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From left, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Russell, Montcalm County Building Department Director Scott Minard and Richland Township farmer Donald Beach attended Monday’s Montcalm County Law Enforcement & Courts Committee meeting to discuss Beach’s condemned property. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Condemned farm issue drags on at county and township level

A condemned farm that has Richland Township neighbors up in arms is in the process of being referred from the county back to the township … again. The Montcalm County Law Enforcement & Courts Committee voted unanimously Monday to recommend the full board refer the issue back to township officials. The full board will vote on the recommendation at the next regular meeting on April 22.


Funeral Notices for April 9, 2013

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SHORT TAKES: It’s Michigan vs. Louisville for the title

Well, the No. 9-seeded Wichita State Shockers only nearly shocked as they stayed with Louisville all the way in their NCAA Basketball final four semifinal challenge. Alas, for the cinderella Shockers, it will be No. 1-seeded Louisville facing fourth seed Michigan. The Wolverines won 61-56 in a barn burner that was in doubt to the last few seconds. Michigan and Louisville will face off in tonight’s 9 p.m. NCAA National Championship game.


OUR VIEW: Life in Michigan faces many challenges

Life in Michigan these days is still about the fundamentals of economic and political survival. We see hope from the common sense leadership of Gov. Rick Snyder and also the sense of an improving state economy. Given enough time, that combination could begin to relieve the huge unfunded government obligations incurred in the times of blinding prosperity that we — or our children — must pay.


E-recycling offered at MCC throughout April

A Comprenew trailer is now available at Montcalm Community College in Sidney for electronic recycling (e-recycling) throughout the month of April. The trailer will be available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. through April 24 and is available to all Montcalm County residents.

David Overholt.

Montcalm County marijuana advocate arrested in Kent County

The founder of a now-defunct marijuana club in Montcalm County was arrested Friday on drug charges in Kent County. David Overholt, 55, of Sidney, is charged with delivery or manufacturing narcotics/cocaine less than 50 grams, delivery or manufacturing marijuana and maintaining or frequenting a drug house. He is out of jail on bond.

Carson City-Crystal’s Garner Cuscack makes a throw to first base during a game last season.

CC-Crystal 0-3 on spring break trip

Carson City-Crystal’s baseball team wasn’t taking the spring break off. Instead, they went to Indiana to play some baseball against a couple of different high school teams.


Funeral Notices for April 8, 2013

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Belding woman rescued in house fire succumbs to injuries, dies in hospital

When Linda Ruble walked out of her front door Sunday morning, she was struck with horror when all she could see was smoke coming from her neighbor’s home across the street.


Funeral Notices for April 6, 2013

Funeral Notices for Saturday, April 6, 2013