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MEETING IN BRIEF: Douglass Township

A report from the Dec. 7 Douglass Township Board meeting.


MEETING IN BRIEF: Lakeview Village Council

A report from the Dec. 12 Lakeview Village Council meeting.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 23, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Dec. 23, 2011.

From left, Pierson Village Council members Rebecca Starr, Duane Griffes and Verna Smigiel read a letter from the village attorney after Thursday night’s meeting was canceled and council members were locked out of the village office by President Karl Van Haren and Treasurer Tesha Gould. Not pictured is council member Cindy Keech, who also was present. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

UPDATE: Pierson president faces recall; council meeting canceled

A tense situation unfolded Thursday night at the scene of a scheduled Pierson Village Council meeting, which was canceled at the last minute. At 6:45 p.m., Village President Karl Van Haren told The Daily News the special meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. had been canceled due to lack of a quorum.


Belding, Greenville have some new league foes

It took three tries, but the O-K Conference will realign for the 2012-2013 school year. The members of the conference voted 38-12 to realign the divisions, adding a Bronze division to the current lineup.

Katy Pierson boxes out a player during a game last year for Oakland Community College. She was named defensive player of the year in her second and final season at OCC. — Courtesy photo

Greenville grad enjoying Rochester College hoops

A former Greenville standout girls basketball player is starting to settle in with her new college team. Katy Pierson transferred from Oakland Community College to Rochester College in Rochester Hills.


Belding grad named MAC Player of the Week

Belding graduate Taylor Johnson had a big hand in Central Michigan’s women’s basketball team getting two wins last week. It was so big that the Mid-American Conference gave Johnson the West Division Player of the Week honor.

Courtney Rausch recently had her book “Believing” published, which can be bought online at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Rausch looks through her book after giving details about the plot and things she might have changed if she had the chance. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville High School student publishes book

A thought that came to a sixth-grade girl in a dream has now been published as a book that is being sold online at both Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Courtney Rausch, 17, a senior at Greenville High School, took that dream she had six years ago and made it into a book that contemplates reality versus science fiction.

Klackle Orchards and Pavilion are located just west of Greenville on Carson City Road.— Daily News/Kelli Ameling

UPDATE: Klackle neighbors ask planners for zoning flexibility

Some neighbors of Klackle Orchards and Pavilion are having problems with noise and lighting coming from the business and are requesting to have their property rezoned. The issue was brought to the Eureka Township Planning Commission in November by resident David Fielding.

Stanton attorney Scott Millard found himself in jail last week while representing a client in Ottawa County. Judge Kenneth Post sent Millard to jail for invoking his client’s right to the Fifth Amendment. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

ACLU gets involved on behalf of Stanton attorney

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan is siding with a Stanton attorney who was thrown into jail by a judge for invoking his client’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Scott Millard, 29, appeared in Ottawa County’s 58th District Court in Hudsonville on Dec. 2 to represent a client charged as a minor in possession of alcohol second offense.