Darrin Clark

The Greenville High School Orchestra performs at a concert in 2013. — File photo

Our3 Variety Show is set for Oct. 22

The music of the 1950s and ’60s is going to make a rip-roaring comeback next weekend at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. Current and former staff and students, including Superintendent Linda Van Houten and other administrators, will take the stage to perform in the annual Our3 Campaign Variety Show at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

Meghan Koglin

Daily News welcomes new reporter, sports editor

The Daily News editorial staff recently added a new reporter and made several other staffing changes.

Greenville resident Gary Zarkowski is hoping to take property he purchased at 6910 S. Greenville Road (M-91), behind AutoZone, and turn it into a min-storage complex. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville property owner looking to build new storage units

Gary Zarkowski is hoping to bring a new storage facility to the outskirts of the city limits. Proposed to the Greenville Planning Commission on Thursday evening, Zarkowski, who owns real estate company Zarkowski Properties, is aiming to turn five acres of vacant land he purchased into a mini-storage complex at 6910 S. Greenville Road (M-91).

The Chosen Women, a subsidiary of The Chosen Ones motorcycle club, sort out school supplies to fill the 240 backpacks the club will distribute on Sunday at Baldwin Heights Elementary School. — Courtesy photo

The Chosen Ones biker club give away backpacks

They are The Chosen Ones, a biker club of burly, bearded bears of men who roar around the streets on high-powered Harleys looking for any kind of trouble they can find. If trouble is defined as giving away school supplies to local children who need a helping hand.

Belding Department of Public Works Director Ernie Thomas reviews a map Wednesday morning showing areas of high precipitation infiltration in the cit’s stormwater system. The results were discovered thanks to monitors utilized through a grant provided by the Michigan Department of Environmental Qualities. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Grant paying early dividends for Belding storm and wastewater systems

Beneath roads, sidewalks, homes and business, lies a vast underground network of pipes and channels that go unnoticed by your average city resident. But the importance of Belding’s stormwater and wastewater systems is immeasurable, used by nearly every resident and business owner in the community.

Danish Festival Band Director Keith Hudson leads the group during a performance Thursday evening at Tower Riverside Park. Cool temps and the threat of rain did little to dissuade the audience from showing up. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Danish Festival Band closes concert series

Cool temperatures and lowering skies did little to dull the enthusiasm of Tower Riverside Park music lovers who turned out to hear a performance by the Danish Festival Band. The final installment in the Rhythm on the River summer concert series, the performance was scheduled to coincide with this year’s Danish Festival, which kicked off Thursday evening.


Plans for dog park in Belding move forward

Life may soon be getting better for some of the city’s four-legged residents, thanks to an initiative to create a dog park somewhere within the municipality.

Kathy Barnes

Lakeview parade planned to honor 9/11 victims, survivors

There’s not an American alive who can’t remember where he or she was the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, when every station in the country suddenly began broadcasting the events transpiring in New York City.

Greenville resident Lloyd Shelden was working hard to clear his sidewalk on Monday morning.

Winter snow squall blankets area

On Monday, Punxsutawney Phil clamored out of his hole to see his shadow, thus predicting six more weeks of winter. Those who live in West Michigan already had made that same prediction after the snow-filled weekend.

“Without the oxygen bottle … we wouldn’t be able to go into a house full of smoke to save someone’s life or one of our own,” said Montcalm Township Fire Department Chief Clif Dickinson. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Montcalm Township allocates $10,300 for new clothes, air tanks

When it comes to protecting a firefighter’s life, sometimes it comes down to the piece of fabric between them and the fire. “Without the gear we wouldn’t be able to do what we do,” said Montcalm Township Fire Department Chief Clif Dickinson. “It’s life safety. You want (our gear) to work real well.”