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The Hubbardston Village Council faced a hostile audience during Tuesday's meeting. Ongoing hostilities between the council and former Hubbardston Community Center board members have made for some challenging meetings, according to Village President Julie Hobart-Reed. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Hubbardston Village Council meetings have become a free-for-all

Out of control. Those are the three words that best describe Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Hubbardston Village Council in the small Irish village in northern Ionia County.

Marcus Fairfield, a sergeant with the Michigan National Guard 1073rd unit in Greenville, was paralyzed in a car accident last spring. A benefit for him, his girlfriend and their unborn baby will take place Friday at the Greenville Armory. — Courtesy photo

Benefit set for 1073rd sergeant who was paralyzed after accident

A benefit is scheduled for Friday for a National Guard sergeant who broke his neck and was left a quadriplegic after a rollover accident in Montcalm County last spring.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 10, 2015

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JUST IN: Crystal Township to seek new heating system for two township office rooms

Members of the Crystal Township Board voted unanimously to begin the process to install forced air heating in two township office rooms.

John Bush

JUST IN: Ionia County drain commissioner to retire early

John Bush, the longtime Ionia County drain commissioner, has announced his retirement effective Oct. 31. Bush’s current term expires on Jan. 1, 2017. He was mostly recently re-elected to office in August 2012 and has been the county drain commissioner nearly three decades now.

A group of wallabies gather together Saturday at the new “Wallaby Walkabout” exhibit at Anderson & Girls Orchards petting zoo. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Anderson & Girls Orchards welcome wallabies to petting zoo

Those looking to experience a little of the Land Down Under can now do so in the heart of Montcalm County.

On Saturday, Terry and Gwen Anderson officially opened their new “Wallaby Walkabout” and “Parakeet Feeding” exhibits at their petting zoo at Anderson & Girls Orchards.

During Tuesday's meeting of the Greenville City Council, the council voted to give tax abatements to Huntington Foam Inc. equaling $23,102. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville grants tax abatement to Huntington Foam

One of the best signs for a small city in a slowly recovering economy is expanding businesses.

Greenville is in the midst of a number of expanding or developing businesses. Most recently, Huntington Foam Inc. officials asked the city for a tax abatement in order to help cushion the cost of significant building improvements as well as the purchasing of new equipment.


Road Commission clarifies Winfield Township trustee’s complaint

The head of the Road Commission for Montcalm County says a Winfield Township official is incorrect in his complaints about local road work.

Supervisor Phyllis Larson, Clerk Colleen Stebbins, Treasurer Michael Gommesen, trustees Cathy Killinger and Dan Kanouse were all present at the June 11 meeting of the township board.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Sept. 8

Volleyball Belding sweeps Comstock Park: The Redskins cruised to a three game win against Comstock Park on Tuesday. Belding won 25-13, 25-11, 25-21 to even its record in the O-K Blue. Brooke Linebaugh had 32 assists, Johanna McCully 15 kills and Greta Wilker 15 digs. Olivia Stephan added four aces. Record: 10-1-1 (1-1). Next match: [...]


Funeral Notices for Sept. 9, 2015

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