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Regular blood drives to start in Belding

The Michigan Blood organization has its location, date and volunteers ready for an upcoming blood drive — now the nonprofit just needs the people of Belding to show their support.

Mayor John Hoppough, left, and Mayor Pro Tem Frances Schuleit were unanimously reappointed to their respective positions on the Greenville City Council on Tuesday during the council’s January organizational meeting. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville City Council again chooses Hoppough as mayor

Greenville Mayor John Hoppough will serve his third year as the city’s mayor. The council Tuesday unanimously voted him mayor for the 2014 calendar year. Hoppough was first elected mayor in January 2012, replacing Kenneth Snow, who had been mayor since 2007.

Firefighters from the Belding Fire Department responded to a structure fire Tuesday at 214 Elizabeth St. in Belding. Firefighters were able to contain the majority of the fire to the rear of the home and the second story. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Quick response from fire department saves ‘good portion’ of Belding home

Frieda Mosher and her boyfriend, Gene Gales, were sitting in their living room enjoying each other’s conversation Tuesday afternoon when their neighbor suddenly burst through their front door.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 8, 2014

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Greenville junior Ethan Morris drives to the basket during a home game against Belding. The Yellow Jackets travel to Forest Hills Central for a makeup game tonight.

Offensive change leads Greenville to 4-0 start

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team started the season in December with an uncertain outlook for the year. Outside of knowing his team would work hard every night, Greenville coach Mark Haist didn’t know how a drastic change in offensive/defensive philosophy would translate into wins and losses.

A total of 29 children, along with their parents, spent Saturday morning at Big L Lumber in Greenville building their own wood duck nest boxes to take home. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Youngsters learn importance of conservation, build duck nests

Duck hunting season may be a long way off, but that didn’t quell the excitement of a group of children as they pieced together their very own wood duck nesting boxes. A total of 29 children, from as far south as Paw Paw and as north as Newaygo, spent their Saturday morning at Big L Lumber in Greenville where they were lectured on the importance of duck conservation.

Marti Schrauben

ON THE RECORD: Ionia funeral home worker allowed to withdraw embezzlement pleas

A former funeral home employee who plead to embezzlement charges will be allowed to withdraw his pleas.

A motorist drives through a snowdrift on Satterlee Road in Eureka Township on Monday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Roads getting cleared, precautions being taken to combat ‘dangerous cold’

Mark Christensen would like to have a few words with whoever started the rumor about road commission employees not working Monday. Christensen, the managing director for the Road Commission for Montcalm County, said he received several phone calls from people saying they heard workers weren’t out plowing the roads due to hydraulics freezing on the trucks.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 7, 2014

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Lakeview’s Terry Grieser, right, tangles with Belding’s Michael Walker during the individual state finals last year at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Grieser is currently ranked No. 9 at 152 pounds in Division 3.

Lakeview rebounding on the wrestling mat

The Lakeview Wildcats are off to a good start through the first third of the wrestling season. After a rebuilding season a year ago, the Wildcats are coming out of winter break with a 14-5 record. Lakeview struggled to a 6-27 record last season.