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Greenville planners send draft for mixed-use to City Council

After reviewing the fourth draft of the mixed-use district, the Greenville Planning Commission will send a draft to the Greenville City Council to get input. During its regular meeting on Thursday, the commission looked at the ordinance one last time and, instead of scheduling a public hearing, commissioners decided to make sure city council was OK with the plan.

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CMET makes meth bust in Ionia

On Thursday, the Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) received information of a methamphetamine lab in the city of Ionia. The information led to the authorization of a search warrant. Upon the execution of the search warrant at a residence on E. Main Street, four subjects and several methamphetamine labs were located in the residence.

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Vertis bankruptcy sale to Quad/Graphics finalized

On Jan. 16, Quad/Graphics Inc. officially purchased Vertis Holdings after Vertis filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in October. It was Vertis Holding’s third time filing for bankruptcy since 2008.

This spring, as many as 500 bikers will take part in a ride to raise money for fallen police officers, firefighters and military veterans. — Courtesy photo

May rally makes a big noise for fallen police, vets and firefighters

On May 18, things are going to get a little noisy on Greenville’s main street, as well as streets in Cedar Springs and Grand Rapids and many communities along the way. Five hundred motorcycles running at once will do that.

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Funeral Notices for March 1, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, March 1, 2013

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PHOTO GALLERY: Reader-submitted snowman photos

Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo of their creative work during a snow day away from school, which provided amble conditions for building various snowmen, snow-women, and other snow creatures. We had photos come in from throughout our coverage area, from Edmore down to Smyrna!

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Bushnell Township woman safe after electrical fire damages home

An electrical fire that is believed to have begun in the bedroom of a woman’s home was successfully extinguished Thursday before the fire could spread throughout the rest of the residence.

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New Belding Labor Day Celebration Committee established, hits ground running

After a hiatus of several months, with no group or single individual available to represent the largest and longest running festival in the city of Belding, the Belding Labor Day Celebration Committee has officially reformed. After the previous committee disbanded toward the end of 2012, a search for new members was put into motion. That search lasted several months, with several members of the Belding community eventually coming forward looking for ways to contribute to the festival.

Equipment that will be used in the demolition of the silk mill building, Gibson buildings and Belding Clock Tower, began arriving on site Monday, with more equipment expected to arrive throughout next week until demolition of the buildings begins on March 11. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Demolition of Belding Gibson buildings, clock tower to begin March 11

More than three months ago, the wheels were set into motion on the demolition of the Belding Clock Tower and surrounding silk mill and Gibson Buildings. Now, physical evidence of the demolition process is beginning to emerge as city officials in Belding have been notified that buildings will begin coming down starting the week of March 11.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 28, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013