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Montcalm County commissioners discuss how to fund Montcalm Alliance

The Montcalm Alliance and the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners are still trying to get on the same page when it comes to funding local economic development. Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer updated the county’s Economic Development & Physical Resources Committee on Monday about the Alliance’s most recent meeting.

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Funeral Notices April 15, 2014

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Thomas Hain.

WALDON’S PONDERINGS: Estonians never look back

Instead of writing a local history column this week, I’d like to dedicate this column to a local man who lived through some fascinating world history.

I was just a rookie reporter when I met Thomas and Beverly Hain in May 2003. I was warmly welcomed at their Carson City home where I sat down with them to hear the story of Tom’s life.

It was the first time I had heard of Estonia, a state in northern Europe bordered by the Gulf of Finland, the Baltic Sea, Latvia and Russia.

The Eureka Township Board Monday approved wording for two millage renewals to be placed on the May 6 special election ballot. Pictured, from left, are Supervisor Rodney Roy, Clerk Linda Ruwersma, Trustee Jeremy Austin and Trustee Posekany. Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Eureka to place two millage renewals on August ballot

Residents of this township will be asked to vote on renewing two separate millages in August — one of which will support fire services and the other policing. The two requests, the wording of which was approved Monday by the Eureka Township Board, will ask voters to renew a 0.75-mill request (fire services) and a 1-mill request (police). If approved, both millage renewals would begin this year, but would cover different lengths of time.

Firefighters with the Greenville Department of Public Safety remove a burning clothes dryer from a residence at 813 E. Summit St. Monday afternoon in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

JUST IN: Dryer fire quickly extinguished in Greenville

A fire that began in a clothes dryer was quickly extinguished this afternoon, preventing any damage to the home. Resident Jack Perry was home doing laundry when he smelled something burning and called 911 at approximately 4:45 p.m. Officers and firefighters with the Greenville Department of Public Safety then responded to the residence at 813 E. Summit St.

Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge checks in at the Carson Health obstetrics desk with, from left, registered nurse Diane Brown, Dr. Erin LeGrand and registered nurse Stephanie Ryan. — Courtesy/Ben Moore

Carson City police chief stepping down after 3 years

After three years on the job, Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge is saying goodbye to a department he helped transform into a respectable “community service” agency. On April 30, Partridge will perform his last patrol, spending his last day as chief of a police agency that looks quite a bit different from the department he inherited upon his hiring.

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OUR VIEW: Has Belding learned from its own history?

The city of Belding is earning quite a reputation for hiring and then losing city managers.

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OUR VIEW: Tough news about Threshold

Last week it was announced that Threshold Academy, a free public charter school in Ionia County, most likely will have to close its doors on June 30.

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Funeral Notices for April 14, 2014

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Pictured is one of several airplanes at Lakeview Griffith Field Airport that was lifted into the air, carried and crashed to the ground as a result of Saturday afternoon’s storm. — Courtesy photo

PHOTO GALLERY: Weekend storm brings heavy damage to Lakeview area

A Saturday afternoon storm that left many residents in Montcalm County without power did the majority of its damage in the community of Lakeview. According to Lakeview Village Manager James Freed, the damage he surveyed this morning in the community is beyond anything he has witnessed before.