What a difference a change of venue and better weather conditions can make. The West Michigan Whitecaps went from blowing snow in South Bend, Ind., — where they won two games — to a sunny, but cold day Saturday where they lost to the South Bend Cubs 5-3 in the Whitecaps’ home opener. The game-time temperature for the home opener was 35 degrees, which was the second-coldest home opener in Whitecaps’ history. It was 34 degrees in 2003.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, April 11, 2016
Benjamin Losford was born into a life of slavery. It was the mid-1800s, a plantation in Boone County, Ky. Growing up, Benjamin would overhear relatives speaking in hushed voices of his father, Abraham, who has escaped to the north, vowing to someday return for his family. Abraham’s first attempt to reclaim Benjamin and his sister resulted in his recapture.
But Abraham — who had served as the plantation’s resident barber — escaped a second time, eventually settling in Howell, where he opened his own barber shop
On an ordinary Sunday afternoon in the spring of 2014, Davide Uccello visited his brother Dan at his home just outside of Cedar Springs — a regular weekly visit between brothers from a very close family. But this visit, as it turns out, would end up leading to an opportunity the two would never forget. Owners of three successful restaurant franchises — Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante in Grand Rapids, Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar in Belmont and Catering Concepts in Holland — the brothers promote a proud Italian history, having grown up in a small town in Sicily, Italy.
Third Wave Coffee has been providing citizens of Belding with their java fixes for two years, seeing success in offering the community an opportunity for in-house roasted coffee beans and excellent customer service. Soon the shop will be expanding its offerings to fresh and natural food options.
Funeral notices for Saturday, April 9, 2016
nterviews are underway for the job of Montcalm County controller-administrator. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners interviewed four internal candidates for the job on Thursday, with one external candidate — Mark Stuhldreher of Kalamazoo, who is treasurer and interim city manager of Inkster — slated to be interviewed Monday.
After more than four decades of legal practice — the majority of those in his home community — Greenville city attorney James Mullendore is retiring. The Greenville City Council unanimously accepted Mullendore’s retirement letter Tuesday evening. His last day as a practicing attorney will be Sept. 1.
Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, April 8, 2016
Citizens aired concerns about several issues during Tuesday evening’s Belding City Council meeting. One such disgruntled resident is Lynda Sower, who happens to be the clerk for Otisco Township.