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Funeral Notices for April 18, 2015

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Al Eicher, who has done extensive research on the orphan trains, shows a picture of a group of children who came from Boston to Battle Creek as part of the orphan train riders. Eicher led the closing program of the One Book One County’s presentation “The Orphan Trains in Michigan.” — Daily News/Lori Hansen

‘Orphan Train’ presentation puts a wrap on One Book One County program

The children, usually ranging in ages from 3 to 16, would line up at the local church or community center, with the boys wearing a new suit and shoes and the girls donning a new dress, coat, hat or bonnet. Prospective parents would come a chose a child, often taking one or two home for an evening to test if it would work out, and returning them in the morning if it didn’t. If the children were not chosen, they were put back on the train to proceed to the next stop, and go through the routine again.

Montcalm Community College is looking into establishing a differential tuition rate for some of its programs, such as nursing, which includes clinicals and laboratory studies along with its lecture studies. — Courtesy photo

MCC board seeks to keep up in review of tuition, fee increases

In the past six to seven weeks, a small team of Montcalm Community College (MCC) representatives have been working on a budget wish list of perceived needs generated from the rest of the faculty.

Edmore Village Manager James Lower, left, listens as Village President Karl Kluwe expresses his thoughts on raising the community’s water rate during Monday’s Edmore Village Council meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Edmore water rate to increase by 7.2%

Residents of Edmore are about to see a rise in their monthly water bill, but it’s a step deemed necessary by Village Council members to prepare for future expenditures. At Monday’s Edmore Village Council meeting, council members voted unanimously to approve a raise in percentage at 7.2 percent for the township’s water rate, beginning with the June 2015 billing cycle.

Central Montcalm’s Brandon Braman delivers a pitch during game two of the Hornets’ doubleheader at Greenville on Wednesday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville baseball sweeps Central Montcalm

The Greenville Yellow Jackets used a couple of underclassman hurlers to keep the Central Montcalm hitters at bay. Greenville freshman Tyler Schmitt pitched four innings, while sophomore Eduardo Rivera threw the final three innings in a 3-1 second game win at home on Wednesday.

Central Montcalm’s Mallory Morgan connects with a pitch during Wednesday’s game at Greenville. -  Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm softball sweeps DH at Greenville

The Central Montcalm Hornets girls softball team came out swinging. The Hornets saw its first four batters reach base and scored three times in the first inning of an 8-3 win at Greenville on Wednesday.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, April 15

Breckenridge downs Vestaburg twice: The Wolverines were upended by future MSAC foe Breckenridge in a doubleheader Wednesday. The Huskies won game one 5-3. Mitch Sellers took the loss for Vestaburg, striking out seven in three innings…

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Funeral Notices for April 17, 2015

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Lakeview Village Manager Jake Eckholm, left, and members of the Village Council listen to local contractor Kevin Griffith, standing, right, at Monday’s regular meeting. The council awarded Griffith a contract for the construction of a pocket park in downtown Lakeview, as well as other village improvements.  Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview Village Council goes local for pocket park contractor

Members of the Village Council voted Monday to go local when it comes to contractors for an upcoming park project, even if it means spending a little more money. The project includes a new downtown “pocket park” that will connect Lincoln Avenue to a completely renovated parking area on the east side of the businesses located there. The project also calls for the paving of Lake Drive from Fifth Street to the Tamarack Lake outlet.

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Sheridan considers hiring code enforcement officer

Members of the Village Council are discussing ways to put some teeth in the village’s blight ordinances. At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the council discussed revising the municipality’s current ordinances and possibly hiring a code enforcement officer to issue warnings and citations.