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The new Belding Korean monument, seen before it was cut from a large granite block, will be dedicated at 5 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. — Courtesy photo

Belding Korean War monument to be dedicated on Veterans Day

Last Veterans Day, Belding celebrated the opening of its new Veterans Park with the unveiling of the Freedom Wall, a monument honoring all Belding area veterans of World War II. Now, one year later, Belding will be welcoming another monument to the park.

City Manager George Bosanic, left, defended the city’s FOIA lawsuit with Eureka Township, calling it “good management.” Mayor John Hoppough, right, noted the city council only wants to “get along” with other government entities. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Greenville settles FOIA lawsuit with Eureka

After about a year of costly legal wrangling, Greenville has finally accepted a settlement agreement with Eureka Township regarding a fee the township attempted to levy against the city for a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Betty and William MacTavish of Howard City were injured when a motorcycle struck their minivan Sunday night in downtown Howard City. Pictured is a file photo of the MacTavishes when they were named grand marshals of the Howard City Harvest Festival in 2010. — File photo

Elderly Howard City man dies after motorcycle-minivan accident

An elderly Howard City man has died several days after a motorcycle-minivan crash Sunday night that left another man dead as well. Howard City Police Chief Steve DeWitt confirmed William MacTavish died Tuesday night. He was 84 years old.

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Montcalm County secondhand dealer ordinance moves ahead

A police chief’s proposal for a countywide secondhand dealers ordinance is moving forward. The Montcalm County Law Enforcement & Courts Committee voted Tuesday to recommend the full board adopt the proposal. The full board will vote on the ordinance at the next regular meeting scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 16, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

Eureka Township Board members, from left, Elaine Pendrick, Cindy Hanson and Rodney Roy discuss the possibility of imposing a new road assessment for residents living along Karner Drive. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Eureka Township considers special assessment for road

Residents living on Karner Drive could be looking at a special assessment of $150 per year to cover the cost of maintaining the road there. Some residents living on Karner have petitioned the Eureka Township Board to add the assessment beginning with this winter’s tax bill.

Betty and William MacTavish of Howard City were injured when a motorcycle struck their minivan Sunday night in downtown Howard City. Pictured is a file photo of the MacTavishes when they were named grand marshals of the Howard City Harvest Festival in 2010. — File photo

Elderly Howard City man remains unconscious after motorcycle-minivan accident

An elderly Howard City man is clinging to life after a motorcycle-minivan crash Sunday night that left the motorcyclist dead. The accident occurred around 7:04 p.m. at the intersection of Ensley and Shaw streets.

We Care For Kids Council Executive Director Nicole Long selects a first grade student at Baldwin Heights Elementary School to answer a question during a “Protect Yourself” classroom session, where Long teaches students about the dangers of sexual abuse, physical abuse and abductions. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm County program aims to help children with dangerous situations

A child in danger, whether from a lurking predator or an abusive home, is a situation recognized by parents, teachers and adults as despicable and wrong, and when discovered, action should be taken. But one perspective difficult to view is that of the child, who may not even realize that what is happening around them could be considered dangerous.

With supporters behind her carrying messages of support, Otisco Township resident Lynn Mason announced her candidacy for the Michigan House of Representatives District 86 on Monday at East Riverside Park in Belding. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Ex-Belding teacher announces her candidacy for state House

Former Belding educator and current Ionia County commissioner Lynn Mason has officially thrown her hat into the ring in the 2014 race for the Michigan House of Representatives 86th District.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 15, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013