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Colors take to the air during last year’s 5K color run as part of the Hubbapalooza festival in Hubbardston. — Courtesy photo

Hubbardston readies for Hubbapalooza V, a festival of hope

Hubbapalooza V is slated for July 15-16 in Hubbardston. This year’s goal is to raise funds for Angels of Hope and the Michigan Association for Suicide Prevention.

As Gus Macker Basketball and the city of Belding establish a new partnership, workers with Gus Macker help set up Friday for this weekend’s tournament in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Gus Macker partners with Belding for recreational needs

Gus Macker has expanded recreational services in Belding from basketball tournaments to events on a city-wide level.

In a partnership with the city of Belding, Gus Macker — which is hosting its Greenville event this weekend — has agreed to serve as the hub for recreation coordination efforts, not only for city-sponsored events but also for private group events.

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Off-duty firefighter’s truck struck at scene of accident

An alleged drunken driver struck a firefighter’s pickup truck early Thursday morning as emergency personnel were attending to a crash that had happened about an hour earlier.

At approximately 1:06 a.m., officials were dispatched to a two-car accident at the intersection of 14 Mile (M-57) and Wabasis roads.

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Funeral Notices for July 9, 2016

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JUST IN: 12-year-old boy dies after ORV accident

A 12-year-old boy died after the off-road vehicle he was driving hit a bump and rolled over.

Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies and Montcalm County Emergency Services responded to the accident at 12:41 p.m. today on private property on the 4000 block of East Boyer Road.

Camper Oberon Keck, 7, left, laughs as he paddles a canoe on Baldwin Lake on Wednesday with camp counselor Brad Bowser. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Fundraiser to benefit Greenville Optimist Camp Wah Wah Tay See

Standing on the northern shore of Baldwin Lake, Bob Hemmingsen couldn’t contain his excitement as he glanced out at many smiling faces.

The director of Greenville Optimist Camp Wah Wah Tay See was overseeing fishing and boating activities Wednesday morning, and the participating campers weren’t shy.

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Funeral Notices for July 8, 2016

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The Montcalm Township Board will be asked next Wednesday to vote to shut down a recycling site at the township hall due to repeated issues with people dumping trash there. (Courtesy photos)

Trashed recycling site set to close in Montcalm Township

Michael Adams stopped one man from dumping old carpeting at the Montcalm Township recycling site Wednesday, even as a woman separately began arguing with Adams about why she couldn’t leave her trash there. “This lady was arguing with me, ‘why, why?’ I said it’s not on the sign, it’s not recyclable,” recalled Adams, frustration apparent in his voice. “It’s always been bad, but the last six months it just got out of control.”

In a decision that caused controversy Tuesday, the Belding City Council reappointed Sharon Carlson, an Orleans Township resident who does not reside in the city limits of Belding, to the Belding Recreation Advisory Board. This action goes against the city’s own charter. (Daily News | Emilee Nielsen)

Belding board appointment against city charter, but was there a choice?

A Belding City Council appointment to a local board has created some controversy. During Tuesday evening’s meeting, council members approved the appointment of Sharon Carlson of Orleans Township to the recreation advisory board. The problem with the appointment, noted Otisco Township resident Jeff Hunter, is that Carlson does not live within the city limits nor has she lived within the city limits in the last year.

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Funeral Notices for July 7, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, July 7, 2016