Kelli Ameling

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Eureka Township Board considers invocation

The Eureka Township Board took a month and looked into the possibility of having invocation before each meeting, but, after discussion, decided to postpone a decision until August.

The Montcalm Township Board decided to hire a new auditor during its meeting Wednesday night. Pictured, from left, is Trustee Stephen Hole, Treasurer Rosemary Hyde, Supervisor Michael Adams, Clerk Carol Rosebrook and Trustee Steve Sprague.

Montcalm Township hires Lake Michigan as new auditor

A new firm will be auditing Montcalm Township for the biannual audit for this year.

An argument over whether the slopes on the property of 10786 S. Greenville Road were considered a gravel pit arose during Monday’s Eureka Township Board meeting resulting in the board overturning a citation issued to William and Jacquelyn Harris until the township can prove whether it was a mine.

Eureka Township overturns resident’s citation for illegal mine; awaits proof

The Eureka Township Board overturned a citation issued by its zoning administrator regarding an illegal inactive mine after residents approached the board, stating they would lose everything in order to meet the requirements.

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Student asks Eureka Township Board for apology

After the Eureka Township board held a “closed session” to discuss concerns over a non-discrimination ordinance last month, a Greenville resident asked for an apology and for the board to move forward with his request for the ordinance.

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‘Who would do such a thing?’ Community mourns loss of bridge

For one resident, it was the memories she had of her father that brought her to tears when seeing the blackened, charcoaled wood resting in the Flat River. On Monday, Wendy Agostini of Lowell had to see for herself what was left of Whites Bridge after an arson left it collapsed on Sunday. “It hurts my heart,” she said, grabbing her heart while tears came to her eyes. “This hurts so bad.”

Volunteers, from left to right in back, Simon Crouse, Mari Clevenger and Jacob Palmer help out at a Bible basketball camp last week through Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Stanton, where about 70 youths participated. — Courtesy photo

Trinity Evangelical Free Church volunteers do local mission work

Most people on mission trips travel to other cities, states or countries to help those in need through their church. However, a local church held a mission trip last week to help those right in its own backyard.

The Baldwin Heights Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization funded a Little Free Library in Greenville. The idea is to let students exchange books for free across the world. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Little Free Library now available in Greenville

To promote reading, especially at a young age, a Little Free Library has been built in Greenville for children to enjoy. Baldwin Heights Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) President Ann Harvey said the idea of a Little Free Library came from Literacy Intervention Specialist Sarah Shoemaker at Baldwin Heights, who asked the PTO to help fund the project.

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Greenville has new leaf and brush options

Residents in the city of Greenville will have to find a new option to dispose of their yard waste. As of July 15, the city will no longer be picking up leaves, brush and grass clippings from the curbside.

London Eldridge, 10, of Stanton, at right, stands with her grand champion cow Baxter before going up to the platform Thursday at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair livestock auction. Her sister Celina Eldridge, 5, helped out. Baxter, who weighs 556 pounds, was sold to Harvey’s Agricultural Solutions of Carson City for $2 per pound. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Montcalm County 4-H Fair livestock auction raises $200,000+

This year’s Montcalm County 4-H Fair livestock auction was a huge success, ringing in more than $21,000 than last year. Thursday night’s auction totaled about $216,495.20, which is $21,327.09 more than last year’s auction. A total of 380 animals were sold, weighing a total of 81,962.5 pounds.

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Greenville school board approves ‘positive’ budget

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education passed a “positive” budget for the 2013-2014 school year. The board held a special meeting on Monday to approve the proposed budget presented by Chief Financial Officer John Gilchrist.