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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.


Funeral Notices for 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.


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.


Funeral Notices for April 4, 2015

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57 Brew Pub reopens after fire

Beer buffs, nerds and geeks in Greenville have been suffering a case of anxiety since last Friday. However, hopheads and dark devotees can set their worries aside. The 57 Brew Pub and Bistro reopened at 11 a.m. today.

Happier times: The Nelson family is pictured sometime in the 1960s, from left to right, Mary Lou, Belinda, Dale, Luanne and Betty. — Courtesy photo

‘Dad was and is my hero’: Dale Nelson’s family prepares to lay him to rest

A man of few words, strong opinions and great love for his family. That’s how Alan “Dale” Nelson is being remembered in the days leading up to his funeral after he was killed in his own home during a robbery gone terribly wrong.

NCG Cinema in Greenville will be showcasing its Sensory Friendly Showings one Saturday a month for the foreseeable future. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville theater offers movie showings to special needs kids

Getting a child to sit through an entire two-hour movie at the theater is difficult … some might say impossible. Sometimes that goes double for children with special needs.