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Undersheriff, Animal Control officer square off in Ionia County sheriff race

With current Ionia County Sheriff Dwain Dennis choosing not to run for another term, the race for a new sheriff is between Republican Dale Miller and Democrat Gordy Douglas. Miller, 56, of Lake Odessa, has more than 32 years of experience in law enforcement and currently serves as undersheriff for Ionia County.

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Local jobs are top issue in testy rematch in 70th District State House race

The heated race for 70th District state representative may come down to which candidate appears to have the most integrity to voters. Incumbent Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, is being challenged for his position by Mike Huckleberry, D-Greenville.

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2012 General Election Candidate Questionnaires

Here is The Daily News’ 2012 General Election Candidate Questionnaires for Contested Races.


Video: 4-for-20: Chicken stir-fry

4-20 Season 2 episode 1 from Michael Bee on Vimeo. Nothing is easier than making a chicken stir-fry my way. First, gather the money from the roomies and run to the store and buy your chicken, stir-fry vegetable mix, green onion, rice and stir-fry sauce. I got all my stuff for under $20. Read the [...]


Funeral Notices for Nov. 5, 2012

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Howard City bicyclist injured after veering into traffic

A man was seriously injured Sunday after being struck while riding his bicycle near Howard City. Howard City police officers responded to the incident at 3:44 p.m. at M-46 and Maple Hill Road.


Howard City couple arrested after drunken altercation

A 29-year-old Howard City woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting her live-in boyfriend by striking him in the face with a coffee mug. Howard City police officers responded to the domestic assault in the 500 block of Joy Street in Howard City.


Quick response to fire saves majority of Montcalm Township home

The majority of a home and valuables inside were saved Sunday morning after firefighters were able to extinguish a fire that began in an attic. The Montcalm Township Fire Department was dispatched at 10:14 a.m. to a structure fire at 10850 W. Holland Lake Road.


Drunken driver arrested after driving over cemetery headstones

A 24-year old Rockford man is in custody after being arrested for drunken driving after he ran over a gravestone at the Montcalm Township Cemetery on Johnson Road. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of someone running over headstones in the cemetery at 11:07 p.m. Sunday night.

Klif Bartrum, owner of a new coffee delivery business called My Coffee Delivered, displays his mobile brewing operation. For $5, Bartrum will deliver lattes, mochas, teas and more to any area home or business.

Greenville’s Klif Bartrum starts up coffee delivery business

On a chilly, rain-swept afternoon, when the wind wails like a lost spirit and slate-gray skies seem to seep into your very soul, nothing warms the heart like a good cup of coffee.
Problem is, getting one sometimes entails going outside, out into the very weather you’re trying to avoid. Thanks to local entrepreneur Klif Bartrum, that dreaded trip may now be avoided, assuming you have $5 and access to a phone.