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Belding City Council adopts social media policy

With new technology comes new rules and responsibilities, and members of Belding City Council are taking action to be proactive in dealing with the city’s venture into social media. After the recent creation of an official city of Belding Facebook page, council members voted 5-0 at Tuesday’s meeting to adopt a social media policy for city officials.


Improvements planned for Belding’s Veterans Park

Denny Craycraft updated the Belding City Council on the status of the Veterans Park at Tuesday night’s meeting. Veterans Park is located immediately west of the depot building in downtown Belding. The park features the Freedom Wall, an incarnation of the original wall that was torn down 64 years ago. The wall bears the names of more than 700 area veterans who fought and served during World War II.


Funeral Notices for June 21, 2013

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Central Montcalm varsity volleyball coach Haley Dawe, standing left, talks with more than 45 athletes during Thursday’s camp at the high school.

Central Montcalm hosts youth volleyball camp

Unlike baseball, basketball and other sports, area youth leagues are not available for interested volleyball players. Because of that, most volleyball players are not introduced to the sport until middle school and even high school for others.

Central Montcalm’s LaShae Wright, left, clears a hurdle during The Daily News Track Invitational in May. Wright placed third at the Division 3 state meet in the 100-meter hurdles.

Central Montcalm track teams made ‘huge strides’

Central Montcalm’s track teams had some hiccups during the season, but co-coach Kris Kolbe was still happy with how things went. “Starting with the boys, we knew we were young,” he said. “We only had one senior on the team, so we knew we were going to have some big shoes to fill with some inexperienced kids. We saw some huge gains at every meet, which will give us something to build on for next year.”

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3 finalists picked for Edmore manager

Three finalists are in the running for the position of Edmore village manager. They are Aaron Desentz, an emergency management fellow and library security assistant; Neil Rankin, a substitute teacher; and Richard Lock, who was fired from his last job as town administrator after just one month on the job.

Robert Prentice, 63, of Greenville, was driving this Chevrolet Trailblazer when he crashed into the back of a Kenworth tractor tailer driven by Larry Myas, 55, of Mio, on Wednesday. Prentice was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids with severe injuries. — Courtesy photo

Greenville man injured in Orleans Township crash

A Greenville man was transported to Grand Rapids with severe injuries from a Wednesday morning accident. According to the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office, at about 10:28 a.m., Robert Prentice, 63, of Greenville, was driving his Chevrolet Trailblazer east on Belding Road.

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Man hurt in Eureka Township garage fire (Photo Gallery)

A man was transported to a Grand Rapids hospital Wednesday afternoon after suffering burns when a fire started in a garage where he was working. The Greenville Department of Public Safety was dispatched at 3:33 p.m. to 6267 Johnson Road on the report of a structure fire.


Funeral Notices for June 20, 2013

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Greenville varsity player Ally Berry, right, works with youth volleyball camper Maddie Homich during Wednesday’s workout at Greenville High School.

GHS volleyball camp nearing completion

Nearly two weeks worth of volleyball camp will come to a completion today at Greenville High School. The camp began last week with sixth through tenth grade students and continued this week for the younger athletes in third through fifth grade. Between the two, more than 90 campers participated in learning or improving in the game of volleyball.