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Montabella Community Schools launch strategic plan

The Montabella Community Schools Board of Education and administration are launching a new initiative to guide the school district through a three- to five-year strategic plan.

Greenville Director of Public Safety Mark Reiss, right, speaks with his attorney, Curt Benson, in Montcalm County’s 64B District Court on Tuesday. Reiss is charged with felony healthcare fraud. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville police chief appears in court on felony fraud charge

Greenville Director of Public Safety Director Mark Reiss sat silently Tuesday alongside his attorney during a court hearing that lasted less than two minutes.


JUST IN: Greenville man dies after car crashes into tree

A Greenville man died after his car struck a tree Tuesday.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 14, 2017

Read funeral notices for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.

Craig Albright

JUST IN: Greenville man arrested for alleged sex crimes

The Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force recently conducted an investigation that led to the arrest of a Greenville man.


UPDATE: Suspect identified in hit-and-run accident

Almost two weeks after a hit-and-run accident, Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers have located and identified the suspect who allegedly fled the scene.

Troopers interviewed the 20-year-old Lowell man and are now turning the investigation over the Montcalm County Prosecutor for review.


JUST IN: Two dead after late night car crash, fire

Two people died as a result of a car accident Thursday night on Evergreen Road, east of Town Hall Road.

Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Robert Clingenpeel, Commissioner Patrick Q. Carr, Clerk Kristen Millard and commissioners Betty Kellenberger, Tom Lindeman and Dale Reyburn listen to budgetary concerns during a meeting earlier this year. The county made $1.7 million in budget cuts and hired three legal and accounting firms to investigate what went wrong with the county’s financial situation. — File photo

2016 Daily News Top Local Stories of the Year

This year, Montcalm County lost a controller-administrator and hired a new leader, made $1.7 million in budget cuts equating to a loss of 30 jobs, fired its auditing firm and contracted with three new firms to investigate what went wrong with the county budget over the past decade.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 24, 2016

Read funeral notices for Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016.

Rep. John Moolenaar

GUEST VIEW: Serving you in Michigan and Washington, D.C.

One of the joys of serving as your congressman is honoring our current soldiers and veterans for their service to our country.

This month, I voted to give our troops their largest pay increase in six years. They make sacrifices every day to keep us safe and the raise they have earned is a small part of thanking them and their families for their service to our nation.