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Dennis and Shirley Hayes have been named the 2012 Danish Festival grand marshals. — Courtesy photo

Dennis and Shirley Hayes named 2012 Danish Festival grand marshals

After participating in the Danish Festival for more than 20 years with their family, Dennis and Shirley Hayes are honored to be named the 2012 Danish Festival grand marshals. Shirley Hayes said their daughter Lisa nominated them to be the festival’s grand marshals.

Three Vestaburg graduates spent the past two years learning about diesel technology at the Montcalm Area Career Center and will continue their post-high school education together at the University of Northwest Ohio. From left to right, Jason Braman, Jeremy Keyton and Shelby Recker, helped build an engine stand for a Deutz diesel engine, which was donated to the career center by the University of Northwest Ohio. — Daily News/Robin Miller

Vestaburg High School trio choose mechanical career path

Three Vestaburg High School graduates — Shelby Recker, Jeremy Keyton and Jason Braman — are entering fields that have become highly technical. They are headed to the University of Northwest Ohio (UNOH) together. Shelby will study diesel technology, while Jason and Jeremy will enter the agricultural equipment technology program.

Leslie Mount

Belding schools superintendent to step down

After nearly two years of serving as Belding Area Schools’ superintendent, Leslie Mount has requested of the board of education that she be moved to a vacant administrative position within the school district. Mount has served as the superintendent for Belding Area Schools since July 1, 2010. She will remain the superintendent until July 31.


Funeral Notices for May 30, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Meeting in Brief: Winfield Township

A report from Winfield Township’s May 10 meeting,

The top athletes for the 2012 Daily News Track Classic were, left to right, Greenville’s Taylor Baker, Lakeview’s Joe Main and Lakeview’s Dillon Wood. All three placed first in four events and were voted top honors by participating coaches on Tuesday. - Bruce Bentley

Dillon, Main, Baker take home top honors at Daily News Track Classic

The sun was shining, but the wind was blowing. The area’s top track athletes never let the wind phase them in the annual Daily News Track Classic on Tuesday evening at Yellow Jacket Stadium.

New Age BioScience just south of Howard City was destroyed in a fire Tuesday morning. Firefighters from multiple departments battled the blaze, which continued to flare up throughout the afternoon and evening. - Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Howard City cancer treatment manufacturing facility burns

A cancer treatment manufacturing facility went up in a blaze Tuesday morning, with flames shooting 50 feet into the air. The Howard City Fire Department responded to New Age BioScience at 6244 Henkel Road at 5:45 a.m. The building is located just off Federal Road (old 131) behind the VFW Hall south of Howard City.


Sheriff’s officials investigating break-ins, attempts in Edmore and Vestaburg

Investigators from the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a break-in and two attempted break-ins that took place early this morning. The break-ins occurred on Wyman Road in Home Township and Crystal Road in Richland Township.

Belding High School graduate Ryan Ruble performs the playing of taps on his trumpet at the U.S.S. Serpens memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on May 19. Ruble was one of 200 trumpeters to play in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the first playing of taps in the Civil War. - Courtesy photo

Belding grad gets rare opportunity to perform taps at Arlington cemetery

There may not be another 24 notes that more profoundly echo the importance of American history than those which are strung together during the playing of taps at military funerals. For 2007 Belding High School graduate Ryan Ruble, the playing of the song on his b-flat trumpet took on a deeper meaning after he had the opportunity earlier this month to play the musical piece on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Va.

The da Vinci surgical technician Scott Young explains to Veljko Samardzic of Montenegro and Diego Gaitan of Spain how robotic arms give a surgeon more movement than the previous hand-held, long-shafted instruments, which have no wrists. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Exchange students use robotic surgical device at Carson City Hospital

Four Greenville and Belding foreign exchange students who attend Grattan Academy were at Carson City Hospital on May 21, learning about da Vinci in the surgical ward. However, the students were not learning about the legendary inventor. These students got the hands on experience of the da Vinci Surgical System, a robotic surgical device, which is designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach.