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Funeral Notices for August 10, 2012

Read the funeral notices for Friday, August 10, 2012.

Turk Lake Restaurant and Bar plans to expand by adding a microbrewery to its location in Montcalm Township. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Turk Lake Bar to become a microbrewery in Montcalm Township

Turk Lake Restaurant and Bar plans to break ground on a microbrewery within the month. During Wednesday night’s Montcalm Township Board meeting, Turk Lake Restaurant and Bar owner and board trustee Tom Smith asked the rest of the board to approve a land-use change to expand his business.

Both Greenville and Belding city councils approved new fireworks ordinances that restrict when fireworks will be allowed to be used during the year, which both cities hope will resolve noise complaints, mostly during holidays. — File photo

Greenville rules fireworks acceptable only on day of, before and after a holiday

The use of fireworks will be banned within the city of Greenville except for the day of, before and after a holiday. During Tuesday night’s meeting, the Greenville City Council voted to approve an ordinance regulating the use of consumer fireworks in the city of Greenville.

Nine-year-old Bree Town, who is battling acute myeloid leukemia, shows off the “Fight like a girl” bracelets, which were available to purchase, one of the few fundraisers for the Greenville girl’s fight against leukemia. A hog roast benefit will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at 4717 N. State Road in Ionia. Several family fun activities are planned.

Communities rally for Bree Town, 9-year-old leukemia fighter

Bree Town is waiting with much anticipation for her upcoming party, an Alvin and the Chipmunks theme. The 9-year-old Greenville girl, who wants to be just like her mother when she grows up and dreams of flying, knows what she must endure before her party can happen — another round of chemotherapy.

Both Greenville and Belding city councils approved new fireworks ordinances that restrict when fireworks will be allowed to be used during the year, which both cities hope will resolve noise complaints, mostly during holidays. — File photo

Belding bans fireworks from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. outside of holidays

Now seven months into Gov. Snyder’s law making the purchase and use of consumer fireworks legal in Michigan, members of Belding City Council voted Tuesday night to limit the use of those very fireworks outside of the national holidays they are intended to be used for. After receiving complaints from members of the community about excessive use of fireworks, city council members voted 4-0 to approve an amendment to the city’s code of ordinances.

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United Auto Workers founder, longtime Hubbardston resident dies

Jill McKenna believes her uncle was the last great Irishman. Francis McKenna, a longtime Hubbardston resident, died Aug. 2. He was 98 years old.

Longtime Stanton residents Loren and Peggy Krantz will be honored as grand marshals in Saturday's Stanton Old Fashioned Days parade. — File photo

Stanton Old Fashioned Days takes place this weekend

Continuing with a mix of traditional events and adding some new family features is the goal for this year’s Stanton Old Fashioned Days celebration. Kicking off this year’s festival is the Stanton Art Cruise, which began Monday and will continue through Saturday. More than 80 pieces of artwork are on display at businesses throughout Stanton. Competitors are vying for a $1,000 cash prize.

Miss Danish Festival 2011 Audrey Frank will crown her successor at the Miss Danish Festival Queen’s Pageant Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Greenville Performing Arts Center. Competing for the title are, from left, Ricki Rood, Erica Anderson, Frank, Meagan Draper, Jessi Miller and Emily Smith.

Danish Festival pageant contestants announced

The Miss Danish Festival Queen’s Pageant will take place 7 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Performing Arts Center.

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OUR VIEW: Voter apathy strikes again in primary election

Despite multiple contested races on the ballots, voter turnout was low Tuesday in both Ionia and Montcalm counties. Only 16 percent of registered voters bothered to show up at the polls in Ionia County, while just 17 percent participated in Montcalm County.

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Funeral Notices for Aug. 9, 2012

Read the funeral notices for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.