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Deaf Pride Games bring students together, reignite friendships

Todd Wells of Stanton makes a living as a local disc jockey, playing music at numerous parties and weddings throughout the year. One might wonder then, why his favorite gig year after year is one where he blasts his music at full volume for an audience of students who can’t hear a single note or lyric. Enter Friday’s annual Deaf Pride Games at Montcalm Community College, where Wells set up his equipment and cranked the volume to levels that shook the college.

Lynn Cooper recently received a license to install a fence in front of a newly installed dock, sea wall and back fill in front of her Baldwin Lake home. The fence is being installed for safety and privacy issues, but will not extremely obstruct the view of the lake. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville OK’s fence at Baldwin Lake home

A homeowner on Baldwin Lake has received permission to put up a fence on city-owned property near a dock that was just installed. In late 2011, Baldwin Lake resident Lynn Cooper began communication with City Manager George Bosanic about installing a dock.


Belding to hold hazardous waste collection

The Belding Fire Department and Ionia County Resource Recovery will be partnering to hold the annual household hazardous waste collection. The event will happen from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, May 18, at the old Belding Hospital parking lot, located in the 1400 block of W. State Street.


MCC to host information meetings about early college program

Really? Earn a tuition-free college degree while in high school? This tagline has been used in advertisements for the new Early College at Montcalm Community College that have been sent around the county, but what is an early college? This unique educational program is designed to fully immerse high school-aged students into the post-secondary learning environment. The institution expects high achievement and realistic planning from all students. It is designed so that students cannot finish the program without completing the coursework of their Educational Development Plan.


Funeral Notices – May 11, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville celebrated a grand opening Thursday with the completion of the United for Health expansion and renovations. The project included construction and renovations to all of the outpatient services. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Spectrum Health United Hospital expansion fundraising and construction goals both met

A Spectrum Health United Hospital project that started in October 2011 was celebrated with a grand opening on Thursday. The United for Health expansion and renovations have been completed and officially opened to the community.

About 200 students participated in the TEDxGR Livestream for Education event at Greenville High School on Thursday. As students arrived, they wrote their names on a cutout hand, along with positive words. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

TEDxGR Livestream a success in Greenville

Only four hours into the TEDxGR Livestream for Education program at Greenville High School had one student wanting to change the world. “I’m very empowered,” said Greenville junior Neil Walldorff. “I feel I should get out there and take the world by storm.”


Ordinance change for signs in Greenville denied

The Greenville Planning Commission decided against changing the city’s ordinance on nonconforming signs for Hathaway properties, but recommended coming back with a different plan. During Thursday’s Greenville Planning Commission meeting, Chanda Ignatoski of Hathaway Properties requested wording changes in the city’s sign ordinance so a new LED digital sign could be placed at the Greenville West Shopping Center.


Funeral Notices for May 10, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, May 10, 2013


Nine road projects OK’d for Montcalm Township

Nine road projects have been approve by the Montcalm Township Board to be completed this season. During Wednesday night’s meeting the township board continued its discussion from its April meeting regarding road repair for this year.