News
Bree Town, 12, of Greenville, laughs in excitement and to applause after one of her paintings sells for more than $200 Tuesday at the Greenville Area Recreation & Community Center, raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Bree is in remission after battling acute myeloid leukemia and has been recognized as the 2016 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society West Michigan Girl of the Year. — Daily News/Cory Smith

There are those who wear their strength on the surface, who look fear straight in the face without backing down and rise above whatever conflict may be at hand. There are those who battle their demons from within, overcoming obstacles that may be hidden to the outsider, overcoming tests and challenges that remain unaware to observers.

Greenville Flo’s to celebrate grand opening Monday

Posted in: Local Friday, May 27th, 2016

Straight from their own kitchen, with family recipes ranging from Sicilian chicken grilled cooked over an open flame to their signature award-winning pizzas, Davide and Dan Uccello are ready for this city to embrace a long-awaited dream. On Monday, the doors to Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante and Sports Bar will officially open as the brothers celebrate the grand opening of their newest restaurant at 107 S. Lafayette St.

New approaches to mental illness benefit community, individuals

Posted in: Local Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Depending on one’s background, the term “mental health” conjures up all kinds of images, few of them pleasant. Stark depictions of gray-walled institutions where apathetic patients stare blankly at the falling rain through safety-screened windows. Dank cells where the more violent residents spend untold hours alone, longing for human contact.

JUST IN: Belding man arrested for choking Crystal woman, throwing her out of car

Posted in: Local, Local Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Two people searching for morel mushrooms near Greenville came across an assaulted and injured woman Monday evening.
Two people were walking on Berridge Road south of Fenwick Road around 7 p.m. when they heard a woman calling for help. They found a 19-year-old Crystal woman who was badly injured. They drove the woman to Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville.

Sports
Greenville junior Calvin Syrjala leaps over some down lineman during a game at Legacy Field against Cedar Springs last year. - Sports Pro Images/Calvin Syrjala

It’s been a smooth transition for new Greenville High School varsity football coach Eddie Ostipow. Ostipow, who was announced as new coach in January, began his new position (also the strength and conditioning teacher) on Feb. 1. The position opened with the retirement of Dave Moore.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, May 24

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Tri County splits: The Vikings played two games against Morley Stanwood on Tuesday, winning the first 5-4 and getting mercied in the second game 11-0 in five innings. The opener was won on a Jake Sickelsteel RBI double in the fourth inning. That gave Eric Hayden the win, as he went the first 4 2/3 innings, scattering seven hits and two walks around two strikeouts…

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, May 23

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Central Montcalm 2-0: The Hornets swept Carson City-Crystal at home on Monday. Game one was 12-2 in six innings and game two was 12-1 in five innings. Mallory Morgan struck out 12 and allowed seven hits to win game one. Morgan, Courtnee Nicholson and Shelby Gilbert each had three hits, one was a home run for Nicholson…

Ostipow making transition as Greenville football coach

Posted in: High School, Sports Top News Friday, May 13th, 2016

It’s been a smooth transition for new Greenville High School varsity football coach Eddie Ostipow. Ostipow, who was announced as new coach in January, began his new position (also the strength and conditioning teacher) on Feb. 1. The position opened with the retirement of Dave Moore.

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  • JUST IN: Greenville man found dead along road, foul play not expected

    Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local

    A Greenville man was found along the side of the road Monday afternoon, but foul play is not expected.

    Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 3000 block of West County Farm Road around 4 p.m. after a body was reported lying in the ditch alongside the road.

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  • Montcalm Care Network offers outpatient and home-based therapy

    Monday, May 23rd, 2016
    Posted in: E.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Montcalm County residents, like anywhere else, face barriers when it comes to receiving comprehensive mental health care. The rural landscape of the county can mean isolation for some families in need. Financial stability can be another issue.

    The Montcalm Care Network, based in Stanton, is focused on helping children and families conquer those barriers in order to receive mental health care services.

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  • The Daily News named best in Michigan

    Monday, May 23rd, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    The Daily News was named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Michigan Associated Press (AP) Media Editors newspaper competition.

    The Daily News won for general excellence in Division 1 and was honored with 10 other awards during Sunday’s AP banquet in Lansing.

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  • Political battles over transgender issues hit close to home for local teens

    Saturday, May 21st, 2016
    Posted in: G.Slider, Greenville, Local, News

    High school is a difficult time in life to navigate. Teenagers are faced with a perfect storm of volatile emotions and a struggle toward self-identity that can make even getting through the day a difficult task. For transgender students, this struggle is compounded until it can seem completely out of control.

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