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JUST IN: Montcalm Township Board hires firefighters, approves fines

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — The Montcalm Township Fire Department is bolstering its ranks. During the Montcalm Township Board meeting on Wednesday, the board unanimously approved the hiring of five new firefighters. Three of the five were present at the meeting to introduce themselves to board members. The board also approved a measure for penalties for burning [...]

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Dog owners speak out against Montcalm County kennel ordinance

Any topic involving animals is a historically proven way to attract the masses to county board meetings. Monday was no exception, as Montcalm County’s Law Enforcement & Courts committee heard half an hour of public comments from concerned and tearful residents about proposed changes to the county’s dog kennel ordinance.

The Greenville Transit System building is settling due to some underlying issues with the soil. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville Transit System building settling due to sub-surface issues

Due to some underlying issues in the soil makeup, the Greenville Transit System building is having some foundation troubles.

During the latest Greenville City Council meeting, City Engineer Doug Hinken reported on the problem.

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education heard the second quarterly report from Baldwin Heights Elementary School Principal Mike Walsh concerning the school’s status as a focus school on Monday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Baldwin Heights making improvements as focus school

It has been a year since Baldwin Heights Elementary School was labeled a focus school.

Yet, the things they’ve accomplished in a year have been remarkable.

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JUST IN: Belding car chase results in drunken driving arrest

A 32-year-old Belding man is behind bars after leading police on a car and foot chase.

According Chief Dale E. Nelson, around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, a Belding officer noticed an erratically driven car near the intersection of Bridge Street and M-44.

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Ledford leads Central Montcalm in district opener

Central Montcalm forward Lane Ledford is making up for lost time after returning from an injury that cost him more than half of his senior season. Ledford and the Hornets opened up high school basketball’s postseason in a big way Monday night with a 77-53 Class B district victory over Belding at Central Montcalm High School.

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Northview boys too much for Greenville

he Greenville Yellow Jackets started strong and even put a little scare into the Northview Wildcats. In the end, Northview still had too many weapons and were able to overcome an early deficit in a 60-43 Class A district tournament opening round win on Monday night.

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JUST IN: Music in Park plans underway in Sheridan

Roots music and art is alive and well in Sheridan. Though the snow has yet to figure out that winter is over, the Music in the Park organization is gearing up for the 2015 summer season by offering performances and classes at the Sheridan Community Center every Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m.

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JUST IN: Greenville DDA discusses bike racks, banners

The wheels were turning during the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meeting on Tuesday morning.

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Funeral Notices for March 11, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, March 11, 2015