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Adam Hopkins, left, and Bruce Aittama were given the award for Program of Outstanding Quality from the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society (MITES) for 2017. They were recognized for their commitment to students, skilled trades and their community. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

GHS teachers honored at MITES competition

Adam Hopkins and Bruce Aittama are dedicated to helping students at Greenville High School (GHS) learn high-demand skills. Hopkins and Aittama are in the technology department at the school. Hopkins teaches machining, wrought metal and welding and Aittama teaches wood shop and carpentry skills.

Robin Walter, left, Greenville High School class of 1973 and the 2017 Education Foundation of Greenville (EFG) Distinguished Alumnus, with of the EFG’s Steve Wyckoff  from the class of 1965 at Saturday’s Greenville Alumni Association 128th annual meeting and banquet. — Courtesy photo

Greenville alumni reminisce at banquet

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory,” is a Dr. Seuss quote recited by Robin Walter at Saturday evening’s Greenville Alumni Association.

Tri County’s Aleah Nawrocki runs down a ball against a Grand Rapids Catholic Central opponent Tuesday at the teams’ Division 3 regional game in Grand Rapids. The Cougars won 5-2, ending Tri County’s historic season. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Tri County soccer team falls 5-2 to Catholic Central in regionals

Take two minutes away from Tri County’s regional soccer game against Grand Rapids Catholic Central and it could be the Vikings moving further into the history books and deeper into the playoffs. However, three Cougars goals in that span in the second half — two scored 10 seconds in between — was the decisive factor in Tuesday’s Division 3, regional 9 game, which was the furthest a Vikings girls soccer team has ever been.

Tim Scott

JUST IN: Montcalm County Central Dispatch director unexpectedly resigns

The Montcalm County Central Dispatch director resigned Tuesday after apparently receiving a less than satisfactory job evaluation.


Wilcox steps down as Greenville girls volleyball coach

GREENVILLE — Shane Wilcox is done as varsity volleyball coach at Greenville. Wilcox resigned the position after four years, saying giving time to the program was a problem. “Primarily, I didn’t have the time,” he said. “I work outside the school district. With time constraints I didn’t have the time I had in the past [...]


Funeral Notices for June 7, 2017

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, June 7, 2017


IN BRIEF: Greenville leases vacant industrial property for farming

Members of Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening approve a land lease agreement to allow farming on 96 acres of city-owned property.


IN BRIEF: Belding Planning Commission member resigns

Shelley Gladding, a longtime member of the Belding Planning Commission, has resigned her post.

Branden Peterman

Edmore man allegedly uses his truck to attack ex-wife’s friend

A decade ago, Branden Peterman was a happily married husband and father. He owned his own logging company, was a volunteer firefighter for Day Township and enjoyed going on hunting trips in the woods.

A decade later, Branden is charged with felonious assault and reckless driving after multiple allegations of violent behavior toward his former best friend, who is also his ex-wife Carrie’s friend.

Kathleen Petersen

Stanton woman gets jail for causing crash under influence of alcohol, pot

A Stanton woman was sentenced to jail time and $12,000 in restitution after driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, causing a motorcyclist to be severely injured.