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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.

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Funeral Notices for Saturday, July 25, 2015

Funeral notices for Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Greenville to sealcoat streets and take down trees

Several streets in Greenville are going to see some serious renovations in the near future.

During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, council members voted to approve bids to sealcoat 12 portions of streets in the city as well as to remove 53 dead ash trees along several streets.

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Funeral Notices for July 24, 2015

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During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council discussed and approved an application for an Industrial Facilities Tax Abatement application submitted by Dicastal North America. (Daily News | Brad Klosner)

Greenville City Council grants Dicastal tax abatement

Dicastal North America is getting closer to opening its doors. And the city of Greenville is doing its best to help smooth the Chinese company’s transition into the United States.

Belding City Manager Bruce Brown explains the advantages of making city purchases through local businesses during Tuesday evening’s Belding City Council meeting. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Belding City Council considers local preference purchase program

From members of the city council to residents and business owners, there’s no questioning that everyone wants businesses to thrive and succeed in downtown Belding.

Councilman Dennis Cooper questions the reasoning for a new ethics ordinance discussed by members of Belding City Council during Tuesday evening’s council meeting. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Ethics discussion gets heated at Belding City Council meeting

When it comes to ethics, moral values and the concept of right and wrong, there may be no place where it matters more than at the government level. Those ideas were brought forth in the form of a first reading of an official “code of conduct” ethics ordinance by Belding City Manger Bruce Brown at Tuesday’s Belding City Council meeting.

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Funeral Notices for Thursday, July 23, 2015

Funeral notices for Thursday, July 23, 2015