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IN BRIEF: Stanton city commissioners say goodbye to clerk/treasurer

After 29 years of service to the city, City Clerk/Treasurer Janet Davis attended her final meeting in Stanton before she retires on Tuesday.

Her departure left the city commission to discuss replacement options.

Craig Albright

JUST IN: Greenville man arrested for alleged sex crimes

The Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force recently conducted an investigation that led to the arrest of a Greenville man.

Montcalm County Animal Control Officer Autumn DeVries, at left, and Director Angela Hollinshead groom Bella, an adult female labrador retriever who’s available for adoption through Montcalm County Animal Control. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Commissioners hear about animals, jail visits, emergency services

New Montcalm County Sheriff Mike Williams gave his first report to county commissioners during Monday’s Law Enforcement & Courts Committee meeting. Animal Control Director Angela Hollinshead and Central Dispatch Director Tim Scott also presented reports to commissioners Monday as part of Controller-Director Robert Clingenpeel’s goal of having more people participate and communicate at monthly meetings.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 10, 2017

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IN BRIEF: Lakeview school board president, superintendent thank board members

School Board President Edward Jonaitis and Superintendent Kyle Hamlin recognized Lakeview school board members for having the “toughest volunteer job in America” at Monday night’s meeting.

As part of board appreciation month, all board members received a certificate recognizing their service and a $25 gift card to Turk Lake Restaurant, and Chartwells Food Service provided board members snacks for the meeting.

John "Johnny" Miller Jr.

UPDATE: Family grieves Stanton man after double fatal car accident

A Stanton man was one of two victims of a fatal car accident Thursday night.

According to the Michigan State Police, troopers responded to the accident at 11:56 p.m. on Evergreen Road east of Town Hall Road. The car had hit a tree after going off the roadway. The car then began burning. The driver and the passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene.

The original trunk owned by August Rasmussen, which contained his belongings brought over from Denmark to Gowen when he immigrated in 1856, has stayed within the family after 160 years. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Danish journalist to film documentary on early Gowen settler (PHOTOS)

One hundred-sixty years ago, at the young age of 26, August Rasmussen commenced on a journey that few would likely fathom enduring today. With his wife, Ane, at his side, the Danish couple embarked on an adventure away from their homeland, traveling across the Atlantic Ocean for nearly eight weeks to establish a new life in the wild unknown that was the United States.

Lakeview’s Amanda Larson, middle, goes up for a shot between Kent City’s Kaitlyn Geers (41) and Paula Roberts (11) during the teams’ game Friday night.

Fourth-quarter stretch dooms Lakeview in loss to Kent City

For three quarters at least, Lakeview’s girls basketball team kept up with Kent City. But the Wildcats couldn’t stay with the Eagles for a key stretch of the fourth quarter and Lakeview lost 48-39 Friday night in a Central State Activities Association Silver Division game. The big difference-maker was a 13-2 run over the first [...]

Lakeview’s Keola Kaaikala, left, is guarded by Kent City’s Braden Petruska during the first quarter of the teams’ game Friday night.

Lakeview boys grind out win over Kent City

LAKEVIEW — Lakeview’s boys basketball team got a win that will stick with them for a while. The Wildcats came back from a 34-29 deficit after three quarters to beat the Kent City Eagles 50- 42 Friday night in a Central State Activities Association Silver Division game. “I think a big win is an understatement [...]

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 9. 2017

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Jan. 9, 2017