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ED GILBERT: Fishing for ‘dumb’ trout

I know it’s ice fishing time, and it’s also time to do some winter stream fishing for trout or salmon. Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m getting to the age where sitting on frozen water or wading a freezing stream just isn’t as appealing as it used to be.
I’d much rather do some trout fishing in the spring, for rainbow, brown or brook trout.

Main Street Dance Company owner Stephanie Oster has 70 students participating in dance classes currently. She will start accepting more dancers by fall 2014.

BUSINESS BEAT: Twist of fate puts dancer in charge of her own studio

These days dancing comes naturally to Stephanie Oster. But when you’ve been dancing since pre-school, that’s bound to happen. Oster, who owns Main Street Dance Company, was first bit by the dancing bug at age 3, and has been at it ever since.

Eureka Township resident Tim Reno speaks to a group of Chinese students in December at the Shandong Institute of Business and Technology, located in Yantai, Shandong, China.

Eureka Township man delivers lecture about America to Chinese students

Eureka Township resident Tim Reno recently spoke to a group of more than 200 students on a topic he holds in high regard — the freedoms that each and every American are entitled to.

Watkins was born and raised in Flint, but said he very much likes the West Michigan area. He and his family, which includes two daughters,  moved to Greenville in the early fall.

Philip Watkins is Greenville’s new postmaster

With his left hand on the Bible and his right raised in the air, Philip Watkins was sworn in Friday as the new postmaster for the Greenville Post Office.


Funeral services — January 25, 2014

Funeral services for Saturday, January 25, 2014

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Holocaust survivor shares his journey with Greenville audience

The most chilling thing was Martin Lowenberg’s matter of fact tone as he recounted his personal history, a tale of unspeakable hardship, degradation and loss Yes, it has been over 75 years since Lowenberg — then a child of 8 — was pulled from his home, along with his parents, sister and twin brothers and taken by German soldiers to a Jewish ghetto, then later to a series of concentration camps. When he was finally liberated nine years later, he was 17 years old and weighed 76 pounds.

Ida Church, owner of Kaleidoscope of Times in Greenville, holds items of her “latest obsession,” boardwalk carnival prizes from the 1940s. Church is hoping the revamped language of a proposed Montcalm County secondhand dealers ordinance will leave local antique dealers with less restrictions — not more — for buying and selling. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County commissioners revamping proposed secondhand ordinance

The new wording on a proposed secondhand dealers ordinance should leave local antique dealers breathing a sigh of relief. Antique dealers comprised a major portion of the audience during a Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting last October, during which commissioners heard overwhelming dissent against the proposed ordinance.


Greenville settles United Solar Ovonic tax issues

Two months after the Greenville City Council reached an agreement in the United Solar Ovonic bankruptcy case, all final payments included in the settlement have been paid and the city has officially put it in the rearview mirror.

Lakeview’s Sadie Massie drives to the basket during Thursday’s 61-41 win over Morley Stanwood at home. Massie finished with 11 points.

Lakeview extends winning streak with win

The Lakeview Wildcats lost its first two games of the season. One of those losses was to the Morley Stanwood Mohawks. Apparently, the Wildcats were tired of losing, because they have not done so since.


ROUNDUP: Montabella tops Ashley

Montabella 69, Ashley 34: The Mustangs defeated the Bears on Thursday night. Montabella outscored the Bears 41-11 over the middle two quarters…