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JUST IN: Day Township fire destroys barn; house saved

A small fire that escaped the grasp of a homeowner Tuesday morning resulted in the total loss of his barn and the majority of the contents within.

Mr. Orange (who’s unadoptable) perches on the cat room sink and watches the other cats in Cannonsville Critter’s cat room. The no-kill, nonprofit cat rescue is raising money to build a bigger cat building. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Local cat rescue raising money for expansion

Driving down Cannonsville Road in Stanton, the house atop the hill doesn’t look like it accommodates over a dozen cats, but that’s how many rescue cats Tom and Michelle Hocking care for in their house.

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Dollar General coming to Pine Township

It only took 10 minutes for the Pine Township Zoning Board to give the go-ahead for a proposed Dollar General during Monday’s zoning board of appeals meeting.

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Software changes follow change in leadership in Stanton

During Stanton’s City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert’s first two weeks as full-time city manager, she has started to make some changes.

Dumpsters for multi-family trash services, such as apartments, are part of the sealed bids proposals the Village of Sheridan is collecting. Granger, a Lansing-based trash and recycling collection, bought Sidney Sanitation in 2016 and has a contract for trash service in Sheridan until May. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Sheridan accepting trash collection bids

Village residents could see a change in trash service later this spring.

Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Bob Marston gives the board an update about the trail he’s working to build on the Sidney campus of the college during a regular meeting Tuesday evening.  — Daily News/Emilee Nielson

MCC board looks at safety and security

Montcalm Community College (MCC) campuses are about to become safer places for students and staff.

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JUST IN: Sheridan couple safely escape house fire, firefighter injured

Ready to embrace a bit of rest with an afternoon nap, Scott and Diana Evans found themselves anything but asleep after discovering their house was on fire Sunday afternoon.

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50+ Fabulous: Local residents’ experience through The Great Depression

Imagine using cardboard to line a pair of shoes because the soles had worn down. Imagine spreading lard across bread sprinkled with brown sugar as an afternoon snack.

The pomes on the Bradford pear trees along Camburn Street in Stanton are starting to mature. The trees have been discussed at the last three Stanton City Commission meetings, including the meeting Tuesday night. — Daily News/Meghan Koglin

Conversation on Stanton tree removal remains controversial

Trees across Montcalm County are beginning to change, with apples maturing and leaves on the tips of trees starting to transform to their fall colors.

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BREAKING NEWS: Morse sentenced for Sidney Township murder

A Sidney Township man was sentenced to up to 75 years in prison today for murdering an elderly man last spring at Nevins Lake.

Alan Morse, 48,was sentenced to from 26 to 75 years in prison for the murder of Alan “Dale” Nelson.