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Kids ‘grow and blossom’ in Central Montcalm’s multi-age class

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education heard a presentation Wednesday concerning the first semester of a new multi-age classroom at Central Montcalm Elementary School. The board also agreed to begin a search for a full-time principal for that building.

Greenville junior Mitch Niewoonder pulls up for a jump shot during Greenville’s home game against Cedar Springs earlier this season. The Red Hawks won that game 88-55.

Greenville upsets Cedar Springs 61-55

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team is out of the O-K Bronze Conference race. But that doesn’t mean they can’t play spoiler for teams still competing for the coveted league championship. That’s what happened on Tuesday night as the Yellow Jackets pulled off a 61-55 upset win at Cedar Springs. The Red Hawks entered the game tied with Forest Hills Northern at 6-1 in the league. The loss, couple with Northern’s 45-42 win over Northview, leaves the Red Hawks a game back with two league games remaining.


First half leads Belding over Montabella 66-36

Belding’s boys basketball team dominated Montabella in the first half of their game Tuesday night, and it led to a win. The Redskins picked up just their fifth win of the season when they beat the Mustangs 66-36.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Feb. 18

Lakeview 53, White Cloud 18: The Wildcats continued to win in the CSAA, getting an easy win over the Indians Tuesday night. Shawn Lindsey scored 12 points and Jon Wandel and Brad Hamlin had eight each for the winners.

The Greenville Optimist Club presented a check for $1,000 to EightCAP Inc. Pictured at the presentation are, from left, Larry Anstett, Greenville Optimist Club; France Schuleit, mayor pro tem and camp advisory board member; Dave Kivela, Greenville Optimist Club; Dan Petersen, EightCAP president; and Terry Acker, Greenville Optimist Club. — Courtesy photo

Greenville Optimist Camp’s 2014 fundraising campaign starts

Snow currently blankets the Greenville Optimist Camp (Wah-Wah-Tay-See) and the only sound of children you hear at camp are those screaming with delight as they descend down Tower Mountain. It is time to start thinking about summer and summer means camp.


Greenville City Council OKs bid for new turnout gear

The Greenville Department of Public Safety in December was awarded a grant by the Greenville Community Foundation for the purchasing of new turnout gear for the fire department and order has now been placed.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 20, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Temperatures in the mid 40s have lead to melting snow, which may cause minor flooding with tomorrow's storm, which is calling for nearly an inch of freezing rain. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Rising temperatures, rain may lead to minor local flooding

Thursday’s forecast calls for nearly an inch of freezing rain to fall on top of already melting piles of snow due to temperatures in the mid 40s, so water will be flowing. Just how much is yet to be seen.

Thomas Porter

Porter returns to Montcalm Country Board of Commissioners

Thomas Porter has been appointed to the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners … again.

Belding Dial-A-Ride Director Keven Kreiger speaks in front of Belding City Council Tuesday evening at the Pere Marquette Depot in Belding.

Belding City Council approves Dial-A-Ride budget application

The Dial-A-Ride transportation (DART) program is a valuable service for residents of Belding seeking public transport throughout town, but like all city services, it must be paid for and properly maintained.