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Greenville businesses likely awarded Montcalm County rescue vehicle bids

Montcalm County Emergency Services continues to move forward in improving its fleet of rescue vehicles. Members of the Montcalm County Finance & Personnel Committee voted Monday to recommend the full board approve purchasing a new medical first responder vehicle and rescue accessories from two Greenville businesses.

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Sheridan council considers long-range projects

Members of the Sheridan Village Council got the chance to do a little “blue sky” planning at Tuesday evening’s meeting. Dave Johnson of Fleis & Vandenbrink engineering in Grand Rapids presented the council with dozens of possible municipal improvements that could be implemented at some future date.

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Greenville DDA to hold special meeting to pick contractor

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has set up a special meeting to choose a contractor to spruce up the downtown. The meeting will take place at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Greenville City Hall.

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Funeral Notices for March 13, 2013

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Carson City-Crystal sophomore Mikayla Duflo, right, makes a move to get by Belding’s McKenzie Breimayer during a game this season. Duflo earned a AP Class C special mention for her play this year.

Duflo, Smith earn AP Class C all-state honors

There was a high quality to the girls basketball played in the area this winter. Part of that was confirmed today when two area players and a coach were named to the Associated Press Class C all-state basketball team. Carson City-Crystal coach Larry Farmer earned an honorable mention for coaching. He was one of eight [...]

Signs were on display Monday in protest of the demolition of the structures located on the Electrolux property, taped to the the fence that surrounds the property. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding demolition won’t start until completion of environmental decommissioning

As dense fog that hid much of the top of the Belding clock tower from view began to dissipate Monday morning, a wave of reality that the tower and surrounding structures will soon be gone rolled over several citizens who gazed up at the original Gibson structures on the first official day of demolition.

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Eureka Township takes first step toward pavilion

The Eureka Township Board approved taking one step closer to the possible development of a township pavilion. During Monday night’s meeting, the board approved allowing Planning Commission Vice Chairman Mark Wilkin to pursue writing a grant to cover the cost of a pavilion next to the township hall.

Lakeview Middle School Principal Tim Erspamer, left, accepts a check for $2,500 from Johanna Rentschler.  Also pictured are, from left, Trevor, Hayden and Eugene Rentschler. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Area farmers score $5,000 for Lakeview Community Schools

Lakeview High School and Middle School both received a financial boost Monday evening when area farmers Johanna and Eugene Rentschler donated $2,500 to each school. The donation comes as a result of Johanna Rentschler being selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, a program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

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Funeral Notices for March 12, 2013

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Montabella’s Dan Davidson, right, locks up with an opponent during the individual state wrestling finals earlier this month at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Montabella’s Balhorn happy with CMAC co-championship

Even though Montabella’s wrestling team was bounced from the Division 4 district tournament by Carson City-Crystal, the Mustangs were still able to have a good season, according to their coach. Montabella went 25-5 in dual meets this season and won a share of the Central Michigan Athletic Conference title with the Eagles when they won the postseason tournament.