MAUREEN BURNS: A pause for love

The Beatles sang, “All we need is love.” Such is the tone of Valentine’s Day.

Love is a broad term. There are oh, so many ways.

STEVE MERREN: Keeping my eyes on the horizon

Sometimes, the winds of change come in like a typhoon and, right now, I’m bearing through the eye of the storm.

In the last few months, I’ve had a slew of opportunities come my way and, in almost every circumstance of those opportunities, the chance to reconnect a little with mother nature has had at least some influence.

MCC board updated on new COVID funds

College president also talks enrollment and elements of strategic plan

With the anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic’s arrival in Michigan now less than a month away, schools and college campuses locally have gotten a pretty good handle on how to educate students as safe as possible.

However, that doesn’t mean the cost of doing so is disappearing anytime soon.

Belding’s Tanner Smith signs letter of intent to play football at Davenport University

In his senior season, Tanner Smith made his case as a top-five defensive player in the area.

Accumulating 56 tackles, three tackles for loss and three pass breakups, Smith, a standout linebacker for Belding, was named to the Daily News All-Area Defensive First Team this past fall. With his tall stature and big frame, Smith was getting interest from colleges around the area looking to utilize his talents in the coming years. However, it wasn’t until recently when Smith made his final decision.

Upgrades lead to more energy efficiency at Greenville schools

Improvements complete in mechanical, HVAC, boiler and LED lighting

Teaching freshman students in the cold, cloud-covered days of winter, social studies teacher Nick Davis is used to having to find creative ways to motivate and energize a classroom of sleepy teenagers.

But when he returned to his classroom this January, he and his students were treated to a learning atmosphere that, in their minds, had been drastically improved.

City of Stanton resumes Veterans Park meetings, readies for future progress

With $300,000 of funding from the state at its back, the city of Stanton is getting ready to proceed with the long-awaited Veterans Memorial Park project.

In August, the Stanton City Commission accepted a $300,000 grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) for Veterans Memorial Park, which requires a $213,200 match from the city.

Saving the planet, one product at a time

If everyone starts making small changes in their lives to become more sustainable, then our planet will be healthier for the future.

Montabella senior nominated for admission to Naval Academy

Camron Renne has long felt a calling towards joining the military, partially because of his family’s history in serving.

“I have many relatives who served in the military, including my father,” Renne, 17, of Blanchard told the Daily News. “That was always an influence for me; although, they never specifically encouraged me to pursue a military career. I believe it was also more of a personal calling.”

Upcoming and pending services for Feb. 13, 2021

Upcoming and pending services for Feb. 13, 2021

Sports roundup for Feb. 13, 2021

Sports roundup for Feb. 13, 2021