Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
The Belding Food Pantry of the past is but a shadow of the organization as it stands today.
The face of the pantry has changed dramatically since last spring, mostly due to the efforts spearheaded by Belding resident Julie Rodts.
Helping Hands is in its 24th year of operation, finishing up its first year in a new location, and the Howard City food pantry — and the demand for it — show no signs of slowing down.
The food pantry relocated a year ago from a small building in downtown Howard City to a new, 32,000-square-foot building at 1105 S. Ensley St. just south of town.
When looking at the importance of a local food pantry, one of the biggest indicators of relevance can be found right at the doorstep.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church Pastoral Director Nancy Woodcock says it’s not irregular to see a new face each Tuesday morning when the Carson City Area Food Pantry opens its doors to provide food and monetary goods.
Read funeral notices for Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014.
This is a column that may come back to bite me. There will no shortage of “I told you he wasn’t coming to Michigan.” But I don’t care. I feel in just a few days, Jim Harbaugh will reunite with the University of Michigan and become the Wolverines new head coach. This is just my personal opinion.
Residents of this city may soon be able to review and comment on every word spoken at City Commission meetings. That’s if an idea put forth by Stanton City Manager Jake Eckholm comes to fruition. At present, minutes of each meeting are taken and published in the public record. However, some commission members — as well as a handful of community members — feel the minutes don’t go far enough toward portraying the actual events taking place at the meetings.
When members of the Greenville Rotary Club met earlier this month at the First United Methodist Church, it was more than noticeable that special longtime member Francis “Fran” Rivard was absent.
The city of Greenville recently took measures to close a loophole which some city residents were taking advantage of. The city has a program which allows residents to take out a “loan” in order to payoff their water bills for the year. The Water Bill Revolving Loan Fund allows residents to spread the payments of their water bill over a period of time. There were no interest charges incurred and the program was intended to help city residents who were in financial straits.
Funeral Notices for Friday, Dec. 26, 2014