JUST IN: Montcalm County sheriff’s deputy shot with cross bow; suspect killed

A Montcalm County sheriff’s deputy was shot with a cross bow Friday and a Michigan State Police trooper shot and killed the suspect in return.

A colorful sunset illuminates the evening skyline as the Greenville High School Marching Band performs Wednesday evening on Legacy Field at Greenville High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

High School marching bands compete in MSBOA festival

With instruments in hand, stadium lights beaming down from above and an audience of peers and judges before them, the first breath on the turf of Legacy Field for hundreds of students Wednesday was followed by an exhale of nerves and the unknown.

Workers with Robbert Construction of Lakeview used this hefty rock to help demolish — and later remove — more than 20,000 tons of concrete from the former pickle station property on Tamarack Lake in Lakeview. The property is now being looked at for an industrial development. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Industrial investor looking to do business on shores of Tamarack Lake

The former home of America’s largest pickle salting station is poised for a new future in industry. An official announcement could be made as soon as this month about a new industry — and new jobs — coming to almost 9 acres of property formerly home to a lumber and sawmill outfit and later a pickle facility on the shores of Tamarack Lake, confirmed Lakeview Village Manager Jacob Eckholm.

A spacious, traffic-free courtyard now stands alongside Lakeview Middle School in the former location of a one-way street, making loading and unloading of school buses far safer. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview Community Schools’ $12.5 million bond project wrapping up

Two years of planning and hard work are soon to come to fruition for Lakeview Community Schools.

The renovation and construction project there — the result of the 2013 passage of a $12.5 million bond — has resulted in needed improvements to virtually every area of the elementary, middle and high schools.

Cancer survivor Brenda Saladin of Greenville spent years battling stage III invasive duct carcinoma, but she is now cancer-free. — Courtesy photo

Cancer survivors say listen to your doctor, keep the faith

When it comes to cancer treatment, is it a positive attitude that breeds success or success that produces a positive attitude?

If you ask cancer survivors Karen Herzog and Brenda Saladin, they might tell you it’s a little bit of both.

Dallas Lincoln’s new self-published book, “Gladys Returns,” continues the tale begun in one of his previous children’s books. Lincoln has several titles, for both adults and children, available at Robbins Book List in Greenville. — File photo

Two local authors publish new books

Local publishing is alive and well thanks, in part, to the recent release of two new books by area authors. Prolific writers Verwayne Greenhoe and Dallas Lincoln both self-published books this past summer.

For years, Lakeview High School students have walked along the shoulder of the road (or in it) on their way to and from school. That may be changing under a plan currently being devised by the village and school administrators. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

New sidewalks may be on tap for Lakeview High School

“When I was your age, we had to walk to school through the mud, uphill, both ways! Barefoot!”

A cry (and a lie) uttered by most parents to their school-age offspring at least once during the course of his or her academic career. Times have changed.

An enthusiastic group of friends participate in a dance together in the dance hall Friday night at the 42nd annual Wheatland Music Festival near Remus. The three-day festival boasted a sell-out audience of 10,000-plus.  — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

PHOTO GALLERY: Wheatland Music Festival enjoys sell-out weekend

The Wheatland Music Festival always draws a crowd, and this year it was a sellout one.

The 42nd annual festival took place Friday through Sunday near Remus, boasting an audience of more than 10,000 people.


Road Commission clarifies Winfield Township trustee’s complaint

The head of the Road Commission for Montcalm County says a Winfield Township official is incorrect in his complaints about local road work.

Supervisor Phyllis Larson, Clerk Colleen Stebbins, Treasurer Michael Gommesen, trustees Cathy Killinger and Dan Kanouse were all present at the June 11 meeting of the township board.


Pig scramble highlights 2015 Trufant Jubilee

The cute little pink piglet contentedly chewed on the fresh green grass, oblivious to the interruption that was about to descend on her peaceful bliss. The piglet was the star of the show in the third annual Trufant Jubilee Pig Scramble where children — and adults — had the opportunity to catch the porker and win an impressive trophy and a few minutes of fame.