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Preserving history: Improvements being made to Bloomer Township Cemetery

Only scarce details remain about the life of a Carson City-area Civil War veteran. Abraham Boyer was born Sept. 19, 1831. He was married twice — once to Elizabeth Shell and later to Harriett Granger. He had two children, Charles and Nancy. When he was 31 years old, he enlisted with the Grand Army of the Republic with the 5th Ohio Calvalry Company E from June 19, 1863, until he was discharged on Feb. 15, 1864.

Front row, Perry Barker of Stanton, Al Barker of Stanton, Wilmer Wilson of Greenville, Ken Allen of Greenville and Arthur Galloway of Greenville; and back row, Lew Guernsey of Ionia,Clem Scheinder of Crystal, Dan Blanchard of Crystal and Eric Halvorsen of Sheridan were among the 17 World War II veterans honored Saturday night at VFW Post 5065 in Sheridan. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

‘A chance to recognize all veterans’

  SHERIDAN — One by one they stood. Ever so slowly, yet proudly, as 17 names were called, these men, the youngest in his 80s and the oldest 96 years old, stood to be recognized. These men, a small and quickly decreasing number, are the World War II veterans who were given accolades at the [...]


SHORT TAKES: Today we remember Veterans Day

Today is Veteran’s Day, a day in which we pause to recognize our fellow citizens who have served in our armed forces and who have sacrificed part of their lives — in too many instances, life itself — to make life for the rest of us more secure.


Funeral Notices – Nov. 11, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.

Mike Bazzle, right, with the president of the Direct Selling Association, Joe Mariano, in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.

BUSINESS BEAT: Belding direct sales operator takes case for home marketing to legislators

For Mike Bazzle and his wife and business partner, Amy Jo, there’s no place like home, particularly when it comes to work. For the past 11 years, the Belding couple has managed their own direct sales business from home, allowing them the flexibility to set their own hours and spend more time with their four young children.

Prein & Newhoff engineer James Hegarty discusses with the Greenville City Council the potential for a $2 million sewer and wastewater grant. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville pursues water and sewer grant

This city is hoping to be awarded a potential $2 million storm and wastewater grant to help identify conditions of water and sanitary sewer systems and outline a longterm plan for repairs and upkeep. On Monday, the Greenville City Council approved the submission of an application to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, which awards the grant.

The 14th annual Grand Rapids Symphony Holiday Pops concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Tickets go on sale Monday. — File photo

Grand Rapids Symphony Holiday Pops to return to Greenville

Tickets for the 14th annual Grand Rapids Symphony Holiday Pops concert go on sale Monday and organizers say the event will once again leave the crowd in awe. “I think it’s something people look forward to each year. It’s a wonderful event,” said Steven Day, chairman of the Education Foundation of Greenville, which puts on the event. “It’s a nice way to kick off the holiday season.”


Funeral Notices – Nov. 9, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

Bill Delp, one of the charter founders of the Fighting Falcon Museum in Greenville, stands in front of the Fighting Falcon, the first glider to touch the ground in Europe as part of the invasion in World War II. The glider will be one of many military items on display at the museum Sunday during a Veteran’s Day celebration.

Fighting Falcon museum anchors special day of activities in Greenville

It took more than six months and 75,000 individual pieces to create the Fighting Falcon, the first glider to touch the ground in Europe during the Allied invasion of World War II. And it was built right here in Greenville and paid for through war bonds sold by the Greenville High School class of 1943.

The Belding Redskins won its sixth district title in the past seven seasons on Thursday night at Alma.

Belding takes third straight district title

Belding’s volleyball team did it again – just like they have two times before. The Redskins won a Class B district volleyball tournament, knocking off Central Montcalm in straight games 25-23, 25-7, 25-13 in Alma Thursday night.