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Funeral Notices for Nov. 25, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Nov. 25, 2016

Members of the Board of Directors for the Right Door for Hope, Recovery and Wellness of Ionia County gathered at an groundbreaking ceremony Monday in Belding. Pictured are Mary Baker, Julie Calley, Michael Gallagher, Nancy Haga, Melissa McKinstry, Deborah McPeek-McFadden, Dale Miller, Gretchen Nyland, Linda Purcey, Robert Lathers and Kerry Possehn. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Right Door breaks ground on Belding autism center addition

A planned addition to the Ionia County Right Door for Hope, Recovery and Wellness has broken ground. Monday afternoon found members of the Right Door Board of Directors, representatives from Triangle Associates and James Turner, the rural development director of the United States Department of Agriculture, discussing the addition and breaking ground on the project at 7441 Storey Road in Belding.


OUR VIEW: Support small businesses on Saturday

We all know about the great deals you can find on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday (which actually also starts on Friday for many websites).

But it’s another day this coming weekend that’s crucial for local economic development, not to mention the convenience of finding great deals right in your own community: Small Business Saturday.

Marjorie “Hilda” Hawley, a Greenville resident, celebrated her 102nd birthday this year. She was born in the Greenville area along with her sister, Louise, who is 100 years old, and her brother, Clair, who is 91 years old. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

‘Longevity in our family’: Local woman reflects on 102 years of life

When Marjorie “Hilda” Hawley was born, horses and buggies were the norms for transportation. Women did not have the right to vote. John Green had settled in the area roughly 70 years prior and the city of Greenville was thriving with sawmills, churches, merchants and families.


Teacher leaves of absence a hot topic at CM board meeting

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education approved five of six items on its consent agenda and went into executive session for a student discipline hearing at Monday’s regular meeting.

Patricia Wright

UPDATE: Sidney woman dies after tractor trailer-car crash

One month after suffering injuries in a tractor trailer-car crash, a local woman has died.

Patricia Wright, 61, of Sidney, died Sunday at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

JD Dey

UPDATE: Man faces life in prison after stabbing incident

A young man is facing life in prison after allegedly stabbing another young man early Monday morning.

Carol Klein of Greenville became the first woman to throw a perfect bowling game at Sheridan Lanes in the house’s history when she did it Monday night.

Greenville woman rolls first 300 game in Sheridan Lanes’ history

Carol Klein picked an interesting location to get her first career 300 game.

Klein, 52, became the first woman to ever throw a perfect game at Sheridan Lanes when she did it during her Monday Night Women’s League.

Carson City-Crystal’s Drew Stout (9) runs from some players during the Eagles’ game against Montabella on Sept. 9.

Local athletes Stout, Smith named AP all-state

Carson City-Crystal sophomore quarterback Drew Stout and Vestaburg senior defensive back Jeren Smith were named honorable mention by a panel of 10 Michigan AP sports editors.

Lakeview Village President Ed Winter, right, welcomes Shay Gallagher to Lakeview as the new village manager at a special Lakeview Village Council meeting Monday night. Lakeview and Stanton have parted ways regarding their prior shared manager agreement. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Lakeview hires Gallagher as full-time village manager

When Stanton decided to end a shared manager arrangement with Lakeview last week, Lakeview officials knew they would have to consider new options. The Lakeview Village Council held a special meeting Monday night to offer Shay Gallagher, currently the deputy supervisor of Algoma Township, a full-time job as Lakeview’s village manager.