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After writing her signature, Greenville Public Schools Board of Education President Janet Ralph hands the contract to Linda VanHouten to officially sign on as the new superintendent of the school district. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville board OKs VanHouten contract

The search for a new Greenville Public Schools superintendent is officially over. Linda VanHouten has taken her place as superintendent of the district. The Greenville Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the contract for VanHouten’s new position during a special meeting on Monday night.

Beal City’s Mackenzie Schneider (7) fires an attack past the block of Lakeview’s Emily Molitor, middle, and Ciarra Magnuson during the Class C district playoffs Monday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview swept 3-0 by Beal City in districts

For one game at least, Lakeview volleyball coach Ashley Martz loved what her team was doing on the court. But unfortunately for her and the Wildcats, it was the last game of the season. The Beal City Aggies swept the Wildcats in the first round of the Class C district tournament Monday by scores of 25-20, 25-17, 28-26.

Stanton’s new downtown clock is modeled after a similar timepiece installed last year in the village of Sheridan. — Courtesy photo

Stanton holds clock installation ceremony

The idea of an ornate, old-fashioned downtown clock struck such a chord with residents and businesses that it was installed Thursday, months ahead of schedule. When organizers began the fundraising arm of the project, they anticipated it would run through October or later. Instead, donors contributed well over $16,000, exceeding the clock’s $14,731 price tag. The extra funds are being used for landscaping improvements around the clock.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 4, 2015

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JUST IN: Moss, Warner elected to Greenville City Council

An incumbent and a newcomer were elected to the Greenville City Council today.

Councilman Larry Moss received 265 votes to retain his seat while Sylvia Warner came in close behind with 262 votes to earn a seat.


JUST IN: Greenville City Council hears drug presentation

As people went to the polls to cast their vote for the Greenville City Council, the council itself carried on business as usual tonight.

The council heard a presentation from the Medication Disposal Coalition of Montcalm County. The coalition presented a plaque to the Greenville Department of Public Safety for its efforts in helping collect unused medications around the county.


JUST IN: Belding to proceed with Vietnam War Memorial project

In a 3-2 vote this evening, the Belding City Council voted to allow construction of a Vietnam War Memorial to proceed — with conditions.

Following a recommendation from the city’s Planning Commission made Monday evening, council members allowed Eureka Township resident Denny Craycraft to begin the initial stages of constructing the $160,000 monument, paid for by donations.

Natasha Bishop of Greenville, who has worked six months at Clarion Technologies, works on parts designed for a Whirlpool refrigerator. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Made in Our Own Backyard: Clarion Technologies

Adam Brown has shuffled his career between multiple manufacturing jobs. Working as a machine operator, he’s always held out hope that he would finally land a job where he could return home feeling valued.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Program Officer Aryc Mosher educated Greenville High School students on the Guinea worm during a Monday presentation. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville native working to eradicate the parasitic Guinea worm

Imagine looking down and seeing a 4-foot, pale white worm come squirming out of the skin of your calf. It is an image of which nightmares are made. Aryc Mosher is intimately familiar with this squirming terror. Mosher does not work on the set of a Hollywood horror movie but deals with a real-life monster known as the Guinea worm.


Montabella girls, 5 others qualify for XC state finals at MIS

On Saturday across the state, 11 area cross country runners qualified for the state finals, which will take place at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) this coming Saturday. Included in the 11 runners are six from the Montabella girls team, which qualified with a third place finish at regional. In addition to the top three teams in each regional, the top 15 individual runners in each regional qualify for the state finals.