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The four recycling and two cardboard dumpsters in Stanton are being more heavily used and filling up faster. The recycling site is located at the southwest corner of the city parking lot at the intersection of Walnut and Camburn streets. — Daily News/Meghan Koglin

Recycling containers to be added in Stanton

Since Montcalm Township closed its recycling site, the Stanton recycling dumpsters have seen a lot more use.

Montcalm County officials have offered — and the Stanton City Commission has accepted — to install at least two more recycling containers in the city. Right now, Stanton has two cardboard dumpsters, which belong to Stanton, and four general recycling dumpsters. The additional dumpsters would likely be funded with money saved from when Montcalm Township shut down its recycling site.

Right now, the Lakeview District Fire Department serves Pine Township, but a few residents in Pine Township are looking into how to switch to the Montcalm Township Fire Department because it is closer. The topic was brought to the Montcalm Township Board on Sept. 14. — Daily News/Meghan Koglin

Pine Township residents consider switching fire jurisdiction

Pine Township officials are taking a look at the current fire department arrangement.

On Sept. 14, Pine Township Treasurer Randy Robson and five township residents approached the Montcalm Township Board about the possibility of being incorporated into the Montcalm Township Fire Department’s jurisdiction.

Lakeview Police Chief Darin Dood presented Lt. David Mack with a meritorious service award on Sept. 12 in recognition of Mack’s response to the Oct. 9, 2015, shooting of Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Kotenko. — Daily News/Meghan Koglin

Lakeview officer awarded for his help during crossbow shooting

When Lakeview Village Police Lt. David Mack responded to a call one year ago, he didn’t know what he was getting into.

Almost a year later, he is being recognized for his actions.


OUR VIEW: Montcalm County commissioners must make amends

How do you sit in front of a roomful of constituents and employees detailing a plan that will cut $1.7 million from the county budget and the equivalent of 22.5 full-time positions without shouldering any of the burden?

This is our question to the nine elected officials who comprise the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.


Belding approves bid for sewer repair, ordinance amendment

Beneath the city of Belding is an underground network of sewer pipes that come together to make up the framework of the sanitation system.


M-STEP scores released for local school districts

Two years ago, the Michigan Department of Education moved from the 44-year-old MEAP standardized test to the M-STEP, a test that is partly based on common core standards. The M-STEP is widely recognized by educators as a more rigorous test with high expectations for students.

Flat River Historical Society and Museum President Keith Hudson showcases historical images of downtown Greenville, that could potentially be posted downtown after the Greenville Downtown Development Authority approved up to $5,000 to be spent on installing historical, interpretive signs in the city. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville DDA OK’s purchase of historical, interpretive signs

When Keith Hudson travels down Lafayette Street, there are times takes a moment to picture the downtown district as it may have existed more than 165 years ago.


Inaugural Lumberjack Day is Saturday

The lumber industry once served as this community’s primary source of revenue, when saw mills would send thousands of logs daily down the Flat River.

A few of Lakeview’s student body, which was in attendance for the assembly game, rub a student’s head for good luck for their Wildcats team. High school students got out early from class to attend both the varsity and junior varsity games between Central Montcalm and Lakeview. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Central sweeps two close sets versus Lakeview at ‘assembly game’

The intimidation factor was on full tilt for Central Montcalm’s volleyball team in its match against Lakeview. The event took place Thursday afternoon in front of the school’s entire student body. Facing a boisterous crowd that filled the stands, the Green Hornets were able to overcome the intimidation to sneak away with a two-game sweep, winning 25-23 in each game.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 23, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Sept. 23, 2016