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Voters encouraged to join Proposal 1 panel presentation April 20

It may be a little convoluted but, one way or another, Michigan voters will be asked to weigh in on Proposal 1 come May 5. In order to assist Montcalm County voters, a panel of administrators representing various local organizations will be fielding questions about the State of Michigan Ballot Proposal 15-1, commonly referred to as “Proposal 1.” The panel presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on April 20 at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. Anyone seeking clarification on the ballot proposal is encouraged to attend.

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UPDATE: Afternoon fire that consumed wetlands near Sheridan contained

Firefighters from Sheridan, Stanton and Montcalm Township spent the better part of Tuesday afternoon fighting an acres-wide grass fire that spread across a wetland area in Sidney Township.

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Funeral Notices for April 14, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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JUST IN: Tree planting project approved in Lakeview

Members of Lakeview’s Village Council voted Monday evening to approve a tree planting project at Wiseman Park on the north end of town. Funded by the Michigan Watershed Association, the initiative will provide for the planting of 65 trees at the park.

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JUST IN: Greenville school board talks foreign trip for group

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education, at its regular meeting Tuesday evening, approved a motion for a foreign trip request. A group of French and Spanish language students will be traveling abroad on March 30, 2017, for a nine-day excursion through Madrid, Paris and Rome. Greenville High School French and Spanish teacher Karen Paulsen was on hand to show the board some key photographs from the previous foreign trip the classes took.

The Edmore Village water tower will receive a fresh paint of coat this summer after members of the Edmore Village Council approved the decision during Monday evening's council meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

JUST IN: Edmore water tower to receive new paint job this summer

After a year of weighing its options, members of the Edmore Village Council voted to approve a fresh paint job of the village’s water tower.

A flock of turkeys comb through a cornfield in southwestern Montcalm County. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Hunters get ready to bag a bird during spring turkey season

Up until now, the only turkeys in Montcalm County that have been knocked down have been those on the bowling lane. However, that is about to change. Starting next Monday, hunters will be out in the woods trying to bag the wily wild turkey. Spring turkey season opens up at 6:20 a.m. on April 20 and hunters are getting excited to get out in the field.

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Tri County baseball goes winless in Indiana

Tri County’s baseball team is back home after spending the spring break in Indiana, playing baseball against high school teams in the Hoosier State. The Vikings came away without a win, but it was partially because the teams in Indiana are so good, said coach Chris Overbeek.

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Yellow Jacket Challenge will take place Sunday

The eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge will take place in just seven days. The Yellow Jacket Challenge consists of a 5K-run, a one-mile walk and the young Yellow Jacket fun runs. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Education Foundation of Greenville. Proceeds are used exclusively for wellness, exercise and nutrition programs throughout Greenville Public Schools.

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Montcalm Township Board OKs pay increase for fire chief

When it comes to keeping employees happy, nothing does it better than a pay raise. If there are any employees in the county whose happiness should be a priority it is township firefighters. And that goes double for the fire chief.