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Montcalm Township Fire Department aims to replace engine, expand building

The newest fire engine at the Montcalm Township Fire Department is older than some of its cadets, and the oldest engine is from 1985.

“We’re at a situation where the youthful life of a fire engine is 10 years,” Supervisor Mike Adams said. “Our newest engine is a 1997. On top of that, we’ve outgrown our station.”

In the fall, fruit matures into red pomes and drops to the ground from these trees in Stanton. City commissioners are concerned about the hazard they present and the mess they make. — Daily News/Meghan Koglin

Stanton seeks bids to remove pear trees

A few pear trees are about to become a messy memory in Stanton.

“We’ve had nothing but a problem with these trees from day one. I, for one, am getting sick and tired,” Stanton City Commissioner Ken Burris said during Tuesday’s regular meeting.

Electricity is provided at portions of Noll Park in Crystal Township, but with those expenses being paid from the township’s fire department fund, some officials want a new power meter installed. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township trying to restore electricity to Noll Park

With lights for ballfields and power for the picnic pavilion, energy is needed at local parks, but the question of who is paying for it has raised a few eyebrows.

During Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, board members discussed that issue concerning Noll Park, which is located adjacent to the township’s fire department station on Smith Street.

James Miller (Curler), right, and his mother, Marie Miller, are pictured moments after they found out Gerald R. Ford Airport would be providing round-trip airfare through Allegiant Airlines, as well as parking, merchandise and a $100 Visa gift card for a trip to Disney World in Florida. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Belding man is going to Disney World

James Miller (Curler) is kind of a big deal in Belding.

He enjoys making new friends and visiting old ones. Many people in the community have probably seen him walking up and down Ellis Road waving to the cars passing by.


Trufant cottage destroyed in blaze; 3 fire departments respond

MAPLE VALLEY TOWNSHIP — Maple Valley, Lakeview and Spencer Township firefighters endured heat and humidity nearly four hours while battling a fire Thursday night just outside of Trufant. The fire was called in at 10:37 p.m. at a cottage, which was under renovation, on Clauson Road, Muskellenge Lake. The cottage was vacant, and no one [...]


Funeral Notices for Aug. 12, 2016

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IN BRIEF: Propery owner looking to build storage unit complex in Greenville

A new storage facility has been proposed from a local business owner, who hopes to construct on vacant land.

Gary Zarkowski of Zarkowski Properties is hoping to construct a mini-storage complex at 6910 S. Greenville Rd. (M-91), located directly across from the former Meijer building.

Otisco Township Board Treasurer Janet Breimayer and Supervisor Paul Reeves listen as a resident gives a statement during Tuesday’s public comment on a proposed addition to the Township Hall. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Otisco Township Board moves ahead with hall addition despite concerns

Amid cries from some members of the audience to table the discussion, the Otisco Township Board voted 4-0 on Tuesday, with Clerk Lynda Sower absent, to proceed with the construction of an addition to the Township Hall. The Township Hall was packed with nearly 60 people and the meeting lasted more than two hours, the majority of that time involving public comment in favor of and against the addition. The audience was split down the middle on both sides.

Nash Aiken tries to catch the football during the second day of practice at the practice field Tuesday night.

CC-C continues practicing for first game of season

CARSON CITY — Learning the spread offense continued for Carson City-Crystal’s football team Tuesday. The Eagles practiced the spread offense on the practice field behind the baseball diamond for the second day in the heat of the afternoon. Coach Ben Brock was thankful for the opportunity to take over as coach from Devin Pringle. “It [...]

From left, Stanton City Commission members Lewis Corwin, Jane Basom and Karl Yoder listen and discuss City Manager Jake Eckholm’s housing proposal Tuesday night. Yoder was the only commissioner to vote against the proposal. — Daily News/Meghan Koglin

Stanton looking into city housing program

The Stanton City Commission plans to discuss a proposed housing program with the community. The Stanton Housing Investment Program (SHIP) would take vacant, city-owned lots and turn them into houses the city could sell. A public forum on the topic will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 15. The community is invited to attend.