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Members of Greenville City Council discuss Tuesday evening about contracting private services for snow plowing of city parking lots. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville planning for snow, contracts for its removal in parking lots

Snow may be the furthest thing from the minds of city residents, but Greenville Public Services Director Tom Pollock is already making preparations. During Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, Pollock approached the council with a request to hire a private contractor to plow snow in city parking lots, a service previously handled by Public Service employees.

Senior tight end Quentin Stevens (80), who played multiple positions for the Vikings, including quarterback, was considered one of the best players in the Central State Activities Association this year, Vikings coach Phil Butler said.

Vikings have up and down season, but coaches see improvement building

It wasn’t the way the season was expected to go, but the Tri County Vikings football team and its coaching staff did see good progress.

The Vikings, who finished 3-6 overall on the year, matching their record from last year, are still seeking their first winning season since 2004, but fifth-year coach Phil Butler and his coaching staff have noticed a lot of improvement in this year’s team, despite what the record says.

An addition to the Otisco Township Hall has been a source of frustration for some residents from the beginning of the process while others have looked upon the idea favorably. Construction on the project is set to begin in April 2017. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Some still upset about Otisco Township Hall addition

While the Otisco Township Board has accepted a bid and plans have been made to start work on a township hall addition in the spring, there is still some unrest about it in the community. During Tuesday evening’s regular meeting, the Township Hall addition wasn’t on the agenda but the subject still came up.

Clockwise from second to bottom left, Stanton City Commission members Ken Burris, John Seaman, Krista King, Clerk Janet Davis, Mayor Larry Petersen, Lewis Corwin, Jane Basom and Karl Yoder interview city manager candidate Charles Watson of Cedar Springs. Ultimately, the city commission voted against both finalists for the shared manager job with Lakeview and decided to pursue an exclusive city manager. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Stanton wants to end shared manager agreement with Lakeview

At the Sept. 14 Stanton City Commission meeting, Commissioner Ken Burris told his fellow commissioners he didn’t see any reason to change the shared manager arrangement between Stanton and Lakeview. Two months later, his feelings have changed. Now Burris, fellow commissioners, city residents and business owners want a manager they don’t have to share with the village of Lakeview.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 17, 2016

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Greenville school board discusses bond proposal

Greenville Public Schools officials are inviting the community to talk turkey — and not because of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

The district is preparing to present a bond proposal to the community which, if passed, will yield $50 million over the next 20 years. Funds would be used for a variety of improvements throughout the district’s buildings.


Legacy Field to host two football playoff games

Legacy Field at Greenville High School will still see some more football action this year, as it is the location for two playoff games this week.

Greenville’s football stadium will host Michigan High School Athletic Association’s eight-man state finals game Friday and a Division 4 semi-finals game Saturday.

Lakeview Police Chief and Interim President Darin Dood, right, and Village President Ed Winter discuss the possibility of Dood serving as dual village manager and police chief for Lakeview. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Lakeview interviews 2 finalists for manager job

Lakeview and Stanton have been without a manager since September, when Jake Ekholm left for another job.

During Monday night’s Lakeview Village Council meeting, the council interviewed the two finalists a search committee had narrowed down from 14 applicants.

White Cloud’s Olivia Sherman, left, gets ready to attack over Lakeview’s Hailee Cantu (7) and Ashton Cooper (9) during the Class C district semifinals Nov. 2.

Lakeview netters had up and down season

LAKEVIEW — Lakeview’s volleyball season had its share of highs and lows in 2016. The Wildcats had a high of winning their own volleyball tournament to the low of being swept by Morley Stanwood — a team they beat twice in the regular season — in the Class C district final. Still, second-year coach Ashley [...]

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Woodview Elementary School students collected more than 5,000 food and beverage items for families in need to make sure they have needed supplies for a Thanksgiving meal. The original goal was 2,000 items. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Belding students collect food items for families in need

BELDING — At least a dozen families will be guaranteed a Thanksgiving meal this holiday season thanks to Woodview Elementary School students. Two weeks ago, students and the student council issued a call for food and beverage items. Parents and students answered that call with gusto. The original goal for the drive was to collect [...]