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Hot air balloons are pictured from a previous Frontier Days festival in Carson City.

42nd annual Frontier Days returns to Carson City this weekend

The 42nd annual Frontier Days will return to town this weekend in downtown Carson City.

Here’s a schedule of events.


Oakfield Township fire chief fired, but remains as volunteer

This township’s fire chief has been fired. The Oakfield Township Board unanimously voted to fire Don Riker at the May 13 township board meeting. He will be allowed to remain on the fire department as a volunteer firefighter.

Rebecca McCafferty

Ionia-Montcalm 4-H coordinator moving on

Rebecca McCafferty may be resigning as 4-H coordinator for Ionia and Montcalm counties, but she is going to continue her career with 4-H … albeit in the deep south.

Belding Councilman Joe Feuerstein challenges verbiage laid out in a recall petition against him Tuesday during a clarity/factual review session at the Ionia County Courthouse. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Recall petition against Belding councilman denied

At the behest of the Ionia County Election Committee, recall petition language submitted toward Belding City Councilman Joe Feuerstein was denied Tuesday morning in an unanimous vote during a clarity/factual review session at the Ionia County Courthouse.

Lakeview catcher Calvin Englund connects for a double against the Big Rapids Cardinals this season. Englund earned a CSAA honorable mention.

Lakeview has four earn CSAA honors

The Lakeview Wildcats baseball team struggled to find consistency in its season this year. Part of the inconsistency was due to the awful weather in April, which forced the cancelations of practices and many early season games.


Funeral Notices for June 4, 2014

Funeral notices for Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Betty Roger and her family look at a selfie they shot following the graduation ceremony of the Ombudsman class of 2014. Roger was one of 14 students who were a part of Ombudsman Montcalm Center, an alternative high school for at risk students, who graduated Tuesday night in Greenville’s High School Performing Arts Center.

Fourteen students graduate Ombudsman Montcalm Center’s Educational Services program

Fourteen area students who might otherwise have fallen between the academic cracks instead graduated Tuesday evening in a ceremony held at Greenville High School.


Greenville Council dedicates money to contract for economic development

The longer the wait to market the area for economic development, the more potential jobs and revenue are lost.

This was what was on the mind of city of Greenville officials when they opted to wait no longer for a countywide effort for funding local economic development, which has helped move forward a contract between the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce and The Right Place for economic development in the Greenville area.

Greenville City Manager George Bosanic discusses how to fund economic development in Montcalm County at community forum Monday night at Montcalm Community College. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

PA 88 discussed again as economic development solution

Local officials are still trying to figure out how to make Montcalm County “the right place” for progressive marketing. An economic development discussion took place Monday evening at Montcalm Community College, hosted by MCC President Bob Ferrentino and Vice President of Academic Affairs Rob Spohr. About three dozen local business and government officials attended the gathering to talk about the growth and advancement of commerce in Montcalm County.


Funeral Notices for June 3, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 3, 2014