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Police from multiple agencies investigate a double shooting at the Flat River Inn on Hillcrest Street in Greenville.

VIDEO: Man shot at Greenville motel

One man has been shot multiple times at the Flat River Inn in Greenville and the suspect remains on the loose.
Several people called Montcalm County Central Dispatch around 12:25 a.m. today after hearing shots fired in a room at the motel, located on Hillcrest Street just north of Washington Street (M-57).

From left to right, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputy Benjamin Fryc, Sheriff’s Det. Robert McVey, Greenville Department of Public Safety (GDPS) Officer Wayne Dillon, Undersheriff Mark Bellinger, GDPS Director Mike Stuk and an unidentified officer convene at Huntington Bank in Greenville.

VIDEO: Greenville bank robbed at gunpoint

Police are still looking for the suspect in an armed robbery at Huntington Bank in downtown Greenville on Wednesday.
The male suspect reportedly was armed with a semi-automatic handgun when he robbed the bank around 10:35 a.m. today, according to reports from police and Montcalm County Central Dispatch. Greenville Department Public Safety Director Mike Stuck said the suspect walked into the bank and showed a gun to tellers before making off with an undisclosed amount of money. Police are investigating whether the suspect said anything to the tellers or passed a note demanding money.

From left to right, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Williams, Greenville Department of Public Safety (GDPS) Sgt. Randy Elzinga, Sheriff’s Deputy Benjamin Fryc, Undersheriff Mark Bellinger, GDPS Officer Wayne Dillon, GDPS Director Mike Stuck (in back) and two unidentified officers convene Wednesday morning after an armed robbery at the Huntington Bank in downtown Greenville.

Few developments 2 days after robbery

Police released little new information Thursday about the investigation into an armed robbery at Huntington Bank in downtown Greenville. Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Mike Stuck said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) office in Grand Rapids now is in charge of the case. Local authorities are assisting FBI agents.

Marcia Sawdy

Montcalm County treasurer retiring

The longtime treasurer of Montcalm County is retiring. Marcia Sawdy was elected treasurer 15 years ago. She has worked for Montcalm County for 24 years and worked in government for 30 years. Her resignation will take effect Dec. 31.


Montcalm Township treasurer officially out

Wednesday evening’s Montcalm Township Board meeting had an empty chair. The Montcalm County Board of Canvassers officially certified the results of Tuesday’s township election, in which voters recalled Treasurer Phyllis Shilling by a vote of 394 to 275.

The Electric Professor ‘s Brad Krause, left, and Jeff Smejkal show off the award the company received from Consumers Energy for being the top energy savings participant in the Consumers Energy Small Business Solutions Program this year.

The Electric Professor earns Consumers Energy savings award

By Ryan Schlehuber Daily News special sections editor GREENVILLE — With the support of businesses and clients keeping their electric repair and service needs local, The Electric Professor, for the first time, was the top energy savings business participating in the Consumers Energy’s Small Business Solutions Program. The Consumers Energy Business Solutions Program provides incentives [...]


This is just a test… FEMA to test nationwide emergency alert system

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be participating in a national test of the emergency alert system at 2 p.m. Wednesday.


Carson City police on better footing

Carson City Administrator Mark Borden is pleased with the outcome of changes made to the city’s police department. The department had three different chiefs in a four-month period last spring and summer.

John Johansen points out signs of oak wilt on his Montcalm Township property to district conservationist Jeremy Sova.

Trees in Montcalm County hit by ‘devastating’ disease

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP —  John Johansen lost seven ash trees last year to the emerald ash borer. This year he estimates he will lose 17 more trees to another problem — oak wilt. Oak wilt is a disease caused by a fungus that plugs the water-conducting system of oak trees. To block the spread of the [...]


Children recovering from E. coli outbreak

Two children from the Maple Rapids area are out of the hospital and recovering from E. coli poisoning. A third adult also is recovering.