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Winfield Township appoints new trustee

A member of the Winfield Township Zoning Board of Appeals is now a township board trustee. The Winfield Township Board voted 4-0 on Dec. 14 to appoint Daniel Kinsey to fill the remainder of Jim Radford’s term. Radford resigned as a trustee in November.

The Seiter Education Center is located at 1401 VanDeinse Ave. in Greenville.

Seiter Center student revived after cardiac arrest

A student at the Seiter Education Center in Greenville was revived Wednesday afternoon after going into cardiac arrest. Montcalm Area Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht said the 22-year-old student suffered a serious seizure, then stopped breathing. Staff members used an automated external defibrillator (AED) to shock the student’s heart back into beating.

Firefighters with the Belding Fire Department survey the outside of a Belding home that caught fire yesterday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Family safely escapes Belding house fire

Four people safely escaped a house fire on High Street in Belding. A husband and wife were in the basement of their home with their two infant children around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday when they noticed smoke. The husband ran upstairs and found the back of their electric stove on fire. Flames were shooting up to the ceiling already.


Domestic violence call leads to apparent suicide in Reynolds Township

A male suspect in a domestic violence call was found dead at a Reynolds Township residence Sunday after what Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies believe was a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. Deputies responded to the call when shots were fired in the 20000 block of West Gates Road.


Stepson steals from mom in Sidney Township

A stepson allegedly stole cash, electronics, jewelry and power tools from his mother’s home in Sidney Township. Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to a home invasion in the 2000 block of S. Derby Road at 11 p.m. Saturday.


PHOTOS: Greenville power pole problem

Icy road conditions on Bracy Avenue in Greenville contributed to a truck-pole accident on Tuesday morning. The collision snapped the power pole in half, requiring Consumers Energy crews to remove it and install a new one. Workers use a bucket truck to help replace a power pole that was destroyed in a car accident Tuesday morning.


Montcalm County board organizes for year

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners had its annual organizational meeting Tuesday. The 13-minute meeting included adopting bylaws and rules of procedure, appointing committee members and scheduling meeting dates.


Belding appoints new city attorney

City Council members narrowly approved hiring a new attorney for the Belding Historic District Commission on Tuesday. Council members voted 3-2 vote to appoint Thomas Forshee after a significant amount of debate.


Thieves break into newly opened Trufant grocery store

The newly opened Maple Valley Market was broken into on New Year’s weekend. Michigan State Police Lakeview Post Trooper Ed Brinkman said the breaking and entering occurred sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning in downtown Trufant. The thieves entered through a window and stole about $3,000 worth of cigarettes and cigars, plus a laptop computer from the grocery store.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 4, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012