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ED GILBERT: Bears in our woods

According to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other reports, bears are really active in and around our area now. Just the other day a mother black bear was killed by a vehicle near here, and she orphaned three cubs. Now, one cub is quite normal, two happens often, but three is a tad different.

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Funeral Notices for June 17, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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JUST IN: Greenville City Council accepts budget, talks FOIA

GREENVILLE — It was all about balance during the Tuesday meeting of the Greenville City Council. During the meeting, the council voted to approved the City of Greenville Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year of 2015-2016. The council also voted to approve the year-end budget adjustments for the fiscal year of 2014-2015. In addition, the [...]

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JUST IN: Carson City Council renews police coverage agreement with Sparrow Carson Hospital

In a “win-win” situation for this community and its local hospital, a partnership for dedicated law enforcement will continue for another year. Members of the Carson City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday evening, with councilman Kurt Keiffer absent, to renew a one-year contract for dedicated police coverage by the Carson City Police Department for Sparrow Carson Hospital.

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Howard City businesses hoping for $100,000 grant

Two Howard City businesses are hoping to earn $100,000 from Mission Main Street Grants. Kindel & Co. at 133 E. Edgerton St. and and KC Sales & Service Inc. at 338 Willow St. and 707 Ensley St. have both applied for one of the $100,000 grants from Chase’s Mission Main Street Grants.

During the weekend, the Old Cemetery Section of Forest Home Cemetery was the site of a restoring and preservation project headed by the Friends of Forest Home Cemetery. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Crew revitalizes section at Greenville’s Forest Home Cemetery

They are a place of peace and solace. Oftentimes they are a place of sorrow for loss and sometimes of joy for memory. Sometimes they are eerie but most times they are nostalgia defined. They are cemeteries. If nothing else, they are places of history.

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Updated state law affects costs for county records

A newly updated state law that hadn’t been revised in 120 years should benefit taxpayers, as well as county offices. House Bill 4075, sponsored by Rep. Bruce Rendon, R-Lake City, places a cap on the amount county treasurers can charge for an electronic copy of a property tax record at 25 cents per record and caps the total at $1,500.

Lakeview’s Laura Pachaly tries to get past a Greenville defender for a shot on goal during a game this season at home. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview kickers late-bloomers

Lake-view’s girls soccer team was a good team that didn’t know it. The Wildcat kickers finished the season 10-10 overall and 5-7 in the Central State Activities Association. The team came together late in the season, according to coach Chris Smith.

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Experience gap hurt Belding golfers in 2015

Belding’s boys golf team had an experience gap this season, noted coach Doug Anderson. “We were top-loaded with experience and the bottom guys, we had some inexperience,” Anderson said.

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JUST IN: Alleged Central Montcalm teddy bear thieves caught

With the assistance of the public, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office found those responsible for the recent breaking and entering that occurred at the Central Montcalm schools.