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Funeral Notices for June 23, 2014

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JUST IN: Local pastor killed in one-car accident, vehicle found submerged in lake

A local pastor was found dead Sunday morning after his car was spotted, submerged in a lake, by a passing driver.

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For Devon: Belding school dedicates tree in memory of 10-year-old boy

The crack of a bat as it strikes a baseball, the ensuing cheers from the crowd that follow and the jubilation of celebrating together as a team at home plate. Those moments are what so many boys and girls look forward to the very second the last day of school is finished, and summer begins. Those moments, they are also what Devon Morrison, who died last September, would have taken so much joy in and shared with everyone who knew him.

From left to right, Matt Newman, Michelle Neff and Dan Rossman are all former members of the Winfield Hustlers 4-H Club. All three now work for Michigan State University Extension. — Courtesy photo

4-H’ers Forever: Trio of former Winfield Hustlers working for MSU Extension

For many 4-H’ers, their affiliation with the youth program ends about when they graduate from high school.

For three former members of the Winfield Hustlers, 4-H became a lifelong career.

Matt Newman, Michelle Neff and Dan Rossman were all members of the Winfield Hustlers, Montcalm County’s oldest 4-H club, which celebrated its 60th anniversary last year. Today, all three work for Michigan State University Extension.

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Funeral Notices for June 21, 2014

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The Greenville City Council adopted a balanced $4.38 million proposed budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Outside of a small raise for city staff, the budget is largely similar to that of the previous year. Pictured, from left, are Councilman Lloyd Scoby, City Manager George Bosanic and Mayor John Hoppough.

Greenville’s city budget similar to previous year; staff gets 1 percent raise

The Greenville City Council on Tuesday passed a balanced, $4.38 million proposed general fund budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year; a budget that includes a 1 percent raise for city staff.

A tractor works up the dirt in Base Arena as the as the Montcalm County Fairgrounds get yet a day closer to the start of the annual 4-H Fair Thursday afternoon. (Daily News | Kyle Wilson)

Montcalm County 4-H Fair in sight; Motocross returns for first time in 10 years

Now in its 79th year, there are few things that are more of a tradition in the area than the Montcalm County Fair.

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Funeral Notices for Friday, June 20, 2014

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Funeral Notices for Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Belding resident Dennis Cooper and Belding City Councilman Joe Feuerstein, at left, take part in a clarity/factual review session Wednesday of recall petition language submitted by Cooper against Feuerstein. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding recall language approved

Petitions to recall a Belding city councilman will soon be circulated throughout the community after a second attempt at approving recall language was accepted Wednesday morning. Belding resident Dennis Cooper submitted recall petition language against Councilman Joe Feuerstein on June 5, which was reviewed and approved in a unanimous vote by the Ionia County Election Commission during a clarity/factual review hearing at the Ionia County Courthouse.