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JUST IN: Couple arrested for Whites Covered Bridge metal theft

An Orleans Township couple has been arrested and charged with stealing metal from the former Whites Covered Bridge, which was destroyed by a Sunday morning fire.


Funeral Notices for Thursday, July 11, 2013

Funeral notices for Thursday, July 11, 2013


Sheridan Village Council turns decorative clock plan down, looks into dog ordinance

Plans for a decorative clock previously discussed by members of the Sheridan Village Council for inclusion as part of the village’s upcoming streetscape renovation project have been scrapped due to a misunderstanding regarding its cost.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Does it make a difference whether parents and citizens get involved?

You say the efforts that I make will do no good; they will never prevail to tip the hovering scale where justice hangs in balance. I don’t think I ever thought they would, but I am prejudiced beyond debate in favor of my right to choose which side shall feel the stubborn ounces of my weight.

An argument over whether the slopes on the property of 10786 S. Greenville Road were considered a gravel pit arose during Monday’s Eureka Township Board meeting resulting in the board overturning a citation issued to William and Jacquelyn Harris until the township can prove whether it was a mine.

Eureka Township overturns resident’s citation for illegal mine; awaits proof

The Eureka Township Board overturned a citation issued by its zoning administrator regarding an illegal inactive mine after residents approached the board, stating they would lose everything in order to meet the requirements.


Funeral Notices for Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Funeral notices for Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Student asks Eureka Township Board for apology

After the Eureka Township board held a “closed session” to discuss concerns over a non-discrimination ordinance last month, a Greenville resident asked for an apology and for the board to move forward with his request for the ordinance.


Lakeview school board hears bullying report

Bullying has become a hot button topic within most public and private school systems in recent years, and Lakeview’s schools are no exception. Even the best schools have their share of bullying, both on and off campus. At Monday evening’s school board meeting, board members heard this year’s report on bullying from Superintendent Kyle Hamlin. All schools in the state are now required by law to keep track of bullying incidents and report them annually to their respective boards.

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Edmore Village Council offers manager job to Midland man

The village of Edmore has a new manager, pending contract approval. The Edmore Village Council voted 7-0 on Monday night to hire Neil Rankin, 37, of Midland. Rankin is currently a substitute teacher for Professional Services Group in Midland. He earned his master’s degree in public administration with a focus on local government from Western Michigan University last year. He previously earned his bachelor’s degree in recreation from WMU in 2000.

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‘Who would do such a thing?’ Community mourns loss of bridge

For one resident, it was the memories she had of her father that brought her to tears when seeing the blackened, charcoaled wood resting in the Flat River. On Monday, Wendy Agostini of Lowell had to see for herself what was left of Whites Bridge after an arson left it collapsed on Sunday. “It hurts my heart,” she said, grabbing her heart while tears came to her eyes. “This hurts so bad.”