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Judge Donald Hemingsen

GUEST VIEW: Montcalm County commissioners are playing politics

This letter is prompted by my receipt of letters from the Montcalm County controller(-administrator Robert Clingenpeel) to court employees who have been terminated or had their hours reduced.

The letters claim that these terminations are “absolutely the final option available to the board.” I believe this to be false.


OUR VIEW: Montcalm County commissioners must make amends

How do you sit in front of a roomful of constituents and employees detailing a plan that will cut $1.7 million from the county budget and the equivalent of 22.5 full-time positions without shouldering any of the burden?

This is our question to the nine elected officials who comprise the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.


JUST IN: Blanchard man reaches 99 mph on motorcycle, loses control and crashes

A Blanchard man who was speeding on his motorcycle sustained non-life-threatening injuries after crashing late Monday evening.

Greenville’s senior quarterback Cal Syrjala scores a touchdown against Forest Hills Central. The two teams went down to the wire, with Greenville stopping a two-point conversion to win the game on the road 35-34. (Jamie McNinch | Sports Pro Images)

Greenville edges Forest Hills Central in a thrilling 35-34 road win

With a chance to tie, Forest Hills Central opted to win the game against Greenville with 18 seconds left, but the defense made one more big play to clinch a thrilling 35-34 road win Friday night.


IN BRIEF: Stanton moves forward with master plan

STANTON — The Stanton City Commission decided on Tuesday to move forward with a 20-year master plan. The plan was tabled at the last meeting to allow city commissioners more time to review the plan. Since the plan has been approved, it now goes to a 63-day review period where the public can look it [...]


Funeral Notices for Sept. 10, 2016

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James Freed

GUEST VIEW: Pension and healthcare liabilities

It’s time for Lansing’s policymakers to take action on unfunded pension and healthcare liabilities—a new red-ink menace that threatens to swamp Michigan’s municipal budgets, overtaking critical taxpayer-funded services such as public safety.

An All-Conference basketball player in the early 1950s, Bill Allinder (No. 35 in the photo) set a Greenville basketball record for scoring in a season, which stood for 17 years. (File photo)

Greenville Hall of Fame to induct four athletes during Sept. 9 football game

For the fifth consecutive year, Greenville High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame is inducting previous student-athletes.

This year, four have been selected:

• Fran Larsen, Class of 1963
• Lyn Hallock Arons, Class of 1984
• Kathy Commee, Class of 1984
• Bill Allinder, Class of 1953


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