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Funeral Notices for Feb. 19, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

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JUST IN: Eureka Planning Commission discusses zoning, nonconforming lots

EUREKA TOWNSHIP — Zoning was once again the topic of discussion at the Eureka Charter Township Planning Commission meeting. The commission discussed the request for rezoning of a property on Baker Road in the township. After some discussion involving the property owners, the commission voted to hold a public hearing concerning the request during its [...]

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VIDEO: Montcalm County firefighters participate in ice rescue training

In spite of the 2 degree air temperature, which dropped even lower with the wind chill, Montcalm County firefighters braved the frigid weather to participate in an ice training on Sunday. Michigan Rescue Concepts (MRC) hosted the training session in Crystal Township, which included a morning classroom session and an afternoon hands-on training session on the ice of Crystal Lake. MRC is an 18-year-old Michigan-based company which have trained more than 500 fire departments in ice and water rescue training.

More than 120 people gathered at the Belding High School Performing Arts Center auditorium Monday evening for the monthly Belding Area Schools Board of Education meeting, where members and supports of the Belding Education Association teachers union voiced their complaints about a lack of a contract agreement. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding teachers union contract unresolved after seven months

Steps, lanes and a cost of living increase, each offered over a multi-year period. After seven months of negotiations, those four stipulations are the driving force behind the debate over a “fair and competitive” contract for Belding teachers, as was made evident Monday evening.

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Montcalm County wage talks continue

A sub-committee of Montcalm County’s Finance & Personnel committee met this week to discuss whether to conduct a wage study of elected county officials — a debate that’s been simmering since last summer. Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer chaired the Feb. 9 meeting alongside Board of Commissioners Chairman Patrick Q. Carr of Lakeview, Commissioner Betty Kellenberger of Carson City and Commissioner Ron Retzloff of Crystal.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 18, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

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JUST IN: Greenville City Council discusses Dicastal, snow plowing

GREENVILLE — Dicastal North American Inc. was on the topic of discussion during the Tuesday night meeting of the Greenville City Council. During the meeting, the city council unanimously approved a motion to transfer the Industrial Facilities Certificates from United Solar Ovonic to Dicastal. The certificates concern the parcels of land Dicastal purchased from the [...]

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JUST IN: Bruce Brown signs Belding interim manager contract, will start Monday

After signing his contract Tuesday evening, Bruce Brown will begin his tenure as Belding’s new interim manager beginning Monday.

Three snowmobilers race across a frozen Crystal Lake on Saturday during the Crystal Lake Winter Festival. — Daily News/

Dangerous temperatures freeze out events at Crystal Lake Winter Festival

Jack Frost and his arctic wake of ice and snow were just too much for Saturday’s Crystal Lake Winter Festival. Normally a welcome friend to a festival that requires plenty of snow and a frozen Crystal Lake, Saturday’s weather conditions were deemed too dangerous by festival officials.

Bill Simpson Jr. took over Simpson Family Funeral Homes, the family business in Sheridan and Stanton, on Jan. 1. — File photo

BUSINESS BEAT: Torch passed at Simpson Family Funeral Homes

Bill Simpson Jr. is no stranger to hard work. Since middle school, he’s been putting in regular work days, at first just doing odd jobs; cleaning, yard work, washing cars. The difference between Simpson and most kids his age is this: he was doing these chores for his father’s business, Simpson Family Funeral Homes.