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With more than four miles of total cables and thousands of lights, David White’s home lights up every night from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. — Daily News/Cory Smith

VIDEO: Gowen resident offers unique and spectacular Christmas light show

Gowen resident David White has been decorating his home for the holidays for 12 years — he calls it his passion. But if you were to ask someone who has visited the White residence anytime after dark this holiday season, they will more than likely tell you his passion to decorate has created a unique spectacle of lights and music worth paying to see.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 22, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

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Winfield Township retains fire chief, appoints assistant

Amble Fire Chief Bill Knapp is moving out of Winfield Township and offered to resign his post. But the Winfield Township Board voted 3-0 earlier this month to retain Knapp as head of the fire department.

The Nasons met the Malsons on Monday to give them their bag that was accidently placed in the Nason’s car. Afterward, the Nasons treated the Malsons to lunch because of their kindness when helping Marion Nason find her car at Wal-Mart. The Malson’s pictures were to be handed out to friends and family for helping celebrate their 70th anniversary. The Nasons are still newlyweds and will celebrate their one-year anniversary in February. Pictured, from left, is Doris Malson, Charles Malson, Marion Nason and Robert Nason. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Rainy parking lot ride leads to mixup, but keepsakes returned safely

People close to home are spreading kindness to others throughout the holidays. On Dec. 9, Marion Nason of Belding was in tears because she could not find her vehicle in the Greenville Wal-Mart parking lot through the rain and wind.

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Greenville gets high marks on finances

Not only did the city of Greenville receive the highest rating for its audit report, but the report showed the city has a strong control in place. Joe Verlin, director of audit services at Gabridge and Co. in Grand Rapids, told the Greenville City Council on Tuesday night the city received an unqualified opinion for its audit report.

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Meeting in Brief: Winfield Township

Read a report from the Winfield Township Board Dec. 8 meeting.

A rendering of what the proposed park could look like if it were to be constructed at the empty lot sitting across from City Hall in Belding at the corner of Bridge and Congress. — Courtesy drawing

Belding freedom wall may become veterans park

What originally began as an effort to resurrect a freedom wall to honor area veterans in Belding has grown into much more in just four short months. By Memorial Day 2012, Denny Craycraft, the Belding veteran spearheading the freedom wall project, is hoping to officially break ground on the first phase of constructing a veterans park in Belding.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 21, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011

Tri County’s Dani Longoria recovers the ball after Lakeview’s Estelle Molitor knocks it away during Tuesday’s game at Lakeview. The Wildcats won 40-28.

Lakeview earns fifth win against Tri County

The Lakeview Wildcats and Tri County Vikings girls basketball teams spent a majority of the night at the free throw line on Tuesday. The two teams combined for 47 fouls, 58 free throws and plenty of turnovers in Lakeview’s 40-28 nonconference victory over the Vikings at Cook Gymnasium.

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Jolls lifts Carson City-Crystal past Belding

Belding’s boys basketball team was leading late in the fourth quarter, smelling their first win of the season. But Carson City-Crystal’s Maxxton Jolls had his own ideas.
The Eagle senior made two straight three-point shots – the second with 13 seconds left – to beat the Redskins 47-46 Tuesday night.