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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.

The Greenville Transit System building is settling due to some underlying issues with the soil. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville Transit System building settling due to sub-surface issues

Due to some underlying issues in the soil makeup, the Greenville Transit System building is having some foundation troubles.

During the latest Greenville City Council meeting, City Engineer Doug Hinken reported on the problem.

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education heard the second quarterly report from Baldwin Heights Elementary School Principal Mike Walsh concerning the school’s status as a focus school on Monday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Baldwin Heights making improvements as focus school

It has been a year since Baldwin Heights Elementary School was labeled a focus school.

Yet, the things they’ve accomplished in a year have been remarkable.


JUST IN: Belding car chase results in drunken driving arrest

A 32-year-old Belding man is behind bars after leading police on a car and foot chase.

According Chief Dale E. Nelson, around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, a Belding officer noticed an erratically driven car near the intersection of Bridge Street and M-44.