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OUR VIEW: Proposal 1 asks too much from voters

Proposal 1, a controversial sales tax and road funding question on Tuesday’s ballot, is the perfect example of what is wrong with our political system: It is overly complicated, contains many unknowns and is about as transparent as mud. It also is such a political hot potato that all but one of our local representatives couldn’t be bothered to even respond to our repeated calls and emails — let alone go on the record — as to how they plan to vote on Proposal 1. No one is denying the overall goal of what this ballot proposal was attempting to do is for the common good.


Funeral Notices for May 4, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, May 4, 2015

Steve Dean, left, and his son, Steve Dean, Jr. are ready to match aspiring musicians with the equipment of their dreams at GV Music in Greenville. The store opened for business last Friday. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

BUSINESS BEAT: Downtown music ‘hole’ filled by GV Music

As of last week, area music lovers have cause to celebrate. There’s a new music store in town and it’s shaping up to be the kind of place that caters to both professional, working musicians as well as those just getting started in the field.

Rachel Sutherlin of Lakeview has taken a second chance in her life and worked to earn an associate degree at Montcalm Community College. The Lakeview High School graduate now plans to continue her education at Central Michigan University. (Daily News | Lori Hansen)

New MCC graduate taking full advantage of her second chance

Rachel Sutherlin isn’t your typical college student, and because of that, she is especially grateful to participate in Montcalm Community College’s graduation.


A guide to Proposal 1

When voters go to the ballot box Tuesday, they will be voting on Michigan Ballot Proposal 15-1, commonly known as Proposal 1. The ballot proposal would essentially amend three sections of Article IX in Michigan’s Constitution of 1963 and affect to several laws.

Former Belding City Manager Meg Mullendore is shown at a 2014 Belding City Council meeting. She is now suing the City Council for its decision to fire her. (Daily News file photo)

Mullendore suing Belding City Council; city attorney believes claims are untrue

Meg Mullendore was terminated from her job as Belding city manager earlier this year, and is now suing the Belding City Council for its decision to fire her.

Greenville’s Danny Bohner putts for birdie on the first playoff hole (No. 1) of the Greenville Invitational at Brookside Golf Course. Bohner shot a 77 for the round. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Petoskey shoots 323 to win Greenville Invitational

The day started cold, but with an abundance of sunshine, the day finished warm. Three golfers, though, were hot all day long at the annual Greenville Invitational at Brookside Golf Course on Thursday.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, April 30

Tri County 8, Godwin Heights 7: The Vikings got a pair of runs in the fifth inning to take the lead, then held on to win their non-conference match against the Wolverines on Thursday night. Colton Harris pitched 3 1/3 innings in relief and got the win, giving up two hits and a walk while striking out five…


Funeral notices for Saturday, May 2, 2015

Funeral notices for Saturday, May 2, 2015

The White Pine Trail runs north to south from Cadillac to Comstock Park with stops in multiple communities, including downtown Howard City. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Officials unhappy about plan to spread crushed limestone on White Pine Trail

Plans are underway to line almost half of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail with crushed limestone instead of paved asphalt — and Montcalm County residents are not pleased. The north to south White Pine Trail is about 90 miles long from Cadillac to Comstock Park with stops in Tustin, Leroy, Ashton, Reed City, Paris, Big Rapids, Stanwood, Morley, Howard City, Pierson, Sand Lake, Cedar Springs, Rockford and Belmont.