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Greenville man facing life in prison after Belding woman fatally overdoses

A Greenville man is facing life in prison after allegedly supplying heroin and methamphetamine to a Belding woman, who fatally overdosed on the combination of drugs.

Montcalm County Clerk Kristen Millard

Montcalm County seeks legal opinion regarding election stipend

Montcalm County officials requested and received a legal opinion to clarify whether the county clerk can be paid an annual stipend for election programming.

Earlier this month, as she has done every year since 2008, Clerk Kristen Millard requested the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners approve a $7,000 stipend be paid to her for her work in programming county elections, as the work is not part of a county clerk’s statutory job description.

Greenville City Manager George Bosanic, left, updates members of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority, including Mayor John Hoppough, right, about the status of a proposal for a brownfield grant with Flo’s Ristorante & Pizzeria. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Flo’s brownfield grant hits snag with MEDC

Efforts to secure tax increment funding (TIF) through a brownfield grant involving Flo’s Ristorante & Pizzeria appear to have hit a snag. During this month’s Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meeting, Greenville City Manager George Bosanic reported that a plan to create a 50-50 split on future TIF funds between the city and Flo’s, as proposed by the city, had been rejected by the Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC).

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Montcalm County officials sworn into office

The 8th Judicial Circuit Courtroom was filled with a standing-room-only audience for a festive ceremony Thursday afternoon.

Judge Suzanne Hoseth Kreeger swore multiple Montcalm County officials into office, including newly elected Sheriff Mike Williams, who will succeed retiring Sheriff Bill Barnwell.

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Greenville officer Mark Cole retires after 32 years

Standing before friends, family, members of the Greenville City Council and many of his fellow officers, Mark Cole composed himself long enough to deliver a final and emotional message in the face of retirement.

After 32 years with the Greenville Department of Public Safety, Cole was celebrated Tuesday evening with thunderous applause and accolades.

Steve DeWitt, joined by his son, Fox, raises his right hand and states his oath during his swearing-in ceremony, administered by Greenville City Clerk/Treasurer Norice Rasmussen on Monday, becoming one of two new officers to join the Greenville Department of Public Safety. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville Department of Public Safety welcomes 2 new officers

The Greenville Department of Public Safety has welcomed two new officers to its ranks.

On Monday at Greenville City Hall, Steve DeWitt and Marcus Roy were sworn onto the department by City Clerk/Treasurer Norice Rasmussen.

From left, Greenville City Manager George Bosanic, Mayor John Hoppough and Councilwoman Frances Schuleit discuss Tuesday evening the decision by the city council to change city banking from Fifth-Third Bank to Isabella Bank. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville nets $50,000 a year after change in banking services

In soliciting new banking services at the city level, City Clerk Norice Rasmussen had some good news to deliver Tuesday evening. Rasmussen brought forth a proposal to the Greenville City Council to switch banking services from Fifth-Third Bank to Isabella Bank, and with it, swing nearly $50,000 in the city’s favor.

The Danish Festival Court visited Cedar Crest Elementary School on Monday to collect money donated during a penny war at the school. The court took the time to play with kindergarten students in the gymnasium. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Cedar Crest Elementary School students raise $980

Students at Cedar Crest Elementary school went to war last week … with pennies. The entire school participated in a penny war that asked students to bring in their pennies to add to each grade’s totals. The war raised $980 in total, with only about $26 of that being coins other than pennies.

John Axe, an attorney with Clark Hill in Detroit, reports on the slow progress of a Montcalm County financial investigation. Axe is pictured next to Montcalm County Treasurer JoAnne Vukin during Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Firms still investigating Montcalm County’s financial ‘mess’

Deciphering Montcalm County’s pecuniary puzzle is taking longer than expected.

During Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting, John Axe, an attorney with Clark Hill in Detroit, reported on the slow progress.Deciphering Montcalm County’s pecuniary puzzle is taking longer than expected.

During Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting, John Axe, an attorney with Clark Hill in Detroit, reported on the slow progress.

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IN BRIEF: Greenville adopts road extension into city street system

Members of the Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to approve an extension of Grosvenor Drive into the city’s street system.