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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 [...]


JUST IN: Montcalm County commissioners consider eliminating dog kennel ordinance

Montcalm County Animal Control Director Angie Hollinshead was typing a new dog kennel ordinance draft on Friday, when the idea struck her.

“Maybe we just don’t do kennels anymore,” she said.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 14, 2015

Read funeral notices for Monday, Sept. 14, 2015.

Tri County senior quarterback Colton Harris (3) scores one of his four rushing touchdowns Friday evening in the second quarter as he powers past Central Montcalm senior defender Zack Bebow (54). - Daily News/Cory Smith

Colton Harris leads Tri County to victory over Central Montcalm

Tri County senior quarterback Colton Harris looked like a one-man wrecking crew during Friday’s 41-27 Central State Activities Association Gold Division victory over Central Montcalm, but he was the first to admit that he had a little help from his friends.
“My linemen gave me awesome protection and my receiving corps did an awesome job catching the ball,” Harris said. Harris, meanwhile, did just about everything else by shredding the Hornets on the ground and through the air.

Greenville’s Keegan Goetz sends a shot past Tri County keeper Eric Hayden during Thursday’s game. The shot just missed to the left, but Goetz finished with three goals. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Smith helps Greenville soccer to 7-3 win over Tri County

Kyle Smith was the difference. The Greenville Yellow Jackets scored seven goals, but it was the play of Smith in goal who keyed a 7-3 home victory over the Tri County Vikings on Thursday. In all, Smith made 16 saves for the Yellow Jackets including a penalty kick save on goal-scoring machine Dylan Matulis late in the second half.

Former Stanton resident Merideth Geselman, who now lives in Saginaw, recently hiked solo across the state, traveling from Oscoda to Empire. The trip took 20 days. (Courtesy photos)

Miles to go: Former Stanton resident hikes state

Generations have read and loved Frost’s depiction of a silent, snow-shrouded woodland, but few have lived first-hand that ephemeral, fleeting communion with the natural world recounted in the poet’s words. Those who have don’t forget the experience.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 12, 2015

Funeral notices — Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015