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The Eureka Township Board voted 6-1 Monday to contribute $3,000 to the Montcalm Alliance for a contract with The Right Place, a West Michigan economic development organization. Pictured, from left, are trustees Brad Kelley and Elaine Pendrick, and Treasurer Cindy Hanson. Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Eureka Township pledges $3,000 to local economic development efforts

Dominos continue to fall in the Montcalm Economic Alliance’s effort to fund countywide economic development by contracting with The Right Place, a West Michigan economic development organization.

The 2014 Danish Festival queen and court are, front row from left, Prince Ethan DeKraker, Queen Lauren Walsh and Princess Addison Kemp; back row from left, Young Miss First Runner-up Alexa Neumann, Young Miss Mollie Rodenhouse; Miss Danish Festival First Runner-up Brianna Van Houten; Junior Miss Danish Festival Olivia Youmans and Junior Miss First Runner-up Amber Zimmerman. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Walsh wins Miss Danish in her first-ever pageant

When Lauren Walsh was on stage at the Miss Danish Festival Scholarship Pageant, she said it didn’t feel like a competition. In her very first pageant, Walsh, 17, looked very at ease Saturday night at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center stage as she and three other young women competed for the title of Miss Danish Festival 2014.

A van and a pickup truck collided Friday afternoon on Greenville Road just south of Greenville. — Courtesy photo

4 hospitalized after head-on collision south of Greenville

Four people were treated for non life-threatening injuries after a head-on collision Friday afternoon on Greenville Road. Deputies from the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of a two-car crash at Greenville Road near Jordan Road just south of Greenville in Eureka Township shortly after 3 p.m. Friday.

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Greenville woman a semifinalist at national pageant

Alicia Gatchel had the opportunity of a lifetime when she spent one week in Orlando, Florida, representing her home state at the Miss America Outstanding Teen pageant. As the Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen, a title earned in June, Gatchel, of Greenville, competed against 52 other young women from around the country, plus Washington DC, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Gardner Klassen

Ada man pleads guilty in Zero1 case

One of two Ada men charged with the misuse of grant funds awarded to their Greenville company has reached a plea agreement with Montcalm County prosecutors.

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UPDATE: Greenville man ID’d after fatal accident on M-57

Police have identified a man who died in a two-car crash on M-57 near Greenville last month.

Charles Gregory Samuel, 20, of Greenville, died in the crash Wednesday night, July 23.

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Township ballot proposals, renewals all pass

Results from township ballot proposals, renewals and board elections.

Justin Amash

Amash survives Ellis challenge

Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, once again earned the Republican nod for congressman for Michigan’s 3rd District by defeating fellow Republican challenger Brian Ellis on Tuesday.

Lisa Posthumus Lyons

Lyons wins easily in 86th District

State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto, earned her party’s nod in Tuesday’s primary election, topping her opponent Angela Rigas, also a Republican from Alto.

Dale Reyburn

Reyburn to return to Montcalm County Board of Commissioners

Dale Reyburn will be filling the District 1 seat vacated by outgoing commissioner Ron Blanding on the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners. On Tuesday, voters selected Reyburn over candidate Brian Greene by a very narrow margin of 115 to 107 votes. Both candidates hail from Greenville.