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The Greenville High School Symphony Orchestra practices on Wednesday for the 2012 Michigan Music Conference. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville Symphony Orchestra to perform at Michigan Music Conference

The Greenville High School Symphony Orchestra is one of 14 student groups to perform before a statewide audience of music professionals during the 2012 Michigan Music Conference. Of the 14 performers, eight ensembles and bands are selected each year to perform at the state music convention. Greenville High School band and orchestra director Susan Gould said the selection process to perform is “incredibly selective.”

Susan Gould is one of three remaining finalists for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association’s Teacher of the Year Award. — Courtesy photo

Greenville band, orchestra director up for Teacher of the Year

Greenville High School band and orchestra director Susan Gould is a finalist for the top music teaching award in Michigan. She is one of three remaining finalists for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association’s (MSBOA) Teacher of the Year Award. The winner will be announced during the Michigan Music Conference on Jan. 19-21.


Meeting Thursday night on Belding skate park

The city of Belding is asking for children and their parents to attend a meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Pere Marquette Depot Building on Gibson Street in downtown Belding, concerning the creation of Skate Park at Riverside Park in Belding.

A Lakeview woman and a Mount Pleasant woman were injured in a two-car crash Wednesday afternoon on M-46 in front of the Mobil gas station and Dollar General store in Lakeview. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

2 women hurt in crash near Lakeview

Two women were injured in an accident on M-46 in Lakeview on Wednesday afternoon. A Lakeview police officer reported the accident to Montcalm County Central Dispatch around 12:15 p.m. in front of the Mobil gas station and Dollar General on M-46 just east of M-91.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 5, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012

Greenville’s Jordan Thomas, right, tangles with Lowell’s Gabe Dean on Wednesday night at 215 pounds. Both wrestlers are state ranked, defending individual state champions and will wrestle in college.

VIDEO: Thomas defeats Dean, but Lowell wrestlers down Greenville

The Lowell Red Arrows took the first step toward winning an O-K White Conference wrestling title in 2012. The Red Arrows avenged last season’s loss by defeating the host Greenville Yellow Jackets 45-18 in a battle of top rated teams. According to the Red Arrows are rated No. 2 in Division 2 while the Yellow Jackets are No. 4 in Division 2.


Winfield Township appoints new trustee

A member of the Winfield Township Zoning Board of Appeals is now a township board trustee. The Winfield Township Board voted 4-0 on Dec. 14 to appoint Daniel Kinsey to fill the remainder of Jim Radford’s term. Radford resigned as a trustee in November.

The Seiter Education Center is located at 1401 VanDeinse Ave. in Greenville.

Seiter Center student revived after cardiac arrest

A student at the Seiter Education Center in Greenville was revived Wednesday afternoon after going into cardiac arrest. Montcalm Area Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht said the 22-year-old student suffered a serious seizure, then stopped breathing. Staff members used an automated external defibrillator (AED) to shock the student’s heart back into beating.

Firefighters with the Belding Fire Department survey the outside of a Belding home that caught fire yesterday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Family safely escapes Belding house fire

Four people safely escaped a house fire on High Street in Belding. A husband and wife were in the basement of their home with their two infant children around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday when they noticed smoke. The husband ran upstairs and found the back of their electric stove on fire. Flames were shooting up to the ceiling already.


Domestic violence call leads to apparent suicide in Reynolds Township

A male suspect in a domestic violence call was found dead at a Reynolds Township residence Sunday after what Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies believe was a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. Deputies responded to the call when shots were fired in the 20000 block of West Gates Road.