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Signs were on display Monday in protest of the demolition of the structures located on the Electrolux property, taped to the the fence that surrounds the property. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding demolition won’t start until completion of environmental decommissioning

As dense fog that hid much of the top of the Belding clock tower from view began to dissipate Monday morning, a wave of reality that the tower and surrounding structures will soon be gone rolled over several citizens who gazed up at the original Gibson structures on the first official day of demolition.


Eureka Township takes first step toward pavilion

The Eureka Township Board approved taking one step closer to the possible development of a township pavilion. During Monday night’s meeting, the board approved allowing Planning Commission Vice Chairman Mark Wilkin to pursue writing a grant to cover the cost of a pavilion next to the township hall.

Lakeview Middle School Principal Tim Erspamer, left, accepts a check for $2,500 from Johanna Rentschler.  Also pictured are, from left, Trevor, Hayden and Eugene Rentschler. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Area farmers score $5,000 for Lakeview Community Schools

Lakeview High School and Middle School both received a financial boost Monday evening when area farmers Johanna and Eugene Rentschler donated $2,500 to each school. The donation comes as a result of Johanna Rentschler being selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, a program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.


Funeral Notices for March 12, 2013

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Montabella’s Dan Davidson, right, locks up with an opponent during the individual state wrestling finals earlier this month at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Montabella’s Balhorn happy with CMAC co-championship

Even though Montabella’s wrestling team was bounced from the Division 4 district tournament by Carson City-Crystal, the Mustangs were still able to have a good season, according to their coach. Montabella went 25-5 in dual meets this season and won a share of the Central Michigan Athletic Conference title with the Eagles when they won the postseason tournament.

Lakeview’s Terry Greiser, right, battles with Belding’s Michael Walker at the individual state wrestling finals earlier this month.

Youth, numbers held down Lakeview wrestlers

Todd Barton’s first season has Lakeview wrestling head coach didn’t go the way he wanted. The Wildcats were just 6-27 on the season and youth had a part to play in that, Barton said.

Greenville Department of Public Safety (GDPS) on-call firefighters Jim Hopkins, left, and Tim Foster, are the two most senior on-call firefighters of the 15 total that are on the department. The GDPS is currently searching for additional on-call firefighters to join the department. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville looking to hire more paid-on-call firefighters

A job that takes a lot of heart and dedication is one that two senior-level paid-on-call firefighters have been committed to for six decades combined. Greenville residents Tim Foster, who has been with the Greenville Department of Public Safety for 36 years, and Jim Hopkins, who joined the GDPS 24 years ago, said being firefighters is a job that builds a strong secondary family.


Funeral Notices for March 11, 2013

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Vestaburg’s Luverne Dickinson Adamson with her 160-pound Great Pyrenees, Zeus, on one of their many walks.

Vestaburg woman gets new lease on life, control of diabetes with CHIP program

Not long ago, Luverne Dickinson Adamson, 59, of Vestaburg, began her day with a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, fried potatoes, toast with butter and coffee with creamer and artificial sweetener. She enjoyed traditional American foods — cheeseburgers, fries, coney dogs with all the fixings, and onion rings — and frequently ate out on weekends. Dinner often included salad soaked in creamy ranch dressing, steak or a chicken fillet, a hot vegetable and a baked potato smothered in butter and sour cream.

Greenville’s Alec Ward positions himself to take a shot during the individual state finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Johnson had lots to like about Greenville’s year

Greenville wrestling coach Paul Johnson would have loved to get deeper into the Division 2 state finals than the Yellow Jackets did. However, their season ended in the quarterfinals to Lowell. But that didn’t diminish the year, he said.