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Guest View | Nathaniel Johnson

GUEST VIEW: Helping a loved one with cancer

“I didn’t know what to say so I just pulled away.” Has that ever been your response when a friend tells you she has cancer?

Guest View | David Hodges

GUEST VIEW: Commissioner won’t apologize for beliefs

I’ve lived in Ionia County for more than 50 years and have been blessed many times over, with the privilege of service.

The village of Edmore recently received several grants, including a $13,000 strategic funding grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to evaluate the infrastructure of the former Hitachi property. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Grants in Edmore will help water system, former Hitachi property

The grants just keep rolling in for Edmore. Village officials recently learned they were receiving a $644,276 stormwater, asset management and wastewater (SAW) grant, plus a $13,000 strategic funding grant for the former Hitachi property.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 8, 2015

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From left, Grattan Academy High School seniors Josiah Jacobssen and Nicklas Warden and freshman Spencer Jordan, will travel to a Civil War battlefield over the next few days with their history teacher, Ted Flynn. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Grattan teacher taking students on Civil War battlefield tour

It was spring in 1864. Pitting countryman against countryman, the Civil War raged and would continue to rage for the next year.

In Resaca, Georgia, the Confederate Army was massing to protect a vital railway line and preparing to engage the Union Army in what would be called The Battle of Resaca. It was a small battle, often overlooked by history, but it was a bloody skirmish between two American armies.

A spacious, traffic-free courtyard now stands alongside Lakeview Middle School in the former location of a one-way street, making loading and unloading of school buses far safer. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview Community Schools’ $12.5 million bond project wrapping up

Two years of planning and hard work are soon to come to fruition for Lakeview Community Schools.

The renovation and construction project there — the result of the 2013 passage of a $12.5 million bond — has resulted in needed improvements to virtually every area of the elementary, middle and high schools.

Tri County senior Dylan Matulis, left, sends a shot on goal by Lakeview senior defender Jacob Tanner during a 4-2 Wildcats win on Monday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview soccer holds off late Tri County push

Lakeview jumped out to a comfortable 3-0 lead, but Tri County gave the Wildcats something to worry about for a while in the second half. Tri County’s Alex Kerslake and Dylan Matulis score three minutes apart midway through the second half, but Lakeview’s Jon Hansen answered late to ease the the Wildcats’ worries in a 4-2 road win on Monday.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 6, 2015

Read funeral notices for Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2015.

Linda VanHouten

JUST IN: VanHouten selected for Greenville superintendent

Following a special meeting tonight, the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education made a decision on its next superintendent.


JUST IN: Belding City Council tables decision on park pavilion fees

Due to increased vandalism and a shrinking budget, city officials are turning to park reservation fees in an attempt to raise revenue.