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Funeral Notices for Dec. 10, 2015

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The first impression visitors receive when they enter Carson City on N. Division Street is a series of old Kellogg Elevator Co. grain elevator buildings, which have fallen into disrepair after years of standing unoccupied. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Kellogg Elevator demolition lags; Carson City officials impatient

The Kellogg Elevator Co., which decades ago stood as an agricultural beacon for business in Montcalm County, remains (barely) standing today, a ghost of its former self. With splintered wooden beams creaking in the wind, shattered windows lining the walls and various metal and concrete debris scattered throughout the property, the last two years of demolition attempts at the abandoned site have left it looking no better than when those efforts began.

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Montcalm County Headlee override vote set for March 8

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Monday discussed how to promote an upcoming ballot proposal to county residents. Voters will be asked to decide the fate of a five-year Headlee override millage proposal on the March 8 ballot. Michigan’s presidential primary election will also take place that day.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 9, 2015

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A look at the main printing floor at Quad Graphics in Greenville. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Made in Our Own Backyard: Quad Graphics

Most people don’t wonder where advertising flyers or newspaper inserts come from. However, that’s all Quad Graphics Manufacturing Manager Joe Howard thinks about. Howard is the spearhead when it comes to producing the 2 billion copies of advertising flyers and newspaper inserts Quad Graphics of Greenville puts out per year.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 8, 2015

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The Montcalm Township Fire Department conducted an ultra realistic training session at a donated house on Sunday. Pictured from left to right, Capt. Matt Nielsen, firefighter Brian Christophersen, probationary firefighter Brad Zuidewind, probationary firefighter Logan Fuhrman, firefighter Bob Hyde, Safety Officer Phil Krantz, probationary firefighter Tyler Caterino, Engineer Officer Ed Hansen, Fire Chief Clif Dickinson, firefighter Eddie Christensen, Lt. Jordan Brygal, firefighter Fred Murray and cadet Adriaan Joosse. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Montcalm Township firefighters undergo sizzling training session

On Sunday, a tremendous fire engulfed and consumed a Montcalm Township home leaving nothing behind but blackened cinders.

The cause of the fire: The Montcalm Township Fire Department.

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CPL gun board changes will allow ‘one-stop shopping’

County gun boards were eliminated last week per a new state law, leaving concealed pistol license (CPL) applications in the hands of county clerks and state police.

County sheriffs and prosecutors are no longer part of the CPL process, per Public Acts 3 and 4, which Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law last March. County clerks and the Michigan State Police (MSP) are now responsible for issuing CPLs to qualified applicants.

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JUST IN: Headlee vote discussed for Montcalm County

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners today discussed how to sell an upcoming ballot proposal.

Montcalm County voters will be asked to decide the fate of a five-year Headlee override millage proposal on the March 8 ballot. Michigan’s presidential primary election will also take place that day.

Lakeview’s Kirsten Johnson tries to move the ball along the baseline in front of a couple of Alma defenders during Friday’s game at home. Johnson scored a team-high 14 points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Alma pulls out 2OT victory at Lakeview

Mackenzie Seeley’s shooting brought her team back, while Madison Doolittle’s defense gave the Alma Panthers a second chance. After forcing overtime with a late basket in the fourth quarter, the Lakeview Wildcats jumped out to a seven point overtime lead. The Panthers kept fighting and Doolittle’s inbound steal and basket forced a second overtime. From there, the Panthers were able to finish off the Wildcats in a wild 46-42 double overtime win in Lakeview on Friday night.