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During Monday’s Greenville Public Schools Board of Education meeting, board members voted to extend the date of Director of Finance John Gilchrist and Chief Academic Officer Michelle Blaszczynski as acting co-superintendents until Oct. 12. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville school board sets superintendent search dates

Although they were hoping for a quick process, the search for a new leader at Greenville Public Schools has found its own form of krpytonite: Time and procedure.

During Monday’s meeting, the school board outlined the time frame for the superintendent search in which the school board will discuss interview processes, collect and screen applications and conduct interviews.

Dawn Thurwachter of Edmore talks with her attorney, Matthew Anderson of Wixom, after Thurwachter appealed Montcalm County Animal Control’s denial of a kennel license. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County commissioners continue dog kennel debate

After two failed motions, the third time was the charm for an appeal of a county dog kennel license Monday.

Dawn Thurwachter of Edmore appeared before the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners Law Enforcement & Courts Committee along with her attorney, Matthew Anderson of Wixom, to appeal a denial of a dog kennel license by Montcalm County Animal Control officials.


Feeding America food truck will be in Lakeview on Thursday

About 58 percent of students attending Lakeview Community Schools qualify for free and reduced lunches. That equates to a lot of local families that could, from time to time, use a little assistance.

At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, that assistance will arrive at the old elementary school gym, 124 Sixth St. in the form of a Feeding America food truck.


Funeral Notices for Aug. 12, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

Ronald Hohenstein

UPDATE: Missing man with Alzheimer’s found in barn

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a missing man who has Alzheimer’s and diabetes.

Ronald Hohenstein, 75, was last seen around 6:05 p.m. this evening when he left his home at 3640 Pine Trail Drive at Crooked Lake in Evergreen Township.

Greenville junior Keegan Cossou, at right, catches a pass during the first two-a-day football practice on Monday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville’s Cossou a top high school football recruit

Central Michigan and Toledo have already extended scholarship offers. More are expected to come. It’s safe to say, Greenville junior Keegan Cossou is one of the best high school football prospects in the class of 2017.

Greenville runs a play during the first two-a-day practice at Legacy Field on Monday. The Yellow Jackets open the season at Belding on Aug. 27. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville begins season prep with first practice

With the start of two-a-days for football players around the state, the first game of the season in three weeks serves as the light at the end of the tunnel. On a warm, humid Monday afternoon, it was popsicles serving as that light for the Greenville Yellow Jackets after its first day of practice.

diggin up bones

UPDATE: Bones of at least 2 people discovered buried in Edmore yard

People digging in their yard in downtown Edmore today discovered some buried bones, which local officials believe are human.

The Michigan State Police are working with Michigan State University forensic anthropology officials to learn more about the bones, which were discovered at 102 S. Main St. (M-46) in the yard of a home near the village’s ice cream store.

Representatives of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and United States Department of Agriculture  Rural Development met with Mike and Linda Huckleberry to discuss grant and loans available for building renovations at Huckleberry’s in Greenville. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

12 Greenville businesses evaluated for possible grant funding

The prospect of “free” money is making many downtown Greenville property owners look a little closer at some big projects. On Friday, representatives from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) did a walk-through of 12 downtown businesses. They were evaluating potential projects which could utilize state and federal grant and loan dollars.


JUST IN: MCC celebrates success of “50 stories for 50 years”

After a year of publishing 50 stories focused on 50 years of history at Montcalm Community College in The Daily News, administrators are now acknowledging the benefits of a “successful campaign.”