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JUST IN: Montcalm Township Planning Commission approves motorcycle club, ordinance changes

GREENVILLE —  The Montcalm Township Planning Commission had its hands full of bikers during its meeting on Wednesday. Members of The Chosen Ones, a local motorcycle club, were on hand during the meeting to address a public hearing concerning their request for a special land use permit on a parcel of property located on Lake [...]

On Tuesday, Eureka Township resident Frank DePue gets ready to do his civic duty and vote on Proposal 1. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Michigan voters overwhelmingly shoot Proposal 1 down

Michigan voters on Tuesday resoundingly defeated tax increases that would have pumped $1.2 billion more a year into roads, a setback for Gov. Rick Snyder and others who warn that the state’s infrastructure is falling into disrepair because of inadequate funding. In early returns, Proposal 1 was down 77 percent to 23 percent in Oakland and Kent counties, two of the state’s largest counties.


Funeral Notices for May 6, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, May 6, 2015


JUST IN: Voters approve Palo school annexation into CC-C

Voters approved annexing Palo Community School into the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district today.


JUST IN: Belding passes balanced tentative budget for 2015-2016 fiscal year

The Belding City Council has passed a tentative budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year that is balanced without borrowing from the city’s general fund.


JUST IN: Greenville City Council closes streets for Danish Festival

During its first meeting of May, the Greenville City Council focused on street closures and public hearings.

Ken Hansen of Crystal is pictured with Ethan Nokes, 8, of Riverdale. Hansen rescued Nokes from being attacked by four Rottweilers on Monday afternoon. Nokes sustained 22 bite wounds in the attack. Hansen went to visit Nokes on Tuesday, after the boy had been released from the hospital. — Courtesy photo

‘They were trying to kill him’: Boy survives attack from 4 Rottweilers

A young boy survived nearly two dozen bites from four Rottweiler dogs Monday afternoon thanks to a nearby construction worker who came running to help. According to the Michigan State Police, the incident occurred around 5:10 p.m. in the Riverdale area of Gratiot County.


Montcalm County to leave elected official pay issue alone

An ongoing elected official wage debate that’s been in discussions since last summer has finally come to a close — for now. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 8-1 on April 27 to approve the Finance & Personnel Committee’s recommendation from a subcommittee that stated wages for elected officials are within the averages of similar counties and recommended no additional changes should take place this year. There was no discussion during the April 27 vote.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, May 4

Central Montcalm splits: The Hornets won the first game 2-0, but lost game two 3-1 at Cedar Springs on Monday. Brandon Braman earned the win in game one, allowing four hits with no walks and five strikeouts. Todd Switzer and Jake Ebels and two hits each, while Brody Shindorf and Braman had RBIs…

Belding junior Alex Parker, middle, clears a hurdle during a home meet against Sparta on Monday. She set a school record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.49 seconds. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Belding girls top Sparta, finishes O-K Blue regular season perfect

The Belding Redskins girls track team has a stranglehold on the O-K Blue. With Monday’s 89-48 win at home against Sparta, the Redskins finished the league regular season schedule undefeated for the third consecutive season. That’s 15 straight dual meet wins.