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Greenville Planning Commission tables Forest View PUD request

The Greenville Planning Commission tabled a decision Thursday on a request to rezone an area that is part of a planned use development (PUD) district to residential while commissioners look into potential impact on the zone’s residents and obtain a legal review.

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Greenville Deputy Clerk Deb LeFever resigns

A longtime deputy clerk for Greenville has resigned from her position after her status was reduced to part-time as a result of the city’s recent budget cuts.

Tower Pinkster’s design architect Matt Slagle shows Carson City-Crystal Area Schools board members where potential areas of renovation and expansion could take place at the Lower Elementary School if a proposal to accept a multi-million dollar project is approved. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-Crystal school board looking at multi-million dollar millage

When one peeks at the horizon of what could be in the future for the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district, an enticing list of improvements begins to reveal itself. A new gymnasium? Additional classrooms? Technology and equipment upgrades?

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 15, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

James Freed

GUEST VIEW: Less government means more jobs

In Montcalm County, big government is dead and the economy is alive. In fact, Lakeview has expanded its economic base by more than 30 percent in the last 24 months, with the lowest unemployment rate in the county. The village has added more than $20 million in new investments and north of 60 new good paying jobs in the last 12 months alone.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: We are not finished yet

I have asked The Daily News to hold the column I had prepared for this week and print this one instead because it is time sensitive.

Greenville senior Leah Somerfield, middle, signs a Letter of Intent to play college basketball at Oakland University. Included in photo, left to right, mother Shellie Somerfield, assistant coach Tammy Kemp, head coach Eric Nichols and father Jeff Somerfield.

Greenville’s Somerfield signs with Oakland University

Greenville High School senior Leah Somerfield has always dreamed of playing basketball at the collegiate level. On Wednesday, that dream became a reality as Somerfield signed a Letter of Intent to play basketball for the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies.

Central Michigan senior Taylor Johnson, left, talks to Belding girls basketball players after a practice Wednesday.

CMU’s Johnson talks work, work, work to Belding girls

Taylor Johnson knows only one thing when it comes to winning. It takes work. That’s what she told Belding’s girls basketball players when she was invited by coach Brad Wilson to speak to them after practice Wednesday.

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OUR VIEW: Local healthcare coalition is on the right track

Not many folks understand exactly what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) means for them individually. And because information on what’s required has been slow coming, many businesses are muddling a bit, too.

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OUR VIEW: Of antique dealers and pawn shops

The Montcalm County Administrative Building was so packed with people at the Oct. 28 Board of Commissioners meeting, we might have thought animal rights was on the agenda. But we knew better.