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This pond, located next to the Curtis Building in downtown Edmore, will get dredged this fall after the village council voted 4-3 to accept a $25,000 bid from Outman Excavating in Six Lakes. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Edmore to dredge pond

The village pond, long a popular site for concerts, photographs and community events, is about to get a makeover. The Edmore Village Council voted 4-3 at last Monday’s meeting to accept a $25,000 bid from Outman Excavating in Six Lakes to dredge the pond. Village President Chet Guild and council members Ed Adams, Chuck Burr and Jerry Rasmussen voted “yes” while Bonnie Ashbaugh, Karen Deja and Art Schuitema voted “no.”

A wooden pirate ship in Curtis Memorial Park is causing problems for the village of Edmore. Village officials recently decided to seal off the entrances to the ship. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Edmore pirate ship causing park problems

A pirate ship in a village park is becoming known for legends as colorful as Davy Jones’ locker. Edmore Police Chief Luke Sawyer made an attempt to parley with the Edmore Village Council last month. He proposed removing the pirate ship, which is one of several wooden play structures at Curtis Memorial Park.


Funeral Notices for Saturday, July 13, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, July 13, 2013


Montcalm Township to offer pool-filling services

The Montcalm Township Fire Department will be able to offer pool-filling services in the near future.
During the township board meeting on Wednesday, the trustees voted to allow the fire department to offer the service to township residents.


Eureka Township Board considers invocation

The Eureka Township Board took a month and looked into the possibility of having invocation before each meeting, but, after discussion, decided to postpone a decision until August.


Funeral Notices — Friday, July 12, 2013

Funeral notices for Friday, July 12, 2013


Crystal man arrested in connection to sexual assault of child

A Crystal man has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a child that occurred on July 5.

The Montcalm Township Board decided to hire a new auditor during its meeting Wednesday night. Pictured, from left, is Trustee Stephen Hole, Treasurer Rosemary Hyde, Supervisor Michael Adams, Clerk Carol Rosebrook and Trustee Steve Sprague.

Montcalm Township hires Lake Michigan as new auditor

A new firm will be auditing Montcalm Township for the biannual audit for this year.

Scott Schuelke, a retired sergeant with the Lansing Police Department, said he was approached by the Autism Alliance of Michigan in 2011 to help train emergency responders after several incidents occurred involving officers and autistic individuals throughout the state in which the results ended poorly.

Seminar helps local emergency responders train for autism risk situations

It wasn’t long ago that a mother and son were peacefully walking along the Lansing River Trail in downtown Lansing when the boy, without warning, sprinted off quickly into the distance, running out of his mother’s sight and ignoring her calls to return.


JUST IN: Couple arrested for Whites Covered Bridge metal theft

An Orleans Township couple has been arrested and charged with stealing metal from the former Whites Covered Bridge, which was destroyed by a Sunday morning fire.