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Brian Zdanowski, left, watches over the student section at a Greenville game. Zdanowski has been Greenville Public Schools’ athletic director for 19 years. With his time at Onaway and Bullock Creek high schools, he has accumulated more than 25 years of service to his career, which was recently recognzied by the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. (Sports Pro Images | Jamie McNinch)

Brian Zdanowski enjoys 19 years at Greenville, 27 as athletic director overall

It is common for high school athletic directors to bounce from one job to the next in their careers; however, Brian Zdanowski has been with Greenville Public Schools for 19 years and he’s still enjoying where he’s at.

Belding High School’s Class of 2017 throws their caps high into the air to celebrate during Thursday evening’s graduation ceremony. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Belding High School graduates 135 seniors

The last class of the Belding Redskins graduated during a Thursday evening ceremony.

Excited parents and family members packed into the gymnasium at Belding High School to celebrate the 135 high school students and one adult education student.

Excited seniors file into the Tri County High School gym at Thursday evening’s ceremony. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Tri County High School graduates 160 seniors

On Thursday evening, 160 Tri County High School graduating seniors crossed the stage, marking their first steps into a larger world. Whether off to college, trade school, careers or family, all in attendance seemed to recognize the ceremony as a turning point in their lives.

Members of the Greenville Department of Public Safety coordinate a police escort of two homes from Marvel Drive to Coffren Avenue on Thursday morning. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm Habitat relocates 3 houses donated by Spectrum Health

Residents of this community were treated to one of the more unique “parade of homes” in recent memory on Thursday.

At 9 a.m., two homes on Marvel Drive were transported throughout town via semi trucks, guided by a police and fire escort and accompanied by utility and public works employees as they traversed down several city streets.


Funeral Notices for Saturday, May 27, 2017

Read funeral notices for Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Carson City-Crystal wrestling coaches Kacy Datema, left, and Trent Ward coach the Eagles at the MHSAA Division 4 wrestling quarterfinals Feb. 24. Ward won his second assistant coach of the year award Thursday.

CC-C assistant gets another award

CARSON CITY — Carson City-Crystal assistant wrestling coach Trent Ward has another award to put on his mantle. This new award is the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) assistant coach of the year for the state of Michigan. It was announced he won the award Thursday. Ward was previously named the Division 4 assistant coach [...]

Mark Reiss and Christine Reiss

Former Greenville police chief pleads to health care fraud

The former director of the Greenville Department of Public Safety has pleaded as charged to health care fraud.

Mark Reiss, 50, of Greenville, and his ex-wife Christine Reiss, 47, of Grand Haven, were both charged with the maximum four-year felony after allegations that Christine illegally remained on Mark’s health insurance plan with the city of Greenville with Mark’s knowledge after the couple divorced in 2014. The amount of the fraud is between $113,000 and $130,000.

A photo shows Carson City’s East Main Street in 1918. The city was founded in 1867 and is celebrating its sesquicentennial this year. — Courtesy photo

Carson City preparing to celebrate sesquicentennial

A century and a half ago, settlers made their home on property in the southeast portion Montcalm County. The year was 1867.

Members of the 2017 graduating class of Flat River Academy celebrate their accomplishment Wednesday evening by tossing their caps high into the air outside of the school. — Courtesy photo/Kim Jordon

Flat River Academy students celebrate graduation

Graduating from high school is an indicator of great change in one’s life, and for the senior class of Flat River Academy, they are a testament of moving forward through positive change.

Holding handouts of Stanton’s proposed 2017-2018 fiscal year budget, City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert, at left, and City Commissioner Charles Miel discuss the negative balance in the water fund. Ultimately, Miel, along with two other commissioners voted in favor of the budget, which passed Tuesday night. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Stanton City Commission narrowly approves budget

Third time was the charm for Stanton City Manger Elizabeth Pynaert and the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget she created and repeatedly revised.

Since April 25, Pynaert has been working with city commissioners to fine tune and perfect the budget that will carry the city through the next 12 months starting in July. On Tuesday, the budget was narrowly approved in a 3-2 vote.