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Funeral Notices for March 25, 2017

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Funeral Notices for March 18, 2017

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A 2011 GMC Terrain traveling eastbound on Fenwick Road collided with an eastbound horse-drawn buggy Wednesday morning in Bloomer Township. — Courtesy photo

UPDATE: 10-year-old boy dies after car-buggy accident

A 10-year-old boy has died after being injured in a car-buggy accident.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a collision of a car and a horse-drawn buggy on Fenwick Road west of Miner Road at 7:54 a.m. Wednesday.


IN BRIEF: Lakeview school board approves soccer, track projects

The Wildcats’ soccer and track fields will both see some changes this spring after the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to make improvements during Thursday night’s meeting.


IN BRIEF: Stanton commissioners argue over office position

Before City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert was hired as part-time city manager and part-time community liaison, Stanton had a part-time shared city manager a part-time community liaison and a full-time city clerk/treasurer.

Staff changes over the past several months have resulted in a reduced city office staff consisting of Pynaert, City Clerk/Treasurer Lori Braman and Office Assistant Tiffany Kohn. The changes added one part-time office assistant position to the city.

A winning Michigan Lotto 47 ticket was sold at the EZ-Mart convenience store and gas station in Greenville. Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm County man picks up $22.6 million windfall, remains anonymous

A Montcalm County man who won $22.6 million on numbers drawn in the Lotto 47 Feb. 18 drawing has come forward to collect his winning, but will remain anonymous in the process. According to Michigan Lottery, the lucky player is looking forward to “enjoying life and giving back,” after he matched all six Lotto 47 numbers: 12-17-19-29-36-39. The winning ticket was bought at the Greenville E-Z Mart, located at 115 E. Washington St in Greenville.


IN BRIEF: Potential sewer billing change for Lakeview residents

A change in sewer bills is an upcoming possibility for Lakeview residents after a discussion by Lakeview Village Trustees at Monday night’s meeting.

Currently, village residents’ monthly sewer rates are calculated by the average use between September and November.


Funeral Notices for March 11, 2017

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IN BRIEF: Eagle Scout proposes project for Montcalm Township Hall

Greenville High School junior and Montcalm Township Fire Cadet Jacob Visser frequently attends the Montcalm Township Board meetings and has heard township trustees discuss plans for future improvements around the hall.

Visser decided to offer his time and work to make those improvements to use for his Eagle Scout project for Boy Scout Troop 111.

Jim Lower

GUEST VIEW: A tale of two bills

I serve as chairman of the Local Government Committee as well as a member of the Tax Policy Committee in the Michigan House of Representatives. On Feb. 15, House Bill 4058 and House Bill 4001 were reported from these respective committees, roughly an hour and a half a part.