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Greenville Planning Commission Chairman David Ralph and Vice Chairman Mike Gustin reviewed the final site plan of the Crescent View Village portion of the Hathaway Green Planned Unit Development on Thursday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville Planning Commission reviews Hathaway PUD details

If nothing else, the Greenville Planning Commission is detail-oriented and proud of it.

During Thursday’s meeting, the Planning Commission reviewed the final site plan for the Crescent View Village portion of the Hathaway Green Planned Unit Development (PUD). The review is one of the last steps Hathaway must take before it begins construction on the apartments.

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Lakeview school board discusses balanced calendar concept

The Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education is considering the pros and cons of switching to a balanced calendar school year.

The year would shift from the traditional 180 day school calendar to make the learning process more continuous and to maximize the use of school facilities. Students would have periodic shorter breaks, rather than a long summer break.

Line-up for Hubbardston's popular walking parade will begin at 11:45 a.m. at the top of the hill by the village park. The parade — featuring a bagpiper, the Irish dancers and more — will begin at noon. — File photo

Hubbardston ready for St. Patrick’s Day festivities Tuesday

The secret of this village’s St. Patrick’s Day success? Keep it simple.

Irish dancers, Irish stew and “the world’s shortest parade.” And lots of green beer.

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The first 10 weeks: Rep. John Moolenaar talks budget, nuclear arms

Three committees, 30+ bills, 130+ votes … and the hope for a budget that balances in 10 years.

Those are just a few numbers that represent John Moolenaar’s first 10 weeks in office as representative for Michigan’s 4th District, which covers multiple counties in the state’s northern and central region, including Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta and Montcalm counties.

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Funeral Notices for Saturday, March 14, 2015

Read funeral notices for Saturday, March 14, 2015.

Austin Jacobsen, center, introduces himself to the Montcalm Township Board along with Logan Fuhrman, left, and Tyler Caterino, right, as Montcalm Township Fire Chief Clif Dickinson and Montcalm County Commissioner John Johansen look on. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Montcalm Township Board hires new firefighters

t’s time to break out the hose-stretchers, left-handed screwdrivers and ID10-T forms because the Montcalm Township Fire Department has a few probies to break-in.

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Three Wildcats earn CSAA Silver basketball honors

The Lakeview Wildcats girls basketball team completed another successful season in 2014-2015. The Wildcats finished the season with 15 wins against six losses. Their season came to an end with a loss to eventual district champion Belding on March 2.

From left, Crystal Township Trustee Kurt McCracken, Treasurer Ted Padgett and Supervisor Chris Johnston discuss the purchase of a motor for the new Crystal Township Fire Department water well at Wednesday evening’s meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal board OKs new pump for fire department water well

The Crystal Township Fire Department will now be operating with a stronger pump at its new water well after a unanimous vote of township board members Wednesday evening. In a 3-1 vote, with Clerk Bob Naumann absent and Treasurer Ted Padgett opposed, board members voted to purchase a $46,729.25 motor from Frayer Water Wells Drilling and Repair of Vestaburg.

Central Montcalm's Mason Barnwell drives to the basket during the teams’ Class B semifinal on Wednesday night.

Central Montcalm shoots for first district title since 1991

Not since the likes of Brian Thwaites, Matt Spencer, Tom Thomsen and Jason Anderson roamed the halls of Central Montcalm have the Hornets won a boys basketball district title. The year was 1991. Thwaites went for 23 points and 12 rebounds in a 59-44 win over Lakewood to lead the Hornets to its first district title since 1978. That same team went on to defeat Mason in the regional finals before falling to Flint Powers Catholic 59-47 in the Class B quarterfinals.

Greenville sophomore Paige Hallock makes a pass during the Class A regional semifinal game against Forest Hills Central on March 4. Hallock earned O-K Bronze first team honors this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Hallock, Kemp earn O-K Bronze basketball honors

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball season ended with a district semifinal loss to Forest Hills Eastern on March 4. The Yellow Jackets finished the season 9-11 overall and 3-7 in the O-K Bronze.