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Edmore Village Manager Neil Rankin is pictured in his office at the Curtis Community Building in Edmore. — File photo

New Edmore village manager excited to be on the job

Today Neil Rankin has one week under his belt as this village’s new manager. Rankin, 37, officially took on village manager duties last Tuesday after the Edmore Village Council unanimously voted to hire him earlier this month. He will earn an annual salary of $45,000 to work 32 hours per week.

The Tivoli Garden Beer Tent, which usually is held each Danish Festival at the Greenville Armory on Hillcrest Street in Greenville, will not be included among this year’s activities during the festival. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Tivoli Garden Beer Tent will be absent from 2013 Danish Festival

As the Tivoli Garden Beer Tent will not be held during this year’s 49th annual Danish Festival, downtown businesses and the city prepare for where festival goers might spend their time. Danish Festival Executive Director Pamela Jorae stated it was declining numbers that caused the event to be canceled.


SHORT TAKES: Danish Festival’s Tivoli Gardens event will be missed

News that there will be no Tivoli Gardens beer tent during Danish Festival this year certainly sparked a lot of comment on The Daily News Facebook page. While we don’t yet know why the choice was made to eliminate this event from the schedule, we can understand why some may be disappointed.


Funeral Notices for July 23, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Montcalm County commissioners considering budget requests

Commissioners on the Montcalm County Finance & Personnel Committee are working to distinguish “wants” from “needs” as they plan the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget. Committee members met on July 15 and again on Monday to review numerous requests from county department heads. The requests are first being sorted into what is truly needed. The needed requests will then be prioritized at a future meeting.

Lakeview’s Gus Ward takes a handoff during a game last year for the Wildcats. Lakeview opens the 2013 season Aug. 29 at home against Morley Satanwood.

Lakeview transitions with new football coach

With just a few weeks before the start of the high school football season, the Lakeview Wildcats continue summer preparation with new head coach Sean Rinehart. Rinehart, a Michigan native, has spent the past several years in North Carolina coaching the same sport. Now, for the first time he is in charge of his own program and loving every minute of it.


Belding to host parent/child hoops camp

The Belding Basketball Academy has been a week long camp for area youths the past few years. This year, camp director and Belding High School principal Brett Zuver is trying something different with the Belding Family Basketball Academy. This camp is a one day only camp that will feature kids along with their parents.

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M-57 construction samples use of crumb rubber on major roads

Many local drivers will be testing out a new type of asphalt that could be used throughout the rest of the state in future road projects.

A male driver was taken by AeroMed to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids after he passed a dump truck and clipped the front of it when merging back in the lane. Alcohol and road rage are believed to factors in the accident. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Alcohol, road rage factors in crash ending with driver being airlifted

A driver was taken by AeroMed to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids after crashing with a dump truck.


Intoxicated man arrested on lawn of Sheriff’s Office

A man was taken into custody on the lawn of the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office Saturday evening after he allegedly demanded that deputies respond to a child custody dispute while carrying a revolver while intoxicated.