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Greenville city manager gives background on proposed personal property tax changes

After the Greenville city manager presented information to the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce about the potential impact of personal property tax changes at the state level, city council members asked him to present at a council meeting. On Tuesday, City Manager George Bosanic updated council members on how personal property tax changes ntroduced in December could negatively impact the city.


Vestaburg school bond proposal fails

Voters in the Vestaburg Community School district shot down a $990,000 bond proposal Tuesday by a margin of 60 to 40 percent. The proposal called for a 1.3 mill increase, which would cost an average homeowner in the district $48 per year for 10 years, to fund improvements to buses and roofs at the school. Proceeds from the bond would have generated approximately $990,000 — $750,000 of which would have gone toward replacing roofing systems over the high school, middle school and elementary school.


Would-be burglar scared off by homeowners

The owners of a home in the 3000 block of East Pakes Road in Evergreen Township awoke this morning around 1 a.m. to find an intruder in their house.


Funeral Notices for Aug. 7, 2014

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UPDATE: 2 barns destroyed by fire amid lightning storm

Firefighters from multiple departments responded to two early morning barn fires in Montcalm County today.

Mike and Barb Hurst (center) pose with the whole Hurst family including Barb’s sister Jean Fordyce (left) whose all-terrain wheelchair was donated to 16-year-old Austin Jones of Mayville who has muscular dystrophy. — Courtesy photo

Greenville resident discusses the importance of giving back

After the passing of a family member, a local family decided to donate medical equipment to a child in need to help make a difference in his life. Greenville residents Barb and Mike Hurst learned of 16-year-old Austin Jones in Mayville who has muscular dystrophy. His family was raising money for an all-terrain wheelchair to help Jones have easier access to being outside and in the nature.


Fairplain Township addresses Boyer Road blight

A resident became emotional at a Fairplain Township meeting Monday night as the board addressed a blight issue at her address and decided to get an attorney involved. The board discussed a concern on about Jessica Vanconant’s home, located at 1762 W. Boyer Road, which was destroyed in a fire on July 16 — the fourth fire in six months on Boyer Road between Carlsen and Brown roads.

Firefighters from the Carson City Fire Department were dispatched to a house fire at 8915 S. Garlock Road near Carson City at 9:04 a.m. this morning. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Motorist alerts sleeping residents of Carson City house fire

Firefighters extinguished a house fire Monday morning after a motorist spotted a burning mattress against the side of the home and then alerted the sleeping residents inside. Firefighters from the Carson City Fire Department were dispatched to 8915 S. Garlock Road at 9:04 a.m. and arrived on scene at 9:12 a.m. to find that the mattress had been moved from house and was smoldering in the yard. Fire had damaged the side of the house, but no flames were showing.


Funeral Notices for Aug. 6, 2013

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Blake Bitner of Greenville was the first male to cross the finish line at Crystal Run the Lake with a time of 27:49. — Daily News/Chip Burch

First-timers win 5-mile Crystal Run the Lake

The 17th Crystal Run the Lake running race was a lot cooler than last year’s race. High humidity was nowhere to be found and it helped bring out a lot of runners to the event, which helped get over 80 runners registered on Saturday, Aug. 3, noted Crystal Chamber of Commerce President Janet Shy. She said the route has also changed.