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OUR VIEW: Children need to win in education fight

Knowledge. What higher pursuit could there be for any of us; either as a provider, recipient or both? What higher motive … than to instill in oneself or others at least a modest portion of the accumulated knowledge of the civilized world? For the earliest moments of a child’s life, learning starts at home. We emphasize “at home,” because in the formative years, much of every child’s future is being programmed, preferably in partnership with parents and teachers.

Kim Miller

Magistrate dedicated to serving Montcalm County

A man who spent most of his life serving Montcalm County will be laid to rest on Friday. Kimberly I. Miller, 59, of Stanton died unexpectedly on Monday for his home. He was the magistrate at the 64B District Court in Stanton.


Police contracts between Montcalm County and townships OK’d

After agreements on police protection provided by the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office were reached by Crystal, Eureka, Montcalm and Sidney townships late in 2012, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners has officially approved the contracts between the four townships and the sheriff’s office to assign deputies to the respective townships. The contracts were agreed upon by the board in November and awaited approval from each township in December.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 31, 2013

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Greenville’s Carter Magirl picks up two points for a takedown against St. Johns’ Blake Cooper on Wednesday night. Magirl earned a 6-2 decision against Cooper.

Greenville wrestlers win O-K Bronze, fall to top ranked team

One team was undermanned, the other was one of the best teams in the country. The level of competition changed dramatically from one match to another on Wednesday night for the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team at home.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Jan. 30

Belding 39, Wyoming 37: The Redskins earned an O-K Blue conference road win on Wednesday. Belding voided four weight classes, but picked up wins from Nate Cooley (fall at 112), Jesse Scheidel (fall at 125), Aleks Silva (fall at 135), Michael Walker (overtime decision at 152), Blake Rodarmer (fall at 171), Neil McCully (fall at 215) and Todd Haller (fall at 285)…

Belding’s Greta Wilker, left, tries to drive by Ionia’s Anna Riccius during the second quarter of the teams’ game Tuesday night.

Belding falls to Ionia, offense disappears

Belding’s girls basketball team was having trouble with their offense and it showed Tuesday night. The Redskins made only nine field goals and was 3-for-21 from the free throw line in a 61-23 loss to the Ionia Bulldogs Tuesday night.


Greenville woman loses everything in house fire

After losing everything in a house fire a week ago, a benefit account at a local bank has been set up to help out a Greenville woman. Oakfield Township Fire Department was dispatched at about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday to 10830 Podunk Ave. NE, near 13 Mile Road and Lincoln Lake Avenue.

Ranney Lake, aa private lake located in the upper northwest corner of Ionia County just south of the county line and north of Belding, is in jeopardy of seeing its lake level drop significantly because a dam maintaining the lake level is in disrepair. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding’s Ranney Lake in need of new dam

An Ionia County lake in jeopardy of seeing its lake level drop significantly is on course to receive repairs on a dam that will properly maintain the lake level for another 30 years. Ranney Lake, located in the upper northwest corner of Ionia County just south of the county line and north of Belding, is a private lake with approximately 14 lots surrounding it.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 30, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2012