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Montcalm County Commissioner Betty Kellenberger asks a question to Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, and Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, Monday afternoon during the monthly Legislative Update session at Montcalm Community College. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Senate passes Michigan Student Safety Act, awaiting passage in House

In the wake of a recent shooting near a Lansing high school where three students and a fourth teenager were injured, Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, says legislation he has co-sponsored with Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, will be “invaluable” in helping to prevent such horrific events from occurring in the future.

Members of the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meet Monday afternoon during the monthly Board of Commissioners meeting at the Montcalm County Administration Building. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Board of Commissioners OKs purchase of new courtroom sound system

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to allow the purchase of a new sound system for the Montcalm Juvenile/Probate Courtroom.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 24, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013

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Ionia Sheriff’s Office makes arrests for home invasions

The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office recently made multiple arrests of suspects wanted in relation to daytime Home Invasions occurring within Ionia County.

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Howard City’s annual Harvest Festival is a hit with adults and kids

This year’s Harvest Festival in Howard City brought in hundreds of visitors from across the area to share in the city’s annual autumnal celebration. Many of the festival’s favorite offerings were back again and several new activities also were on the schedule.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 23, 2013

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 21, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013


GUEST VIEW: Community takes care of those in need

In early August we said goodbye to our friend, father, brother, uncle and husband. But our story isn’t any different than anyone else who loses a loved one either suddenly or over a period of time. But not having gone through this with a family member before their time, we weren’t sure what to expect, to plan for or to accommodate. But most importantly we weren’t aware of the significant impact living in such a loving, supportive community would have on us all.


$12,000+ spent in Greenville-Eureka lawsuit so far

More than $12,000 has been spent to date in an ongoing lawsuit between the city of Greenville and Eureka Township regarding a dispute over a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Birdy’s Antiques & Gifts owner Diane Lowell chats with a couple of youngsters visiting her new store, which is full of fun items. Lowell operates the store along with her beauty salon and, outside of those businesses, is a mortician at Barden Funeral Home.

BUSINESS BEAT — From rustic to funky, Birdy’s Antiques & Gifts has it all

Birdy’s Antiques & Gifts in Stanton is one of those stores that attract browsers the way honey attracts bears. More than just an antique store, Birdy’s is filled to the brim with items that will transport you down memory lane, make you smile, or simply hold your interest until yet another object catches your eye.