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JUST IN: Montcalm County approves ambulance bids

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners approved multiple Emergency Medical Services vehicle requests at today’s meeting.


Funeral Notices for June 22, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, June 22, 2015

Greenville’s Brandon Loiselle nears the finish line of the 400-meter dash during The Daily News Track Classic in May. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Veteran runners helped pace Greenville boys

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys track team ended up with a pretty good record this season. The Yellow Jackets were 5-2 overall and 3-2 in dual meets, finishing second in the O-K Bronze Conference, according to coach Tim O’Brien.


JUST IN: Two cars collide, third goes off road in Belding accident

BELDING — A two-car accident subsequently led to a secondary accident during a Sunday driving incident. At 7:20 p.m., Deputies responded to a two-car personal injury accident on Belding Road near Hoppough Road. Investigation at the scene revealed that a Red Dodge Avenger being operated by 54-year-old Nancy Burgess of Orleans was slowing to make [...]

Performance Plus in Greenville has had a little fun advertising the business with clever and humorous sayings on its marquis. One side of the marquis, for example, harkens back to the classic television show “Diff’rent Strokes.” (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

BUSINESS BEAT: Performance Plus’ humorous sign getting noticed

If you’re going to get folks’ attention, it’s helpful if you can make them smile, maybe even laugh.

Although it has been nearly 70 years, Robert “Tex” Ritter remembers many of the names of his fallen brothers with whom he served during World War II. (Courtesy photo)

Greenville World War II veteran recalls things he would ‘like to forget’

Ideally, you’d be holding a book in your hands right now instead of a newspaper. It would be a big book, one with gilt edging and hundreds of pages. The stories Greenville resident Robert “Tex” Ritter has amassed more than 93 years of living can’t help but feel squeezed by a newspaper’s space constraints. In a perfect world, they would have room to breathe.


Funeral Notices for June 20, 2015

Funeral Notices for Saturday, June 20, 2015

Eureka Township Planning Commission member Randy Klepper and Vice Chairman Duane Putnam consider outbuilding setback zoning regulations during their meeting on Wednesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Single zoning complaint leads to series of violations

Sometimes enforcing local zoning ordinances can be like setting up dominoes. Once one violation of the ordinance is found, more often than not several more can be found in the immediate vicinity.

Belding junior Greta Wilker connects for a double during a game at home this season. Wilker earned Division 2 first team All-State honors. - File photo

Wilker, 3 others earn All-State softball honors

The Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association released its All-State honorees on Wednesday. In all, four area players earned All-State honors this season. For the second straight season, Belding’s Greta Wilker was named to the Division 2 first team. This year as a utility fielder (third base in 2014).

Central Montcalm pitcher Scylar Blaisdell in action this season. Blaisdell earned CSAA Gold first team honors.

7 Hornets, 4 Vikings earn CSAA Gold softball honors

The Central Montcalm Hornets won the CSAA Gold softball championship this season, its first conference title since 1987. The Hornets went 12-0 in league play (29-8 overall) and had seven players earn conference honors. Tri County finished the season 16-22 overall and fifth in the CSAA Gold. Four Vikings earned conference honors this season.