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JUST IN: Carson City-Crystal Area Schools receives “clean” financial audit

After a year that saw a fund balance slip to a sliver above 1 percent of total revenue, Carson City Crystal Area Schools appears to be trending in the right direction.


JUST IN: GPS interviews second set of superintendent candidates

GREENVILLE — Monday featured another round of interviews for the Greenville Public Schools superintendent search. During a special meeting, the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education interviewed its second set of candidates for the next superintendent of the district. GPS Director of Student Services Linda VanHouten and Hudsonville Public Schools Director of Human Resources and [...]


JUST IN: Lakeview school board to look at bus driver wages

The Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education voted Monday evening to allow Superintendent Kyle Hamlin to come up with a more competitive wage for the school system’s bus drivers.


JUST IN: Greenville school board interviews second set of superintendent candidates

Monday featured another round of interviews for the Greenville Public Schools (GPS) superintendent search.

An enthusiastic group of friends participate in a dance together in the dance hall Friday night at the 42nd annual Wheatland Music Festival near Remus. The three-day festival boasted a sell-out audience of 10,000-plus.  — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

PHOTO GALLERY: Wheatland Music Festival enjoys sell-out weekend

The Wheatland Music Festival always draws a crowd, and this year it was a sellout one.

The 42nd annual festival took place Friday through Sunday near Remus, boasting an audience of more than 10,000 people.

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Former Howard City manager is new Kentwood deputy admin

Mark Rambo just couldn’t stay away from local government.

The former Howard City village manager recently accepted the job of deputy administrator for the city of Kentwood in southern Kent County. He will leave his current post as operations manager at Grand Valley State University to start his new job Oct. 5.

Greenville Department of Public Safety officers investigate the scene of an accident that killed a 4-year-old boy on Monday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

‘Go home and hug your babies’: Child dies after being hit by truck

A little boy died as the result of a tragic accident in the heart of Greenville on Monday. At about 11:24 a.m., the 4-year-old boy was struck and killed by a pickup truck as he attempted to cross an intersection on his scooter. He was crossing with an adult family member. Greenville Department of Public Safety (GDPS) arrived at the intersection of West Washington Street and South Lafayette Streets within minutes to find the little boy lying in the street while the distraught family member stood by.

Greenville Planning Commission members Brian Greene and Corey Smith pore over a site plan submitted by Murphy Oil USA Inc. for a new gas station on M-57. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville Planning Commission concerned about appearances

When planning a city, it is all about appearance. During last Thursday’s Greenville Planning Commission meeting, commissioners revisited a discussion concerning a new gas station. During a previous meeting, commissioners held a work session where they meticulously discussed the idiosyncrasies of a gas station site plan submitted by Murphy Oil USA, Inc.

Greenville tackle Tyler Kuiper (75) tries to fend off a couple of Comstock Park defensive players during Friday’s game. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Comstock Park rolls past Yellow Jackets 42-0

A high scoring game was expected between two talented offensive teams. Both the Greenville Yellow Jackets and Comstock Park Panthers entered Friday’s game averaging 39 points per game. Unfortunately for the Yellow Jackets, the expected offensive explosion was one-sided.

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JUST IN: Child dies in Greenville accident

GREENVILLE — Just before noon on Monday, a four-year-old child was hit by a vehicle on Lafayette Street in Greenville The child did not survive. Allegedly, a pick-up truck was attempting a turn from West Washington Street onto Lafayette Street when the driver struck the child. More information will be available later in The Daily [...]