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Belding resident and veteran Denny Craycraft salutes during the playing of taps during a Memorial Day service at the Belding Freedom Wall. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Hundreds gather in Belding for service, monument dedication

For several veterans and residents in the Belding community, Monday was a step back in time. Several hundred members of the community gathered for the first of what will become many Memorial Day services at the new Freedom Wall and Veterans Park in downtown Belding.


Funeral Notices for May 28, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Belding, Greenville, Lakeview soccer teams prep for districts today

The local girls soccer teams begin the playoffs today as district action gets underway. All three coaches say they are ready to go for the postseason.


Belding girls 9th at MITCA meet

Belding’s girls track team met the goal coach John Carlson set for them. The Redskins finished ninth at the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association Division 2 team state meet at Zeeland East High School on Saturday with 940 points.

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MacNaughton Elementary School vandalized in Howard City

A Howard City elementary school was vandalized the night of Memorial Day, causing the school to be closed Tuesday. MacNaughton Elementary School at 415 Cedar St. houses about 475 kindergarten through second grade students.

Belding’s Caitlin Alkire pitches during a doubleheader game against Wyoming High May 16.

Belding’s Caitlin Alkire to play softball at Sewanee

Yet another Belding player is heading off to play college ball somewhere. This time it’s softball player Caitlin Alkire, who will be playing for Sewanee, the University of the South, next season.

Hollie Jaunese gets ready to wash her dog at Carson City Dog Wash, which, if all goes according to plan, will open June 31.

BIZ BEAT: New dog wash business to open in Carson City

If there’s one thing most dogs hate, it’s bath time. The image of Rover gazing miserably up through a curtain of bubbles and soggy fur is one most pet owners can relate to. And while cleaning your canine is never going to be a pleasure, exactly, a soon-to-open business in Carson City could go a long way toward making it less of a chore.

Cayla Watts, left, and Makayla Kurchak, center, were presented with awards for winning the Igniting Creative Energy Challenge competition. They were presented awards by facilities director Ron Hofmann, right.

Greenville students win energy competition

Two Greenville Public Schools students were recently named winners in the middle and high school grades for the Igniting Creative Energy Challenge (ICE) competition.

Central Montcalm’s Austin Edwards, left, gets back to first base as Lakeview’s Brad Hamlin waits for the ball during the teams’ first game May 7.

Lakeview, Central Montcalm baseball teams to face off in district opener

A couple of familiar foes will face off in the first round of the Division 3 district baseball tournament Tuesday. The host Lakeview Wildcats will face the Central Montcalm Green Hornets in the opener, with the winner moving on to Saturday’s semi-final against White Cloud.

Members of the Sheridan VFW and Stanton American Legion attended the We Love America Parade on Friday at Central Montcalm High School. Veterans performed the presentation of colors and flag raising ceremonies.

34th annual We Love America parade celebrated

Central Montcalm Public School celebrated Americans who fought and gave their lives to their country Friday, while also teaching students about their ancestry.