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Greenville City Councilman Lloyd Scoby, left, expresses his desire at the Jan. 17 Greenville City Council meeting to have additional discussion about the Greenville Transit System, while City Manager George Bosanic listens. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville transit to be re-evaluated

In looking ahead to the upcoming year, members of Greenville City Council are preparing to place a renewed focus on the city’s public transportation system. During the Jan. 17 meeting, council members voted unanimously to pass a “resolution of intent” to apply for state formula operating assistance for 2018 for the Greenville Transit System.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 24, 2017

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IN BRIEF: Montcalm County hires law firm to investigate auditor

Montcalm County has hired a law firm to investigate and possibly bring a civil lawsuit against the county’s former auditor.

Stanton Community Fire Chief Brian Brasington has worked with the district fire board to purchase a new tanker-pumper to serve Stanton, along with Douglass, Evergreen and Sidney townships. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Work underway for Stanton’s new fire department tanker-pumper

The only evidence of the Stanton’s Community Fire Department’s former tanker trunk is a large oil stain on the garage floor. Last July, the tanker truck suffered catastrophic engine failure. After bringing the issue to the Stanton City Commission and having it repeatedly tabled, Fire Chief Brain Brasington brought the issue to the fire board, which is comprised of residents from Stanton and Douglass, Evergreen and Sidney townships.

Mikayla Linebaugh pumps her fist in the air as she and Belding volleyball team’s bench celebrate a match point win  against Ithaca in the district semifinal game in November 2016. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Belding varsity volleyball coach Mikayla Linebaugh steps down after 15 years

When Belding’s volleyball team clinched its third district title in four years last November, Mikayla Linebaugh darted toward the center of the court, dived to the floor and slid into the open arms of her overjoyed team. It was a prime example of what she brought to the team: Energy, heart, confidence and, above all, passion. After 19 years of coaching volleyball — 15 at the varsity level — Linebaugh has decided to step down from the position, saying that it was just time.

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CC-C gets grant, curriculum for reproductive education

Following in the steps of the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD), another local school district will be taking advantage of a grant awarded to only 20 school districts in the nation. During Thursday’s Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education meeting, the board voted unanimously to accept a Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 23, 2017

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From left, Central Montcalm’s Alex McQueen, Reed City’s Kamryn Myers and Central Montcalm’s Bree Brasington scramble for the ball during Friday night’s game.
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Reed City gets first win at Central Montcalm’s expense

Central Montcalm’s girls basketball team had a balanced attack Friday night.

The Green Hornets used both offense and defense to turn in a 70-36 win over the Reed City Coyotes in a Central State Activities Association-Gold Division matchup.

Haugen’s hometown is Trondheim, the third-most populated city in Norway with about 187,353 people. He admits it took some time getting used to the country-like atmosphere of the Stanton community, but has enjoyed his host family and friends as well as playing sports at Central Montcalm.

Central Montcalm’s Norwegian wrestler Haugen not afraid of new challenges

  STANTON — When Fredrik Haugen came from Norway to America, he never thought he’d be physically tussling with Americans. But since last November, the 17-year-old foreign exchange student can be found each week on a mat wrestling with Central Montcalm teammates in practice or in wrestling meets with the Green Hornets team. Before coming to [...]

Howard City Village Manager Randy Heckman presided over a special meeting Wednesday as the Village Council begins searching for a new manager after Heckman announced he was resigning last Monday. Also pictured at left is Village Clerk-Treasurer Melissa Kuzmik. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Howard City to seek full-time village manager

This village may soon have a full-time manager again for the first time in six years. The Howard City Village Council during a special 24-minute meeting Wednesday night unanimously agreed to advertise for a full-time village manager after current Village Manager Randy Heckman announced his resignation Monday due to overwhelming stress in balancing that job with his other businesses — Heckman Funeral Home and Heckman Lawn Care & Snowplowing. He is also fire chief of the Howard City Fire Department.