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4 contesting 2 seats on Greenville City Council

A current councilman, an attorney, a former city manager and a former journalist/legislative worker are all running in Tuesday’s Greenville City Council election.

Two four-year terms are up for grabs. Councilman Brian Greene is not running for re-election, but Councilman Larry Moss is, albeit as a write-in candidate due to a paperwork error. Kathleen Dunne, Meg Mullendore and Sylvia Warner are also running as write-ins, meaning Tuesday’s ballot will be blank and voters will need to write in the names of the two candidates they wish to elect.

Serena Allen’s new shop, Forever Yours Bridal, offers both traditional wedding attire as well as unusual offerings such as camouflage-themed weddings. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

BUSINESS BEAT: Forever Yours Bridal offering several lines

Serena Allen admits she’s “taking a chance” with her new store, Forever Yours Bridal, 701 S. Greenville Road. But it’s a calculated — and educated — risk.

Montcalm County Commissioner Dale Reyburn, Greater Greenville Transportation Committee Chairman Ron Blanding and Michigan State Police Lakeview Post Community Liaison Trooper Roger Hunt listen to a comment concerning traffic on M-57 during the Greater Greenville Transportation Committee on Wednesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville transportation committee hears from police community liaison

Typically, getting some face-to-face time with a Michigan State Police (MSP) trooper means you are about to get a ticket and pay a fine.

However, that was not the case at the Greater Greenville Transportation Committee meeting on Wednesday.

A firefighter with the Carson City Fire Department dispenses a fire suppression foam onto an energy transformer and nearby oil tank to prevent a fire that destroyed the transformer from re-igniting Friday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Energy transformer catches fire at Renaissance Power in Carson City

The smoke could be could be spotted from miles away Friday, billowing high into the air and blending into the overcast sky above.

As commuters pulled over on M-57 to gander at the mammoth plume, the source of the smoke itself, a large fire at Renaissance Power in Carson City, was steadily being contained by firefighters.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 31, 2015

Read funeral notices for Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.

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Halvorsen promotes veterans resources

Eric Halvorsen is continuing to spread the word about the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Commission, one of the lesser known charitable organizations in Montcalm County. Halvorsen, the chairman of the commission and a member of the Sheridan VFW, reported on the group’s annual activities during Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting.

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JUST IN: Energy transformer fire at Renaissance Power in Carson City

The smoke could be spotted from miles away, billowing high into the air and blending into the overcast sky above. As commuters pulled over on M-57 to gander at the mammoth plume, the source of the smoke itself, a large fire at Renaissance Power in Carson City, was steadily being contained by firefighters.

Firefighters with the Belding Fire Department work together to extinguish a blaze at 8924 Lakeview Drive in Orleans Township Wednesday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

House fire in Orleans Township not deemed suspicious

A structure fire Wednesday afternoon resulted in the complete destruction of a mobile home to the northwest of Long Lake. The Orleans Township Fire Department was dispatched to 8924 Lakeview Dr. at 3:39 p.m. to the report of a structure fire, and upon arrival, Fire Chief Les Doty said there was no saving the home.

Miss Heartland and her court include, from left, third runner-up Molly Smith, first runner-up Kayla Pingel, Miss Heartland Charlotte Squires, second runner-up Allison Adams and fourth runner-up Hannah Haynes. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Local women compete for Miss Heartland crown

Some of Michigan’s most beautiful and talented young women were at Central Montcalm Middle School on Saturday evening for the Miss Heartland Scholarship Pageant and the crowning of the Miss Heartland and Miss Heartland Outstanding Teen.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 30, 2015

Funeral Notices for Friday, Oct. 30, 2015