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Greenville schools use new measure for students

As 11- and 12-year-olds recently entered the Greenville Middle School as new sixth grade students, the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education members are already thinking ahead to when the class of 2021 will graduate.

After three years of planning and several months of construction, a new pavilion at Eureka Township Hall is nearing completion. The township board this year set aside $25,000 in its budget for the erection of the 24-by-40-foot covered pavilion, which is located on the north side of the township hall. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

New structure for Eureka Township residents nears completion

After three years of planning and several months of construction, a new pavilion at the Eureka Township Hall is nearing completion. “It’s been my dream for three years, said Mark Wilkin, the newly hired zoning administrator. “It’s going to be nice. It’s going to be for the residents.”

Brent Luttrell

Gowen homicide victim ID’d

Police have identified a Gowen man who was shot, stabbed and left to die in the street early Monday morning. Brent Luttrell, 34, was found dead alongside the road after an early morning home invasion at his home on Pinewood Street.

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JUST IN: Eureka Township pavilion nearing completion

After three years of planning and several months of construction, a new pavilion at the Eureka Township hall is nearing completion.

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JUST IN: Spencer Township man killed during home invasion

A 34-year-old man was found dead alongside the road this morning after an early morning home invasion at his home on Pine Wood St.

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Home intruder shot, killed at Greenville residence Saturday morning

A man is dead after he entered a Greenville residence Saturday morning, fell asleep on a couch, and was then fatally shot by the homeowner after a struggle ensued between the two.

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Have Mercy hosts 5K and 10K on Sept. 13

For the fourth consecutive year, the non-profit organization Have Mercy will be hosting 5K and 10K races to help raise funds for emergency housing and food for the homeless in Montcalm and Ionia counties. Scheduled for Sept. 13, the event will be held at Klackle Orchards and will feature the two races, plus a Wag-n-Walk dog walk and a pancake breakfast.

Greenville Council approved an agreement with an area farmer for the planting and harvesting of 22 acres of city-owned property. Pictured, from left, are Mayor John Hoppough, Mayor Pro Tem Frances Schuileit and Council Member Mark Lehman. Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville offers up unused land for farming

This city’s council gave the nod to a local farmer to harvest crops on 22 acres of city land that was otherwise not being utilized.

Andrew Clementz, a Belding senior.

This Is High School: Daily News launching 10-month student series

Our 10-month series “This Is High School” will launch Tuesday and Wednesday and will continue into next spring, when the school year comes to a close.

Our goal is to paint a picture of life as a high school student, complete with all its peaks and valleys, challenges and accomplishments, victories and defeats.

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BACK TO SCHOOL: What’s new at local districts this year

Staff and students have a lot to be excited about as the 2014-2015 school year gets underway Tuesday.

The rewards of voter-approved bond proposals in Belding, Carson City-Crystal and Lakeview are visible for all to see. A new superintendent is testing the waters at Central Montcalm while incoming freshman are making a “graduation pledge” at Greenville.