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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.

The Greenville City Council approved a rate increase for water and sewer on Tuesday during its regular meeting. From left to right are Councilman Brian Greene, Councilman Larry Moss, Councilman Lloyd Scoby, City Manager George Bosanic, Mayor Pro Tem Frances Schuleit, Councilman Mark Lehman and Councilwoman Jeanne Cunliffe. Mayor John Hoppough was absent from the meeting.

Greenville water, sewer rates increasing

City residents will see an increase on their water and sewer bills due to the result of decreased revenue.
During Tuesday’s meeting, the city council approved a 5 percent rate increase for water and a 10 percent rate increase for sewer.

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World War II letters to Lakeview

Until a decade ago, former Montcalm County resident Monte Ball didn’t know about the letters his father had written home during his time fighting in World War II. Penned to family back home between April of 1941 and June of 1945, Elvin Ball’s letters provide a window into the life of a soldier serving during “The Big One.”

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New additions to Fighting Falcon Military Musuem to be completed by Danish Festival

The Fighting Falcon Military Museum in Greenville will soon have more usable space to use for storage and more.


Funeral Notices for July 18, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, July 18, 2013


Man killed in Grattan Township motorcycle accident

A 20-year old Ada man was killed Wednesday morning after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck.


OUR VIEW: Pure Michigan ideal falls short with guide

Here in Montcalm County — and, no doubt, many other small communities around the state — we’re hyper aware of the importance of shopping locally and keeping our money close to home. Not only does this philosophy help our unique mix of retailers and businesses thrive, but it also makes our area more attractive to potential new businesses and folks considering moving here. Not to mention that those of us who live in the area have more options for shopping, services and jobs from a healthy mix of retailers, restaurants and other businesses.

Dorothy “Dotti” Rackliffe works in a wildlife habitat she maintained in vacant lot near her former Greenville home in 2005. — File photo

Dotti: Well-known former Greenville resident lived life ‘to the brim’

Dorothy “Dotti” Rackliffe was a clown. She also was an artist, mother, golfer, world traveler, skier, a woman of deeply held convictions. But these descriptions only skim the surface of a life that was fathoms deep, a life that touched all who encountered it.

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UPDATE: Missing Langston woman found safe in her home

A Langston woman who was believed to be missing was located in her own home this afternoon.