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Rep. Jim Lower

GUEST VIEW: Concerns about part-time legislature

The Bible famously says you cannot serve two masters. You will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.

In this context, the Bible was talking about God and money. However, I think the same logic applies to the proposal for a part-time Legislature.

Racks of ribs and chicken quarters cook on Boxcar BBQ & Grill’s smoker. The food truck is located on M-91 next to Tractor Supply Company (TSC). — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

New barbecue food truck sets up north of Greenville

Driving past Tractor Supply Company (TSC) on M-91, the smell of smoked meat hangs in the air as Boxcar BBQ & Grill prepares ribs, pork butt and chicken for hungry customers.

The new food truck arrived in town two weeks ago when siblings Sharlon Hill and Chad Norman brought their idea with them from Florida for the summer.

John Rutherford and his dog, Sasha, of Wyoming, move through a burned out building at the Kent County Sheriff’s Training Facility on Wednesday. Sasha is trained to identify traces of accelerant in cases of arson. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Arson dogs train to detect the presence of accelerants

John Rutherford and his dog, Sasha, walked into the ruins of a burned building, Sasha’s nose to the ground.

Rutherford led the dog around the room, quietly giving her the command “seek” as she climbed over debris while sniffing wildly.

Montabella’s Hanna Stockwell practices her bunting during Wednesday afternoon’s practice.

Montabella softball players to face Morrice in Division 4 regional

BLANCHARD — The last time Montabella’s softball team has been to the Division 4 regionals was 2007. The Mustangs are headed back to that part of the playoffs at 10 a. m. Saturday when they go to Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart to face Morrice in the semifinals. Montabella coach Whisper Dawson said she “can’t put [...]

Central Montcalm’s Courtnee Nicholson throws during warm-ups at prac-tice Tuesday.

Central Montcalm preps for regional tournament Saturday

STANTON — Central Montcalm’s softball team is back where they were two years ago. The Green Hornets are in the Division 2 regionals for the second time in three years, having won the Portland district last Saturday. That was big, said Central coach Bruce Nicholson. “We are excited,” he said. “It was a goal to [...]

The property at 216. S. Lafayette Street in downtown Greenville has been deemed uninhabitable, but city officials are hoping to purchase the property, restore it to good condition and place it back on the market.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville buys downtown property, hopes to place back on market

The city is looking to purchase a downtown building, but isn’t in the market of becoming a landlord.

During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, council members entered executive session to discuss an intent to purchase a tax-foreclosed property at 216 S. Lafayette St. Coming out of the executive session, the council voted unanimously on a resolution of intent to purchase the property.

Two Belding residents are lobbying to put a pickleball court near Demorest Field on N. Demorest Street. There are two options for them: To use the grassy area adjacent to the south end of the parking lot and the ball field or to take out part of the asphalt of the parking lot on the south end.— Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Belding City Council hears presentation on pickleball courts

This city has softball fields, a disc golf course, tennis courts, a skate park and soccer fields.

It’s home to parks and a river where people can kayak and drift down in tubes. If two residents have their way, there will be a new kind of court in town: A pickleball court.

Cancer survivors and caregivers walk the “survivor lap” Friday evening at Community Field at Carson City-Crystal High School during Carson City’s inaugural Relay for Life. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson City’s inaugural Relay for Life raises nearly $10,000

Surrounded by dozens of supporters, caregivers and cancer survivors, Jean Southward bared her soul in an effort to inspire others and spread awareness in the fight against cancer.

Standing at the south end of Carson City-Crystal’s Community Field on Friday evening, the Carson City administrator shared her story of overcoming breast cancer after being diagnosed on Feb. 13, 2009.

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Funeral Notices for June 9, 2017

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, June 9, 2017

The contestants of the Lakeview Summerfest pageant are from back row from left. Lili Moore, Cassandra Hogle, Zayda Melinowski, Alexis Johnson, Megan Eves, Taylor Meyers, Syrianna Rivera and front from left, Rhyen Korytkowski, Erin Gorby, Bailie Carlson, Isabella Iteen, Chloe Davidson, Aryvah Ladanyi; not pictured: Cheyenne Rasmussen. — Courtesy photo/Linda Huckins

Lakeview pageant returning for 150th anniversary celebration

This year’s Summerfest will not only celebrate 150 years of Lakeview, but it will also mark the return of the Miss Lakeview Pageant.