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Dollar General looks to open new store on M-91 and Stanton Road

The scenery on M-91 headed north from Greenville to Lakeview could see a change this spring. A public hearing was held Monday night to discuss rezoning the property on the southeast corner of M-91 and Stanton Road in Pine Township and a proposal for a special land use for a Dollar General store to be built.


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Lakeview’s David Larson (32) grabs a rebound in a crowd that includes, from left, Newaygo’s Riley Davis (5), Lakeview’s Keola Kaaikala (21) and Newaygo’s Jacob Mayle during the teams’ game Tuesday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

‘Guts and effort’ help Lakeview beat Newaygo 69-66

It was tough for Lakeview’s boys basketball team to prepare for its game against Newaygo on Tuesday night. The Wildcats had sickness running through the team to the point where only four players practiced Monday. Others were still feeling the effects, but Lakeview pulled out a 69-66 win over Newaygo.

Greenville’s Keegan Cossou (40), boxed in by Cedar Springs’ Jameson Pavelka (15) and Dawson Wood (21), scored 22 points for the Yellow Jackets to lead his team to a 43-40 win over the Red Hawks Tuesday. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Cossou’s 22 points leads Greenville to 43-40 win over Cedar Springs

Midway through the third quarter, during a timeout, Mark Haist shouted a reminder to his team that even got the home crowd going during a conference game Tuesday. “Have some heart and finish this game!” the Greenville coach exclaimed to his team, which seemed to energize the Yellow Jackets in its 43-40 win over Cedar Springs.


IN BRIEF: Concerns regarding Crystal Township police contract clarified

Clearing up concerns from township officials and residents, Montcalm County Sheriff Mike Williams made an appearance Wednesday evening at the Crystal Township Board meeting to answer questions regarding a new police contract.


IN BRIEF: Montcalm Township board approves fire department hires, truck repairs

It was good news and bad news from the Montcalm Township Fire Department at Wednesday night’s meeting.

On a positive note, Fire Chief Clif Dickinson requested the township board approve hiring four men to join the fire department.

Construction has been ongoing since this past fall at the First Baptist Fellowship Center, the future home of First Baptist Church of Carson City. Phase one of construction is expected to be completed this summer. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Construction continues at new First Baptist Fellowship Center

Eighteen years ago, members of the congregation at First Baptist Church in Carson City set forth a mission to build a new, bigger place of worship.

As commuters now pass enter and exit the city from the west, they can see that the dream that was established nearly two decades ago is now coming to fruition.

Superintendent Linda Van Houten tells members of the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education she believes a proposed bond, should it be approved by voters, will touch every student and will allow for transformative educational opportunities. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville school board approves bond proposal for May ballot

It’s official … a bond proposal will appear on the ballot for Greenville-area voters May 2.

The bond proposal is from Greenville Public Schools and, if approved by voters, will increase the tax levy of property taxes from 6 mils to 7.4 mils. With the funds from the bond, the district will make improvements to facilities, technology, playground equipment and other items.

From left, Mark Kuzma, banking center manager; Holli Trevino, lead customer service representative; Lynett Jack, relationship banker; Abigail Deacons, customer service representative; Teri Kirby, customer service representative; and Ted Johnson, treasurer for Lakeview Ministerial Association, hold the $545 check Chemical Bank presented to the Lakeview Ministerial Association to sponsor February’s food truck. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Chemical Bank sponsors food truck in Lakeview

Every two months, the Lakeview Ministerial Association hosts a food truck from West Michigan Food Bank as part of its food pantry.

The food truck, which comes from the West Michigan Food Bank in Grand Rapids gets a bargain on the 5,000 pounds of food it delivers up to Lakeview, but the $545 charge is by no means cheap.


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