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JUST IN: Greenville Planning Commission talks Hathaway, Mobil gas station

The Greenville Planning Commission has a full plate right now.

During Thursday’s meeting, the commission reviewed a final site plan from Hathaway Green Planned Unit Development (PUD), then held a work session concerning an expansion of the EZ Mart Mobil gas station.

Family and friends comfort Darlene Dickinson, second from left, as she watches her Evergreen Township home burn Wednesday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Memories Lost: Sheridan area home destroyed by fire

When Charles Dickinson stepped outside his home Wednesday afternoon to the sight of thick black smoke rising not far in the distance, his heart immediately sank. A nearby house was on fire and he had a gut feeling he may know the homeowner.


Spring cleanup stops in Sheridan

Village residents hoping to unload junk during a spring cleanup event should make other plans this year. Although the village has sponsored cleanup days in past years, poor turnout last year has prompted Sheridan Village Council members to forego the event this year.

Greenville Department of Public Safety officer Marty Obetts, left, and part-paid firefighter Nikki Loomis work together to move a hose after successfully extinguishing a fire at 1208 Ranney Drive in Greenville Wednesday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Fire at Greenville’s Creekview Estates mobile home park

Leonard Linebaugh had just returned home with his wife, Jennie, when his neighbors pointed out an oddity as he walked outside to collect his mail. Raising attention to his residence at 1208 Ranney Drive, Leonard and his neighbors saw smoke coming from the rear portion of his Creekview Estates mobile home park residence Wednesday afternoon.

Greenville Downtown Development Authority Vice Chairman David Ralph, at left, contemplates the city’s bike rack project. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville DDA keeps moving on bike racks

On Tuesday morning, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was greasing up the gears and oiling down the chains in preparation for summer. Once again, they discussed the installation of several bike racks around the city.


Belding’s season ends at the hands of Wayland Union

Belding’s girls basketball team met a vastly superior opponent Tuesday night, and Redskins coach Brad Wilson knew it. “When you play a team as tough as Wayland (Union), they really expose your weaknesses,” Wilson said. “Wayland plays at a speed that’s very hard to match.”

Greenville graduate and Central Michigan University senior Tyler Keselring placed second in the Mid-American Conference at 133 pounds on Sunday. - Courtesy photo

Keselring hoping for NCAA championship at-large bid

Tyler Keselring doesn’t want his wrestling career to be finished. The Greenville graduate and Central Michigan University senior is anxiously awaiting Wednesday afternoon to find out if he has earned an at-large bid to the NCAA wrestling championships March 19-21 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.


Funeral Notices for March 12, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, March 12, 2015


JUST IN: Montcalm Township Board hires firefighters, approves fines

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — The Montcalm Township Fire Department is bolstering its ranks. During the Montcalm Township Board meeting on Wednesday, the board unanimously approved the hiring of five new firefighters. Three of the five were present at the meeting to introduce themselves to board members. The board also approved a measure for penalties for burning [...]

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Dog owners speak out against Montcalm County kennel ordinance

Any topic involving animals is a historically proven way to attract the masses to county board meetings. Monday was no exception, as Montcalm County’s Law Enforcement & Courts committee heard half an hour of public comments from concerned and tearful residents about proposed changes to the county’s dog kennel ordinance.