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Funeral Notices for Sept. 22, 2015

Funeral notices for Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015


JUST IN: Readers showcased at Greenville school board meeting

The Greenville Public Schools Central Services Facility was filled with exceptional readers tonight.

During the regular Board of Education meeting, the Flat River Community Library showcased its star readers from its annual summer reading program.


JUST IN: Flynn appointed president of Belding school board

A familiar face now sits at the head of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education.

Timothy Flynn, who has served as a member of the board for 19 years, was appointed in a unanimous vote this evening to the position of board president.

Michigan State Police Trooper Evan Mize, second from right, was recognized last Tuesday with the “Life Saving Commendation” award from the Carson City Police Department and the “Michigan State Police Life Saving Award” from the Michigan State Police for his actions during a suicide attempt April 20. Pictured with Mize are Carson City Police Officer Phil Andres, right, Carson City Police Chief Dave Ellis, left, and Michigan State Police Lt. Rob Davis, second from left. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

State Police trooper receives Life Saving Award

During last Tuesday’s Carson City Council meeting, Carson City Police Chief Dave Ellis recognized Michigan State Police (MSP) Trooper Evan Mize with the city’s “Life Saving Commendation Award,” an award Carson City Police Officer Phil Andres received in June.

Five-year-old Sophia Hurst of Howard City enjoys some company with friendly animals during Howard City Harvest Festival’s petting zoo at Whispering Pines Mobile Saturday. (Daily News | Lori Hansen)

Howard City’s Harvest Festival fans ‘soak’ up the weekend fun

While folks lined up their chairs Saturday along the parade route, hoping for a glimpse of a special parade entry, one unwanted guest showed up. Minutes before Howard City Harvest Festival’s early afternoon grand parade, sprinkles of rain turned into a heavy drizzle, scattering those lining the parade route to seek shelter under wind-blown umbrellas, doorways and porches.

Reaching the top shelf at a local grocery store is nothing short of a “big deal” for Emily Van Kleek of Stanton. Her new Robotic Mobility Device (RMD) makes this possible. (Courtesy photos)

Stanton paraplegic ‘back on her feet again’ after 12 years in wheelchair

Emily Van Kleek has been trying to reach the top shelf for the past three years. Last week, in the aisles of the Leppink’s store in Stanton, she finally made it.


Funeral Notices — Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Funeral notices — Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Alan Morse, seated at center, listens to testimony Friday along with his attorneys, John Raven at left and Jason Eggleston at right. Morse is accused of breaking into four Sidney Township homes and murdering an elderly homeowner last March. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Judge considering motion in Sidney Township murder case

Defense attorneys are hoping a Montcalm County judge will grant their motion to suppress “any and all statements” made by a man who allegedly broke into four homes and murdered one of the homeowners last spring.

Alan Morse, 48, is charged with the murder of Alan “Dale” Nelson, a charge with a possible penalty of life in prison.

Traversing the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail in Greenville, local police officers joined the Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday to raise fund and awareness for Special Olympics of Michigan. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Law enforcement officials run for Special Olympics

A brightly lit torch lit the way through Greenville for the Special Olympics of Michigan on Thursday.

Huffing through a 5K in the Law Enforcement Community Torch Run, officers representing the Michigan State Police (MSP), Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department and Greenville Department of Public Safety brought the Special Olympics Torch right through the heart of downtown Greenville.

A stop work order posted Thursday has resulted in Denny Craycraft being forced to halt the first stages of constructing a new Vietnam War memorial in Belding. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Stop work order on Belding Vietnam War memorial efforts

On Monday, Denny Craycraft was working away in a deep trench, excavated hours earlier in preparation to build the foundation for what will someday be the Belding Vietnam Memorial Wall.

Three days later, Craycraft arrived on site to find a stop work order posted by the City of Belding, along with caution tape surrounding the large vacant hole.