Curtis Wildfong

A tractor works up the dirt in Base Arena as the as the Montcalm County Fairgrounds get yet a day closer to the start of the annual 4-H Fair Thursday afternoon. (Daily News | Kyle Wilson)

Montcalm County 4-H Fair in sight; Motocross returns for first time in 10 years

Now in its 79th year, there are few things that are more of a tradition in the area than the Montcalm County Fair.


Baldwin Lake residents express concern with sewer repairs at lake

The lawsuit between the city of Greenville and Eureka Township that stemmed from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is long settled, but the issue behind the request is far from being resolved.

Greenville High School Spanish teacher Erin DeWind was recently selected by the Michigan World Languages Association (MIWLA) as the World Languages Teacher of the Year for Michigan. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville High School Spanish teacher wins statewide honor

When Greenville High School Spanish teacher Erin DeWind decided she wanted to teach, it wasn’t to seek recognition. She just wanted to share her passion with others.

Michelle Blaszczynski, who has spent her entire 21-year career with Greenville Public Schools, was recently named chief academic officer, replacing another longtime staffer, Diane Brissett. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville Public Schools names new chief academic officer

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education has named longtime district employee Michelle Blaszczynski as chief academic officer.

Blaszczynski replaces another longtime staffer, Diane Brissett, who is retiring.


Greenville Planning Commission looks to simplify downtown regulations

The Greenville Planning Commission on Thursday set a public hearing for July 10 regarding potential language changes to downtown residency regulations.

The proposed new language would make it easier for upstairs rentals downtown.


Greenville DDA takes aim at ‘the corner lot’

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is considering whether to take action to further develop the parcel of land at the corner of M-91 and M-57. The parcel, commonly referred to as “the corner lot,” is privately owned and has been listed for sale for many years.

The Eureka Township Board decided to conduct a complete overlay of a half mile stretch of Baldwin Lake Road after hearing Kent County will not be able to assist in funding roadwork needed on West County Line Road. From left, Trustee Elaine Pendrick, Treasurer Cindy Hanson, Supervisor Rodney Roy and Clerk Linda Ruwersma discuss the project.
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Eureka Township adds Baldwin Lake Road to project list

This township’s board didn’t get the answer it was hoping for when it asked Kent County Road Commission if it would share in the cost of much-needed repair to West County Line Road, so it decided to instead go ahead with work on Baldwin Lake Road.

The Greenville Area Community Foundation is celebrating its 25th year. The foundation, which was started from scratch, has transformed into a group which will award over $1 million in grants and scholarships this year. Pictured, from left, are Director of Grants and Communications Amy O’Brien, President and CEO Alison Barberi and Director of Finance Sally Marshall. (Daily News | Kyle Wilson)

Greenville Area Community Foundation marks 25 years of serving community

What started as the brainchild of a dedicated city mayor has turned into the most philanthropic organization in Montcalm County, dishing out a $1 million a year in grants and scholarships to the community.

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Two Ada men charged with misuse of grant funds for Greenville business

Two Ada men were charged in Montcalm County on Friday with false pretenses in an amount of $100,000 or more after allegedly using state grant funds awarded to a Greenville company in their names to issue checks to themselves and employees.


JUST IN: 2 Ada men charged with misuse of state grant money for Greenville business

STANTON — Two Ada men were charged in Montcalm County today with larceny under false pretenses after allegedly using state grant funds awarded to their Greenville company to issue checks to themselves and employees.