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Lakeview seeks grant for school resource officer

When Lakeview School Resource Officer Brandon Allen left the police department to join Greenville Department of Public Safety, it was an opportunity for the village and school to re-evaluate the position.

Allen worked 30 hours during the school year, but his hours were cut once the school year was finished.

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Funeral Notices for June 23, 2017

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Montcalm County conducts emergency exercise

Anyone listening to the Montcalm County police scanner Wednesday morning would have overheard reports of multiple injuries in a field, but it was just a training exercise.

Montcalm Area Intermediate School District Finance Director Stephanie Weese presented budget proposals and amendments to the Montabella Board of Education on Monday. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Montabella board amends, approves budgets

School may be out, but Montabella Community Schools Board of Education members spent much of Monday’s regular meeting doing math — specifically budget amendments and proposals.

As first baseman Branden Parris watches on, Greenville senior pitcher Calvin Syrjala winds up for a pitch during a game earlier this spring. Syrjala was a dual threat for the Yellow Jackets, leading the team on the mound and at the plate, where he batted .435 with a school record 54 hits and a school record eight triples for the season. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Seniors brought Greenville baseball program to the next level

The group of seniors that led the 2017 Greenville Yellow Jackets team leaves not only a stamp of success on this year but one that has elevated the program’s expectations for the future, as well.

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Granco Clark CEO appointed to Belding Planning Commission

This city’s Planning Commission received a new member Tuesday. During Tuesday’s meeting of the Belding City Council, Jeff Ferman, a Belding resident and the president/CEO of Granco Clark, was appointed to the Planning Commission by a 4-1 vote. Granco Clark in Belding produces machinery for the aluminum extrusion industry.

The imagery for the new Belding Area Schools mascot — the Black Knights — was chosen during Monday’s meeting of the Belding Board of Education. The images are from VIP Branding, a company the district has worked with in the past. The images were provided with no obligation to purchase uniforms or apparel. — Courtesy graphic

Belding school board approves new mascot design

The Black Knights finally have a face to go with the name. During Monday’s meeting of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education, board members voted unanimously to choose VIP Branding’s option for a new mascot design.

Members of the Greenville City Council review the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget Tuesday evening, which they unanimously approved. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville City Council OKs 2017-2018 budget

Looking at the past decade of this city’s fund balance, officials are beginning to express optimism regarding the financial future of the community. During Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to accept the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget proposed by City Manager George Bosanic.

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Funeral Notices for June 22, 2017

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Central Montcalm’s Mason Ferguson putts on the 18th green during the CSAA jamboree at Brookside Golf Course on April 24.

Central Montcalm golfers close to goal

STANTON — Central Montcalm’s golf team set a goal to make the Division 3 state tournament this year. While the Green Hornets didn’t get there, “we are get-ting close,” said coach Gary Buchholz. “Overall the team consistently averaged 385 for the season,” he said. “We are always pushing for the goal to make it to [...]