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S.H.E.: Tips for Taking on a Triathlon

Area athletes looking for a new challenge might be interested in participating in a triathlon. Before swimming, biking and running to the finish line, some area tri-athletes offer practical tips for success.

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S.H.E.: Decorating a shadow box photo frame

How to decorate a shadow box


Howard City Police Department searching for tire thief

The Howard City Police Department is searching for a suspect after a homeowner witnessed someone stealing new truck tires Monday. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a full size, “fire engine red,” very clean pickup truck, possibly with an extended cab. The truck was driven by a a white male in his 50s. The vehicle was last seen towing a very clean white car dolly.

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Montcalm County clerk’s and prosecutor’s offices have new faces

Two new faces are working for Montcalm County, and a third has been promoted. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners recently approved new hires in the clerk’s office and the prosecutor’s office in Stanton.


Annual MARC SCRABBLE tournament set for Saturday

It’s SCRABBLE tournament time. The Montcalm Area Reading Council’s (MARC) third annual SCRABBLE Tournament is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Greenville Area Community Center, 900 E. Kent Road.

Mike Huckleberry delivers a speech at Jackson’s Lansing Park in Greenville on Monday morning on the topic of restoration of cleanup laws involving corporations in Michigan. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Huckleberry calls for restoring environmental cleanup laws

Mike Huckleberry may not have received the turnout he was hoping for while standing on the bank of the Flat River preparing to deliver a speech, but he didn’t let a small audience prevent him from delivering a statement on what he believes to be a big issue. Standing alongside the river at Jackson’s Landing Park in Greenville, the Democratic candidate for the 70th district of the Michigan House of Representatives said as long as one person stood to hear his message on holding corporate polluters accountable, his time was well spent Monday morning.

Montcalm County Emergency Services officials are working to make emergency preparedness information more accessible to the general public. Pictured are, front row, Emergency Medical Services Supervisor Doris Case, left, and Emergency Services Administrative Aide Pamela Riker (formerly Boody); back row, Emergency Services Director Dave Feldpausch, left, and Emergency Services Supervisor Chris Olson displaying emergency preparedness items currently available to the public. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County Emergency Services officials aim to simplify preparedness

September marks the ninth annual National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) via the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Montcalm County Emergency Services officials are looking to simplify emergency preparedness for residents by providing accessible, convenient and easy-to-understand information and supplies.

Vandalized in August, cracks remain visible on several of the large dual-pane windows of the new Redskins Arena gymnasium that opened in September at the start of the 2012-2013 school year. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Custom gymnasium windows vandalized at Belding High School

Authorities are currently searching for whoever is responsible for vandalizing several of the large, custom-fit windows at the new Redskins Arena gymnasium at Belding High School. Several of the large dual-pane windows, which face north on the second story of the gymnasium and are one of the highlights of the state-of-the art facility that features an indoor track, were vandalized in August and the damage is still visible as the replacement windows are months away from arrival.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 18, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2012

Duffield’s children run the kids’ run at the Grand Rapids Marathon as pictured. Picture are seven-year-old Chloe Duffield (left) and nine-year-old Aspen Duffield (right). Courtesy photo

S.H.E.: Getting fit at all ages

Being active is important in having a high quality of life, but maintaining activity is imperative to staying healthy for a lifetime.