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Funeral Notices for Dec. 4, 2015

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The front steps at the Belrockton Museum, located at 108 Hanover St. in Belding, will undergo repairs in the spring after the city and museum board agreed to split the cost evenly. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding to help repair museum’s crumbling front steps

From parking to repairs, the Belrockton Belding Museum will be receiving a few upgrades this winter and spring to help make the facility more accommodating for visitors. The historic museum, located at 108 Hanover St., is in need of a little maintenance, and thanks to some collaboration, repairs will be occurring after members of Belding City Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday to approve spending $5,750 to replace the front steps, which are in disrepair and a potential hazard for those who use them.

Daily News Publisher Julie Stafford and her son, Alec Fowler, decorate the Christmas tree in the lobby of the newspaper office in preparation for the Arts Crafts and Gift Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Daily News office. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Christmas on the Green comes to Greenville

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Greenville’s holiday season will officially kick off with the Christmas on the Green celebration. Featuring the annual Hometown Christmas Parade, the Santa Park Party plus a “shop local” day on Saturday, Christmas on the Green is sure to usher in the holiday season with style.

A look at the freshly harvested field that Jed Welder leases from the city of Greenville. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville man leasing city land to grow crops

When it comes to keeping the green in Greenville, local farmer Jed Welder takes it literally. Welder is currently harvesting his first crop of corn from land he leased from the city.

Darren Jones and his 200-pound, 10-point buck taken on Nov. 5 with a bow. — Courtesy photo

Man takes two monster Montcalm County bucks during archery season

If you happen to be a deer hunter, then you know what Nov. 30 is. The last day of the 2015 firearm deer season.

Which is to say, it is a truly dismal day for the orange-clad army marauding through the woods during the last half of November.

A new Christmas tree will be lit during during the inaugural Belding tree lighting ceremony outside Belding City Hall from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Tree lighting and Home for the Holidays this weekend in Belding

The Christmas season is starting early this year in Belding, with cookies, caroling and a visit from Santa Claus. Two holiday events are scheduled to coincide with each other, helping to bring cheer to the community.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 3, 2015

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JUST IN: Prosecutor says police acted properly in crossbow shooting incident

Montcalm County Prosecutor Andrea Krause issued a statement Wednesday saying a Michigan State Police trooper was justified in fatally shooting a Lakeview man who had shot another officer with a crossbow.

Montcalm County police officers were attempting to serve a felonious assault arrest warrant on Travis Quay, 40, at a Cato Township residence on Oct. 9.

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Montcalm County Angel Tree program brings Christmas joy to children

A rosy-cheeked youngster standing in rapt wonder before a present-laden Christmas tree is an image with which we all are familiar.

The scene is so common, in fact, so comfortable, that we sometimes forget it is one not played out in every American home.

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Greenville man charged with pointing handgun at motorist

A Greenville man is charged with two felonies after allegedly pointing a handgun at another motorist on Monday in Isabella County.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Mount Pleasant Post arrested Neil Endsley, 58, after investigating the incident that occurred around 5:35 p.m. on U.S. 127 north of East Rosebush Road in Isabella Township.