Elisabeth Waldon


JUST IN: Montcalm County BOC votes on computer system, equalization

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners approved motions related to equalization and a computer back-up system during a 45-minute meeting today.

Neil Rankin

Ex-Edmore manager hired to run Montrose

Neil Rankin has found new employment more than a year after he was fired by the Edmore Village Council.


4 running as write-ins for 2 Greenville council seats

The Greenville City Council election is shaping up to be an interesting one. Four people are running as write-ins for two seats on the council in the Nov. 3 election. The candidates include a current councilman, an attorney, a former city manager and the former editor of The Daily News.

Susan Rieckman

Woman, 69, charged in Greenville accident that killed boy, 4

A Cedar Springs woman who had her driver’s license suspended five years ago is charged with a felony after her vehicle struck and killed a young boy in downtown Greenville last month.

Late Wednesday night, the Michigan House narrowly approved a $1.2 billion funding plan to improve and maintain state roads, such as this road in Greenville. The legislation — which now goes before the Senate — includes a 40 percent vehicle registration fee increase and a 3.3 cent gas tax hike. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Road funding proposal approved in House, headed to Senate

Here we go again: Late Wednesday night, the Michigan House narrowly approved a $1.2 billion funding plan to improve state roads. The legislation includes a 40 percent vehicle registration fee increase and a 3.3 cent gas tax hike.

Howard City Village Manager Randy Heckman thinks this tract of land situated between Leppink’s and Mercantile Bank on Shaw Street would be a good location for a drive-through restaurant. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Fast food dreams: Howard City hoping for drive-through restaurant

It’s no secret Howard City residents long for the convenience of a local fast food restaurant. Talks about bringing McDonald’s or a similar drive-through to town have come and gone without results over the years.

This upcycled paper pumpkin was made by the Friends of the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library and is available for $10 at the library as a fundraiser. The library is one of several local organizations sponsoring a Halloween event from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Ensley Park. The night includes trick or treating, food and drinks, a hayride, a bonfire and an outdoors movie, "Hocus Pocus." — Courtesy photo

Halloween is coming to Howard City

Decades ago during Halloween, Howard City hosted outdoor movies with holiday-themed events for the community.

The village is resurrecting that idea, so to speak, with a Halloween event planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Ensley Park in downtown Howard City.

Wolverine World Wide’s distribution center in Howard City opened in 1998 and encompasses 490,000 square feet. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Made in Our Own Backyard: Wolverine World Wide (PHOTO GALLERY)

Wolverine World Wide has always kept Ted Barr busy. The Howard City man began working with the footwear and apparel company in the mid-1980s. He began at the Big Rapids factory, then moved to the Rockford factory where he worked in a supervisory capacity and made frequent trips to the company’s factory in Arkansas.


JUST IN: Howard City Village Council starts over with overdue water bills

This village has $3,800 worth of overdue water bills from residents dating back to 2011.

Howard City Village President Randy Heckman updated the village council about the situation during tonight’s regular monthly meeting.

Zellie’s Opry House owner Keith Grannis updates the marquee to promote upcoming concerts at the downtown Howard City music hall. (Courtesy photo)

Concerts at Zellie’s Opry House to resume after hiatus

After almost a year of silence, music will once again be ringing from the historic rafters of Zellie’s Opry House.