News
On Monday at Greenville Lanes, Toys for Tots Montcalm County Coordinator Jenni Bouck and Assistant Coordinator Angie Bailey show off the Toys for Tots T-shirts they will be selling as part of a fundraiser. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Toys for Tots of Montcalm County needs money. Desperately. With about $300 in the bank account, Toys for Tots is struggling to come up with the funds to purchase quality toys for its annual distribution on Dec. 13.

Toys for Tots Montcalm County needs funding for quality Dec. 13 distribution

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, News Top Story Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Toys for Tots of Montcalm County needs money. Desperately. With about $300 in the bank account, Toys for Tots is struggling to come up with the funds to purchase quality toys for its annual distribution on Dec. 13.

Local volunteers help package 30,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Photos Monday, November 24th, 2014

Ending world hunger is a daunting task but global philanthropic organizations try to do it one meal at time.

However, a local event put together more than one meal over the weekend … try 30,000.

Cricket the cat brings happiness with therapeutic visits

Posted in: Local Monday, November 24th, 2014

Smiles abound wherever Amy Hansen and Cricket go.

Cricket is a registered therapy cat. Together, Amy and Cricket visit area hospice care, assisted living facilities and private residences to brighten the days of various patients. Cricket loves the attention he gets and residents get the comfort of petting an animal, which has shown to be beneficial to a person’s health and general wellbeing.

Sports
A look at Greenville’s Legacy Field looking south during a football game. - Cory Smith

Legacy Field at Greenville High School has been talked about plenty the past couple of weeks across the state and for good reason. This week, Legacy Field will play host to two high profile football playoff games showcasing what everyone has been talking about. First, the three-year-old stadium, placed second in the MLive “Grandest” high school football stadium contest. Voting took place online the past month with Legacy Field finishing second to Engel Stadium at Bay City Central.

Greenville coach Parris liked first year of cross country

Posted in: High School Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Greenville girls cross country coach Nikki Parris entered her first year of coaching the girl Yellow Jackets with 10 girls. “For being my first year coaching cross country I thought it went very well,” Parris said. “The girls worked very hard. The girls had many PRs (personal records). We had a lot of first-time cross country runners. Our goal was just to get better each week.”

Greenville/Belding hoops to play at Palace

Posted in: High School Thursday, November 20th, 2014

It’s always a big deal when the Greenville Yellow Jackets and Belding Redskins face each other in sports. It doesn’t even matter the sport. Well this January, the two schools will meet again on the hard court, as they do every season, this time both the boys and girls games will take place at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Legacy Field being showcased

Posted in: High School, Sports Top News Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Legacy Field at Greenville High School has been talked about plenty the past couple of weeks across the state and for good reason. This week, Legacy Field will play host to two high profile football playoff games showcasing what everyone has been talking about. First, the three-year-old stadium, placed second in the MLive “Grandest” high school football stadium contest. Voting took place online the past month with Legacy Field finishing second to Engel Stadium at Bay City Central.

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  • Career preparation a priority for Greenville students, employers

    Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    Preparing students for a successful career in the workforce is the goal of anyone in education and that rings double for Greenville Public Schools and the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District.

    During the latest Coalition Of Greater Greenville (COGG) meeting, Greenville Superintendent Pete Haines discussed the importance of the American College Readiness Inc.’s National Career Readiness Certificate. The certificate determines students’ preparedness for the workforce and is achieved by taking the ACT WorkKeys test.

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  • Greenville coach Parris liked first year of cross country

    Thursday, November 20th, 2014
    Posted in: High School

    Greenville girls cross country coach Nikki Parris entered her first year of coaching the girl Yellow Jackets with 10 girls. “For being my first year coaching cross country I thought it went very well,” Parris said. “The girls worked very hard. The girls had many PRs (personal records). We had a lot of first-time cross country runners. Our goal was just to get better each week.”

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  • Greenville/Belding hoops to play at Palace

    Thursday, November 20th, 2014
    Posted in: High School

    It’s always a big deal when the Greenville Yellow Jackets and Belding Redskins face each other in sports. It doesn’t even matter the sport. Well this January, the two schools will meet again on the hard court, as they do every season, this time both the boys and girls games will take place at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

    Read More »
  • Yard sales, pools ordinances discussed at Eureka Planning Commission meeting

    Thursday, November 20th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    If picking through the fine print on township ordinances sounds like a night on the town, then the regular meeting of the Eureka Charter Township Planning Commission was the place to be. On Wednesday night, planning commissioners discussed two township ordinances.

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