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Lakeview Village Council reconsiders snow removal rule

Maybe you can successfully challenge local government.

That seems to be the case after heated public comments at Monday’s meeting of the Lakeview Village Council swayed the opinions of some council members.

From left, Belding City Council members Dennis Cooper, Mike Scheid, Jerry Lallo, Mayor Ron Gunderson, Mayor Pro Tem Tom Jones and City Manager Meg Mullendore discuss how to proceed with appointing new members of the Zoning Board of Appeals during a work session at the Pere Marquette Depot in Belding on Jan. 6. — File photo

Belding Zoning Board of Appeals to be reinstated with new members

Seven months after it was absorbed by the Belding City Council, one of this city’s committees is officially on its way to being reinstated.

Members of Belding City Council met on Jan. 6 for a work session to decide how to proceed with reinstating the five-member Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) through dialog and brainstorming.

Lakeview’s Nate Shurlow looks to make a pass with Greenville’s Keegan Cossou guarding during Tuesday’s game at Greenville. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview remains perfect with win at Greenville

Lakeview’s Jon Hansen went diving. John Zuluaga-Torres did the same. It was their effort that saved the basketball from going out of bounds. Hansen’s dive was near mid court, Zuluaga-Torres was along the baseline. The end result was a game defining three-pointer from Caleb Rubalcaba.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan. 13

Vestaburg 81, Farwell 34: The Wolverines mercied the Eagles in a non-conference game to remain undefeated this season. Jared Hilden led Vestaburg with 19, Collin Dove added 17 and Mitchell Sellers added 12 to the win…

Strategic planning consultant Chris Stephens advised the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education to read the book “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits” by Verne Harnish for their strategic planning process. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville school board starts strategic planning

Deciding the future path of any organization can be a complicated process, especially when there are many factors to consider … such as the factors in a school district.

Planning for infrastructure, facilities, maintenance, staffing and, most importantly, the learning process for the students themselves must all come into play. That is why a plan is crucial for success.

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The Right Place and Montcalm Economic Alliance sign partnership

The path to create more economic growth in Montcalm County may finally have been paved on the stable ground of a partnership that aims to bring great dividends to area businesses and residents.

On Monday, The Right Place Inc. and the Montcalm Economic Alliance announced the formation of a strategic partnership to support economic growth in Montcalm County and encourage greater regional collaboration in West Michigan.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 14, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

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JUST IN: MCC Board discusses President Obama’s free community college plan

If two years of community college tuition ultimately became free for students as President Barack Obama proposed last week, the effect would have lasting consequences for schools such as Montcalm Community College (MCC).

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THE REVIEW: Michigan’s man and the road ahead

It was a breaking news segment that struck nationwide. Media personalities crowded into Detroit Metro Airport to capture the arrival of a charter flight carrying the face of change for a deflated University of Michigan football program.

Carson City-Crystal’s Grant Gage, middle, puts up a shot between Beal City’s Tucker Gross (2) and Chase Rollin (24) during Monday night’s game. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Beal City boys hold on to beat CC-Crystal

Carson City-Crystal’s boys basketball team started out with three straight wins. After losing 56-54 to Beal City Monday, the Eagles have lost two back-to-back.