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Mike Bazzle, right, with the president of the Direct Selling Association, Joe Mariano, in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.

BUSINESS BEAT: Belding direct sales operator takes case for home marketing to legislators

For Mike Bazzle and his wife and business partner, Amy Jo, there’s no place like home, particularly when it comes to work. For the past 11 years, the Belding couple has managed their own direct sales business from home, allowing them the flexibility to set their own hours and spend more time with their four young children.

Prein & Newhoff engineer James Hegarty discusses with the Greenville City Council the potential for a $2 million sewer and wastewater grant. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville pursues water and sewer grant

This city is hoping to be awarded a potential $2 million storm and wastewater grant to help identify conditions of water and sanitary sewer systems and outline a longterm plan for repairs and upkeep. On Monday, the Greenville City Council approved the submission of an application to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, which awards the grant.

The 14th annual Grand Rapids Symphony Holiday Pops concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Tickets go on sale Monday. — File photo

Grand Rapids Symphony Holiday Pops to return to Greenville

Tickets for the 14th annual Grand Rapids Symphony Holiday Pops concert go on sale Monday and organizers say the event will once again leave the crowd in awe. “I think it’s something people look forward to each year. It’s a wonderful event,” said Steven Day, chairman of the Education Foundation of Greenville, which puts on the event. “It’s a nice way to kick off the holiday season.”


Funeral Notices – Nov. 9, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

Bill Delp, one of the charter founders of the Fighting Falcon Museum in Greenville, stands in front of the Fighting Falcon, the first glider to touch the ground in Europe as part of the invasion in World War II. The glider will be one of many military items on display at the museum Sunday during a Veteran’s Day celebration.

Fighting Falcon museum anchors special day of activities in Greenville

It took more than six months and 75,000 individual pieces to create the Fighting Falcon, the first glider to touch the ground in Europe during the Allied invasion of World War II. And it was built right here in Greenville and paid for through war bonds sold by the Greenville High School class of 1943.

The Belding Redskins won its sixth district title in the past seven seasons on Thursday night at Alma.

Belding takes third straight district title

Belding’s volleyball team did it again – just like they have two times before. The Redskins won a Class B district volleyball tournament, knocking off Central Montcalm in straight games 25-23, 25-7, 25-13 in Alma Thursday night.


CC-Crystal ready for Pewamo-Westphalia challenge

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles have been preparing all week for its toughest challenge this season on the football field. The Eagles — 10-0 after last week’s 21-6 win over Evart — will face former Central Michigan Athletic Conference rival Pewamo-Westphalia (9-1) in a Division 7 district final tonight at home.


Redskins get rematch with league rival Comstock Park

Football rematches don’t happen very often. Well, the Belding Redskins and Comstock Park Panthers get to do just that, a rematch. Same teams, same location, different meaning.

Center for Michigan Outreach Director Amber DeLind led a community discussion to gage residents’ thoughts on the direction of the state of Michigan and what solutions there may be to some of the state’s challenges.

Center for Michigan seeks voters’ issues to bring to legislators

GREENVILLE — What’s your agenda for Michigan? That was the question posed by The Center for Michigan to more than two dozen Greenville residents Thursday evening in a town hall session seeking input on the direction the state is headed.


Funeral Notices — Friday, November 8, 2013

Funeral notices for Friday, November 8, 2013