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Funeral Notices for Sept. 13, 2013

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Belding City Manager Meg Mullendore’s desk is frequently covered in a large volume of paperwork associated with FOIA requests from Belding resident Kimberly Orlich, who has submitted 175 FOIA requests to the city in seven months. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding officials ‘frustrated’ by woman’s ‘large volume’ of requests

On the second story of Belding City Hall, in a corner office, sits a desk stacked with nearly a dozen folders filled with hundreds of files of paperwork. The office belongs to City Manager Meg Mullendore, who on certain work days admits she cannot recognize the top of her desk, buried in files.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Is there a difference between opinions of policy makers and the public?

The current issue of Phi Delta Kappan magazine arrived in my mailbox this week. It contained the results of the 45th annual Phi Delta Kappan/Gallup Poll of the public’s attitudes toward the public schools.

This residency of this property at 1762 W. Boyer Road in Fairplain Township is in dispute due to blight issues dating back to last winter, as well as a mobile home fire in July. The couple who lived in the mobile home is currently living in a camper. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Fairplain Township couple homeless after house fire

Tim and Jessica Vanconant lost their house in a fire this summer. The mobile home at 1762 W. Boyer Road went up in flames July 16 (the fourth fire in six months on Boyer Road between Carlsen and Brown roads).

Central Montcalm assistant coach Kris Kolbe goes over a play during practice prior to the season. The Hornets host Big Rapids on Friday night.

Central Montcalm ready for home football win

The Central Montcalm Hornets will be looking for its first home football win of the season on Friday night. The Hornets lost in week one at home 21-0 to Chippewa Hills (1-1) and won in week two at White Cloud (0-2) 38-22. The start of the season has been both good and bad for the Hornets.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Sept. 11

Belding fourth, third at jamboree: The Redskins went to an O-K Blue Conference jamboree Wednesday at Comstock Park and gt a fourth-place finish from the boys and a third-place finish from the girls


Funeral Notices for Sept. 12, 2013

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Heather Robinson of Greenville proudly holds the first published copy of her book, “Strength of Character” alongside her mother, Barb Johnson of Lakeview. — Courtesy photo

Greenville woman overcomes adversity with a smile

From the positive pregnancy test to the ultrasound and the first moment a parent holds his or her child, dreams take shape for that baby’s future. So many firsts are recorded through images and baby books.

Stanton Mayor Monica Tissue-Daws discusses ongoing city infrastructure projects with City Clerk Janet Davis. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Stanton adopts junk ordinance

Slumlords in Stanton are about to get a big surprise. A set of ordinances unanimously adopted at the Stanton City Commission’s Tuesday night meeting sets aside $150,000 of city funds to be used for the prosecution of owners of dilapidated or abandoned housing and the subsequent demolition and removal of same.

The Lakeview Village Council removed two open air containers full of cardboard from the village’s recycling center, prompting Montcalm County officials to end the program altogether, according to Lakeview Village Manager James Freed.

Lakeview, Montcalm County at odds over recycling program

Montcalm County is no longer offering the village of Lakeview a recycling program, according to the village manager.