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Funeral Notices for April 13, 2015

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Taekwondo student Bruce Lund works through his moves during a recent class at the Sheridan Community Center. (Courtesy photos)

Martial arts are for more than just self-defense in Sheridan

Like a lot of men with young children, Troy Eckert’s dad was looking for an activity he could share with his son, who then 9 years old. Some hunt, some wrench on cars, others play sports.

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Crystal Township approves brine contract

Members of the Crystal Township Board approved a number of contract agreements Wednesday evening for the overall improvement of local roads.

Though their new pub got off to a rough start during its grand opening, Horse’s Mouth owners Jennifer and Troy Palmer are optimistic for the future and are taking steps to improve service. The beautifully transformed bar features only local brews and a full menu. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

Rough opening day points to better things ahead for Horse’s Mouth

Folks who once frequented the old Driftway Bar are not going to believe their eyes. The first thought coming through the doors of the recently-opened Horse’s Mouth will likely be, “Look what they’ve done to this place.”

Animal Control Officer Autumn DeVries attends to the needs of one of her canine charges at the Montcalm County Animal Shelter.

Improvements continue at the Montcalm County Animal Shelter

When it comes to animal welfare, the staff and management of the Montcalm County Animal Shelter are barking up the right tree. The facility — several years ago vilified for its inhumane euthanasia practices and unsanitary conditions — now stands as an example of what a shelter should be.

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Funeral Notices for Saturday, April 11, 2015

Funeral notices for Saturday, April 11, 2015

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Oakfield Township Board declines Kent District Library’s offer

The Oakfield Township Board has declined a request from Kent District Library to partner with township officials to offer library services to the community. The reason? The Kent District Library’s voter-approved “ungodly big millage increase,” according to the Oakfield Township supervisor.

Greg Wing, a field operative with Heritage Ag, tows one of the company’s planes through the parking lot at Anderson and Girls Orchards Thursday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crop-dusting pilot makes successful emergency landing

In a matter of only a few seconds, flying at a speed of nearly 150 mph, pilot Mordecai “Deke” Walker’s routine crop dusting flight was suddenly thrown askew. As he was making his return trip to Lakeview on Tuesday after a morning of dusting crops in Stanton, a “chip detector” alarm light quickly grabbed his attention.

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Funeral Notices for April 10, 2015

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Cars turn at the intersection of Balwin and Oak streets, both of which will be repaired staring Monday and concluding sometime this summer. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Portions of Baldwin and Oak streets in Greenville will be closed

Detour will be the name of the game for summer travel on Oak and Baldwin streets in Greenville. Starting Monday, the two streets will be closed down throughout two project phases involving the installation of a new city water main and general road reconstruction.