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IN BRIEF: Danish decorative banners coming to downtown Greenville

Members of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority agreed Tuesday to purchase new decorative banners to be placed downtown.

Montcalm County accountant Brenda Taeter was appointed interim controller-administrator for Montcalm County on Monday. Taeter is also a candidate for the job. She is pictured answering questions from commissioners Tom Lindeman and Dale Reyburn. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Candidate appointed interim controller-administrator

Montcalm County has a new controller-administrator, at least temporarily. On Monday, the Board of Commissioners voted to appoint county accountant Brenda Taeter as interim controller-administrator as the hiring process to fill the job continues.

Mark Stuhldreher answers questions from commissioners Betty Kellenberger, Tom Lindeman and Dale Reyburn during Stuhldreher’s job interview Monday. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County completes first round of controller-administrator interviews

Monday was a full day for the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners. The board held budget talks; completed the first round of interviews for hiring a new controller-administrator; appointed an interim leader; and set a special meeting for 1:30 p.m. next Monday to choose finalists for the job.

Bob Leppink

Belding loses one of its best boosters

One of the best known, and arguably best loved, names in Belding passed into history Thursday morning. Robert Jay “Bob” Leppink — a driving force behind the grocery stores and development company that bear his name — died in his Belding home.


Funeral Notices for April 12, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, April 12, 2016


IN BRIEF: Greenville to restructure professional development days

Greenville Public Schools is changing the way they approach professional development days.


IN BRIEF: Unused CC-C bond funds to be reallocated for additional building enhancements

Additional enhancements are coming to Carson City-Crystal Schools thanks to quick work by construction workers.

Members of the  Montcalm Community College Philharmonic Orchestra, Alumni and Friends Choir, Greenville High School Orchestra and Flat River Dance Company perform during a rehearsal for the upcoming "Carmina Burana" concert at Greenville High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Area artists coming together for ‘Carmina Burana’ (PHOTOS)

On Sunday, April 17, the Greenville Performing Arts Center will house a concert unlike anything attempted within its venue before. Performed by more than 150 area artists, from musicians to vocalists and talented dancers, “Carmina Burana,” a composition of 24 poems set to music, will feature powerful rhythms, unforgettable vocals and flowing dance routines.

Lakeview's Kirsten Johnson will play college softball for Olivet College next year.

Lakeview’s Johnson heads to Olivet in 2017

Kirsten Johnson will be playing softball beyond this spring. Johnson signed a letter of intent to play for Olivet College in the spring of 2017. Johnson had been recruited by Lansing Community College, Alma College, Muskegon Community College and Aquinas College.


Six local girls basketball teams academic all-state

Academics is a topic that is stressed in the athletic programs of local high schools, and the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) noticed. BCAM announced its academic all-state girls basketball teams Thursday, with six of the eight local schools being named honorable mention in their classes. The top 10 in team GPA were named academic all-state, with all others who had at least a 3.0 team GPA named honorable mention.