Matt Nielsen, the backup operator for the Greenville Water Department, shakes hands Tuesday with Greenville City Council member Sylvia Warner, after being recognized by the council for becoming state certified. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Matt Nielsen knows the ins and outs of this city’s water system — and based on recent test scores, he may know it better than anyone. During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, Nielsen was awarded a certificate of recognition from Public Services Department Superintendent Tom Pollock, based upon completing his qualifications to become the water department’s new backup operator.

Greenville Middle School newspaper club secures grant

Posted in: G.Slider, Local Friday, January 20th, 2017

America’s next generation of journalists are working their way through school right now, on a trajectory that will hopefully one day land them in a newsroom.

Some of the budding journalists of the next generation have been meeting after school at Greenville Middle School, brought together by a single purpose: To put together a student-run newspaper, print it and distribute it to their peers.

Grassroots millage effort moves forward in Montcalm County

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, January 20th, 2017

A grassroots group of citizens are moving forward with a proposed millage to fund Montcalm County services, but they don’t necessarily want the approval of the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.

Nearly 20 people met at the Montcalm Conservation District office in Stanton on Wednesday to discuss options for funding 4-H, Animal Control, conservation, parks and veterans.

Connected Community: 99% of Montcalm County is online

Posted in: E.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, January 20th, 2017

In rural Michigan, reliable broadband internet may be hard to come by, but that is not the case in Montcalm County.

On Wednesday, Dan Manning, a community technology adviser with Connect Michigan, presented the county with “Connected Community” certification under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program.


Greenville graduate Justin Zimmer’s NFL plans are on hold.

Lack of effort dooms Greenville in 52-39 loss to Forest Hills Northern

Posted in: High School Saturday, January 14th, 2017

In order to win in basketball, effort has to be given in all four quarters. For the Greenville boys basketball team, the needed effort waned in the second half Friday night against Forest Hills Northern, resulting in a 52-39 loss at home to drop the Yellow Jackets to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in the Ottawa-Kent White Conference.

Greenville’s 61-44 win over Forest Hills Northern a ‘nine-strong’ effort

Posted in: High School Saturday, January 14th, 2017

On the whiteboard in the locker room were three goals written for the Yellow Jackets to attain against Forest Hills Northern on Friday night. And they did it as a full team.

Greenville football’s Tom Hallock is assistant coach of the year

Posted in: High School Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA) named Greenville assistant coach Tom Hallock as one of 16 varsity assistant coaches of the year.

  • IN BRIEF: Greenville City Council approves MDOT resolution

    Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
    Posted in: Greenville, Local, News

    The Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to designate three city officials to apply for permits associated with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

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  • Planning Commission OKs ‘conditional site plan’ for Brann’s Retail Center

    Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
    Posted in: G.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    Brann’s Retail Center is one step closer to bringing four new retail locations to town, but one key word still stands between now and any physical construction: “Conditional.” During Thursday’s Greenville Planning Commission meeting, members debated nearly an hour and half throughout a public hearing and meeting discussion on whether to approve a site plan for the site at 10990 W. Carson City Road (M-57), a 1-acre piece of property on the northeast corner of M-57 and Satterlee Roads in front of Walmart and directly west of Murphy Oil.

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  • JUST IN: Grand Rapids woman involved in one-car crash

    Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
    Posted in: G.Slider, Greenville, Local, News

    A Grand Rapids woman was involved in a one-car crash Tuesday morning while negotiating a curve on Satterlee and Baldwin Roads, according to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office.

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  • Greenville DDA sees first designs for historical signs

    Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
    Posted in: G.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    With street lights, cars and trucks passing by and not a horse in sight, it’s not easy to picture Lafayette Street the way it may have been when it was first created more than 170 years ago. But soon, as patrons walk along either end of the downtown street, several lessons in history will be waiting for them at their leisure.

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