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Stanton clock project draws strong community support

Funds are coming in even faster than anticipated for a planned new downtown clock. The project’s logistics also are on track and planners are confident the clock will be installed according to schedule, sometime this fall or possibly sooner.

Greenville’s Mackenzie Bell makes a pass to her left during Tuesday’s game at home against Morley Stanwood. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville girls hold off Morley Stanwood

The Greenville Yellow Jackets connected on seven three-pointers against Morley Stanwood. Kyleigh Platt drained two of the most important triples in a 63-56 home win over the Mohawks on Tuesday night.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan 20

Greenville 54, Morley Stanwood 47: The Yellow Jackets turned a two-point deficit through three quarters into a win with a 19-11 fourth quarter Tuesday night. Ethan Morris led Greenville with 10 points and 12 rebounds…


Funeral Notices for Jan. 21, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Meg Mullendore

JUST IN: Belding City Council votes 3-2 to fire manager

In a 3-2 vote by members of the Belding City Council tonight, City Manager Meg Mullendore has been terminated from her job, effective immediately.

Councilman Dennis Cooper motioned for Mullendore’s dismissal during the council comment portion of tonight’s Belding City Council meeting.

Montcalm Community College student Bryce Myers asks a question related to diversity Monday during a presentation by guest speaker Scott T. Ayotte of Spectrum Health.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

MCC guest speaker delivers MLK Day tribute

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy as a civil rights leader will forever stand the test of time. His messages of equality and freedom for all, delivered decades ago, continue to resonate with the young learning minds of the present.

Central Montcalm Middle School math teacher Jennifer Thrush expresses her less-than-enthusiastic attitude toward kissing a pig. The entire middle school math department puckered up to reward students for a recent big win the North American Challenge, an online mathematics contest. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Central Montcalm Middle School math teachers pucker up for pig

Students at Central Montcalm Middle School were squealing with delight Thursday when several of their teachers and principal swallowed their pride, held their noses and kissed a pig. The porcine canoodling was the students’ reward for rising to the top of the North American leader board on the Manga High online math website. According to teacher Shannon Powell, several math teachers promised to kiss a live pig if the students achieved this goal.

Grace and the Rev. Jeff Wilhelm stand in the sanctuary Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Grace was diagnosed with plasma cell leukemia in 2012. The church will be holding a marrow donor registry drive today from 3 to 7 p.m. at the church, at 908 W. Oak in Greenville. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Grace Wilhelm fights plasma cell leukemia

In October 2012, Grace Wilhelm and her husband, the Rev. Jeff Wilhelm, were driving back from a prayer conference on Mackinac Island when Grace received a phone call that shook the very foundation of her life.


Donated lakefront property could net Lakeview $50,000

A lakefront property donated to this village could conceivably help pay for the cost of new snow removal equipment. Although the deal is still tentative, the Lakeview Village Council recently voted to allow Village Manager Jake Eckholm to move forward with the sale of a Townline Lake property donated to the village by Wells Fargo.

Lakeview senior Rylee Nielsen dives for a loose ball and makes a pass up court for a basket during Monday’s game at home against Leroy Pine River. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview girls rally past Pine River

For nearly three quarters, the Lakeview Wildcats girls basketball team had a case of the Mondays. For a good portion of the game, Leroy Pine River out-rebounded the Wildcats. Lakeview turned the ball over far too many times and its lackadaisical effort allowed the Bucks to lead after each of the first three quarters. Luckily for the Wildcats, the game lasts four quarters.