By now, you know what headlines claimed the top spots in 2012. And all of us, as we do each year, look with anticipation toward the next 12 months. But this year, the hopes seem a little more critical, urgent even, on a variety of fronts — the economy, political compromise, budget issues and drugs. Here’s what we would like to see:
A mail carrier was critically injured on his route this afternoon after his car was struck by a tow truck. According to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post, the crash happened at the intersection of Derby Road and Fleck Road around noon.
The Daily News staff picks the top 10 local stories of 2012.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Dec. 31, 2012
A family’s house was saved from a fire on Saturday and a neighbor, who was walking his dog, is getting the credit. “If it wasn’t for him, it would have been a total loss,” said Oakfield Township Fire Chief Don Riker.
If all goes as planned, three area eyesores may soon be transformed into vibrant additions to their respective communities. Amble, Lakeview and Sheridan are about to enter into the second stage of an inspection process that could allow either new construction or demolition of existing structures at sites that have, until recently, been deemed too environmentally hazardous for development.
Many West Michigan residents will struggle once again to heat their homes and pay their rent this winter. Officials from EightCAP Inc. are hoping events from the eighth annual Walk for Warmth effort will help ease some of this stress.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012
Many people took advantage of a free meal offered to those who may go without this holiday season. Lori Linderman of Greenville attended the meal Thursday afternoon in the Greenville High School cafeteria with her five children and her father.
As DTE Energy Regional Manger Roger Royer held a giant check in the amount of $10,000 to be given to the Belding Skate Park Committee, he reflected on the importance of helping to bring the skate park to downtown Belding at Central Riverside Park.