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DEQ panel addresses public concerns over Mueller Brass lead cleanup

Air and soil monitoring will continue for at least another three years around Belding’s Mueller Brass plant.
The first phase of soil cleanup is underway this month in the neighborhood east of the plant at 302 Ashfield St.

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Belding residents comment on new Mueller Brass emissions permit

Elvis Preston has a unique view of the Mueller Brass lead pollution issue.
He works at the brass rod manufacturing plant at 302 Ashfield St. and lives so close he can walk to work — and in the lead contamination area east of the facility.
Preston was one of two people to make comments on the record Monday during a public hearing for residents to weigh in on a new air emissions permit for Mueller Brass.


Oct. 14

Saturday Wesley “Butch” Denman Jr. — 11 a.m., St. Louis Church of the Nazarene. (Simpson Family Funeral Home) John “Jack” Green Sr. — 1 p.m., Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home, Sparta. Lily Grosvenor — 2 p.m., Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. (Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville) Arletta Groves — 11 a.m., St. Charles Catholic Church, Greenville. (Hurst Funeral [...]


Police reports – Oct. 14

BELDING — Police responded to 16 complaints Thursday. Incidents included: • Warrant arrest, 9 a.m., Pleasant. • Dog complaint, 5:30 p.m., Pine. GREENVILLE — Police responded to 4 complaints Thursday. Incidents included: • Non-aggravated assault, Maplewood Drive. • Larceny, S. Webster. LAKEVIEW — Michigan State Police responded to 15 complaints Wednesday and Thursday. Incidents included: • Accident/hit and run, 6. [...]


Police reports – Oct. 13

BELDING — Police responded to 17 complaints Tuesday and Wednesday. Incidents included: Tuesday • Juvenile problem, 5:30 p.m., Front. Wednesday • Breaking and entering, 2:28 p.m., Bridge. • Threats, 2:40 p.m., Front. GREENVILLE — Police responded to 11 complaints Tuesday and Wednesday. Incidents included: Tuesday • Brush/grass fire, W. Carson City. • Aggravated-felonious assault, E. VanDeinse. • Larceny from [...]


Oct. 13

Friday George Akens — 1 p.m., Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville. Cecyl Higgins — 11 a.m., Hall-Holdship Funeral Home, Manton. Helen Verplanck — 1 p.m., Resurrection Catholic Church, Lakeland, Fla. (Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Lakeland, Fla.) Jacklyn Wade — 11 a.m., Simpson Family Funeral Home, Sheridan. Saturday Wesley “Butch” Denman Jr. — 11 a.m., St. Louis Church [...]


CC-C grad is Pink Ribbon Affair featured artist

CARSON CITY — Artist Sarah Christiansen, owner of Katalyst Gallery in Lansing’s Old Town, will be the featured artist at the Carson City Hospital Pink Ribbon Affair today. The event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in our beautiful hospital lobby, will showcase her gorgeous photograph of a monarch butterfly.


Montcalm Township hires attorney for possible lawsuits

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP – Montcalm Township moved to hire an attorney for possible upcoming lawsuits regarding a burial plot at East Montcalm Cemetery on M-91.


Howard City has new recycling facility

HOWARD CITY — A new recycling facility is slated to open Friday in Howard City.
The unmanned drop-off facility is located in the northeast corner of Leppink’s parking lot at 730 W. Shaw St. The site will be open 24 hours per day.


Wastewater treatment plant one step closer to expansion

GREENVILLE — Lansing’s Granger Construction Co. was awarded the bid for the expansion of Greenville’s wastewater treatment plant.