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Funeral Notices for Oct. 19, 2015

Funeral notices for Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

As part of the next Community Health Improvement Plan, Mid-Michigan District Health Department Marcus Cheatham showed some Montcalm County health data to the Coalition of Greater Greenville during its Thursday meeting. (Daily News | Brad Klosner)

Coalition of Greater Greenville discusses Community Health Improvement Plan

Health issues not only affect individuals but also affect society overall in many ways.

Zellie’s Opry House owner Keith Grannis updates the marquee to promote upcoming concerts at the downtown Howard City music hall. (Courtesy photo)

Concerts at Zellie’s Opry House to resume after hiatus

After almost a year of silence, music will once again be ringing from the historic rafters of Zellie’s Opry House.

Tayler Reeves, a sophomore at Michigan State University, is in her first year marching with the Spartan marching band as a member of the Big Ten Flag Corps. (Courtesy photo)

Belding graduate revering role as member of MSU marching band

As one of the first ones on and last ones off the field, marching with authority, Tayler Reeves is savoring every moment with each yard line she marches across in Spartan Stadium.

SHE Logo stacked

S.H.E.: Facing the first of many ‘lasts’

As this month comes to a close, I face another “last” moment. Watching the last high school football game in which my son, Alec, who is a senior, will play.

A mom and her young child receive a lovable, wet welcome from a camel at Anderson & Girls Orchards in Stanton.

S.H.E.: Plenty of local places to enjoy the fall season with your children

With access to a couple different local apple orchards, people in Greenville and the surrounding areas get the chance to take their children on unique adventures. Three locations that are excellent fall destinations for moms and their children are Anderson & Girls Orchards in Stanton, Klackle Orchards in Greenville and Deer Tracks Junction, just west of Greenville on M-57.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 17, 2015

Funeral notices for Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

Crystal Township Clerk Bob Naumann, left, speaks on the subject of receiving bids for a new heating and cooling system at the township administration building as Trustee Jason Anderson listens during Wednesday’s board meeting.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township to purchase new DPW truck

Another year, another new truck for the Crystal Township Department of Public Works. In following a plan to replace the DPW’s pickup truck each year, board members officially approved the purchase of a new vehicle Wednesday evening.

The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) fund balance this year has been quite exceptional compared to past years, according to auditor Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants. The general fund was up $351,905 from last year’s budget, with special education up almost the exact same at $351,671. The vocational education fund was up $88,669 from last year. — Graphic courtesy Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

MAISD learns audit results

The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) received good reviews on its audit for the 2014-2015 budget. Auditor Ali Barnes of Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants informed the board on Oct. 8 that the budget is “in very good position” and all of its department’s budgets were “very consistent.”

Michigan Secretary of State Chief of Staff Mike Senyko presents Larry Alman with the Shining Star Award while Eversight Michigan Community Relations Liaison Alex Teska stands in approval. Alman received the award for urging people to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Larry Alman passionate about organ donation, receives Shining Star Award

Larry Alman is serious when it comes to organ and tissue donation. Once a month he is at the Greenville Michigan Secretary of State and Montcalm County PLUS office urging people to join the state’s organ, tissue and eye donation program.