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Greenville Planning Commission looks to simplify downtown regulations

The Greenville Planning Commission on Thursday set a public hearing for July 10 regarding potential language changes to downtown residency regulations.

The proposed new language would make it easier for upstairs rentals downtown.

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Lakeview Summerfest: 3 days of small town fun

There’s something about a small town festival; it’s more than the corn dogs, fireworks and live music. Those things are all a part of it, sure, but summertime festivals are greater than the sum of their parts. They are quintessentially American, and as much a part of our national zeitgeist as are mom and apple pie.

And Lakeview’s Summerfest, slated for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, is one of the best. Organizers this year have packed the event with activities to appeal to a diverse audience, from kids to seniors.

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Funeral Notices – June 12, 2014

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Beagles run, jump and climb in excitement at Rick Snow’s kennels in Greenville. Snow says his kennels offer plenty of space and houses for each dog and he is concerned about Montcalm County kennel ordinance updates, which would require him to build a building to house his dogs. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Dog owners say Montcalm County kennel ordinance could do more harm than good

Montcalm County’s kennel ordinance was updated last year with the goal of enacting stricter, more specific requirements. However, a number of dog owners think county officials are barking up the wrong tree.

Guest View | Alison Barberi

GUEST VIEW: 100 years of giving and growing together

One hundred years ago, in 1914, the community foundation concept was born in the Midwest, giving rise to a new philanthropy, a new way of participating in community, and a new vision for the future.

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Funeral Notices for June 12, 2014

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Greenville’s Alisha Gatchel beat out 26 other contestants to be crowned Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen Wednesday night. — Courtesy photo

Greenville girl crowned Outstanding Teen at Miss Michigan

After competing twice previously, Alisha Gatchel knows that each scholarship pageant she participates in is a life-changing experience.

From left, Trustee Michael Williams, Chairwoman Karen Carbonelli, Vice President for Administrative Services James D. Lantz and President Bob Ferrentino listen to a presentation Tuesday on a public outreach program focusing on a possible millage renewal for Montcalm Community College in the November election. — Daily News/Cory Smith

MCC Board of Trustees discusses millage renewal

The fate of more than 60 programs and affordable tuition at Montcalm Community College (MCC) will likely come before the eyes of voters at the ballot box this November. During Tuesday’s morning MCC Board of Trustees meeting, board members, accompanied by several task force members, discussed the likely possibility of asking voters to renew the current 10-year millage.

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Greenville DDA takes aim at ‘the corner lot’

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is considering whether to take action to further develop the parcel of land at the corner of M-91 and M-57. The parcel, commonly referred to as “the corner lot,” is privately owned and has been listed for sale for many years.

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Funeral Notices for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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