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Bill Hardin gestures with a copy of The Daily News to a large audience at Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting while conveying his opinion that a proposed secondhand dealer ordinance is “ridiculous.” — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Proposed secondhand dealer ordinance blasted by business owners

Have you heard the story about the wealthy secondhand dealer? His business was doing so well that he willingly decided to use his extra money to purchase electronic equipment and begin putting detailed information about his customers and inventory online so local police officers could return stolen items to their rightful owners.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 29, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013


HAPPY HALLOWEEN: Local trick or treat hours

Here’s a look at Halloween events around the area on Thursday.


OUR VIEW: Kudos to one business and farewell to another

This week we featured two stories on our front pages about businesses in northeast Montcalm County. One was an inspiring example of a local businessman who took an already successful manufacturing idea and expanded upon it.

Curtis Wildfong

The Daily News welcomes new Greenville reporter

Curtis Wildfong has been The Daily News’ Greenville beat reporter for one week. He comes to us from The Argus-Press in Owosso, where he has worked for the past two years.

At left, Katy McDonough, left, pushes her daughter Mary McDonough, who has cerebral palsy, in a wheelchair as she plays the alto saxophone during the Greenville High School marching band’s performance of its “Wicked” themed show Oct. 16. At right,

Greenville student, mother, team up to defy physical limitations

Greenville High School sophomore Mary McDonough has long possessed a love and passion for music that, quite literally, has helped to transcend her physical limitations.

The Belding Redskins defense lines up against Comstock Park during the regular season. The Redskins travel to Spring Lake for the first round of the MHSAA playoffs and could face O-K Blue rival Comstock Park in the second round.

Three area teams qualify for football playoffs

The 2013 Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs begin on Friday night. On Sunday, the 256-team field was announced live on Fox Sports Detroit. This year, three area teams qualified for the postseason and will continue their seasons.


Montabella girls off to state XC finals

Montabella’s girls cross country team will be heading to Michigan International Speedway. The Mustangs finished third in their Division 4 regional at Carson City to qualify for the Division 4 state finals, which is next Saturday.


Funeral Notices — Monday, October 28, 2013

Funeral notices for Monday, October 28, 2013


Belding man dies in Hastings crash

A 54-year-old Belding man was killed Friday night near Hastings when the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree.