One week ago today, a couple hundred community leaders and business owners gathered at the Candlestone Inn in Belding for the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting — and a lot of fun. Calling this event an annual meeting makes it sound kind of stuffy. While there was an agenda of items to tick through, such as reviewing good things that happened here in 2012, the night gave folks a chance to practice their card games, mingle and network, too. And three very well deserving individuals were honored for their commitment to making good things happen in our area.
A dry Christmas tree is to blame for starting an early morning fire that left a family’s home a total loss. The Howard City Fire Department responded to a structure fire at about 7:49 a.m. Wednesday at 11687 N. Gordon Road in Newaygo.
The Kids Count in Michigan Data Book released the newest information regarding youth in the state. The information also ranked each county on the overall status of child well-being using indicators to help provide a larger picture.
During a first reading of three separate ordinance amendments Tuesday night at the Pere Marquette Depot, Belding City Council members voted through two of the amendments while closely voting down the third. The first amendment dealt with the zoning ordinance dealing with the issue of front yard fencing height.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
National signing day is an unofficial holiday for college football fans. For football players signing National Letters of Intent, it’s a dream come true. On Wednesday, Greenville’s Colt Harrington and Greg Krusniak signed commitments to continue their football careers at the next level. Harrington — defensive lineman — signed with Northwood University, while Krusniak — tight end — signed with Ferris State University.
It was a pretty successful night on Wednesday for area wrestling teams. In addition to Central Montcalm, the Belding Redskins and Tri County Vikings took home district championships.
Central Montcalm’s wrestling team not only is going down in the record books as a district champion, but also as the best team in school history. The Green Hornets won the Division 3 district they hosted Wednesday night by beating Shepherd 52-19 and Alma 44-27.
A Greenville man was arrested Tuesday on charges related to the Handy Market robbery that occurred on Dec. 6.
As most public school administrators will tell you, state and federal lawmakers are terrifyingly efficient when it comes to creating mandates for schools, yet somehow manage to disappear when it comes time to fund those mandates. With each mandate comes a new set of criteria; rules with which each school system must comply. Schools must provide each special education student a certain number of hours each day with a social worker, a para-professional, a speech therapist.