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Patrick O'Connell

Citizen cooperation, K9 key in apprehending BK robbery suspect

Patrick Michael O’Connell, 26, of Belding was arraigned Thursday for allegedly robbing the Burger King near Belding. With the help of citizen tips, the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office located a 28-year-old Ionia woman who had reportedly driven the car the suspect had fled the scene in after allegedly robbing the restaurant Wednesday afternoon.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 23, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Judy Emmons

Gov. Snyder’s speech inspires GOP

Gov. Rick Snyder gave another one of his patented “relentlessly positive” speeches Tuesday during his State of the State address. The speech showcased what Snyder saw as highlights of Michigan’s past year, as well as introduced several new proposals, which inspired his own party.

Rep. John Moolenaar

Rep. Moolenaar: Obama delivers mixed messages

President Barack Obama took a straightforward approach to his State of the Union address Tuesday, declaring the end of a recession and two wars and the start of more jobs and health insurance … and victoriously taking credit for all of the above.

Greenville City Councilman Lloyd Scoby reviews the Hathaway Green Planned Unit Development site plan as Greenville City Manager George Bosanic explains it to the council. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council approves ordinance for Hathaway PUD

It has been quite the dance as this city performed its “procedural choreography” over the Hathaway Green Planned Unit Development (PUD). But the finale is almost here.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Jan. 21

Sparta 53, Belding 33: The Redskins lost their make-up game with the Spartans Wednesday night, losing the O-K Blue Conference game. Greta Wilker led Belding with 13 points…

After reaching 300 pounds, Greenville’s Jami Dulyea decided she needed to make a change — a lifestyle change. With the help of a full gastric bypass, healthier eating and adding more activities to her daily routine, Dulyea, 24, has had dramatic results. (Daily News | Emilee Andrews)

S.H.E.: Reaching a breaking point, Greenville resident makes life-altering changes

Jami Dulyea has spent a large portion of her life as a self-proclaimed “big” girl. She struggled with her self-image and confidence through school, and found that her peers contributed a lot her low self-esteem.

Amy Meinhardt

Central Montcalm’s interim leader to interview for top job

Amy Meinhardt has several titles after her name at Central Montcalm Public School. She is interim superintendent, curriculum director and state and federal programs director. After Monday night’s special school board meeting, she also earned a new moniker: superintendent candidate.


Lakeview water system is in decent condition

Although this village’s water system complies with state codes, there is room for improvement, particularly in outlying areas. This according to a recent study commissioned by the village by Rowe Professional Services.

Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker, top, tries to turn over Wyoming High’s Gustavo Moreno during the 119-pound match between the two teams Wednesday night. Hilliker pinned Moreno in a minute. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville wrestlers beat Wyoming High, lose to Comstock Park

Greenville’s wrestling team got the win they wanted Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets beat Wyoming High 62-14 in an O-K Bronze Conference meet at Allinder Gym.