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Funeral Notices for April 6, 2016

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ON THE RECORD: Children, parents & police foil sex offender’s attempt to accost 13-year-old

A Lakeview father countered a stranger’s attempt to harm his daughter by setting up a police sting.

Walter Johnson, 33, of Lakeview, was charged with three felonies regarding an incident last summer in Cato Township.

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IN BRIEF: Greenville contracts for spring street sweeping, bridge inspections

Members of the Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening for three city expenditures, in each case contracting with the lowest bidder.

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IN BRIEF: New Belding City Council member appointed

Douglas Feehan was officially appointed to the Belding City Council during a regular meeting Tuesday evening.

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Neil Rankin returns for second stint as Edmore’s village manager

On his first day as Edmore village manager, Neil Rankin returned to the helm without expecting to miss a beat. Stepping into his old office Monday for the first time in nearly two years, Rankin began listening to voicemails and returning emails, just as if he had never left the job. “There’s no nerves, no excitement, I’m just picking up right where I left off,” he said.

Rev. Ian MacDonald smiles as he delivers a sermon Wednesday evening at First Congregational Church in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Reverend takes a long, winding road to Greenville’s First Congregational Church

The First Congregational Church in Greenville has a long history of bringing people together for worship, regardless of denomination. It is iconic in its position downtown with its stained glass windows and brick facade. Walking in on a Sunday morning, churchgoers are welcomed by ushers as they make their way into the nave to seat themselves in a pew and wait for the sermon to start.

Newcomers to the church might be surprised when the Rev. Ian MacDonald rises from the pew nearby, walks to the pulpit and begins to speak.

Additional handicap entrance signs will be added to the Montcalm County Administrative Building in downtown Stanton. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County to add more handicap signs to admin building

Additional handicap entrance signs will be added to the Montcalm County Administrative Building after someone fell on the facility’s front steps. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners recently discussed the incident.

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Funeral Notices for April 5, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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IN BRIEF: Fairplain Township approves variance for garage

FAIRPLAIN TOWNSHIP — Board members voted unanimously to grant a variance for local resident Jim Blatt to build a garage on his property during Monday evening’s meeting.

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JUST IN: 6 finalists for Montcalm County administrator job

Four internal candidates and two external candidates are in the running for the job of Montcalm County controller-administrator.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners chose the six finalists during a special meeting today to fill the vacancy left by Chris Hyzer, whose last day was March 31.