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Civil War-era human bones discovered buried in downtown Edmore

A new homeowner’s attempt to unclog a sewer line led to the discovery of Civil War-era human bones and a full-blown archeology expedition this week in downtown Edmore.

Michael and Brandy Poling moved from Lansing to Edmore last winter. Their home at 102 S. Main St. (M-46) was built in 1867 and the couple got a good deal on the purchase.

Firefighters are at the scene of a house fire on Bass Lake in Pierson Township. — Daily News/Cory Smith

JUST IN: Firefighters battling house fire in Pierson Township

Firefighters from multiple departments are battling a house fire at 21891 Vos Drive on Bass Lake.

The Howard City Fire Department responded to the scene and the Sand Lake Fire Department assisted. However, the Sand Lake Fire Department had to leave to fight another fire in Sand Lake, so the Maple Valley Township Fire Department was called in for backup.


Funeral Notices for Aug. 13, 2015

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JUST IN: Historic building in Crystal to receive upgrades before becoming museum

The expiring home of the Crystal Community Library and soon-to-be residence of the Crystal Township Museum is in need of a lot of love. Thankfully, a number of organizations are coming together to preserve the historic building that has stood in the Crystal community for more than a century.


JUST IN: Montcalm Township sends three to fire academy, buys computer

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — It was all about bolstering the fire department during the Wednesday night Montcalm Township Board meeting. The Montcalm Township Fire Department is looking to get three more firefighters trained and ready for action. During the meeting, the board approved a motion to send three new recruits to the fire academy. The board [...]

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CC-C schools face ‘crunch time’ with construction project

Unrecognizable to the teachers who await their new classrooms, Carson City-Crystal Lower Elementary School is currently a skeleton of its former self.

Gutted from the inside out, much of the school has changed for the better in the past few months as construction crews and engineers have transformed the building thanks to an $11 billion bond passed by voters in 2014. But as the school year, which begins Sept. 8, creeps ever closer, teachers and members of the community have grown weary that the facility will not be ready in time to welcome students.

During Monday’s Greenville Public Schools Board of Education meeting, board members voted to extend the date of Director of Finance John Gilchrist and Chief Academic Officer Michelle Blaszczynski as acting co-superintendents until Oct. 12. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville school board sets superintendent search dates

Although they were hoping for a quick process, the search for a new leader at Greenville Public Schools has found its own form of krpytonite: Time and procedure.

During Monday’s meeting, the school board outlined the time frame for the superintendent search in which the school board will discuss interview processes, collect and screen applications and conduct interviews.

Dawn Thurwachter of Edmore talks with her attorney, Matthew Anderson of Wixom, after Thurwachter appealed Montcalm County Animal Control’s denial of a kennel license. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County commissioners continue dog kennel debate

After two failed motions, the third time was the charm for an appeal of a county dog kennel license Monday.

Dawn Thurwachter of Edmore appeared before the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners Law Enforcement & Courts Committee along with her attorney, Matthew Anderson of Wixom, to appeal a denial of a dog kennel license by Montcalm County Animal Control officials.


Feeding America food truck will be in Lakeview on Thursday

About 58 percent of students attending Lakeview Community Schools qualify for free and reduced lunches. That equates to a lot of local families that could, from time to time, use a little assistance.

At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, that assistance will arrive at the old elementary school gym, 124 Sixth St. in the form of a Feeding America food truck.


Funeral Notices for Aug. 12, 2015

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