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Meeting in Brief: Pine Township

Read a brief report from the Feb. 13 Pine Township meeting.

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Meeting in Brief: Maple Valley Township

Read a brief report from the Feb. 13 Maple Valley Township meeting.

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Meeting in Brief: Fairplain Township

Read a brief report from the Feb. 6 Fairplain Township meeting.

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Methamphetamine lab found in Orleans Township

The Lakeview State Police Post was assisted by the Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) in an investigation of the productions of Methamphetamine at a residence in Orleans Township in Ionia County.

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Greenville receives tree planting grant

The city of Greenville has been awarded a $1,200 tree planting grant by Consumers Energy. Consumers Energy awarded more than $100,000 to 42 Michigan communities via the 2011 Community Tree Planting Grant Program.

Central Montcalm Public School received the Trane Energy Efficiency Leader Award on Monday for the district’s environmental, sustainability, energy and operational efficiency. Pictured, from left, are Doug Landman, comprehensive solutions account manger of Trane;  Superintendent Jake Helms, school board President Doug Bowen, John Atsma, area manager for Trane; and Ryan Polter, contracting project manager. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Central Montcalm recognized as ‘Energy Efficiency Leader’

After completion of a two-year energy-saving infrastructure improvement project, the Central Montcalm Public School District is not only saving in energy and operational costs, the district also has earned an “Energy Efficiency Leader Award.” Representatives from the heating, ventilating and air conditioning company Trane presented district leaders with the award at a presentation Monday afternoon at the Central Montcalm Middle School cafeteria.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 23, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012

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OUR VIEW: Future in doubt, but United Solar made a difference

We’re all hoping for the best, but the outlook isn’t good for the future of United Solar Ovonics in Greenville. While we wish things were different, the fact is we are living in a time where nothing is guaranteed. That could be said for all the times we’ve lived in, but it is always more painful in the present. As for United Solar and Greenville, it hasn’t been a bad ride at all. People who took advantage of the opportunity presented by forward-looking USO received invaluable screening and training with Montcalm Community College and even more by the company itself. The experience has spurred confidence and the desire to keep moving forward in folks who perhaps would not otherwise have been inspired to do so.

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Meeting in Brief: Eureka Township

A brief report from the Feb. 13 Eureka Charter Township Board meeting.

Belding resident Denny Craycraft discusses the matter of the Veterans Memorial with Belding City Council members, from left, Joe Feuerstein, Mike Scheid, Andrea Belding and Ron Gunderson, during the public comment period at Tuesday night’s Belding City Council meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding Veterans Memorial to be built west of Pere Marquette Depot

After months of comparing sites, viewing designs, creating a sub-committee and receiving much input from members of the community in Belding, the new Veterans Memorial finally has a home. Members of the Belding City Council voted 4-0 during Tuesday night’s meeting to approve the area to the west of the Pere Marquette Depot building on Gibson Street as the future home of a Veterans Memorial in Belding.