Tasha Greggs-Rogers, originally from Stanton, works on touching up a tattoo. Greggs-Rogers has been in the tattoo business for three years, having done a two-year apprenticeship before that.

PERSONALLY SPEAKING: Faith-based couple opens new tattoo studio in Greenville

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be a tattoo artist. Ever since I was a kid, I loved to doodle and draw, but I could never get myself past the threshold of actually taking a needle and permanently staining someone’s skin. Thankfully, there are artists like Tasha Greggs-Rogers who pushed through that nervousness and established themselves tattoo artists.

Mark Reiss and Christine Reiss

How Greenville health care fraud case came together

Police notes from a fraud investigation into the director of the Greenville Department of Public Safety and his ex-wife offer a revealing look at how the case came together — including false claims of being married after a divorce; the question of who is responsible for removing a beneficiary from a health insurance plan; and the usefulness of a Daily News article.

Greenville’s first game at its newest stadium, Legacy Field, in 2012 opened with the rivalry game against Belding. The Yellow Jackets won the game 43-12. Belding’s last win against Greenville was in 2013, a 47-14 win. — File photo

Historic Belding-Greenville football rivalry abruptly halted

Last season was considered the 99th meeting between the Belding Redskins and the Greenville Yellow Jackets, one of the oldest high school football rivalries in Michigan.

The two teams may never face each other again.

Jason Dillingham is the pastor in transition for First Congregational Church in Greenville. He has moved back to Greenville with his wife and four children three times since 2003 and is excited to be in a place his children call home. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville’s First Congregational Church welcomes new pastor

Pastor Jason Dillingham is the new kid on the block at First Congregational Church of Greenville. He came to the church to conduct some services in November 2016 and then began working as the pastor in transition for the church through Christmas. He is still technically considered in transition, but he has taken over the duties of the pastor position for the church and will work in coming months to have his ordination transferred to the church.

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DDA approves Flo’s brownfield grant

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has finally reached a decision regarding financial assistance for a downtown business. During a special meeting Jan. 24, the DDA unanimously voted to approve a brownfield grant for Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar. The decision came following the regular meeting on Jan. 10, in which the DDA asked for additional time to review the proposal.

Montcalm County Information Technology Director Eric McLaughlin explains how the county’s computer server operates from the basement of the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office in Stanton. McLaughlin recently solicited multiple bids for county computer upgrades and decided on a $54,998 bid from Dell OEM of Grand Rapids for a PowerEdge VRTX Modular Infrastructure, which he says typically retails for $120,000.— Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County upgrades computer system for $55,000

Montcalm County is catching up with the technological times.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 23 approved spending up to $60,000 for a server and storage project at the recommendation of Information Technology Director Eric McLaughlin.


Turk Lake to host 9th annual Polar Plunge on Feb. 11

An icy, snow-covered lake is the last place most people want to take a swim. Add to that Michigan’s average February temperatures and most people would probably decline the offer to take a dip.

But polar plungers will grin and bear it as they jump from the ice into the freezing water beneath to raise funds for Special Olympics Michigan.

Greenville Public Schools have rolled out a plan to have buses running only on main paved roads on inclement weather days when travel is safer on such main, paved roads than it is on the area’s gravel back roads. This is an alternative to having to close schools altogether on days when travel is possible on main roads but more difficult on back roads. Students are to be picked up at group stops such as the one at 12 Mile Road and Nugent Avenue. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Parent questions school’s paved roads-only plan

Icy road conditions have kept local school districts from opening their doors more than a few times in the last several weeks. Greenville Public Schools came up with a plan to combat repeated snow days by keeping schools open and having buses travel only on main paved roads in order to avoid treacherous conditions on gravel roads. Since gravel roads tend to be traveled less often, they can take more time to be salted and de-iced.

Justin Amash

Amash, Moolenaar react differently to Trump’s immigration order

Two local Republican Congressmen had very different reactions to an executive order on immigrants and refugees.

On Friday, President Donald Trump announced an executive order intended to prevent terrorists from entering the United States.

Second-grade students present the story of “Mulan” Saturday evening through a performance they learned in the Walnut Hills Elementary School Chinese Immersion program during the Chinese New Year Gala at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Immersion students ring in the Chinese New Year (PHOTOS)

The year of the rooster is officially here and students at Walnut Hills Elementary School made sure to ring it in properly. Students in the Chinese immersion program took the stage at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center Saturday evening to perform a program that showcased the language and culture they’ve been learning about in school.