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Greenville considering rezoning request

After a lengthy mulling and serious consideration because of longterm implications, the Greenville Planning Commission voted 5-1 on Thursday in favor of the potential rezoning of a residential district along M-57 near Bower Street to office space.

Carson City-Crystal’s Arron Haines gets fouled going up for a shot during Thursday’s game at home against Vestaburg. Haines scored a game-high 19 points.

Defense leads CC-Crystal past Vestaburg

The Carson City-Crystal boys basketball team got off to a quick start and never looked back. The Eagles came out firing and set an early defensively tone in a 55-42 MSAC victory over rival Vestaburg on Thursday night at home.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, Dec. 12

Montabella 50, Coleman 44: The Mustangs made a second half comeback over the Comets with a 37-22 finish on Thursday night. Chase Murray led the Mustangs with 15 points…


Funeral Notices – Dec. 13, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Education has to be a partnership

This past week, Susan J. Demas wrote a column that came down very hard on parents. She took them to task for not keeping up on their end of the bargain when it comes to educating their children. She said, “Forget blaming teachers. Blame the parents.”


OUR VIEW: Montcalm Alliance millage needs to slow down

On Monday, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners are set to decide whether to approve a request from a subcommittee of the Montcalm Alliance to enact a new millage increase to help economic development in our area — without putting it to a vote of the people.


Montcalm Alliance millage proposal in hands of county commissioners

Another word for alliance is accord, meaning to be in harmony. But not everyone is singing the same tune when it comes to an economic development millage proposed by the Montcalm Alliance.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Dec. 11

Central wins a pair: The Green Hornets went to Williamston Wednesday night and won both of their dual meets, beating Dansville 45-36 and Bath 48-33…

Belding’s Michael Hunter, top, works over Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker during the 112- pound match Wednesday.

Greenville wrestlers go 2-0, stop Redskins, Rams

While Greenville’s wrestling team continued their winning ways at the Rockford quadrangular, Belding’s team went the other way. The Yellow Jackets won both of their matches Wednesday, beating the Redskins 41-28. While they were beating Rockford 38-33, the Redskins lost to Fruitport 42-30.

A house fire Wednesday morning at 3275 Dick Road in Orleans Township was likely caused by a wood stove in the rear of the home. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Wood stove likely cause of Wednesday morning Orleans Township house fire

Firefighters from four departments worked together Wednesday morning in freezing conditions to extinguish a house fire after a hunter in the woods spotted smoke and flames coming from a residence on Dick Road. The Orleans Township Fire Department was dispatched to the fully involved structure fire at 3275 Dick Road, south of Peterson Road, at 8:02 a.m.