10th in Division 3 by, lost to Hesperia, ranked third in Division 4, by a 50-19 count. They then beat Central Montcalm 51-21.

The original Belding Freedom Wall was decommissioned on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 1948.  Members of the Blue Star Mothers stand near the original wall which stood on the corner of Bridge and Main streets, currently the site of the condemned Gibson building. — Courtesy Photo

3 locations available for Belding Freedom Wall

World War II veteran John Geisen has one wish: To see a new Freedom Wall erected in Belding displaying the names of all Belding residents who fought in the war while they are still alive to see it. Members of a subcommittee working to construct the wall discussed basic logistics of the project, along with possible locations for the wall and a new Veterans Park. Halfway through the nearly two-hour meeting, Geisen had heard enough.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 25, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012


Baldwin Heights Elementary to receive $100,000 grant from Target

Baldwin Heights Elementary was one of 50 schools picked to receive a $100,000 grant from Target. The grant is to be used to purchase much-needed resources and improve the school’s learning environment.