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Belding City Manager Meg Mullendore discusses the topic of a grant agreement extension Tuesday evening at the Pere Marquette Depot in Belding. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding City Council extends 2009 capital projects grant through 2015

An agreement for state and federal grants originally received in 2009 for the Pere Marquette Depot Building and Dial-A-Ride bus garage in Belding was extended into 2015 Tuesday evening after council members voted to approve the extension.

Greenville officials have approved a plan that will bring in septage from outside sources to be processed at the city's wastewater treatment plant for a cost. The plan could generate tens of thousands of dollars per year in revenue for the city's sewer fund. Pictured are City Manager George Bosanic, left, and Mayor John Hoppough discussing the plan. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

From tank to bank, processing septage to benefit Greenville

It might be tough to believe there is a market for septic waste, but Greenville officials have approved a plan which will bring in septage from outside sources to be processed at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.


SHORT TAKES: Winter hits budgets, infrastructure hard

This year’s winter wonderland is causing municipal governments all across Michigan to wonder if or when Mother Nature’s assault on their operations will subside.

Julien Shaver, 6, is shown wearing a weighted vest designed to provide comfort and calmness while he takes part in a sensory activity Monday in Kim Ramos’ class. The vests were purchased by the Greenville High School DECA group, a marketing club. DECA raised almost $500 during a “Time for Change” fundraiser at a football game this past fall. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

DECA group donates weighted vests and blankets for special education students

During football season, student members of marketing club at Greenville High School utilized a “mad minute” of fundraising to help gather money for a cause. It took a little longer than expected, but the nearly $500 raised by the DECA group purchased much needed weighted vests and blankets for special education students at Baldwin Heights Elementary School.

From left, Belding Robotics team members Tyler Gasper, Jessie Boyd, John Parcher, Haley Davis and Taylor Sluiter stand together in East Lansing after finishing second and third place in the Michigan State Vex Robotics Tournament. — Courtesy photo

Belding robotics team takes 2nd, 3rd at state finals

The Belding robotics team returned home this weekend with much success in the state championship tournament. One of its two teams was just a few points shy of claiming the state championship.


Funeral Notices for March 4, 2014

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By giving permission to staff members to resist and delay intrusion, Greenville Public School officials say they are allowing more time for law enforcement to respond, which in Greenville is only minutes because the city has its own department. Shown are students of Tony Hoffman’s math class, just prior to the first-hour bell this morning. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville Public Schools allowing staff to resist intruders

The conversation on how school officials should respond when an armed intruder gains entry to a building has continued to evolve since the shooting at Columbine High School in 1999 and even more so since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.


OUR VIEW: Location key to pavilion success

Location, location, location … that’s what it’s all about in the retail business.


Funeral Notices for March 3, 2014

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Greenville’s Alec Ward, right, tangles with Bay City Western’s Christian Schoenherr during the Division 2, 140-pound semifinal on Friday. Ward placed second after a finals match loss to St. Johns’ Zac Hall. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Ward places second, 11 others earn all-state wrestling honors

The Michigan High School Athletic Association individual wrestling tournament is an exhilarating three-day weekend full of joy and heartbreak. Overall, the area had 26 wrestlers earn their way through a grueling team regular season and then individual district and regional tournaments to reach the state finals. In the end, 12 of those wrestlers placed at least eighth in their respective weight classes and divisions.