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Cars drive over the new bridge over Main Street in downtown Belding on Sunday for the first time after five months of construction to replace the bridge. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding’s Main Street bridge complete after five months

The bridge linking residents to their groceries, restaurants and coveted goods and services in this town has been restored. Since June 23, the Main Street Bridge over the Flat River has been closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic as the deteriorating structure was rebuilt.

Brad Klosner

Greenville area reporter back for a second stint

The newest face on The Daily News editorial staff is a familiar one. Brad Klosner was a reporter on the Greenville area beat back in 2010. But after about six months on the job here, his wife Becca’s company transferred the Klosners overseas. They returned to West Michigan earlier this year, decided to buy a home in the Greenville area and, last week, he returned to his old job.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 17, 2014

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When Jodie Faber was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she was forced to make a lifestyle change to eat healthier and exercise more. Today, she is 25 pounds lighter and has incorporated a daily eating and exercise regiment. She prepares fresh fruits and vegetables as well as slow-cooked shredded chicken and separates them into small freezer bags to have at the ready when it comes time for a meal or to curb a craving. Greek yogurt mixed with granola and fruit is a staple for her breakfast. — Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

Those with diabetes warn those without to make lifestyle changes now

“Congratulations, you have diabetes.”

For Jodie Faber, those were the unfortunate words she heard from her doctor during a routine check-up.

As bad and shocking as the news was to hear, Faber knew that it was inevitably that type of shock treatment she needed to face to force herself to change her lifestyle.

Doris Moore

Early feminist dies at 97, leaves legacy

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”

These words, by author Shannon L. Alder, could have served as page one of Doris Moore’s lifetime playbook. Doris was born on a farm near Edmore in April 1917. She died at her Nevins Lake home last Wednesday at age 97.

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Funeral Notices for Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

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Surveyors are using these markers, known as “monuments,” to replace ancient markers as part of a remonumentation project throughout Montcalm County.

State remonumentation project sees funding setbacks

A statewide surveying project two decades in the work has hit a funding roadblock … and state and local officials are confused as to why.

Chuck Bennett sites in his rifles at the DNR Flat River SGA Shooting Area in anticipation of opening day of firearm deer season. (Daily News | Brad Klosner)

Deer hunters anxiously awaiting opening day of firearm deer season

Thursday, as the cold, creeping northern winds blew flurries of snow across frozen ground, most people looked out their windows with a shudder in anticipation of another Michigan winter.
Most people, but not deer hunters.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 14, 2014

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During a break from class, from left, Alex Campbell, Anne Hilt, Zach Davis and Alec Fowler check the updates on their various social media feeds while sitting in the Greenville High School lounge. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Anonymous app Yik Yak stirs up cyber-bullying in schools

Like many other schools across the country, Greenville High School has felt the stinging effects of cyber-bullying. And it has happened again.