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Newly created Montcalm Alano Club encourages people to join

Battling addiction, in any of its forms, is a painful and sorrowful experience to go through for everyone involved. Many who try to get an upper hand on their addiction feel like there is no way out. Worst of all, they feel like they are alone.

But there is a way out, and they are not alone.

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Local group wants to ‘Bring Christmas Back To Stanton’

Christmas is coming back to Stanton (even if you didn’t know it ever left).

A local group called Bring Christmas Back To Stanton wants to relight the large pine tree on the lawn of the Montcalm County court complex on the north side of Stanton, something which hasn’t been done for several years.

Belding Area Schools Board of Education members, from left, Timothy Flynn, Doug Lamborne, Shannon Hummel, and Tom Humphreys recite the oath of office as they are sworn onto the board at the Jan. 19 school board meeting.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding school board welcomes new members

A few new faces, complete with smiles and looks of determination, were officially welcomed to the Belding Area Schools Board of Education last week.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, Jan. 26

Grant 51, Central Montcalm 30: The Hornets lost just for the second time all season on Monday. The Tigers pulled away in the second quarter with a 19-7 run to lead 27-14 at halftime…

Greenville assistant wrestling coach Bill Breen, right, calls out instruction during a match last season. Breen is up for a national coaching honor in June. - File photo

Greenville’s Breen a finalist for national coaching honor

Former Greenville High School assistant wrestling coach Bill Breen is a finalist of one of the top coaching honors in the nation. Breen, who is taking a year off from coaching this year, has been the Yellow Jackets assistant varsity wrestling coach for the past eight years. He has also coached football and baseball in the past, both in assistant and head coaching duties.

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THE REVIEW: Passing the torch

Watching the Detroit Red Wings prepare to take the ice at the Joe Louis Arena that evening, Ray Ferraro couldn’t have hidden the smile across his face, even if he wanted to. All those trips to the ice rink with his young son Landon had suddenly come to fruition for the 18-year hockey veteran, as his son made his way onto the rink for his NHL debut in the very arena that the elder Ferraro played his final game as a professional.

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COLLEGE ROUNDUP: A look at area athletes playing collegiately

Torrey Davis/Lake Forest College: The Greenville graduate, a junior, had four points, three rebounds and three assists in an 82-70 win over Cornell at home on Saturday…

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 27, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

A panoramic view shows a hefty amount of remodeling work occurring at the former Driftway Bar and Restaurant in Belding as it transforms into the new Horse’s Mouth Tavern. — Daily News/Cory Smith

New bar to bring Michigan craft beer atmosphere to Belding (GALLERY)

The clang of a hammer falling hard to a nail, the screech of a table saw quickly splitting through a piece of wood — that’s the sound of the orchestra of construction taking place at an old but familiar location in this community. Since the summer of 2012, the Driftway Bar and Restaurant has sat empty, eventually foreclosed on and left as a shadow of its former lively self.

It may not look like much now, but if a deal currently underway between the city of Stanton and PromoQuip goes through as planned, this vacant lot, located at 1126 East Main St., could be home to a new light industrial facility within one year. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

New light industrial facility may be coming to Stanton

This city may soon see an influx of light industrial expansion, assuming a deal between Stanton and a company currently located in Cedar Springs goes through as expected. PromoQuip, which builds and markets promotional equipment — like “money blowing booths,” Plinko games and prize wheels — is in negotiations with the city for a piece of property located at 1126 East Main St. According to City Manager Jake Eckholm and PromoQuip owner David Sanderson, the purchase is close to being a “done deal.”