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Funeral Notices for Nov. 26, 2016

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Fred Gore, a senior design architect with AECOM in Grand Rapids, presents members of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority with a first proposal Tuesday of a potential installation of a canopy over and reconstruction of Lafayette Park.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville DDA mulls $1.5 million proposal for Lafayette Park

A large overhanging glass canopy?

Open spaces with movable furniture?

A stage for performances with a backdrop featuring a decorative waterfall?

From left, Indira Smith and Jim Aaron from M106.3 WGLM and Mike Lomonaco from On the Side visit Meijer to buy food to provide Thanksgiving dinners for six local families. M1063 WGLM and On the Side partnered together to be able to provide families with Thanksgiving dinner. — Courtesy photo

Local businesses provide Thanksgiving dinner to six families

Mike Lomonaco, the owner of On the Side Detailing in Greenville, has always had a heart to help others in need.

He’s assisted men and women in various situations throughout the years, including letting a man he met in a Walmart parking lot into his home, paying for him to get out of jail and buying him gas to get back to the man’s home in Minnesota.

This year, Lomonaco wanted to help local families for Thanksgiving. He approached Jim Aaron at M106.3 WGLM, a radio station in Greenville, to brainstorm with him.

During Tuesday night’s Stanton City Commission meeting, from left, commissioners John Seaman and Krista Johnson, Treasurer Janet Davis and Mayor Pro-Tem Ken Burris discussed the cost and budget concerns of hiring a city manager exclusive to Stanton. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Stanton considers cash concern in hiring exclusive city manager

Commissioner Karl Yoder asked the Stanton City Commissioners to continue discussing hiring a city manager at every meeting until the position is filled.

During Tuesday night’s meeting, talk revolved around the question of costs and options. The discussion follows a Nov. 15 meeting when the commission decided to look into hiring an exclusive city manager and ending a shared agreement with Lakeview.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 25, 2016

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Members of the Board of Directors for the Right Door for Hope, Recovery and Wellness of Ionia County gathered at an groundbreaking ceremony Monday in Belding. Pictured are Mary Baker, Julie Calley, Michael Gallagher, Nancy Haga, Melissa McKinstry, Deborah McPeek-McFadden, Dale Miller, Gretchen Nyland, Linda Purcey, Robert Lathers and Kerry Possehn. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Right Door breaks ground on Belding autism center addition

A planned addition to the Ionia County Right Door for Hope, Recovery and Wellness has broken ground. Monday afternoon found members of the Right Door Board of Directors, representatives from Triangle Associates and James Turner, the rural development director of the United States Department of Agriculture, discussing the addition and breaking ground on the project at 7441 Storey Road in Belding.

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OUR VIEW: Support small businesses on Saturday

We all know about the great deals you can find on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday (which actually also starts on Friday for many websites).

But it’s another day this coming weekend that’s crucial for local economic development, not to mention the convenience of finding great deals right in your own community: Small Business Saturday.

Marjorie “Hilda” Hawley, a Greenville resident, celebrated her 102nd birthday this year. She was born in the Greenville area along with her sister, Louise, who is 100 years old, and her brother, Clair, who is 91 years old. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

‘Longevity in our family’: Local woman reflects on 102 years of life

When Marjorie “Hilda” Hawley was born, horses and buggies were the norms for transportation. Women did not have the right to vote. John Green had settled in the area roughly 70 years prior and the city of Greenville was thriving with sawmills, churches, merchants and families.

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Teacher leaves of absence a hot topic at CM board meeting

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education approved five of six items on its consent agenda and went into executive session for a student discipline hearing at Monday’s regular meeting.

Patricia Wright

UPDATE: Sidney woman dies after tractor trailer-car crash

One month after suffering injuries in a tractor trailer-car crash, a local woman has died.

Patricia Wright, 61, of Sidney, died Sunday at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.