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Michigan State Police enlists Crime Stoppers in Nevins Lake homicide

The Michigan State Police (MSP) Lakeview Post is adding additional resources in the Nevins Lake homicide investigation.

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Funeral Notices for April 8, 2015

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Montcalm Township firefighters work to put out a fire at a South Satterlee Road. The March 18 blaze that destroyed a shed started as a small grass fire that quickly spread throughout the property. — File photo

Out of control: Property owners need to control burning

As the temperatures start to climb, property owners are looking around their yards and realizing the summer yard work season has begun. With piles of leaves and brush laying around, it might seem like the best time of year to burn them off.

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Chimney collapses during Carson City-area house fire

An early afternoon fire demolished a Carson City-area home’s second story during the holiday weekend. At 2:23 p.m. on Saturday, the Carson City Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on East Fenwick Road. As the fire department rolled onto the property, it quickly became clear the fire was gaining momentum.

This pickup truck driven by a 43-year-old Stanwood man caught fire after hitting and dragging a motorcycle Tuesday morning. — Courtesy photo

Alleged drunken driver hits motorcycle, drags it about a mile

A 43-year-old Stanwood man is in jail after allegedly hitting and dragging a motorcycle about a mile before his vehicle caught fire.

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Funeral Notices for April 7, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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Lakeview community garden will soon be reality

Things are going to be a little bit greener this summer if organizers of a proposed community garden have their way. According to Lakeview Village Manager Jake Eckholm, the idea of creating a community garden was brought to him recently by three village residents, Molly Moblo-Perusse, Lisa Jensen and Jackie Bissonette.

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Funeral Notices for April 6, 2015

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On Thursday, author Christopher Wright, who writes under the pseudonym Jonathan Rand, joined the kindergarten classes of Baldwin Heights Elementary for a special discussion on reading and writing before he performed a school-wide assembly. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Author Christopher Wright shares his magic at Baldwin Heights

Baldwin Heights Elementary School was the scene of grisly horror on Thursday afternoon. Fictional horror that is. Michigan horror author Christopher Wright joined the school to discuss reading and writing during an hour-long assembly right before spring break.

Maureen Burns, pictured at the 2014 One Book One County kickoff event, has stepped down after nurturing the program for 10 years. — File photo

A decade of shared reading with One Book One County comes to a close

For the past 10 years, readers across Montcalm County have each summer shared a common experience: One Book One County. It works like this: Each year the One Book committee chooses a book that is read countywide, discussed in book clubs and used as a focal point for other community activities. Typically, the season ends with a visit from the author or another person affiliated in some way with the book.