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The Greenville Optimist Club presented a check for $1,000 to EightCAP Inc. Pictured at the presentation are, from left, Larry Anstett, Greenville Optimist Club; France Schuleit, mayor pro tem and camp advisory board member; Dave Kivela, Greenville Optimist Club; Dan Petersen, EightCAP president; and Terry Acker, Greenville Optimist Club. — Courtesy photo

Greenville Optimist Camp’s 2014 fundraising campaign starts

Snow currently blankets the Greenville Optimist Camp (Wah-Wah-Tay-See) and the only sound of children you hear at camp are those screaming with delight as they descend down Tower Mountain. It is time to start thinking about summer and summer means camp.

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Greenville City Council OKs bid for new turnout gear

The Greenville Department of Public Safety in December was awarded a grant by the Greenville Community Foundation for the purchasing of new turnout gear for the fire department and order has now been placed.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 20, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Temperatures in the mid 40s have lead to melting snow, which may cause minor flooding with tomorrow's storm, which is calling for nearly an inch of freezing rain. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Rising temperatures, rain may lead to minor local flooding

Thursday’s forecast calls for nearly an inch of freezing rain to fall on top of already melting piles of snow due to temperatures in the mid 40s, so water will be flowing. Just how much is yet to be seen.

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Porter returns to Montcalm Country Board of Commissioners

Thomas Porter has been appointed to the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners … again.

Belding Dial-A-Ride Director Keven Kreiger speaks in front of Belding City Council Tuesday evening at the Pere Marquette Depot in Belding.

Belding City Council approves Dial-A-Ride budget application

The Dial-A-Ride transportation (DART) program is a valuable service for residents of Belding seeking public transport throughout town, but like all city services, it must be paid for and properly maintained.

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Greenville City Council denies Forest View PUD rezoning request

Accepting the Greenville Planning Commission’s recommendation, the City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday evening to deny a request by fellow Councilman Mark Lehman to rezone a portion of the Forest View planned use development (PUD).

The cabin of a semi trailer sits scorched after a fire destroyed a storage and maintenance facility and all contents inside at County Line Farms in Spencer Township on Tuesday morning.

Cause of County Line Farms fire ‘undetermined’ at this time, but business will continue

An early morning fire that required the response of five fire departments destroyed a large maintenance and storage facility at County Line Farms Tuesday.

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Funeral Notices — Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Funeral notices for Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Franz Mogdis has been executive director of the Montcalm Alliance since 1997. — File photo

Montcalm Alliance looking to move forward after setbacks

The Montcalm Alliance may have been in the news lately regarding a failed millage proposal that never even went to a vote, but in the meantime, the Alliance’s executive director has been staying busy working to assist local businesses.