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ED GILBERT: Fishing has its ‘moments’

It really wasn’t a bad opening weekend for Michigan’s trout season. The weather was quite cooperative and a few of the fish were in a feeding mood as well. As usual, many fishers gathered at the places where I chose to open the season each year, even a few newcomers came as well. Those spots included the North Branch , the Little South Branch and the main branch of the Pere Marquette River.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, May 1

Tri County drops Big Rapids twice: The Vikings beat the Cardinals in both ends of their CSAA-Gold doubleheader Friday, winning 8-0 and 4-3. Kyle Peterman went all seven innings in the opener and scattered six hits, striking out nine and walking one…

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JUST IN: Sheriff’s deputy hits car while en-route to crash

On Saturday, three people, including a Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputy, were treated for minor injuries after the deputy struck a vehicle on M-66.

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Greenville, Belding vote for O-K Conference realignment

Every four years, O-K Conference member schools vote for realignment. Some years, the vote is quick and easy and others not so much. This year’s vote went quick and was passed by member school athletic directors and principals easily. Last week, athletic directors voted 40-8 in favor of the realignment proposal and school principals voted 40-8 in favor, as well, on Wednesday. To pass, 32 yes votes were needed.

A “Clifford Lake Hotel” sign hangs over the bar at the new Clifford Lake Inn, which also features original wood beams which add a rustic charm to the bar. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Historic Clifford Lake Inn makes grand reopening with new owners

The restored and revived Clifford Lake Inn has something old (floors, beams and ceilings), something new (furniture and kitchen), something borrowed (classic recipes with a twist) and something blue (the lake, of course). The 134-year-old dining gem of Douglass Township is making its grand reopening today. My husband and I enjoyed a sneak peek Friday evening at the invitation of new owners Thomas and Mary Stuit of Grand Rapids.

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OUR VIEW: Proposal 1 asks too much from voters

Proposal 1, a controversial sales tax and road funding question on Tuesday’s ballot, is the perfect example of what is wrong with our political system: It is overly complicated, contains many unknowns and is about as transparent as mud. It also is such a political hot potato that all but one of our local representatives couldn’t be bothered to even respond to our repeated calls and emails — let alone go on the record — as to how they plan to vote on Proposal 1. No one is denying the overall goal of what this ballot proposal was attempting to do is for the common good.

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Funeral Notices for May 4, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, May 4, 2015

Rachel Sutherlin of Lakeview has taken a second chance in her life and worked to earn an associate degree at Montcalm Community College. The Lakeview High School graduate now plans to continue her education at Central Michigan University. (Daily News | Lori Hansen)

New MCC graduate taking full advantage of her second chance

Rachel Sutherlin isn’t your typical college student, and because of that, she is especially grateful to participate in Montcalm Community College’s graduation.

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A guide to Proposal 1

When voters go to the ballot box Tuesday, they will be voting on Michigan Ballot Proposal 15-1, commonly known as Proposal 1. The ballot proposal would essentially amend three sections of Article IX in Michigan’s Constitution of 1963 and affect to several laws.

Former Belding City Manager Meg Mullendore is shown at a 2014 Belding City Council meeting. She is now suing the City Council for its decision to fire her. (Daily News file photo)

Mullendore suing Belding City Council; city attorney believes claims are untrue

Meg Mullendore was terminated from her job as Belding city manager earlier this year, and is now suing the Belding City Council for its decision to fire her.