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Sheriff’s deputy follows his nose to marijuana bust

A deputy with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responding to an assault complaint Monday couldn’t help notice the smell of marijuana coming from a house next door.


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Belding senior Caitlyn Alkire delivers a pitch during Tuesday’s Division 2 quarterfinal at Davenport University against the Linden Eagles. Redskins’ freshman Greta Wilker, background, gets ready at third base.

Linden rallies, defeats Belding in Division 2 quarterfinal

With just one returning senior this year, the Belding Redskins were not expected to advance this far into the state softball playoffs. Still, the Redskins feel they let one slip away during the Division 2 quarterfinal against the Linden Eagles at Davenport University in Grand Rapids on Tuesday.

Four vehicles were involved in an accident on 14 Mile Road between Lincoln Lake and Podunk roads on Tuesday afternoon. Four people, including a young child and a unresponsive woman, were taken to the hospital. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

4 hospitalized after 4-vehicle Oakfield Township crash

Four people were hospitalized including an unresponsive driver after a four-vehicle crash happened on 14 Mile Road (M-57) in Oakfield Township. At about 4:30 p.m, Oakfield Township, Michigan State Police, Kent County Sheriff’s Office and emergency medical services (EMS) from both Kent and Montcalm counties were dispatched to a crash between Lincoln Lake and Podunk roads.

Lakeview Middle School students Kaelee Girskis, left, and Eve Roberts share their award winning presentation on dyslexia to the Lakeview Board of Education at its regular meeting Monday evening.  The girls are students in Chris Lindsey’s class. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview schools to fill vacancy on board

Members of the Lakeview Board of Education will be interviewing candidates to replace outgoing member Daryl Johnson, who recently stepped down, citing time constraints. At Monday evening’s regular board meeting, board president Ed Jonaitis outlined a plan to find and appoint the new member.

Bonnie Davis addresses the Edmore Village Council about a $238,000 loan Tony Maxfield allegedly owes the village. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Edmore Village Council silent on Maxfield’s $238,000 loan

One month ago, the Edmore Village Council agreed to give a local businessman until the next council meeting to find a solution to pay the $238,000 he allegedly owes the village. The next council meeting came and went Monday night, but the council took no action. The matter was not even discussed.


Funeral Notices for June 11, 2013

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Belding junior Mariah Heintzelman hammers a pitch for one of her three hits during Saturday’s Division 2 regional final against Hudsonville Unity Christian.

Belding looking for return trip to Battle Creek

The Belding Redskins softball team has won four consecutive regional titles. They will be looking for their first trip to the Division 2 state semifinals since 2010. In 2010, the Redskins defeated Williamston 3-2 to advance to Bailey Park in Battle Creek for the state semifinals. After two quarterfinal losses the past two years (2011 to Stevensville Lakeshore and 2012 to Wayland Union), the Redskins are ready for the return trip to the “Cereal City.”

Carson City-Crystal football players gang tackle a runner from Evart during the MHSAA playoffs last year.

Carson City-Crystal reaches to past for football grid coach

There’s a new varsity football coach at Carson City-Crystal, but he’s not new to the program. Devin Pringle is the new football coach, but this will be his third stint as the varsity football coach. He was also the head coach from 1996 to 1999 and for a year in 2006.

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478 people sign up for Flat River Community Library’s summer reading

The school year may be done for students, young and old alike, but that’s no excuse to put down the books and kick reading to the curb — not with a local library just waiting to be explored. More than 475 parents, teens and children who attended the kick-off event for the Summer Reading program at the Flat River Community Library on Saturday walked away with a membership to the summer program, which encourages reading with rewards for doing so.