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Man pleads guilty to holding his mother hostage as ‘prisoner of war’

A man who held his mother hostage with a crossbow as a “prisoner of war” last January pleaded guilty last week.
Daniel Freshney, 44, of Vestaburg, was arrested and charged with felonious assault after his mother reported him to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post.

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Vet clinic employee sentenced for stealing, using animal meds

A former receptionist at Orchard View Veterinary Clinic in Montcalm Township was sentenced to jail time last week for stealing and using animal medication from his employer.
Travis Hill, 24, of Greenville, was charged with larceny in a building and possession of narcotics less than 25 grams.


Contract extended for Lakeview-Stanton manager

James Freed will be doing double duty in Lakeview and Stanton for three more years.
The Stanton City Commission voted 4-1 on Sept. 27 to extend Freed’s contract. The Lakeview Village Council voted 5-0 on Monday night to do the same.


Plenty of treatments available to treat and prevent breast cancer

Breast cancer has many different forms and doctors have many different tools to treat it or prevent it, according to Terri Fullerton, nurse practitioner at the Cancer Center at Spectrum Health United Hospital.


DEQ panel addresses public concerns over Mueller Brass lead cleanup

Air and soil monitoring will continue for at least another three years around Belding’s Mueller Brass plant.
The first phase of soil cleanup is underway this month in the neighborhood east of the plant at 302 Ashfield St.

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Belding residents comment on new Mueller Brass emissions permit

Elvis Preston has a unique view of the Mueller Brass lead pollution issue.
He works at the brass rod manufacturing plant at 302 Ashfield St. and lives so close he can walk to work — and in the lead contamination area east of the facility.
Preston was one of two people to make comments on the record Monday during a public hearing for residents to weigh in on a new air emissions permit for Mueller Brass.


Oct. 14

Saturday Wesley “Butch” Denman Jr. — 11 a.m., St. Louis Church of the Nazarene. (Simpson Family Funeral Home) John “Jack” Green Sr. — 1 p.m., Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home, Sparta. Lily Grosvenor — 2 p.m., Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. (Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville) Arletta Groves — 11 a.m., St. Charles Catholic Church, Greenville. (Hurst Funeral [...]


Police reports – Oct. 14

BELDING — Police responded to 16 complaints Thursday. Incidents included: • Warrant arrest, 9 a.m., Pleasant. • Dog complaint, 5:30 p.m., Pine. GREENVILLE — Police responded to 4 complaints Thursday. Incidents included: • Non-aggravated assault, Maplewood Drive. • Larceny, S. Webster. LAKEVIEW — Michigan State Police responded to 15 complaints Wednesday and Thursday. Incidents included: • Accident/hit and run, 6. [...]


Police reports – Oct. 13

BELDING — Police responded to 17 complaints Tuesday and Wednesday. Incidents included: Tuesday • Juvenile problem, 5:30 p.m., Front. Wednesday • Breaking and entering, 2:28 p.m., Bridge. • Threats, 2:40 p.m., Front. GREENVILLE — Police responded to 11 complaints Tuesday and Wednesday. Incidents included: Tuesday • Brush/grass fire, W. Carson City. • Aggravated-felonious assault, E. VanDeinse. • Larceny from [...]


Oct. 13

Friday George Akens — 1 p.m., Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville. Cecyl Higgins — 11 a.m., Hall-Holdship Funeral Home, Manton. Helen Verplanck — 1 p.m., Resurrection Catholic Church, Lakeland, Fla. (Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Lakeland, Fla.) Jacklyn Wade — 11 a.m., Simpson Family Funeral Home, Sheridan. Saturday Wesley “Butch” Denman Jr. — 11 a.m., St. Louis Church [...]