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All that was left of Danielle Ryckman’s balloon after traveling 470 miles from Edmore to Fayette County, Pa. The balloon made the trip in just a few days.

Found balloon’s long journey brings comfort to Edmore woman

Danielle Ryckman had a close relationship with her grandfather, David Johnston. So maybe it was only natural that when her boyfriend, Jarrid Thrush, proposed marriage, the couple wanted to go the traditional route and ask for Johnston’s blessing. They never got the chance.


JUST IN: Montcalm County Board of Commissioners approves EMS requests

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners approved multiple requests from the county’s Emergency Medical Services department during their monthly meeting today.

Lakeview senior Seth Kanouse hits a fairway shot on hole No. 10 at Brookside Golf Course on Saturday. Kanouse shot 93. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville golfers win Lakeview invite

The Greenville Yellow Jackets golf team dominated the Lakeview Invitational. Greenville’s four golfers finished first through fourth, while the Yellow Jackets shot 340 to win the invitational over Kent City’s 391 at Brookside Golf Course on Saturday.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, April 25

Central wins Alma tourney: The Green Hornets won both of their games in the Alma Invitational Saturday to win the tournament. Central started out with a 4-3 win over the host Panthers…

Alan "Dale" Nelson

Sidney Township still waiting on answers after homicide, home invasions

It’s been one month since a Sidney Township man was found slain in his home amidst multiple home invasions in the Nevins Lake neighborhood. Alan “Dale” Nelson, 80, was found in his house at 591 Nelson Drive on March 30. His home had been broken into, along with three other cottages on the lake. Nelson lived alone and was home by himself at the time of the attack. Police have not yet released the cause of Nelson’s death.

Land and Resource Engineering Inc. President Todd Olin, right, gave an update on the expansion project to the Greenville Planning Commission, while City Manager George Bosanic and Wade Trim Inc. Senior Project Manager Tim Johnson consulted their notes. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville EZ Mart purchases property to south, aids in expansion

This summer, the owners of the EZ Mart Mobile gas station in Greenville were set for a large expansion project. As of Thursday, their plans have changed. Now they’re going even bigger — at least in terms of property.


ED GILBERT: Trout opener may not be the best one

Is it just me, or does it always rain, snow and be very cold and miserable on the opening days of Michigan’s trout season? Well and regardless, here we go again!

Belding’s Alyviah Mason, second from right, signs a letter of intent to play for Cornerstone University’s women’s bowling team Friday. Watching are, from left, her father Tim Mason, Cornerstone bowling coach Michael Hall and mother Amber Rood. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding senior joins Cornerstone’s bowling program

A Belding senior will be one of the first members of the Cornerstone University women’s bowling team. Alyviah Mason signed her letter of intent to bowl for Cornerstone in front of her family and her Belding softball teammates Friday.

Tri County’s Kyle Peterman delivers a pitch during game one of Friday’s doubleheader at Central Montcalm. Peterman struck out 11, but took the loss in a 3-2 nine inning game. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm tops Tri County in nine innings

Todd Switzer and Kyle Peterman dueled back and forth for nine innings. Switzer earned the win for Central Montcalm with Ben West’s walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning — two extra innings — to defeat the Tri County Vikings 3-2 on Friday.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, April 24

CC-Crystal, Sacred Heart split: The Eagles and Irish made up their doubleheader that was postponed from Tuesday, with Sacred Heart winning the first game 4-0 and CC-Crystal winning the second 3-2…