Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
The first big winter storm of 2014 has completely shut down several municipalities. Belding city offices are all closed today due to the weather, as are all Ionia County government buildings, including the courthouses.
They may be blanketed in snow now, but come spring the newly constructed soccer fields behind Greenville Community Church will be covered by the footsteps of dozens of young soccer players.
Apparently, there is no cold that is too cold for area youngsters when it comes to sledding. As long as there’s hot cocoa waiting inside, a little slope time — even with temperatures plummeting below zero — is a great wrap to Christmas vacation.
Funeral notices for Saturday, January 4, 2014
Russell Chilson didn’t want the dog in the first place. The family dog had died and Russell was content with the absence of a pet. But his teenage daughter Erin felt otherwise. She pleaded with her father and they ended up at Mecosta County Animal Rescue in Big Rapids. The high-strung German shepherd mix puppy wasn’t Russell’s first pick. His first pick was walking out the door with a new owner when Russell arrived at the animal rescue. But the puppy stole Erin’s heart. Russell forked over $25 and they took the puppy home. They named her London. One year later, London saved Erin’s life.
Local emergency officials helped deliver a baby last Saturday afternoon at a Howard City home. An ambulance and Rescue 29 unit responded to a report of a pregnant woman with back pain at 1:21 p.m. Soon after officials arrived, they realized the 19-year-old woman was actually in labor.
Belding’s boys basketball team has had a week to think about what went wrong in their last game. The Redskins lost to Grand Rapids West Catholic Saturday 58-37. Since then Belding has been trying to repair the damage in time for today’s game against Cedar Springs.
Savannah Case has got one big decision taken care of: where she wants to play college basketball.
Read the funeral notices for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.