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Alex Myers (984) takes the lead during the 2013 Yellow Jacket Challenge. Myers went on to win the event with a time of 17:31.3. This year’s event is April 27.

Yellow Jacket Challenge to finish on Legacy Field

Rain, snow and sunshine. Mother Nature has been busy this week in Michigan. With the craziness of the the recent weather, thoughts of running or walking in the seventh annual Yellow Jacket Challenge (YJC) may have taken a back seat. With less than two weeks before this year’s event there is still time to get registered for either the 5K run, one mile walk or young Yellow Jacket fun runs.

Belding City Manager Meg Mullendore speaks during Tuesday evening's city council meeting at the Pere Marquette Depot in Belding. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding city manager passes evaluation

After a lengthy closed session meeting which lasted more than 3 1/2 hours, Belding City Manager Meg Mullendore left Tuesday evening’s Belding City Council meeting following her performance evaluation with her position still intact.

Six Montcalm County roads are currently partially flooded.

JUST IN: List of flooded roads in Montcalm County

Here’s a list of Montcalm County roads that are currently partially flooded as of this afternoon.

An uprooted tree landed on the roof of a home on North Street in Lakeview, penetrating the roof and destroying an upstairs bedroom. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Lakeview residents recovering from aftermath of weekend storm

Without electricity and with trees power lines laying scattered across yards, roofs and streets, residents of Lakeview worked relentlessly Monday to recover from a powerful weekend storm that left destruction in its path.


Greenville DDA lands on Lafayette Park for open air structure

After months of deliberation and looking at every angle, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has committed to Lafayette Park as the location for some form of open air structure.


Montcalm County commissioners discuss how to fund Montcalm Alliance

The Montcalm Alliance and the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners are still trying to get on the same page when it comes to funding local economic development. Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer updated the county’s Economic Development & Physical Resources Committee on Monday about the Alliance’s most recent meeting.


Funeral Notices April 15, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thomas Hain.

WALDON’S PONDERINGS: Estonians never look back

Instead of writing a local history column this week, I’d like to dedicate this column to a local man who lived through some fascinating world history.

I was just a rookie reporter when I met Thomas and Beverly Hain in May 2003. I was warmly welcomed at their Carson City home where I sat down with them to hear the story of Tom’s life.

It was the first time I had heard of Estonia, a state in northern Europe bordered by the Gulf of Finland, the Baltic Sea, Latvia and Russia.

The Eureka Township Board Monday approved wording for two millage renewals to be placed on the May 6 special election ballot. Pictured, from left, are Supervisor Rodney Roy, Clerk Linda Ruwersma, Trustee Jeremy Austin and Trustee Posekany. Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Eureka to place two millage renewals on August ballot

Residents of this township will be asked to vote on renewing two separate millages in August — one of which will support fire services and the other policing. The two requests, the wording of which was approved Monday by the Eureka Township Board, will ask voters to renew a 0.75-mill request (fire services) and a 1-mill request (police). If approved, both millage renewals would begin this year, but would cover different lengths of time.

Firefighters with the Greenville Department of Public Safety remove a burning clothes dryer from a residence at 813 E. Summit St. Monday afternoon in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

JUST IN: Dryer fire quickly extinguished in Greenville

A fire that began in a clothes dryer was quickly extinguished this afternoon, preventing any damage to the home. Resident Jack Perry was home doing laundry when he smelled something burning and called 911 at approximately 4:45 p.m. Officers and firefighters with the Greenville Department of Public Safety then responded to the residence at 813 E. Summit St.