4 contesting 2 seats on Greenville City Council

A current councilman, an attorney, a former city manager and a former journalist/legislative worker are all running in Tuesday’s Greenville City Council election.

Two four-year terms are up for grabs. Councilman Brian Greene is not running for re-election, but Councilman Larry Moss is, albeit as a write-in candidate due to a paperwork error. Kathleen Dunne, Meg Mullendore and Sylvia Warner are also running as write-ins, meaning Tuesday’s ballot will be blank and voters will need to write in the names of the two candidates they wish to elect.

Montcalm County Commissioner Dale Reyburn, Greater Greenville Transportation Committee Chairman Ron Blanding and Michigan State Police Lakeview Post Community Liaison Trooper Roger Hunt listen to a comment concerning traffic on M-57 during the Greater Greenville Transportation Committee on Wednesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville transportation committee hears from police community liaison

Typically, getting some face-to-face time with a Michigan State Police (MSP) trooper means you are about to get a ticket and pay a fine.

However, that was not the case at the Greater Greenville Transportation Committee meeting on Wednesday.

WGLM staffers and Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds organizers spent Wednesday afternoon decorating at the fairgrounds for the upcoming Halloween Bash, set for Friday evening following downtown Greenville trick-or-treating. — Courtesy photo

Halloween activities happening at the Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds

It’s going to be a rocking good time this Halloween when WGLM Radio hosts its first ever Halloween Bash at the Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds at 8784 Peck Road just north of Greenville.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department officials were honored Monday for their efforts to maintain a medication drop-box in Stanton; from left to right, Undersheriff Mike Williams, Sheriff Bill Barnwell, Lt. Brian Waber and Medical Disposal Coalition of Montcalm County members Mary Thomas, Leslie Kinnee and Ron Finegood. — Courtesy photo/Kathleen Dunne

Montcalm County med disposal program collects 3,000 pounds … and counting

Three thousand pounds in three years.

That’s how much unwanted medication has been disposed of at Montcalm County drop boxes since autumn 2012.

Greenville Public Schools Board of Education Secretary Ron Billmeier and Trustee James Andersen reviewed the finer points of the contract for incoming superintendent Linda VanHouten during a special meeting on Monday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville school board reviews proposed superintendent contract

Nearly five months following the resignation of the former superintendent, the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education is almost ready to finalize a contract with its next superintendent, Linda VanHouten.

On Monday, the school board met during a special meeting to discuss a contract for VanHouten proposed by the personnel committee. However, after much discussion throughout the evening, board members decided several paragraphs in the contract needed to be reworded and clarified.

One of the main aisles in the Material Prep department, with second shift group leader Terry Lueder peeking out, gives an idea of the sheer size of Federal-Mogul’s Greenville plant. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Federal-Mogul offers local, global employment opportunities

Federal-Mogul may look like a small town manufacturing plant, nestled as it is along the railroad tracks on the east end of the city. Looks can be deceiving. In reality, the company is a global juggernaut with “sister plants” spanning the globe; South Africa, Poland and 21 other countries are home to Federal-Mogul, which recently celebrated its 75th anniversary in the Greenville location.

Montcalm Township Fire Department recruit Logan Fuhrman, listens to some tips from veteran firefighter Jorden Brygal during a search-and-rescue training session on Sunday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Firefighters undergo search and rescue training (VIDEO AND GALLERIES)

You cannot learn to ride a bike by reading a book about it. Acquiring and mastering a skill comes more from practicing the act, rather than merely studying it. This is a fact the firefighters of the Montcalm Township Fire Department take to heart.


4 running as write-ins for 2 Greenville council seats

The Greenville City Council election is shaping up to be an interesting one. Four people are running as write-ins for two seats on the council in the Nov. 3 election. The candidates include a current councilman, an attorney, a former city manager and the former editor of The Daily News.

Susan Rieckman

Woman, 69, charged in Greenville accident that killed boy, 4

A Cedar Springs woman who had her driver’s license suspended five years ago is charged with a felony after her vehicle struck and killed a young boy in downtown Greenville last month.

Late Wednesday night, the Michigan House narrowly approved a $1.2 billion funding plan to improve and maintain state roads, such as this road in Greenville. The legislation — which now goes before the Senate — includes a 40 percent vehicle registration fee increase and a 3.3 cent gas tax hike. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Road funding proposal approved in House, headed to Senate

Here we go again: Late Wednesday night, the Michigan House narrowly approved a $1.2 billion funding plan to improve state roads. The legislation includes a 40 percent vehicle registration fee increase and a 3.3 cent gas tax hike.