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Nagel, right, with her father/caddie John, discusses the distance to the green on hole No. 17 after a wayward drive at the Meijer LPGA Classic on Thursday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Nagel shoots even par in front of family at Meijer LPGA Classic

With the sun shining bright, Liz Nagel smacked her first tee shot of the day in front of a large group of golf fans Thursday. Nagel joked most of the following probably was for Natalie Gulbis, an LPGA fan favorite, but in reality, the DeWitt native and Michigan State University alum’s family and friends comprised a sizable portion of the group during the first round of the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythfield Country Club.

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JUST IN: Fatal Friday motorcycle crash

HOME TOWNSHIP — Following a Friday night crash, a motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.  At around 6:42 p.m. on Friday, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an accident involving a motorcycle and a minivan at the intersection of North Wyman Road and East North County Line Road. Upon arriving on-scene, deputies [...]

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OUR VIEW: Keeping public notices accessible

Council meeting minutes, an upcoming public hearing, zoning changes, millage increases, ordinance proposals … these are all examples of government-related public notices.

Newspapers have long been the primary source for public notices, which assures local accessibility and transparency to the community at large.

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Funeral Notices for July 27, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, July 27, 2015

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Hubbardston Village Council appoints new member

The Hubbardston Village Council voted to appoint a new council member during a 21-minute special meeting July 16.

Councilwoman Ellen Genereux submitted her resignation letter to the village council in June, effective in July.

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Hubbardston Village Council votes 2-1 to cut ties with community center board

This community’s primary gathering place is under new management.

The Hubbardston Village Council voted 2-1 on July 14 to terminate the village’s agreement with the Hubbardston Community Center.

President Julie Hobart-Reed and Councilwoman Aimee Harter voted “yes” while Councilman Jim Barker voted “no.” Councilwoman Casey Melton abstained from voting and Councilwoman Ellen Genereux — who submitted her resignation letter at last month’s meeting — was absent.

Goodwill, which has a store in Greenville (pictured here),  Cedar Springs and Rockford, will be opening in Belding, as well. Goodwill Industries will be leasing the Mel Trotter Ministries building on E. State St. and plan to open the store in the fall. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

BUSINESS BEAT: Belding’s Mel Trotter thrift store to become Goodwill

The opening of a new Goodwill store in Belding will have no affect on the company’s neighboring outlet in Greenville, according to Goodwill media liaison Jill Wallace. This fall, Goodwill Industries will begin leasing a building located at 363 E. State St. in Belding, which is owned by Mel Trotter Ministries.

Danish Festival mural painter Luverne Adamson of Vestaburg, right, and Samantha Wheeler, 8, of Coral, who was used as a model for Adamson’s mural, formed a close bond after working together to create this year’s mural.

Coral girl inspires new ‘Little Match Girl’ mural

Luverne Adamson was shopping at Meijer, focusing on buying groceries for the week, when inspiration suddenly struck her. Into her view walked 8-year-old Samantha Wheeler, who was with her family finishing their own shopping before retuning home to Coral.

Vietnam veteran Clark Durfee points to a name on the Michigan Vietnam Veteran Traveling Memorial at American Legion Post 452 in Stanton on Friday.  (Daily News | Brad Klosner)

Michigan Vietnam Veteran Traveling Memorial unveiled in Stanton

There were 2,654 names on a wall in Stanton on Friday. Anyone who looked upon those names would say it was 2,654 too many. The Michigan Vietnam Veteran Traveling Memorial is a somber tribute to every Michigan soldier who met their demise during the U.S. war in the sticky jungles of Vietnam. It was unveiled at the Stanton American Legion Post 254 on Friday afternoon.

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Make it simple: Rep. Outman proposes road funding solution

Michigan’s longterm road funding outlook remains in flux after the massive failure of Proposal 1 last May. Rep. Rick Outman has heard a wealth of feedback from his constituents in the months that followed the proposal’s downfall.