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Kathy Barnes

Lakeview parade planned to honor 9/11 victims, survivors

There’s not an American alive who can’t remember where he or she was the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, when every station in the country suddenly began broadcasting the events transpiring in New York City.


Funeral Notices for July 28, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, July 28, 2015


PHOTO GALLERY: Flat River Saloon saved from fire, old hotel destroyed

Montcalm County firefighters rushed to help one of their own amid a devastating fire on a sweltering hot Monday afternoon in downtown Six Lakes.

Firefighters from Belvidere Township, Day Township, Home Township and Lakeview responded to a fire at the old hotel next door to the Flat River Saloon around 2:30 p.m. as temps flirted with 90 degrees.

Logan Ostrander, 4, of Belding, runs in an attempt to scare away a flock of seagulls to prevent them from eating trash in the park. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding girl wants to bring city together for Litter Pick Up Day

Sitting in the main chamber of the Pere Marquette Depot, no taller than the chair she was sitting in, Logan Ostrander patiently waited for her time to speak. The 4-year-old, struggling to see over the seat in front of her, was likely unaware of the city business that was being discussed by members of the Belding City Council.


JUST IN: Motorcycle crashes into Belding car

BELDING — A motorcyclist was transported to the hospital following a Monday crash in Belding. At 1 p.m., the Belding Police Department was dispatched to a personal injury accident at M-91 and Ellis Ave. A northbound motorcycle driven by a 19-year-old Fenwick man struck an eastbound vehicle driven by an 80-year-old man from Belding. The motorcyclist was injured [...]


JUST IN: Fatal Friday motorcycle crash

HOME TOWNSHIP — Following a Friday night crash, a motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.  At around 6:42 p.m. on Friday, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an accident involving a motorcycle and a minivan at the intersection of North Wyman Road and East North County Line Road. Upon arriving on-scene, deputies [...]


OUR VIEW: Keeping public notices accessible

Council meeting minutes, an upcoming public hearing, zoning changes, millage increases, ordinance proposals … these are all examples of government-related public notices.

Newspapers have long been the primary source for public notices, which assures local accessibility and transparency to the community at large.


Funeral Notices for July 27, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, July 27, 2015


Hubbardston Village Council appoints new member

The Hubbardston Village Council voted to appoint a new council member during a 21-minute special meeting July 16.

Councilwoman Ellen Genereux submitted her resignation letter to the village council in June, effective in July.


Hubbardston Village Council votes 2-1 to cut ties with community center board

This community’s primary gathering place is under new management.

The Hubbardston Village Council voted 2-1 on July 14 to terminate the village’s agreement with the Hubbardston Community Center.

President Julie Hobart-Reed and Councilwoman Aimee Harter voted “yes” while Councilman Jim Barker voted “no.” Councilwoman Casey Melton abstained from voting and Councilwoman Ellen Genereux — who submitted her resignation letter at last month’s meeting — was absent.