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Manager of Lakeview and Stanton is frontrunner for Port Huron job

The manager of the city of Stanton and the village of Lakeview is the frontrunner for the same position in his hometown. According to The Port Huron Times Herald, the Port Huron City Council unanimously selected James Freed, 29, as their top candidate for city manager job at a special meeting Saturday.


Funeral Notices for May 12, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, May 12, 2014


Vandals hit Greenville’s big green water tower

Vandals scaled a barbed wire fence and climbed a ladder to the top of the big green water tower in Veterans Park Saturday night and spray painted a profane phrase.

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Deaf Pride Games at MCC celebrate deaf culture, strengthen bonds

William Fay can’t always understand his younger brother Jeremiah Zacharda, but days like Deaf Pride Games remove the stress. Fay, 15, has spent the last seven years with the rest of his family learning sign language, because when Zacharda, now 10, was 3 years old, it was discovered that he was deaf.

The adjustment wasn’t easy for the family, but Fay said the struggles to communicate have only brought him and his brother closer together.


Benches donated to Belding Veterans Park

Donations from Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures, Belding Tank, Mercantile Bank and North Woods Furniture, totaling $3,700, made it possible for six benches to be purchased and placed at Belding Veterans Park for visitors to use as they admire monuments at the park.


Funeral Notices – May 10, 2014

Read funeral notices for Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Belding city streets in need of repair such as Demorest Street would benefit from a proposed Ionia County road millage that would generate road funds for the city and county if approved by voters in August.

Ionia County Road Commission seeks funding for roads through six-year, $3.1M-per-year millage

The status of road conditions in Michigan is nothing to brag about, and some of the worst examples can be found right here in Ionia County.

After seven-and-a-half years as the city of Belding’s finance director/treasurer, Sam Andres has retired to spend more time at home with his wife, Mary. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Retiring finance director-treasurer says ‘time is right’

Like a veteran baseball player who has logged in thousands of at-bats at the plate nearing the end of their career, Sam Andres says “the time is right,” for him to retire. The city of Belding’s finance director/treasurer exited his office for the final time Thursday after seven-and-a-half years at the helm of the city’s finances.


Funeral Notices — Friday, May 9, 2014

Funeral notices for Friday, May 9, 2014


Greenville Planning Commission mulls decision to make upper-level occupancy downtown easier

The Greenville Planning Commission is discussing potential language changes to its downtown residency regulations to make it easier for “upstairs” rentals.