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While discussing a potential winter festival in Greenville, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority also discussed creating beer festival with a “trail crawl” on the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Is a beer or winter festival in Greenville’s future?

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority exists to improve the many facets of downtown — from the facades to the streets to the parks to the very atmosphere of downtown.


Montcalm County officials revisit secondhand dealer proposal

The wording of a proposed secondhand dealers ordinance has been bandied about for so long among Montcalm County officials that the commissioner who originally proposed the idea is no longer in office.


Montcalm County officials still debating dog kennel rules

Proposed changes to Montcalm County’s dog kennel ordinance are likely headed to a public hearing.


Montcalm County military department may have its coordinator

The newly established Montcalm County Department of Military and Veteran Services is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Belding’s Blake Rodarmer tries to turn Sparta’s Dave Mosher over during the teams’ dual meet Wednesday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding wrestlers spilt at FH Northern

elding’s wrestling team had been cruising along without a loss in the first half of the season. Then they ran into one of the toughest teams in the O-K Blue Conference.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Jan. 14

TRI COUNTY WINS A PAIR: The Vikings hosted Newaygo and Reed City in a CSAA-Gold triangular Wednesday night and came away with a pair of wins. Tri County slaughtered the Lions 65-3 and beat the Coyotes 49-25…


Funeral Notices for Jan. 15, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

A Greenville man was critically injured today after a pick-up truck he was driving left the road, rolled down a hill and landed in a swamp. — Courtesy photo

JUST IN: Greenville man critically injured in rollover accident into swamp

A Greenville man was critically injured after a pick-up truck he was driving left the road, rolled down a hill and landed in a swamp.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident around 11:18 a.m. Wednesday on Grow Road south of M-57.


Lakeview Village Council reconsiders snow removal rule

Maybe you can successfully challenge local government.

That seems to be the case after heated public comments at Monday’s meeting of the Lakeview Village Council swayed the opinions of some council members.

From left, Belding City Council members Dennis Cooper, Mike Scheid, Jerry Lallo, Mayor Ron Gunderson, Mayor Pro Tem Tom Jones and City Manager Meg Mullendore discuss how to proceed with appointing new members of the Zoning Board of Appeals during a work session at the Pere Marquette Depot in Belding on Jan. 6. — File photo

Belding Zoning Board of Appeals to be reinstated with new members

Seven months after it was absorbed by the Belding City Council, one of this city’s committees is officially on its way to being reinstated.

Members of Belding City Council met on Jan. 6 for a work session to decide how to proceed with reinstating the five-member Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) through dialog and brainstorming.