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Funeral Notices for March 10, 2017

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All that remains of the once majestic and historical Whites Covered Bridge is a ‘Road Ends’ sign placed at either end of the gap between Whites Bridge Road where the Flat River runs through. The bridge was burned to the ground in an act of arson in July 2013. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Whites Covered Bridge rebuild delayed because of a lack of funds

Another roadblock stands in the way of efforts to rebuild Whites Covered Bridge, which was lost in an early morning blaze in July 2013. According to Tom Byle, president of the Whites Bridge Historical Society and a Kent County Road Commission engineer, the society will need to raise an additional $425,000, which is much more than expected.


FOIA request reveals Stanton city manager applicants had experience

New Stanton City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert was one of six applicants who applied for the position.

In selecting Pynaert at the Feb. 14 meeting, city commissioners claimed she was the only applicant with municipal management experience, but the applications submitted suggest otherwise.

Trent Ward, right, assistant coach to Carson City-Crystal’s head coach Kacy Datema, left, was named the Division 4 assistant wrestling coach of the year by the Michigan High School Athletics Association this past weekend. Ward, a 1994 CC-C graduate, has been the assistant coach for the past seven years. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Carson City-Crystal’s Trent Ward gets Division 4 assistant coach of year

Carson City-Crystal’s Trent Ward was named assistant wrestling coach of the year for Division 4 by Michigan High School Athletics Association. The award was announced at the state individual wrestling finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills this past weekend.

Belding City Councilman Bruce Meyers talks about the draft of the city budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018 during the regular meeting of the council Tuesday evening.

Belding City Council works on 2017-2018 budget

City staff are working hard to put together the budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. During a regular meeting of the Belding City Council Tuesday evening, the council had a work session to go over a draft of the budget. Attendees were given the chance to give their two cents about the budget during public comment.


Funeral Notices for March 9, 2017

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Montabella senior point guard Madi Cutler drives past Leroy Pine River’s Selma Barnett (22) and Kaylee Goodman (20) during the second half of Tuesday’s game. Cutler finished with a team-high 11 points.

Montabella’s great playoff run ends with loss to Pine River

It was an unexpected and wonderful run, however, Montabella’s playoff streak came to an end at the hands of Leroy Pine River Tuesday.


IN BRIEF: Crystal Township approves $500 expense for Community Center boiler inspection

Members of the Crystal Township Board voted unanimously Wednesday evening to have the boiler system of Crystal Community Center evaluated.


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.

Tri County’s Ashley Bowen tries to force her way between two Grand Rapids Catholic Central players during the teams’ Class B regional game Tuesday night.

No. 4 Grand Rapids Catholic Central ends Tri County’s season

HAMILTON — Tri County’s girls basketball team had their season end Tuesday. The Vikings lost in semi-finals of the Class B regional tournament to Grand Rapids Catholic Central 55-32, ending their season at 15-8. The Cougars were ranked fourth in the state in Class B in the final Associated Press poll. Tri County co-coach Chris [...]