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Members of the Hands on Hubbardston Committee celebrate during Hubbapalooza V over the third weekend of July. — Courtesy photo

Hubbapalooza V raises $35,000 for Michigan charities

The fifth annual Hands on Hubbardston event outdid itself this year. Hubbapalooza V raised $35,000 over the third weekend in July. The funds will be split between the Angels of Hope cancer foundation and the Michigan Association for Suicide Prevention. A check presentation to the two charities is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sept. 10 at American Legion Post 182 in Hubbardston.


Funeral Notices for Aug. 16, 2016

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Police officers from the Belding Police Department and Michigan State Police assist a suspect Monday into a Belding police cruiser. The suspect was arrested after he “became irate” at Mercantile Bank in Otisco Township, resulting in the deployment of a Taser gun. — Daily News/Cory Smith

JUST IN: Belding man arrested outside of bank

A 61-year-old Belding man was taken into custody from the Mercantile Bank branch located at the corner of M-44 and M-91 at approximately 9:45 a.m. Monday. Michigan State Police originally took the call but requested officers from the Belding Police Department respond to the scene, as well, as the state trooper was en route from Ionia. Belding police officers were dispatched at approximately 9:22 a.m.

Children and adults brave the rain Friday evening to enjoy the Stanton Old Fashioned Days fireman’s parade on E. Main Street. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Weather couldn’t stop Old Fashioned Days talent show and firemen’s parade

The rain couldn’t keep Montcalm County residents from coming out to enjoy the Star Quest Talent Show and the Firemen’s Parade Friday night. The talent show was moved to the steamy auditorium at Central Montcalm Middle School to keep performers and the audience dry, but the crowd was still full. Sixteen acts took to the stage. They showcased talents like comedy, dance and singing.

Winning the crown of Miss Danish Festival 2016 Allison Harrison, seated, will reign with Prince Logan Foley, front left, and Princess Anna Morano, front right, First Runner-Up Mariah Meier, back left, and Second Runner-up Danielle Mahar, back right. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

CMU sophomore wins Danish queen crown

Allison Harrison learned how to make the best of both worlds. In 2014, as a Belding High School student, she participated in and won the Miss Belding Scholarship Pageant. As a resident of Greenville, she was also able compete in this year’s Miss Danish Festival Scholarship Pageant.


Funeral Notices for Aug. 15, 2016

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Greenville resident Gary Zarkowski is hoping to take property he purchased at 6910 S. Greenville Road (M-91), behind AutoZone, and turn it into a min-storage complex. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville property owner looking to build new storage units

Gary Zarkowski is hoping to bring a new storage facility to the outskirts of the city limits. Proposed to the Greenville Planning Commission on Thursday evening, Zarkowski, who owns real estate company Zarkowski Properties, is aiming to turn five acres of vacant land he purchased into a mini-storage complex at 6910 S. Greenville Road (M-91).

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MAISD considers balanced calendar

A meeting of the minds in the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) is set for Monday at the Montcalm Area Career Center. Each of the superintendents of the seven school districts in Montcalm County and the superintendent of the MAISD Board will meet to discuss the upcoming school year. The meeting will also have a secondary purpose — to talk about what a balanced calendar could look like in Montcalm County.

Brigham Funeral Chapel, DeWitt Lumber and The Lincoln Agency are three of the 14 businesses a proposed annexation would include. Forty-one properties are included in the proposed area. — Daily News/Meghan Koglin

Lakeview Village Council moves forward with township annexation

After six months of planning and reconfiguring, Lakeview is moving forward with a proposed annexation of multiple properties in Cato Township. The annexation would include all properties on M-46 from M-91 to Youngman Road, known as the 46th corridor.


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.”