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Late Wednesday night, the Michigan House narrowly approved a $1.2 billion funding plan to improve and maintain state roads, such as this road in Greenville. The legislation — which now goes before the Senate — includes a 40 percent vehicle registration fee increase and a 3.3 cent gas tax hike. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Road funding proposal approved in House, headed to Senate

Here we go again: Late Wednesday night, the Michigan House narrowly approved a $1.2 billion funding plan to improve state roads. The legislation includes a 40 percent vehicle registration fee increase and a 3.3 cent gas tax hike.

The Eureka Township Planning Commission discussed an ordinance which restricts the storage of large equipment, specifically semi-tractor trucks, in residentially zoned parcels and agriculturally zoned parcels with 5 acres or less during Wednesday’s meeting. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Eureka Township planners discuss semi-truck storage rules

Truckers would agree there is nothing more freeing than hitting their pace on the open road as they haul a load to its destination.

However, what happens to their rigs when waiting for the next job has been a matter of discussion at Eureka Township Planning Commission meetings.


SPORTS GALORE: Lovable Losers add a year to misery

It’s now been 107 years since the Chicago Cubs, aka the Lovable Losers, have won a World Series championship. In 1908, the Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers in five games to win their second World Series championship. No one then would’ve dreamed their beloved Cubbies would suffer such a drought since then.

Greenville junior linebacker Evan Plate (6) eyes a Belding offensive player during a season-opening win at Rudness Field in August. Plate committed to play football at Central Michigan University on Monday. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Greenville’s Evan Plate commits to Central Michigan for football

Evan Plate will continue the family tradition of playing football in college. The Greenville Yellow Jackets junior committed to playing football for Central Michigan University (CMU) Tuesday as a member of the Class of 2017. First offered a scholarship in June after a attending a CMU camp, Plate visited the campus during Saturday’s home game against Buffalo. He committed on Monday.


ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Wednesday, Oct. 21

Central Montcalm 3, Big Rapids 0: The Green Hornets finished second in the CSAA-Gold after beating the Cardinals 25-19, 25-22, 25-21 Tuesday night. Kenzie Rutz led in kills with nine, Sam Nichols had two blocks, Paiton Bartz had five aces and nine digs and Jenna Switzer added 20 assists…


JUST IN: Motorcycle driver injured in Thursday evening two-vehicle collision

A motorcycle driver was injured Thursday evening in a two-vehicle collision, and alcohol is believed to be a factor.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 23, 2015

Read funeral notices for Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Due to the fact the previous owner of Forest View Development failed to put the final layer of asphalt on the streets, the residents of the development requested and received to be declared a special assessment district from the city of Greenville. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council OKs Forest View special assessment district

There is nothing finer to witness on a Tuesday night than an intricate ballet of procedural dancing. As it is said: It’s cheaper than a movie. In order to ensure all bases were covered, the Greenville City Council approved five motions related to the Forest View Development Special Assessment District during Tuesday’s meeting.

Howard City Village Manager Randy Heckman thinks this tract of land situated between Leppink’s and Mercantile Bank on Shaw Street would be a good location for a drive-through restaurant. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Fast food dreams: Howard City hoping for drive-through restaurant

It’s no secret Howard City residents long for the convenience of a local fast food restaurant. Talks about bringing McDonald’s or a similar drive-through to town have come and gone without results over the years.


Belding girls take 1st at league XC meet

The Belding Redskins girls cross country team surprised everyone on Tuesday. The Redskins won their first conference meet of the season with a one point upset win over Allendale.