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Stanton clock project nets $2,000 donation

The project that will put a new city clock in downtown Stanton next fall received a large boost this week when Sidney State Bank presented Stanton City Manager Jake Eckholm with a $2,000 donation. On Thursday, bank president and CEO James B. Paris officially turned over the funds to Eckholm.

Firefighters have been called to battle an unusually high number of structure fires recently, including in Fenwick. (File photos)

Local firefighters having busy season battling blazing buildings

Winter is cold, but fire is hot. A combination of freezing temperatures, electrical problems and human error have been the cause of multiple house fires throughout Montcalm County and surrounding areas this year.

The Optimist Camp at Camp Wah-Wah-Tay-See needs about $57,000 before mid-April to run the camp this summer. (Daily News | Brad Klosner)

Optimist Camp at Camp Wah-Wah-Tay-See needs funding to host summer campers

Arguably, there is not a soul in Montalm County who is more excited for the cold weather to break for good than Bob Hemmingsen.


Funeral notices for Saturday, March 7, 2015

Funeral notices for Saturday, March 7, 2015

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Belding team takes second place at VEX Robotics State Championship

For the second consecutive year, the Belding robotics team made quite a splash at the VEX Robotics State Championship at Michigan State University. On Feb. 22, four teams of Belding students — all of whom qualified by winning three separate tournaments on the season — competed among 40 of the top high school robotics teams in the state.

Riders who use the Greenville Transit Service will see a fare increase in April. — Daily News/ Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council votes to raise transit fares, wages

Riders of the Greenville Transit System are going to have to dig a little deeper to ride the buses in the near future. However, riders should rest assured the increase in fares is going to land in a good spot: The drivers’ pockets.


Funeral Notices for March 6, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, March 6, 2015


ROUNDUP: First round results from the MHSAA individual state wrestling finals

First round results from the MHSAA individual state wrestling tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The historic Belrockton Belding Museum experienced one of its busiest years  with increased attendance thanks to new exhibits and the increasing popularity of the BEL Children’s Museum. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belrockton’s museum enjoyed a busy 2014

The Belrockton is well established in this community’s history, but it’s the current use of the historic building that has reignited a spark in the center of town. During Tuesday’s Belding City Council meeting — during which there was no official city business to conduct — Belding Museum Board member Bruce Feuerstein delivered the annual report on the status of the museum.

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JUST IN: MAISD superintendent offered job in Ingham County

The longtime superintendent of the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) is being offered the same job in another county.