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Funeral Notices for Jan. 9. 2017

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Madi Cutler, a senior point guard for Montabella Mustangs, recorded her first career quadruple-double in a 49-27 win against Beal City on Tuesday. Cutler’s numbers included 10 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Montabella’s Madi Cutler earns rare quadruple-double

Coming into the girls basketball season, Montabella coach Terry Larsen knew Madi Cutler would be the team’s dominating force. But what she accomplished against Beal City on Tuesday night still took Larsen by surprise. In Montabella’s 49-27 win over Beal City, the senior point guard’s statistic line looked straight out of a Playstation video game — 10 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals.


Montcalm County Brownfield Authority quiet for past 2 years

A Montcalm County commissioner is questioning why the county’s Brownfield Authority hasn’t met in nearly two years, but the authority’s chairman says there’s simply been no reason to meet.

Bostwick Bakery, 529 N. Lafayette St., opened on Wednesday. The bakery has a variety of doughnuts, cookies and pastries available. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Bostwick Bakery opens up with a boom in Greenville

When Bostwick Bakery opened Wednesday, they were expecting a slow start. But a few Facebook posts the night before and the morning of the opening was all the new bakery needed to get a steady flow of business.

Belding’s Trent Collins drives to the basket against a Wyoming Lee player during the first half of Friday’s game. The Rebels beat Belding 74-46 to stay undefeated on the season. Belding fell to 2-5 overall. (Sports Pro Images | Jamie McNinch

Wyoming Lee stays undefeated with win over Belding

  BELDING — The game between the Wyoming Lee Rebels and the Belding Redskins was pretty well decided by the third quarter, but the intensity and high emotions continued throughout the game Friday. The Rebels stayed undefeated (6-0 overall, 1-0 OK-Silver) with a decisive 74-46 win against Belding (2-5, 0-1). The conference win was the [...]

Lakeview Clerk and Finance Director Pam Main and new Village Manager Shay Gallagher review budget notes in preparation for the village’s upcoming budget. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Lakeview’s new village manager Shay Gallagher feels right at home

During Shay Gallagher’s interview for Lakeview village manager, he told the Village Council he planned to hit the ground running. Since accepting the position and starting the job less than one month ago, that’s exactly what he has done.

A partner from Vredeveld Haefner gave an audit report on the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The accounting firm issued a clean opinion for the city, which is the highest opinion achievable. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Belding receives clean audit report

The city of Belding was issued a clean audit report. Peter Haefner, a partner with Grand Rapids-based accounting firm Vredeveld Haefner, gave a presentation on the city’s audit report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, during Tuesday’s Belding City Council meeting.

A new hardware store called CJ’s Place will eventually occupy this site at 306 N. Maplewood St. in Greenville. The store is expected to open this spring. — Daily News/Cory Smith

New hardware store coming to Greenville this spring

A new hardware and building materials retail store is coming to town.

Motorists have surely noticed a new building being constructed at 306 Maplewood St., directly in front of the Jacket Lanes bowling alley along M-57 on the west side of Greenville.

Steve Wyckoff holds a copy of the Montcalm County Forestry & Wildlife Guide, a publication created in part by the Montcalm Conservation District. Wyckoff, a conservation district director, is leading a grassroots effort to explore the possibility of a millage proposal to fund services for the conservation district along with Montcalm County Animal Control, 4-H, county parks and veterans. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County millage exploration group to meet Jan. 18

Animals, conservation, 4-H, parks and veterans.

These five topics may not share the same audience or interest in Montcalm County, but they all have one common need: Funding.


Greenville approves attorneys, gaming license, sludge removal

Following the hiring of Thomas Siver in December 2016 to handle city prosecution services, the Greenville City Council has now authorized for the future use of additional legal counsel this new year.

During Tuesday evening’s meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to approve a proposed list of special and general legal counsel, as well as to authorize City Manager George Bosanic to use the attorneys at his discretion.