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Nevins Lake Sunday School was started in Nevins Lake School House in 1888 by Charles Wicks and Phillip Pierson.

Nevins Lake Church celebrates 125 years

Sometimes, even a good idea takes a while to get off the ground. Such was the case with Nevins Lake Church, which celebrated its 125th anniversary this year with dinner, potluck lunch and a day of preaching featuring several of the church’s former pastors.

Marie Jury was surrounded by loved ones to mark her 100th birthday. To her left is son, Clare Shotwell, daughter-in-law, Vickie Jury, son, Gene Jury, and adopted daughter, Mary Jensen.

Grattan Township woman hits the century mark

On June 25, 1913, on a farm nestled in Grattan Township, Marie Kitchen was born. She lost her mother at the age of 9 and took on the responsibility of caring for her siblings. Despite shouldering the care of her younger brothers and sisters, Marie still completed school.


Funeral Notices — Saturday, July 6, 2013

Funeral notices for Saturday, July 6, 2013

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PHOTO GALLERY: Crystal 4th of July Fireworks

Hundreds of spectators packed into Crystal Township Park as well as the neighboring public beach and surrounding Crystal area Thursday evening for a 20-minute 4th of July fireworks show. Fireworks were launched from the middle of the lake, creating a spectacular show of lights in the sky and water, followed with echoing booms that filled the air.

Belding City Manager Meg Mullendore explains details of a request to pursue a grant through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. — Daily News/ Cory Smith

Belding to pursue water management grant

An introduction of a new grant program by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for Storm Water, Asset Management and Waste Water (SAW) has members of Belding City Council hopeful that extra funds could be available to help improve the city’s wastewater plant and more.


Funeral Notices – July 5, 2013

Read funeral notices for Friday, July 5, 2013.


Man pulled from Crystal Lake on Fourth of July

A Perrinton man was pulled from Crystal Lake by bystanders around 12:23 p.m. Thursday.

Volunteers, from left to right in back, Simon Crouse, Mari Clevenger and Jacob Palmer help out at a Bible basketball camp last week through Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Stanton, where about 70 youths participated. — Courtesy photo

Trinity Evangelical Free Church volunteers do local mission work

Most people on mission trips travel to other cities, states or countries to help those in need through their church. However, a local church held a mission trip last week to help those right in its own backyard.


Funeral Notices – July 3, 2013

Read funeral notices for Wednesday, July 3, 2013.

Pat McShosh will preside as grand marshal at the Crystal Fourth of July parade Thursday morning.

McShosh named Crystal’s Fourth of July grand marshal

When Pat McShosh was just 5 years old, she remembers the day when her vacation trip to the family cottage near Crystal Lake came to an end and she and her family had to return to their home in Dearborn.