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Black Locust Farms LLC in Stanton is a third-generation family farm owned and operated by, from left, Jack and Kellie Jeppesen, and Pam and Tom Jeppesen. — Courtesy photo

Breakfast on the Farm event set for Saturday

You wouldn’t think making breakfast would be such a big deal. But when you’re doing it for well over 1,000 people, that can change in a hurry. Volunteers for this year’s Breakfast on the Farm, slated for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, have already distributed 1,389 tickets, and that number is expected to grow by the day of the event.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 5, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013


UPDATE: Motorcyclist ID’d after fatal accident

A man has been identified as the victim of a fatal accident when his motorcycle and a car collided Thursday morning near Edmore. Michigan State Police troopers and Lakeview police officers responded to the crash at 5:29 a.m. at M-46 and Cedar Lake Road just east of the village of Edmore.

Brock Peterson

Teen with lengthy criminal record arrested on scrap metal theft charges

A local teenager who was the target of an investigation regarding the theft of scrap metal was arrested Monday after attempting to flee from law enforcement.

Baker Road fire

UPDATE: Man kills himself amid suspicious fire in Eureka Township

A man is dead and police are investigating a suspicious house fire near Greenville. Firefighters were dispatched at 7:54 p.m. Wednesday to a fully involved house fire at 11238 W. Baker Road in Eureka Township.


City of Greenville aims for a few upgrades

Landscaping and road repair issues topped the list of topics addressed by the Greenville City Council at its Tuesday evening meeting. Paula Christiansen of the Friends of Forest Home Cemetery brought to the council’s attention what she called the “deplorable” conditions at the cemetery.

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade, speaks during a town hall meeting Tuesday outside of the Belding Burger King to discuss possible U.S. military intervention in Syria. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Amash visits Belding to talk potential U.S. military force in Syria

The setting was informal, but the topic was deadly serious. More than two dozen people took time out of their Tuesday afternoon to meet with U.S. Rep. Justin Amash outside of the Belding Burger King.


OUR VIEW: Decisions loom for key issues

These are times when Americans are looking for consistency, stability and a sense of cooperation and collaboration in government at any and all levels. Closer to home, our neighbors, the citizens and taxpayers of Michigan, are looking to our Legislature for decisions relative to what are arguably the two most critical issues facing our state’s future: health care and education.

Guest View | Rick Outman

RICK OUTMAN GUEST VIEW: Committee visits benefit community

As state representative, I spend a majority of my time in the 70th House District. It is extremely important that I meet with residents in the communities throughout Montcalm and Gratiot counties and listen to their concerns and ideas.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: The important partnership of teachers, students and parents

While legislators struggle with how to evaluate and grade the performance of your public schools, teachers and administrators continue to show up every day with a single goal of educating the students under their care. They need to be concerned about the grade they receive whether it is a color or a letter or some other method because so much hangs in the balance. But they will still invest most of their time trying to find the best way to make students successful.