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Funeral Notices for Nov. 18, 2014

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Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

The Howard City Village Council discusses how to hire a village manager at Monday night’s meeting, from left to right, retiring Village President S. Michael Scott, incoming village president Randy Heckman and council members Tom Harris and Janice Williams. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Howard City Village Council to interview new batch of manager candidates

Three candidates have been interviewed and found wanting for this village’s manager position. The Howard City Village Council voted tonight to forgo three finalists and interview three new candidates.

Lakeview author Bethel Larsen, right, and illustrator Brenda Smith will be in Greenville from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 22 at Robbins Book List to sign copies of their new book, “The Box House.”  — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Imaginative play is theme for new book

In a world in which it seems every child’s activity comes replete with a screen of some sort, buttons to push and interconnectivity to thousands of other children looking at similar screens and pushing similar buttons, something important has gotten lost.

Cars drive over the new bridge over Main Street in downtown Belding on Sunday for the first time after five months of construction to replace the bridge. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding’s Main Street bridge complete after five months

The bridge linking residents to their groceries, restaurants and coveted goods and services in this town has been restored. Since June 23, the Main Street Bridge over the Flat River has been closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic as the deteriorating structure was rebuilt.

Brad Klosner

Greenville area reporter back for a second stint

The newest face on The Daily News editorial staff is a familiar one. Brad Klosner was a reporter on the Greenville area beat back in 2010. But after about six months on the job here, his wife Becca’s company transferred the Klosners overseas. They returned to West Michigan earlier this year, decided to buy a home in the Greenville area and, last week, he returned to his old job.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 17, 2014

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When Jodie Faber was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she was forced to make a lifestyle change to eat healthier and exercise more. Today, she is 25 pounds lighter and has incorporated a daily eating and exercise regiment. She prepares fresh fruits and vegetables as well as slow-cooked shredded chicken and separates them into small freezer bags to have at the ready when it comes time for a meal or to curb a craving. Greek yogurt mixed with granola and fruit is a staple for her breakfast. — Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

Those with diabetes warn those without to make lifestyle changes now

“Congratulations, you have diabetes.”

For Jodie Faber, those were the unfortunate words she heard from her doctor during a routine check-up.

As bad and shocking as the news was to hear, Faber knew that it was inevitably that type of shock treatment she needed to face to force herself to change her lifestyle.

Doris Moore

Early feminist dies at 97, leaves legacy

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”

These words, by author Shannon L. Alder, could have served as page one of Doris Moore’s lifetime playbook. Doris was born on a farm near Edmore in April 1917. She died at her Nevins Lake home last Wednesday at age 97.


Funeral Notices for Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

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Surveyors are using these markers, known as “monuments,” to replace ancient markers as part of a remonumentation project throughout Montcalm County.

State remonumentation project sees funding setbacks

A statewide surveying project two decades in the work has hit a funding roadblock … and state and local officials are confused as to why.