News
The Montcalm Area Master Gardeners Association and teenagers from throughout West Michigan worked together Wednesday to plant a garden at the Bill Braman Center for Family Education in Greenville. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Several dozen pairs of green thumbs were hard at work Wednesday in an effort to beautify a local educational facility. A group of youths from the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan worked alongside members of the Montcalm Area Master Gardeners Association to create a garden at the Bill Braman Center for Family Education on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus. The Braman Center features technology labs for advanced manufacturing applications, health-related training options, renewable energy studies and more.

Third generation 4-H’er honored as Montcalm County 4-H’er of the Year

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local Monday, June 27th, 2016

Thanks to a love instilled on his grandfather’s farm, Rory Eldridge of the North Central 4-H Club was named the Earl Peterson 4-H’er of the Year on Saturday.

Rory, of Stanton, is a third generation 4-H’er and got involved with 4-H when he was 10 years old.

HOPEful new approach to probation, parole

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, S.Slider Monday, June 27th, 2016

A Hawaii judge came all the way to Montcalm County to meet with local judges who are hoping to follow in the footsteps of a successful approach to a probation program.

Judge Steven Alm, who has been a circuit court judge since 2001, created Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement program (or HOPE). He created the program after witnessing a high failure rate in Hawaii’s probation system; offenders who were up to 20 probation violations with no improvement, and the only options being used were talking to them or sending them to prison.

Volunteers plant pollinator gardens at Braman Center in Greenville

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, News Top Story Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Several dozen pairs of green thumbs were hard at work Wednesday in an effort to beautify a local educational facility. A group of youths from the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan worked alongside members of the Montcalm Area Master Gardeners Association to create a garden at the Bill Braman Center for Family Education on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus. The Braman Center features technology labs for advanced manufacturing applications, health-related training options, renewable energy studies and more.

Sports
Greenville junior Landon Kemp attempts a pole vault during the Division 1 state track finals at Hudsonville on Saturday. Kemp’s family and friends watch in the back ground as Kemp clears 12-6 to win the state title. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville junior Landon Kemp is always calm and focused. Competing in three events at the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Division 1 state track championships, Kemp needed her calm and focused demeanor over eight hours of competition at Hudsonville on Saturday. For the second consecutive season, Kemp earned All-State honors in three events including a state championship in the pole vault, state runner-up in the long jump and fifth place in the 100-meter hurdles.

SPORTS GALORE: One last column, one last thank you

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Friday, June 24th, 2016

I’ve been thinking for a few weeks on what and how to write my final column as sports editor of The Daily News. As I write this column, I’m still not exactly sure what to say, so I’m just going to type what comes to mind. After 15 1/2 years, today is my final day working for Stafford Publishing.

Greenville’s Kemp wins D1 pole vault state title

Posted in: High School, Sports Top News Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Greenville junior Landon Kemp is always calm and focused. Competing in three events at the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Division 1 state track championships, Kemp needed her calm and focused demeanor over eight hours of competition at Hudsonville on Saturday. For the second consecutive season, Kemp earned All-State honors in three events including a state championship in the pole vault, state runner-up in the long jump and fifth place in the 100-meter hurdles.

Cedar Springs advances with 3-0 win over Yellow Jackets

Posted in: High School Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Scoring goals has been a challenge at times this season for the Greenville Yellow Jackets. Especially, against the Cedar Springs Red Hawks. For the third time this season, the Yellow Jackets were shut out by Cedar Springs. This time 3-0 in the first round of the Division 2 district tournament at Yellow Jacket Stadium on Wednesday.

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  • Household hazardous waste collection is Saturday

    Friday, June 24th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Montcalm County will be holding a household hazardous waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Montcalm Area Career Center at 1550 W. Sidney Road, Sidney.

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  • IN BRIEF: Belding council approves budget amendment

    Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
    Posted in: Greenville

    During a regular meeting Tuesday evening, the city council approved a motion to amend the budget for the 2015/2016 fiscal year.

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  • Grant supports monthly mobile food pantry program at GHS (PHOTOS)

    Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
    Posted in: G.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    From juicy, red tomatoes to an abundance of colorful, hot and zesty peppers, there was no shortage of fresh food items available for those in need Monday. In the parking lot of Greenville High School, Greenville Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) Vice President Tom Stephenson, 16, volunteered with his fellow advisory members, handing out 5,000 pounds of produce from a Feeding America food truck.

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  • Greenville graduate headed to prestigious U.S. service academy

    Monday, June 20th, 2016
    Posted in: G.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    Lucas Fuhrman has always felt at home on the water. Since he was a little boy, he’s had a passion for adventure and has taken that passion with him deep sea fishing and white water rafting. He also has an interest in taking things apart to see how they worked.

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