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JUST IN: Montcalm Township Planning Commission discusses medical marijuana legislation

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — Marijuana was the topic of discussion during the Montcalm Township Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday. Commissioners discussed some recent legislation which is being discussed at the state level which could possibly set-up an established system to allow medical marijuana distributors to set-up in Michigan townships. Commissioners discussed whether they could put regulations [...]


Montcalm County commissioners working to correct $600,000 deficit

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners is tasked with correcting an estimated $600,000 shortfall for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer presented estimated expenditures of $14.8 million and estimated revenue of $14.2 million to the county’s Finance & Personnel Committee on July 27.


Drive-in movie event on Friday at Grattan Academy High School

Bygone days of youth past so swift, like a dry leaf in the wind, can raise such bittersweet memories that sometimes it is hard to choke back that lump of nostalgia.

For those whose memory of youth fell somewhere in the era between 1950 and 1980, there is an event on Friday which will have an opportunity to re-live their youth for at least a few hours.


Funeral Notices for Aug. 5, 2015

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JUST IN: Greenville City Council approves special assessment roll

GREENVILLE — Greenville City Hall was full of public commentary on Tuesday. During the meeting of the Greenville City Council, there was a public hearing concerning a special assessment roll and notice of public hearing regarding proposed street improvements in the Forest View Development. Four residents in the proposed special assessment district were in attendance [...]


JUST IN: Belding City Council adopts local preference policy

Belding City Council members debated extensively this evening the passage of a new ordinance that would have given preferential treatment to local companies bidding on city projects and purchases.


JUST IN: MAISD cosmetology program to end after this year

Due to state and federal changes that have affected financial aid for several college and college-bound students, the cosmetology program through the Montcalm Area Intermediate Schools (MAISD) Career Technical Education (CTE) Center will be discontinued after this year.

Greenville resident Charlotte Kohn, 3, enjoyed the task of running laundry through the wringer washer and hanging it on the clothesline to dry. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Heritage Village gives annual look at the way life used to be

Angela and John Elliott roamed the village street with their five boys, ranging in age from a rambunctious 10-year-old to an 8-week-old baby wrapped in a sling. The boys darted from building to building, enjoying a sample of what life was like back then. The Stanton family was one of many visiting Heritage Village on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus for the 29th annual Montcalm Heritage Festival during a three-day celebration that features historical displays, events and entertainment on the village just west of the Montcalm Community College campus.

Greenville graduate Zane Weaver (65) looks to the sideline with the rest of the Northern Michigan offensive line for a play during a game at Ferris State University in 2013.

Greenville’s Weaver set to begin final season at Northern Michigan

Zane Weaver is ready to get back on the football field. It’s been nearly two years since the 2011 Greenville High School graduate was able to strap on a Northern Michigan University (NMU) football helmet outside of practice.


Funeral Notices for Aug. 4, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015