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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.

Murray was welcomed into the Border family as a Christmas present. Two weeks after having Murray in their home, the family believes a neighbor shot and killed the dog. — Courtesy photo

Police investigate after Sheridan family’s dog found dead

The Border family welcomed a new addition to the family, Murray, a two-pound miniature Pomeranian, as an early Christmas present for their 16-year-old daughter Amy. Two weeks later, the family is blaming a neighbor for their heartbreak after finding Murray shot and killed on his property.


Meeting in Brief: Eureka Township

A report from the Dec. 12 meeting of the Eureka Township Board.

Greenville’s Leah Somerfield, left, drivers around Zeeland East’s Britney Companer during Thursday’s game. Somerfield had a game-high 17 points. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville girls beat Zeeland East at Cornerstone Holiday Tourney

The trip to Cornerstone University for the Cornerstone Holiday Tournament wasn’t a complete loss for Greenville’s girls basketball team. The Yellow Jackets salvaged a split of their two games, winning the consolation game against Zeeland East 50-45 Wednesday night.

Eric Ward

Carson City-Crystal matmen win two at home

Chalk up two more wins for Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team. The Eagles won both their meetings in a quadrangular Wednesday, beating Breckenridge 54-18 and Ovid-Elsie 48-31.


Meeting in Brief: Montcalm Township

A report from the Dec. 14 meeting of the Montcalm Township Board.

With more than four miles of total cables and thousands of lights, David White’s home lights up every night from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. — Daily News/Cory Smith

VIDEO: Gowen resident offers unique and spectacular Christmas light show

Gowen resident David White has been decorating his home for the holidays for 12 years — he calls it his passion. But if you were to ask someone who has visited the White residence anytime after dark this holiday season, they will more than likely tell you his passion to decorate has created a unique spectacle of lights and music worth paying to see.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 22, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011


Winfield Township retains fire chief, appoints assistant

Amble Fire Chief Bill Knapp is moving out of Winfield Township and offered to resign his post. But the Winfield Township Board voted 3-0 earlier this month to retain Knapp as head of the fire department.