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Moolenaar to fill 4th District seat

Republican John Moolenaar will fill 4th Congressional District seat vacated by retiring Dave Camp, having beaten out Democratic challenger Jeff Holmes by a vote of 123,487 to 85,492 with 385 of 387 precincts reporting in Tuesday’s election.

Camp has held the post since first being elected in 1990.

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Voters return Amash to 3rd District seat

Republican incumbent Justin Amash will return to his post as representative of the 3rd District following his win Tuesday against Democratic challenger Bob Goodrich.

Amash garnered 125,141 votes to Goodrich’s 84,308 with 311 of 312 precincts reporting.

Country music recording artist John Berry will be bringing his Christmas tour to Greenville High School’s Performing Arts Center on Dec. 10. The show is sponsored by the Montcalm County 4-H Fair Association. (Courtesy photo)

Country Christmas concert, singer John Berry to support 4-H fairgrounds

Area country music lovers are in for a treat this December, when the Montcalm County 4-H Fair Association brings recording star John Berry to Greenville High School’s Performing Arts Center.

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Greenville historian Elsie McNiel dies at 82

When future historians look back at 20th century Greenville, they’ll encounter the usual pantheon of mayors, city managers, business owners.

Those who take time to dig deeper will find Elsie McNiel, a woman who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to chronicle and preserve a record of the community.

Members of the Stanton City Commission discussed plans Tuesday which are moving forward for a new recreational park near Central Montcalm High School. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Planning continues for Stanton recreational park

For the next 50 years, this city will lease property from Central Montcalm Public School at the rate of $1 per year. That agreement, currently being finalized between the two entities, moves plans for a recreational park one small step closer to fruition.

Trooper Keith Disselkoen, community service liaison with the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post explains the dangers of “sexting” Monday evening at a gathering at Greenville Middle School. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Michigan State Police trooper discusses dangers of sexting

People need to think twice before sending a revealing photo via text. Sexting — sending erotic selfie photos via text messaging — can result in a 20-year prison sentence.

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Members of the Greenville City Council review plans for road work slated for this spring on Oak and Baldwin streets. At Tuesday’s meeting, council members approved an MDOT contract for the work. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

Greenville council approves tax abatements for two businesses

Ways to bring new jobs to the city was the focus of Tuesday’s meeting of the Greenville City Council.
Council members voted to approve tax abatements to two city businesses in hopes of increasing local employment.

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Edmore Village Council considering 3 village manager finalists

Members of the Edmore Village Council took a close look at three candidates currently being considered for the vacant village manager’s post.

Lena Rader Meijer, left, receives this year’s Quality of Life Award from last year’s recipient, longtime Lakeview resident Jim Wood. (The Daily News | Mike Taylor)

Community Fund dinner highlights Lakeview’s progress

Lakeview is on the move. That was the theme of this year’s Lakeview Area Community Fund (LACF) dinner Thursday evening at Lakeview High School.

Stanton City Manager Jake Eckholm shows a scale model of a downtown clock he would like to see placed on Main Street sometime in the coming year. The clock is just one project the city is considering at this time. Others include an electronic sign and the re-establishment of the Downtown Development Authority. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Stanton moves forward with DDA plans

This city’s plans for the establishment of a new Downtown Development Authority came one step closer to reality at Tuesday’s meeting of the Stanton City Commission.