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The Howard City Fire Department responded to M&S Quick Stop at 9469 Reed Road, just off M-46 north of Howard City, at 6:58 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. Fire departments from Amble, Maple Valley Township and Morley were called for mutual aid. — File photo

Howard City convenience store condemned after fire

The manager of a family-owned Howard City convenience store swore he would rebuild after a fire destroyed his business. However, almost a year later, no progress has been made and now the building has been condemned.


Funeral Notices – Aug. 20. 2013

Read the funeral notices for Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.

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Winfield Township home destroyed in fire

Four fire departments worked together Monday to battle a fire that destroyed a Howard City-area home and nearly all the contents inside. According to Amble Fire Capt. Jason Schuitema, flames were showing when the department arrived at 8190 N. Bailey Road just south of M-46 around 12:23 p.m.

The RJ’s Sports Bar team poses with its Danish Festival championship trophy on Sunday. RJ’s Sports Bar went 5-1 during its tournament run.

RJ’s Sports Bar wins men’s Danish Festival Softball Tournament

They needed two games and extra innings, but in the end, RJ’s Sports Bar accomplished its goal and captured the prize. RJ’s Sports Bar outlasted defending tournament champion All-American Domination in a two-game final on Sunday to win the men’s Danish Festival Softball Tournament.

The Danish Festival Band marches through the intersection of Lafayette and Cass streets Saturday morning during the 49th annual Danish Festival’s Grand Dansk Parade. At top right, Danish Festival Grand Marshal Kate Hansen waves to the crowd during the Grand Dansk Parade.

Great weather, good attendance lead to 49th successful Danish Festival

From the opening ceremonies Thursday to the last scoop of ice cream handed out during the ice cream social Sunday, this year’s festival was celebrated with sunny skies, warm temperatures, thousands of visitors and countless activities that made for a “perfect” festival weekend.

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Details of 2006 Hubbardston murder investigation revealed

Nearly seven years ago, the community of Hubbardston was shook to its core when one of its beloved residents, Bernita “Billie” Cunningham, was found dead in her home. After several years and much investigating, the case of her death finally came to an end in July 2011 when Texas native Justin Stephens was convicted of murdering the 80-year-old woman.


Funeral Notices — Monday, August 19, 2013

Funeral notices for Monday, Aug. 19, 2013


Sand Lake man crashes vehicle atop mailbox, road sign

A Sand Lake man was cited for failing to report an accident and violating the basic speed law after his vehicle was discovered atop a mailbox post and road sign Sunday.


Sheridan man arrested for reckless discharge of firearm

A 42-year-old Sheridan man was arrested Friday for reckless discharge of a firearm. Deputies with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a firearm being discharged within a home in the 4000 block of S. Lund Road at approximately 2:13 p.m.


2-year-old falls from second-story window in Evergreen Township

A 2-year-old child that fell from a second-story window Saturday is expected to make a full recovery, according to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office.