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IN BRIEF: City of Greenville enjoyed 72% voter turnout

During last week’s election, voters within the city limits of Greenville came out in larger numbers in comparison to other presidential elections.

According to Councilwoman Frances Schuleit, of the 5,349 registered voters within the city, 72 percent cast their ballot.

The awning over Main Street Portraits in Edmore hangs scorched after succumbing to a structure fire on Oct. 25. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Edmore businesses hit with arson, breaking and entering on same night

Three businesses in downtown Edmore were victimized by arson and break-ins the night of Oct. 25. Police have arrested three suspects for breaking and entering, but have not yet said whether the arson is related.

David Wight, acting chairman of the Crystal Township Downtown Development Authority, gives a presentation to members of the Crystal Township Board on Wednesday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township DDA pleads to continue with organization

After 22 years of functioning with a goal to improve its downtown district, members of the Crystal Township Downtown Development Authority (DDA) are hoping they still have a future. During Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, acting DDA Chairman David Wight presented the board with recommendations going forward after the resignation of three DDA members.

Montabella’s Madi Cutler, middle, bumps the ball between teammates Kayla McQueen, left, and Hanna Stockwell during the Daily News Invitational Aug. 20.

Montabella volleyball team reaches coach’s goal for the season

BLANCHARD — After suffering through a five-win season in 2015, the Montabella volleyball team had some work to do to get better in 2016. They got markedly better, finishing 15- 16- 1 overall and 6-6 in the Mid- State Activities Conference. That conference record was good for third out of eight teams overall. “Our season [...]

At Wednesday night’s Montcalm Township Board meeting, Fire Chief Clif Dickinson presented a contract that he, the Lakeview District Fire Department and the Maple Valley Township Fire Department came up with for the Montcalm Township Fire Department to serve the southern part of Pine Township on automatic aid. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Local fire departments solve issues

Montcalm Township Fire Chief Clif Dickinson wanted to nix hard feelings between fire departments regarding a Pine Township coverage issue. Dickinson called for an emergency meeting Nov. 6 with Lakeview District and Maple Valley Township fire departments, along with Montcalm Township firefighters, to solve the issue of fire coverage in Pine Township.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 15, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

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IN BRIEF: New trustee sworn in at board Greenville board meeting

A new addition has been officially sworn on the Greenville Board of Education.

During Monday evening’s regular meeting, Kire Wierda raised her right hand and promised to do her best to support the constitutions of the United States and the State of Michigan. Also in the oath of office was the pledge to uphold all of the responsibilities of the trustee position.

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IN BRIEF: Lakeview airport manager updates council

LAKEVIEW — Lakeview Airport-Griffith Field Manager Clark Newell updated the village council on the airport at Monday’s night meeting. Newell has been looking into procuring a courtesy car for pilots who fly into the Lakeview airport. He asked the village council to move forward with direction for the courtesy car. President Ed Winter plans on [...]

Kelsea McConnell and Megan Schimm interviewed John Simmons, a Vietnam War veteran, as part of the students’ Advanced Placement Government class. The oral histories will be transcribed and collected by Library and Media Specialist Michael Puffpaff at Greenville High School. Eventually, they will be submitted to the Library of Congress. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville High School students interview veterans for history project

For veterans of war, talking about their experiences can be difficult for a myriad of different reasons, while others are more willing to open up about the things they saw during their years of service.

Central Montcalm’s Bree Brasington, center, fires an attack past the block of Grant’s Taylor Wegener, left, and Kylie Patton during a match Sept. 13.

CM netters had successful season despite change

STANTON — Central Montcalm’s volleyball season started out well enough. The Green Hornets won The Daily News Invitational Aug. 26 and looked like a team to beat. Shortly thereafter, coach John Johnson stepped down for what he said were personal reasons. Enter co-coaches Amy Tasker and Haley Dawe, who were working with the volleyball program [...]