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The hot air balloon event is possibly coming back to the Danish Festival this year if it can gather enough spnsors, says event coordinator Tom Brown.

Sponsors sought for hot air balloon rally for Danish Fest

A handful of lucky sponsors are going to have the chance to cross a top-tier item off their bucket lists during this summer’s Danish Festival, when the Hot Air Balloon Rally comes to town.


Montcalm Community College board studies trends for spring 2013

The Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees looked at the trends related to enrollment for the spring semester of 2013 at the college.

Ed Koehn Chrysler Jeep and Dodge in Greenville is expanding, adding a new facility, plus 35 jobs, at its existing property at 11064 W. Carson City Road.

Ed Koehn adding new building as business, employment expands

Ed Koehn Chrysler Jeep and Dodge will be adding a new facility and employment to the area.


Funeral notices — Saturday, March 2, 2013

Funeral notices for Saturday, March 2, 2013


Casair project is designed to provide broadband to Montcalm County and surrounding areas

Casair is still working on a broadband project to provide high-speed Internet services to five counties.


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.


Funeral Notices for March 1, 2013

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