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THE REVIEW: Tasting a title

t’s been a long time coming. The paper bag hoods have been placed on the shelf and a devoted group of football enthusiasts are learning to revisit an aspect of the game that seems to have avoided Detroit Lions fans for far too long.

Members of Belding City Council, from left, Dennis Cooper, Mike Scheid, Jerry Lallo, Mayor Ron Gunderson, City Manager Meg Mullednore, and Mayor Pro Tem Tom Jones, discuss agenda items during Tuesday evening's Belding City Council meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

JUST IN: Belding council moves forward with Zoning Board of Appeals, city attorney discussions

Members of the Belding City Council approved three resolutions Tuesday evening, but not without some consternation amongst the council and from citizens.

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Hubbardston treasurer ‘shell shocked’ after being fired by new president

The new Hubbardston village president was sworn into office on Nov. 20.

Less than three weeks later, Julie Hobart-Reed made her first executive decision. She chose to terminate Carol Fink as village treasurer.

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UPDATE: Stanton motorist apprehended after hitting Greenville bicyclist, fleeing

A Greenville man was seriously injured after an alleged drunken driver struck him with a vehicle Monday afternoon on M-66.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a car/bicycle crash on Sheridan Road near Pakes Road around 2:21 p.m.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 16, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Members of the Belding Education Association gather together as spokesman and teacher Ed Albert asks members of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education to honor a "fair contact" for teachers in Belding Monday evening. — Daily News/Cory Smith

JUST IN: Belding Education Association members plead for ‘fair contract’

It’s been nearly seven months that Belding Area School’s has been negotiating with the Belding Education Association on a new contract, and Monday evening, supporters of the education union made their voices heard.

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JUST IN: Howard City Village Council hires new president as manager

HOWARD CITY — The Howard City Village Council unanimously voted to call off an ongoing village manager search in favor of hiring newly elected Village President Randy Heckman as interim village manager.

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Lakeview building could get new emergency power, warning siren

This village has what could be called a “troubled” history with electricity. Though outages are far from an everyday occurrence, it’s not uncommon to find a portable generator tucked away in the pole barns and garages of many residents here.

Lakeview Village Manager Jake Eckholm is hoping to see a pocket park installed in the vacant lot, which was once home to the State Farm Insurance Building on the village main street. The park would provide easy access to a municipal parking lot and Tamarack Lake. If all goes according to plan, work on the project could begin this spring. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Converted alley space will connect Lakeview’s main street with lake

“There’s never anywhere to park!” This is a lament heard frequently in downtown Lakeview, particularly during village-wide events like Summerfest, Winterfest and holiday gatherings at McKenna’s Tavern (just try finding a spot on Lincoln Avenue after 2 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day).

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Dec. 13

Belding takes Kent City Invitational: The Redskins won all five matches they wrestled in to take the title at the Kent City Invitational Saturday. Belding started out with a 63-15 win over Wyoming Godwin Heights, then beat Holland 72-12, Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills 59-10, the host Eagles 54-17 and Rockford 37-36…