Cory Smith

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Crystal Township Fire Department officials concerned with well

A troublesome situation with collecting water to battle a recent house fire has the Crystal Township Fire Department concerned for the safety of homeowners as well as firefighters. At Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, Assistant Fire Chief Scott Brundage said action needs to be taken with the township’s de-watering well on W. Park Street, which the department uses to fill its water tankers.

Firefighters and officers with the Greenville Department of Public Safety work to extinguish a fire at 1002 Davis Dr. in Greenville Thursday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville mobile home heavily damaged in fire

A Greenville man is now without the majority of his possessions, and likely his home, after he returned from work this afternoon to the surprise of firefighters working to extinguish a fire at his residence.

Orleans Township, with the township hall located in the village of Orleans, will continue to receive dedicated police coverage from the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office after a three-year agreement was renewed by council members. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Orleans Township, Ionia Sheriff renew dedicated police coverage agreement

Orleans township will continue to receive dedicated police coverage for the next three years after an agreement was recently secured with the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office. The Orleans Township Board voted Feb. 18 to accept a three-year contract with the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office for township coverage in the form of a dedicated deputy.

Three were injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash Tuesday morning on W. Carson City Road (M-57) just east of M-66. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Man dies from injuries suffered in Tuesday’s M-57 accident

The Michigan State Police Lakeview post has confirmed one of the victims involved in Tuesday’s morning two-car collision on M-57 has died. Zachary Mohr, 20, of Sumner, died Wednesday at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids from injuries sustained in the accident.

Three were injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash Tuesday morning on W. Carson City Road (M-57) just east of M-66. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crash victims identified in Tuesday’s two-car collision

The Michigan State Police Lakeview Post has released the names of those involved in Tuesday morning’s two-car collision that sent three individuals to the hospital in critical condition.

Otisco Township Board members will vote next month on one of six designs for the official Township Flag. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Otisco Township, considers new flag, approves balanced 2014-2015 budget

Members of the Otisco Township board unanimously approved the township’s 2014-2015 budget tonight after a public hearing was held on the subject.

Three were injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash Tuesday morning on W. Carson City Road (M-57) just east of M-66. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Three people critically injured in M-57 head-on crash

Three people are in critical condition after suffering injuries sustained in a two-vehicle head-on crash this morning on W. Carson City Road (M-57) just east of M-66. At approximately 7:30 a.m., emergency responders were dispatched to the accident between Town Hall and Castle roads.

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14-year-old injured in Belding area sledding, snowmobile accident

A Belding-area teenager was injured Monday afternoon when he was riding a sled pulled behind a snowmobile and then fell off the sled. Emergency personnel were dispatched at 2 p.m. to 9825 Ellis Road, west of Storey Road (M-91) to a call of a personal injury accident.

Members of the Greenville Middle School eighth grade band celebrate upon learning they earned a Division I Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association  rating Friday at Belding High School. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Student concert bands persevere through challenging winter season

When students from the Belding High School symphonic band took the stage Friday afternoon, they had already mentally prepared for the worst. The band members were the final ensemble to perform of 17 total bands that took to the stage of Belding High School’s impressive performing arts theater during the Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District 7 Festival.

Joseph Prentler

Scholarship to be established in honor of fallen soldier, CC-C graduate

When Joseph “Joey” Prentler was just 8 years old, he had already decided what he wanted to do once he’d grown up. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, and upon graduating from Carson City-Crystal High School in 2008, Prentler accomplished his lifelong goal of joining the United States Army.