A car-motorcycle crash that occurred this morning near the intersection of M-66 and Fenwick Road resulted in minor injuries for passengers involved.

‘Hiccup-free’ fair results in record attendance, no event cancellations

Posted in: Local Monday, June 29th, 2015

Plan for the worst, hope for the best — that’s often the credo of organizers who help bring to life the week of the Montcalm County 4-H Fair. This year, it was the latter of that statement that had both 4-H kids and adults alike leaving on the final day of the fair week with smiles boasted proudly.

JUST IN: Greenville school board names co-acting superintendents

Posted in: Greenville, Local, News Monday, June 29th, 2015

As Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines attended his final school board meeting Monday evening, the wheels began to turn in the district’s search for his successor.

Vestaburg teen wins 4-H sweepstakes showmanship

Posted in: Local, Local Monday, June 29th, 2015

Of the many accolades and recognitions awarded throughout the Montcalm County 4-H Fair, nothing may be more coveted than being crowned the winner of the sweepstakes showmanship championship competition.

Greenville’s Brandon Loiselle nears the finish line of the 400-meter dash during The Daily News Track Classic in May. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys track team ended up with a pretty good record this season. The Yellow Jackets were 5-2 overall and 3-2 in dual meets, finishing second in the O-K Bronze Conference, according to coach Tim O’Brien.

First-timer wins 4-H Fair Demo Derby

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, June 29th, 2015

Kathleen Courtright of Howard City had never entered a demolition derby in her life. Courtright decided to enter the one at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair Saturday night. She won it.

Central Montcalm hosts girls hoops shootout

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story Monday, June 29th, 2015

Four area girls basketball teams joined a few others for a round robin of scrimmages to close out the month of June. Basketball season doesn’t start until November, but June and even July, are busy months for basketball programs with preparation for the season.

THE REVIEW: Keeping it in the family

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, June 29th, 2015

You don’t have to look far within the Detroit Tigers to see that family runs deep within the organization. Prior to the Major League Baseball amateur draft, a mention of the name “Castellanos” instantly drew attention to third baseman Nick Castellanos, but as the cards laid themselves on the table, Nick will no longer be the only member of the family within the confines of the franchise.

  • Judge Hoort answers a question about what is a vehicle for purposes of Michigan’s drunk driving laws.

    Monday, June 29th, 2015
    Posted in: Greenville

    Can you be charged for drunk driving if the ‘vehicle’ is an electric wheelchair? Yes. A “vehicle” is defined as every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices exclusively moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or [...]

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  • Judge Hoort answers a question about the ‘intentional tort’ exception to the Worker’s Disability Compensation Act.

    Monday, June 29th, 2015
    Posted in: Greenville

    Is Worker’s Disability Compensation my only option if I am injured on the job? Not necessarily. In Smith v Michigan Pallet, Unpub Per Curiam Opin of the Court of Appeals, (#318702, 6/2/2015) plaintiff was having trouble at work with one of the boards he was attempting to cut. While he was struggling with the board, [...]

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  • Greenville Chamber director steps down

    Saturday, June 27th, 2015
    Posted in: Local

    Change is sometimes sweet and sometimes scary. It’s also inevitable. Greenville is going through a few changes right now. With businesses closing on main street, new industry moving to town and the resignation of the school superintendent, residents have the taste of change fresh in their mouths.

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  • Alpaca ‘trail’ features new obstacles at 4-H Fair

    Friday, June 26th, 2015
    Posted in: Local

    Modern 4-H’ers can thank the Spanish conquistadors for the ease with which they’re able to raise and train alpacas. The gentle, horselike animals, raised by the Incas, almost disappeared during the 1500s, when the Spaniards conquered South America’s natives and slaughtered alpacas almost to the point of extinction.

    The Incas who survived the conquest fled to the mountains; only the strong survived, of both men and alpacas. This made for a strong, disease resistant gene pool.

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