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Susan Lovell, former Greenville resident and author of “The Sandpiper,” will be in town Tuesday at Robbins Book List to sign copies of her new book. — Courtesy photo

Greenville native writes tale of addiction, redemption

There’s an old maxim that maintains an artist must suffer for her art. If that’s true, Susan Brace Lovell has a lot to write about. Her recently published book, “The Sandpiper,” is informed by the suffering of growing up in a family plagued with the disease of alcoholism. Though fictional, much of the book’s material is drawn from Lovell’s real life experiences.

Demolition workers removed the top sections of the Belding Bros. clock tower in May, placing the separated structure in the Central Riverside Park parking lot across the street. The structures remain in the parking lot presently, guarded by an orange caution barrier fence. The clock tower was one of several items discussed by residents at Tuesday’s Belding City Council meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Residents speak on variety of topics at Belding City Council meeting

Several Belding area residents voiced concerns about a variety of items at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Otisco Township resident Jeff Hunter voiced his displeasure with the current state of the remains of the Belding Bros. clock tower, which currently reside in the Central Riverside Park parking lot.

Lacy and Ash Suddaby, who manage It’s a Buck Dollar Store in Stanton, say that inventory there will continue to expand in coming weeks. The store opened June 10.

Dollar store fills niche in Stanton

“It’s a fun little dollar store.” That’s how Susie Vogelsong, owner of the It’s a Buck Dollar Store in Stanton, describes her new business.

Kristine Albert, shown here in her publicity photo, is trying to become a Fox Sports Detroit girl.

Greenville grad trying for Fox Sports Detroit Girl

Kristine Albert has been doing a lot of things in pro sports. First, she was a member of the Grand Rapids Rampage “Rage” dance team. Then she became a cheerleader for the Indianapolis Colts. Now she’s trying to become one of the girls you see on television during Detroit games as a Fox Sports Detroit girl.


Funeral Notices – July 20, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Saturday, July 20, 2013.


Greenville updates sewer use ordinance for industrial users

Changes have been made to Greenville’s sewer usage ordinance to stay compliant with the frequent changes to federal law. The updated ordinance mainly applies to industrial users.


Belding updates its sewer back-up policy

Better safe than sorry, at least that is the mentality behind the latest policy change made by members of Belding City Council regarding the city’s sewer back-up policy. During Tuesday evening’s city council meeting at the Pere Marquette Depot, members of the council voted unanimously 5-0 to update the city’s sewer back-up policy to reflect current legislation regarding residential complaints.


Funeral Notices for July 19, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, July 19, 2013

A Michigan State Police fire marshal looks at the remnants of a Stanton home destroyed by arson. - Courtesy photo

JUST IN: Police investigating arson of Stanton home

Police are investigating the weekend arson of a Stanton home. The Stanton Fire Department was dispatched to 322 McPherson St. at 2:49 a.m. Saturday on a report of a house fire.


Belding city employees now on 4-day work week

If work hours have prevented citizens of Belding from making trips to city hall after the doors open and before they close for the day, a change in days and hours may have opened a new door for citizens to find time to now squeeze in a visit.