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JUST IN: Man suffers critical injuries in three-car accident Monday

The Michigan State Police-Lakeview Post is currently investigating a three-car accident that resulted in a critical injury Monday.

Tri County High School Marching Band walks through the main tunnel at Ford Field prior to performing. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Tri County Marching Band competes at Finals for 1st time (PHOTOS)

Standing together in the giant confines of Ford Field, performing for the final time after a long and enduring season, members of the Tri County Marching Band took one last collective breath. There would be no do-over, no second chance, as for the first time in school history, the band was performing at the Michigan Competing Band Association (MCBA) State Finals.

Belding High School Marching Band drum major Makennah Rousseau, left, high-fives Drumline Instructor Josh King, as fellow drum major Dana Smith hugs Band Director Laura Hyler, following the band’s performance at the MCBA State Finals Saturday in Detroit — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding marching band places 5th at state finals (PHOTOS)

Traveling along I-696, with vans full of parents and two busses containing all 105 members of the Belding High School Marching Band, the skyline of the Motor City was about to settle into view. The sun had yet to rise Saturday, but every Belding student was wide awake, ready to perform at the Michigan Competing Band Association State Finals at Ford Field.

A grant from the Greenville Area Community Foundation will be used toward installing a kayak launch at Jackson’s Landing Park in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Community foundation commits nearly $150,000 toward 4 rec projects

The Greenville City Council found absolutely no difficulty in approving a generous amount of donated funds to the city Tuesday evening.

In four separate motions, the council, with Councilman Lloyd Scoby absent, unanimously approved more than $145,000 in funds from the Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) for four potential projects.

employees and management at Dicastal North America Inc. in Greenville celebrate their first shipment of completed wheels on May 26. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Dicastal up to 180 employees, will begin foundry work ‘next year’

It’s been a little more than two years since Greenville was selected as the location for CiTiC Dicastal to form and launch its first aluminum wheel plant outside of China. The new company, Dicastal North America Inc., was formed in August 2014 and remodeling activity began on a site with two buildings located in the city’s industrial park, previously occupied by United Solar Ovonic.


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.

Greenville senior quarterback Cal Syrjala (2) works his way through a crowd of Lowell defenders for positive yardage in the second quarter Friday. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Yellow Jackets overmatched vs. Red Arrows in playoffs, lose 42-17

For one quarter, despite nearly every card in the deck being stacked against Greenville, it appeared a first-round playoff victory was well within the realm of possibility.

But then, top-ranked, undefeated Lowell — making its 18th straight playoff appearance — did what it does best, and pulled away for a 42-17 victory Friday despite no lack of effort on behalf of the Yellow Jackets.

West Michigan Regional Planning Commissioner Dave Bee, left, leads discussion with members of the Greater Greenville Transportation Committee on Wednesday at Courtland Township Hall. — Daily News/Cory Smith

New ‘stop-and-go’ traffic signal coming to M-57 and Myers Lake

Over the nearly 15-mile stretch of state highway from U.S. 131 to the western city limits of Greenville, there are three intersections that operate with “stop-and-go” traffic lights. As of next spring, at the request of township officials and residents, there will now be one more stoplight.

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Moolenaar gives general election season updates

When Congressman John Moolenaar visited the campus of Montcalm Community College on Monday, he was candid in giving an update on the current happenings in Washington, D.C.


IN BRIEF: New traffic stoplight coming to intersection of M-57 and Myers Lake Road

After several years of analysis by the Michigan Department of Transportation, a new traffic signal is coming to an intersection on M-57.