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Eureka Township Supervisor Rod Roy, right, explains the details behind an amendment to the township’s zoning ordinance, effectively placing a prohibition on medical marijuana dispensaries, compassion clubs and provisioning centers, as Treasurer Cindy Hanson listens Monday evening. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Eureka Township puts prohibition on medical marijuana

Township officials have decided to play the waiting game on whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries into the community.

During Monday evening’s Eureka Township Board meeting, members of the board voted unanimously to amend the township’s zoning ordinance to place a prohibition on medical marijuana dispensaries, compassion clubs and provisioning centers.

Lakeview Village President Ed Winter, left, and Village Manager Shay Gallagher discuss Monday evening the options of running village water or installing a well on the Department of Public Works North Street property. Ultimately, Village Council members decided to install a well. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Lakeview moves forward with moving DPW building

Nine months ago, Lakeview’s Department of Public Works (DPW) sold its half of the Park Drive building to the fire department to give them more space.

On Monday evening, Lakeview Village Council members finalized plans to completely move the DPW to the North Street location.

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Funeral Notices for June 14, 2017

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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IN BRIEF: Sheriff’s deputy gives positive report for Otisco Township

Ionia County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Veenstra gave a brief update to residents and board members during Tuesday evening’s regular meeting of the Otisco Township board.

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IN BRIEF: Sidney State Bank to open Sheridan branch

When Chemical Bank announced it would close its Sheridan location on Aug. 25, the village would be left without a bank.

Sheridan resident Erik Halvorsen scheduled a town hall meeting for Thursday to figure out how to keep a bank in Sidney.

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Greenville man withdraws guilty plea in fatal heroin overdose

A Greenville man withdrew his guilty plea Thursday regarding his alleged role in the death of a Belding woman who fatally overdosed on a combination of heroin and methamphetamine in 2015.

Anthony Wiles, 33, was charged with two counts of delivery or manufacturing a controlled substance. He pleaded guilty in April to delivery or manufacturing a controlled substance (cocaine/heroin/other) and an amended count of delivery or manufacturing meth.

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Edmore man killed in truck-motorcycle accident

An Edmore man was killed after his motorcycle was struck by a pick-up truck near Vestaburg.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post responded to the crash which occurred around 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, on McBrides Road at Waldron Road.

Carol Hansen has been named this year’s Danish Festival grand marshal after her lifelong dedication to carrying on Danish traditions and culture. In her official capacity, she will attend Danish Festival events like the Open Air Breakfast and the Grand Dansk Parade. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Retired teacher named grand marshal of this summer’s Danish Festival

Carol Hansen’s great-grandfather, Hans Hansen, came from Denmark to Montcalm County in 1881, when he was 23 years old. It was here he met the woman who would be his wife, Cena, also an immigrant from Denmark. They hadn’t met prior to both of them relocating to Michigan.

As many as 50 youngsters are expected to participate in the inaugural Mid-Montcalm Youth Triathlon at Montcalm Community College Aug. 27, where those who participate will receive a free bicycle (for the first 50 youths to register). Deadline to register free is June 15. Pictured are children from a previous event held in Gaylord.

Youth Triathlon challenges children to improve skills while enjoying outdoors

In the attempt to encourage children to get outside and be more active this summer, E.J. Wolf, who is a pastor at the Frost Seventh-day Adventist Church near Stanton, is coordinating the inaugural Mid-Montcalm Youth Triathlon, which will be held Aug. 27 at Montcalm Community College (MCC).

At right, Luke Vogelsberg, supervisor and chief investigator for Sparrow Forensic Pathology, presented the annual medical examiner report to Montcalm County’s Health & Human Services Committee on Monday morning. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

100 percent of drug-related deaths in Montcalm County opioid-related

All 11 reported drug-related deaths in Montcalm County last year involved opioids. Luke Vogelsberg, supervisor and chief investigator for Sparrow Forensic Pathology, presented the annual medical examiner report to Montcalm County’s Health & Human Services Committee on Monday morning.