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THE REVIEW: Preparing for a whirlwind

Walking into Fifth Third Ballpark that August evening, the buzz was hard to ignore. With 8,000-plus fans crowding into their seats, the West Michigan Whitecaps prepared to move a step closer to their playoff push.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 20, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Jake Eckholm

OUR VIEW: Jake Eckholm focused on Lakeview and Stanton

When Jacob Eckholm stepped into the role of city manager of Stanton and village manager of Lakeview six months ago, he didn’t have a lot of time to sit back and soak in the current state of affairs for either municipality.

That being said, he still seems to have a pretty good grasp on what needs to get done and the kinds of things that will help both communities thrive. And we like his focus.

Tri County Area Schools voters will be asked to vote on a $2.7 million five-year sinking fund proposal Tuesday. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Tri County voters asked to approve $2.7 million sinking fund

Voters in the Tri County Area Schools district will be asked to approve a $2.7 million sinking fund proposal on Tuesday. Ask any Tri County administrator why, and the words “safety” and “security” will be voiced.

On Tuesday, certified recreational planning consultant Pam Blough, of P.M. Plough Inc., discusses the highlights of the Greenville Community Recreation Plan for 2015 to 2019. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council OKs 5-year recreation plan

This week, the city of Greenville unveiled an integral plan for the future of the city: A Community Recreation Plan for 2015 to 2019. During Tuesday’s meeting, the Greenville City Council hosted a public hearing for the recreation plan. Upon receiving no public comment, the council unanimously approved the plan. This five-year master plan for the Greenville Area Community Center and Recreation Department is the result of months of work by the nine members of Greenville Area Community Center and Recreation Department Recreation Committee and Director Kris Berry as well as City Engineer Doug Hinken.

New Belding Interim City Manager Bruce Brown, at left, speaks with Belding resident and business owner Dan Blunt Sr. on Tuesday evening, quickly getting to work just moments before signing his contract with the city. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding agrees with interim city manager

After signing his contract Tuesday evening, Bruce Brown will begin his tenure as Belding’s interim city manager beginning Monday. In a 5-0 vote by members of Belding City Council, Brown’s contract to manage the city on an interim basis was approved.


JUST IN: COGG discusses water, sewer systems

GREENVILLE — The Coalition of a Greater Greenville (COGG) got an earful of water during its Thursday. Greenville City Manager George Bosanic joined the COGG meeting to discuss the water and sewer systems which are vital to the city. He gave a presentation on the intricate systems of both the water and sewer programs. He [...]

Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker checks the clock while going for a pin during the regional semifinal match against Muskegon Reeths-Puffer at Coopersville High School on Wednesday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville falls short in regional semifinal to Reeths-Puffer

The goal for the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team is to reach the team state finals at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. Unfortunately, for the second consecutive season, the Yellow Jackets season ended at regionals.
On Wednesday night, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer (28-4) came on strong late and defeated the Yellow Jackets 39-33 in a Division 2 regional semifinal at Coopersville High School.


Belding, Tri County wrestlers fall in regionals

Both the Belding Redskins and Tri County Vikings were defeated by state-ranked opponents in the Division 3 regional wrestling tournament on Wednesday night.


CC-Crystal wrestlers lose in regional finals

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team got the matchup it wanted in the finals of the Division 4 regional. But the Eagles, ranked ninth in the state in Division 4 by Michigan Grappler, didn’t get the matchups they wanted when they got there.