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Members of the Stanton City Commission voted Tuesday evening to institute a 2.1 percent pay raise for all city employees, save City Manager James Freed who works under a separate contract.— Daily News/Mike Taylor

Stanton to participate in Montcalm County’s cardboard recycling program

Residents of this city will soon have some options when it comes to recycling, thanks to a cooperative effort with Montcalm County.

Sawtooth Wolves Motorcycle Club members gather last year at their clubhouse to raise money for toys for area children. This year, four additional clubs will be taking part in the effort.

Motorcycle clubs gather toys for children in need

When Randy Sayers and his fellow riders from the Sawtooth Wolves Motorcycle Club decided they wanted to raise a little money to help ensure local children have a merry Christmas, they didn’t have far to go to find a beneficiary.

Loafers Glory employee Megan Moore of Remus takes a lunch order from Pam Petno of Syracuse, Ind., left, Becky Fox of Syracuse, Ind., center, and LouAnn Williams of Cedar Lake. The three women were enjoying a last lunch at Loafers Glory along with Carl Petno of Syracuse, Ind., before the Blanchard business closes for good. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Beloved Blanchard business Loafers Glory closing after 27 years

Alan and JoAnne Camp were traveling through the mountains of North Carolina when they came across an antiquated settlement, barely still in existence. The settlement was called Loafers Glory, the name reportedly coined by the women of the community who took a rather dim view of the men’s habit of lollygagging on the porch of the community store, rather than working.

Lakeview quarterback Nate Shurlow splits through two Hesperia defenders during a 52-6 homecoming win this season. The Wildcats are 6-2 overall.

Lakeview excited about playoff berth

A year ago, the Lakeview Wildcats fell one win shy of an automatic berth into the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs. With one week remaining this season, the Wildcats won’t have to worry about their week nine result in the same manner. With last weeks 42-8 win at home against White Cloud, the Wildcats earned their sixth win of the season and with that the coveted automatic berth into the playoffs.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 23, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Suspect wanted for questioning in credit card fraud case.

Police looking for credit card fraud suspect in Howard City

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and Howard City Police Department are requesting assistance of Howard City area residents to help identify a suspect wanted for questioning in a credit card fraud complaint.


SPORTS GALORE: So long, Jim Leyland

So long, Jim Leyland. I say that with sadness. I say that with respect. And I say that with admiration.

Boys take off at the start of the Central Montcalm Pre-Regional Run Monday.

Greenville girls win Pre-Regional run

Greenville’s girls cross country team has had its struggles all season. Those struggles came to an end Monday when they won the Central Montcalm Pre-Regional Run.

Belding Area Schools Board of Education members Timothy Flynn, right, and Robert Insley, left, discuss matters during the district board meeting Monday evening at the district administration building in Belding. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding schools allocates remaining bond funds

It’s been three years since voters in Belding approved a hefty bond resolution to improve facilities and technology for Belding Area Schools. The remaining funds are now being allocated after all the major projects have been completed.

Sandy Raines

Montcalm County drain commissioner’s request stalls

A request from the Montcalm County drain commissioner continues to get clogged in committee meetings. Last summer, Sandy Raines requested that her two seasonal part-time drain maintenance employees be made permanent and have their hours increased to 35 hours per week.