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Stanton hires acting city manager

The Stanton City Commission voted 6-1 during a special meeting Tuesday night to appoint an acting city manager and to re-advertise for a permanent city manager. The City Commission offered a full-time acting city manager job to Elizabeth Pynaert, who works as executive assistant and community liaison for the city. Pynaert accepted the job. She will meet with Mayor Larry Petersen to finalize details regarding duties and salary.

The Howard City Village Council voted Monday for ordinance language stating that no vehicles may be parked on village streets between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. from Nov. 1 to April 15. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Howard City clarifies street parking ordinance rules

Ask any snowplow driver and they will tell you one of their biggest challenges is plowing around illegally parked vehicles. The Howard City Village Council attempted to help with this issue during Monday night’s meeting by unanimously voting for ordinance language stating that no vehicles may be parked on village streets between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. from Nov. 1 to April 15.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 22, 2016

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Belding Area Schools Superintendent Brent Noskey tells the Board of Education and members of the audience that he hopes to continue the support the community has given Belding schools and the desire to grow stronger and keep improving together during Monday evening’s board meeting. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Belding school board votes to change Redskins mascot

Belding’s longtime mascot is about to become a piece of history.

After months of conversation at school board meetings and special community forums, the Belding Area Schools board voted unanimously to change the mascot from the Redskins and to do away with any Native American associated imagery on Monday evening.

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Central Montcalm approves first phase of school bond project

Central Montcalm Public School is one step closer to the final design for the first phase of a district bond project.

In a 6-0 vote Monday, with Trustee Brandy Ryan absent, the Board of Education approved a four-phase bidding schedule with initial steps beginning as soon as February.

John Axe, an attorney with Clark Hill in Detroit, reports on the slow progress of a Montcalm County financial investigation. Axe is pictured next to Montcalm County Treasurer JoAnne Vukin during Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Firms still investigating Montcalm County’s financial ‘mess’

Deciphering Montcalm County’s pecuniary puzzle is taking longer than expected.

During Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting, John Axe, an attorney with Clark Hill in Detroit, reported on the slow progress.Deciphering Montcalm County’s pecuniary puzzle is taking longer than expected.

During Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting, John Axe, an attorney with Clark Hill in Detroit, reported on the slow progress.

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GUEST VIEW: Serving you in Michigan and Washington, D.C.

One of the joys of serving as your congressman is honoring our current soldiers and veterans for their service to our country.

This month, I voted to give our troops their largest pay increase in six years. They make sacrifices every day to keep us safe and the raise they have earned is a small part of thanking them and their families for their service to our nation.

Firefighters from three fire departments worked nearly five hours Saturday night to fight a fire that destroyed this house at 8664 Arbogast Road near Indian Lake in Winfield Township. The fire rekindled on Wednesday afternoon. — Courtesy photo

Fire destroys Indian Lake home on Saturday, rekindles Wednesday

Three fire departments responded to a house fire at Indian Lake on Saturday night and worked nearly five hours to extinguish the blaze, which rekindled Wednesday.
According to Lakeview District Fire Department Chief Patrick Q. Carr, the house at 8664 Arbogast Road was fully involved in flames when the first firefighters arrived shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday. Lakeview called for mutual aide from Howard City Fire Department and Maple Valley Township Fire Department.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 21, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016

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IN BRIEF: Greenville adopts road extension into city street system

Members of the Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to approve an extension of Grosvenor Drive into the city’s street system.