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The cabin of a semi trailer sits scorched after a fire destroyed a storage and maintenance facility and all contents inside at County Line Farms in Spencer Township on Tuesday morning.

Cause of County Line Farms fire ‘undetermined’ at this time, but business will continue

An early morning fire that required the response of five fire departments destroyed a large maintenance and storage facility at County Line Farms Tuesday.


Funeral Notices — Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Funeral notices for Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Franz Mogdis has been executive director of the Montcalm Alliance since 1997. — File photo

Montcalm Alliance looking to move forward after setbacks

The Montcalm Alliance may have been in the news lately regarding a failed millage proposal that never even went to a vote, but in the meantime, the Alliance’s executive director has been staying busy working to assist local businesses.

Members of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education discuss entering into an agreement Monday evening with Montcalm Community College to join the college’s Early College program. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding schools join MCC’s Early College program

Montcalm Community College has a goal to eventually include all seven Montcalm County public school districts within its Early College program. As the college pursues that goal, it can officially add an Ionia County district to that list.

Former Greenville resident Larry Schofield is seen spending some quality time with one of his grandchildren, Devon Kelly. Schofield was killed by a drunk driver in the state of Wyoming in November 2012. — Courtesy photo

ON THE RECORD: Sentencing date set for drunken driver who killed former Greenville man

A former Greenville resident’s life came to an abrupt halt on Nov. 18, 2012, when he was killed by an intoxicated driver on Interstate 90.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 18, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

White Cloud’s Rachel Weaver, left, and Lakeview’s Lauren Jaquays, right, battle for a rebound during the teams’ game Monday night.

Lakeview claims CSAA title on senior night

Not even a heavy snowfall kept Lakeview’s girls basketball team from clinching their first outright Central State Activities Association title since 2005. The Wildcats used a 21-2 second quarter to beat the White Cloud Indians 51-38 Monday night, which was also senior night for Lakeview.

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BREAKING NEWS: County Line Farms building destroyed in Trufant-area fire

An early-morning fire destroyed the main building at County Line Farms at 13202 22 Mile Road in Spencer Township near Trufant. The Maple Valley Township Fire Department was the first to arrive on scene after the fire was reported around 6:45 a.m. Fire Chief Dan Kain said the building was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.

Cliff Copeland had been mostly paralyzed from the neck down for more than a year when he met Denise Chambers, the woman who would eventually become his wife. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Stanton couple shares unique love story

Most love stories don’t begin with an accident that leaves one of the lovers paralyzed from the neck down. This one does. And against all odds, it ends with a happily ever after.


ED GILBERT: Thinking about spring turkey hunt

I know it’s colder than a well digger’s auger outside and the snow is up to one’s stacking swivel, but it’s also time to begin thinking about this coming spring’s wild turkey season. And the season is coming on fast, so I hope most of you scrambled to get your application in.