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Stanton in need of new plan for DNR dollars

Sometimes, good things come to those who wait. This can be a hopeful philosophy, particularly when the party doing the waiting has no choice. Such is the case for the city of Stanton.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 29, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Belding Mayor Ron Gundreson speaks about hiring an interim city manager Monday evening during a special council meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding council begins interim city manager, city manager searches

Following the termination of this community’s city manager, the process is now underway to find the next individual who will helm administrative responsibilities. During a special meeting Monday night, called by Mayor Ron Gunderson, council members discussed hiring a new city manager after previous city manager Meg Mullendore was terminated in a 3-2 council vote on Jan. 20. During Monday’s meeting, the council also discussed hiring an interim city manager.

Deepfall, a Gowen-based band, held an impromptu rehearsal session on Monday night. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

VIDEO: Local band Deepfall travels to Chicago for ‘America’s Got Talent’

Every musician who picks up an instrument dreams of making it big. Whether it is a guitar, a trumpet or even a kazoo, those who posses musical talent want to play for a crowd. Big or small. That goes double for a rock band. Maybe even triple.

Amy Meinhardt, who was offered the position of superintendent of Central Montcalm Public School on Monday, speaks with sixth grade science teacher Bob Luginbuhl, left, on Tuesday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Central Montcalm’s own Amy Meinhardt to be the next superintendent

Amy Meinhardt began as a kindergarten student at Central Montcalm Public School. After college graduation, she was hired by the district to be a first grade teacher. At a special school board meeting Monday night, Meinhardt was hired once again … this time as the new superintendent.


Lakeview continues winning, beats Central Montcalm

Lakeview’s boys basketball team showed Central Montcalm why they are one of the best teams in the area. The Wildcats held their rival, the Green Hornets, to just six points in the first quarter, then hung on to beat them 49-42 Tuesday night.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan 27

Greenville 59, FH Eastern 47: The Yellow Jackets shot the ball well to earn their first O-K Bronze win of the season on Tuesday. Keegan Cossou dominated inside and scored a game-high 22 points. Ethan Morris scored 12 points, on three three-pointers, while Troy Bedenbaugh added 10 points…

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Belding High School shoots to fill the gym

Belding High School has one of the newest and best high school basketball gymnasiums in the area and possibly the state. On Friday night, Belding will host a night of fun events with the hope of setting a new attendance record for Redskins Arena. This event is also to show off the gym, say thank you to the community and local businesses for their support in helping to build the arena.


ED GILBERT: Smoke ‘em if you catch ‘em

Many folks don’t even like to eat fish and one of those folks happened to be my wife Ethel. And that isn’t just a particular species, but any fish. You see, she was raised on the Atlantic Coast, where fish were a staple in almost all families. So seafood was the order of the day.

Four out of the 10 teachers at the Grattan Academy middle and high school are sick, which prompted the school system to shut down for Wednesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Grattan Academy Charter Schools closed due to illnesses

An illness swept through the staff of Grattan Academy this week. Four out of the 10 teachers at the middle and high school came down with either head colds or the stomach flu, which prompted the school system to shut down on Wednesday, according to Superintendent and Principal Tom Kreiner.