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Greenville man killed in M-57 crash with semi-truck

A Greenville man was killed Monday when his car collided with a semi-truck on M-57 in Algoma Township.

Jimmy Lee King, 35, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 2015-2016 Montcalm County tourism magazine, designed to highlight communities and attractions throughout the county, doesn’t include the city of Greenville. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Greenville omitted from Montcalm County’s new tourism magazine

Readers paging through Montcalm County’s tourism magazine may notice the omission of a certain community — the county’s largest city. Greenville was not included in Montcalm County’s 2015-2016 tourism magazine.

Alan Morse

UPDATE: Morse pleads guilty to murdering Sidney Township man

A Sidney Township man pleaded guilty this morning to murdering an elderly man during a series of home invasions on Nevins Lake last spring.

Alan Morse, 48, was charged with the murder of Alan “Dale” Nelson, a charge with a possible penalty of life in prison, along with seven related felony charges.

Workers with the Belding Department of Public Works fill in the foundation hole for the Vietnam War memorial at Belding Veterans Park on Monday. City Manager Bruce Brown ordered the action due to safety concerns and a lack of engineering drawings. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding memorial wall project comes to a halt

A Vietnam War memorial will one day stand tall in heart of downtown Belding … it just won’t be anytime soon. Just two weeks removed from receiving approval from the Belding City Council to go forth with the building of a memorial, Eureka Township resident Denny Craycraft approached the council again Tuesday, distraught and confused.


JUST IN: Greenville church vandalized with ‘religiously biased’ graffiti message

Sprayed in orange paint on the east facing of the building, a graffiti marking at Belgreen Seventh Day Adventist Church appears to be directly targeted against the faith practiced at the church.

John Forton, left, works on a swing during a golf lesson last summer. Forton, a Greenville graduate, recently accepted the men’s golf head coaching position at Grand Rapids Community College. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville’s Forton accepts GRCC golf coaching job

Plenty of people have a passion. John Forton’s passion is golf. When your job is also your passion, life is good. As is the case for Forton. Forton, a longtime PGA teaching professional, recently accepted the men’s golf head coaching position at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC). It’s been a lifelong dream to coach at the collegiate level.


UPDATE: Belding woman killed in early morning one-car crash

A Belding woman was killed early this morning after she lost control of her vehicle.

Troopers with the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post are investigating the one-car crash which occurred on Canfield Road.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 19, 2015

Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday Nov. 19, 2015

Howard City Department of Public Works Director Mike VanWagner writes job assignments on a whiteboard in the DPW office. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Howard City Village Council voices multiple complaints about DPW

A report about a water leak turned into a litany of complaints about the Department of Public Works at Monday’s Howard City Village Council meeting. The council received a written report from DPW Director Mike VanWagner — who was not in attendance at the meeting — about a water leak the DPW has been investigating since last spring.


Central Montcalm schools upgrades its vehicles

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education upgraded the district’s fleet of vehicles Monday as it approved the purchase of three used buses and four-wheel drive truck. The vehicles will replace aging ones and were a budgeted purchase for the 2015-2016 school year.