IN BRIEF: Montcalm County commissioners turn over budget cuts to new admin

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners have decided to turn over budget cut decisions to their new controller-administrator.

The board voted 6-3 on Monday to approve Controller-Administrator Robert Clingenpeel’s recommendation that the board authorize him to “make necessary budget reductions” effective that same day on an ongoing basis.

Survivors of cancer, as well as caregivers who have helped people fight cancer along the way, receive high fives from supporters as they complete the survivors lap Saturday at Relay For Life of Montcalm County, held at Yellow Jacket Stadium in Greenville. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Relay For Life honors cancer survivors, raises funds for those fighting

For 24 hours, more than 500 participants from 34 teams worked together, walking along the track at Yellow Jacket Stadium raising funds to fight against cancer. From 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday, volunteers walked at the annual Relay For Life of Montcalm County event after having collected pledges, earning funds that will go to aid those fighting against cancer within the county.

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Greenville school staff and parents debate military cords at graduation

When 248 students graduated from Greenville High School last Sunday, it was a celebration of academic achievement.

But for 10 of those students, the occasion was clouded.

Zaria Wilks, 18 months, of Edmore, enjoys her carseat in the 2017 Chrysler 2017 Pacifica. Her father is one of the sales and leasing staff members at Ed Koehn in Greenville. (Daily News | Amanda Leitch-Lee)

REVVED UP: Safety and style merge in latest family vehicles

Most of us remember the “family truckster” station wagon in the movie “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” It was what we typically thought of as the perfect vehicle for a growing family.

Members of Greenville City Council discuss the rezoning of three parcels along Congress Street as they review an overlay of the site.

Safety concerns lead to changes at Marvel and Judd intersection

An intersection that often causes confusion for both residents and visitors will no longer contain street-side parking in effort to ease traffic concerns. During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, City Engineer Doug Hinken reported the intersection of S. Marvel Drive and W. Judd Street has resulted in safety concerns, primarily due to “a situation with the configuration” of the intersection.

Montcalm County Sheriff's Deputy Charlie Mahar

Montcalm County sheriff’s candidates weigh in on budget

Three law enforcement men are vying to be elected the next sheriff of Montcalm County.

Longtime Sheriff Bill Barnwell is retiring at the end of this year. Whoever voters choose in the Aug. 2 primary election to succeed Barnwell will be tasked with overseeing a department that has been hit with repeated budget cuts over the years.

The Daily News asked the three candidates — all Republicans — for their thoughts about the budget crunch and their plans for the future, if elected.

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Montcalm County budget cuts mean job layoffs, fee increases

Michael Kotenko rose to speak before the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.

May 23 was the first major public appearance for the 14-year sheriff’s deputy since last autumn, when he narrowly escaped being murdered on the job.


IN BRIEF: Greenville Community Center to receive new window blinds

In satisfying a longtime goal of receiving small improvements at the Greenville Area Recreation and Community Center, new window blinds will now be coming to the facility.

The 248 members of the Greenville High School class of 2016 listen Sunday as commencement speaker Steve Day delivers a speech. — Daily News/Cory Smith

248 from Greenville’s class of 2016 take the next step (PHOTOS)

There is but one day in four years of attending high school when a student can be considered the official guest of honor — graduation day. For the 248 seniors at Greenville High School, Sunday marked the final day in which they entered their school as students and exited as alumni.

Iva Mae and Kenneth Swartz were acknowledged as being the oldest alumni at the 127th Greenville Alumni Association, where Kenneth was celebrating his 80th year since his high school graduation. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Greenville High School honors its alumni at annual banquet

Kenneth Swartz and his wife Iva Mae sat through the roll call at the 127th Greenville Alumni Association banquet Saturday evening. They heard the request for the recent 2016 graduates to stand, then they heard the request for those who graduated in 10 years ago in 2006.