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OUR VIEW: The missing voice of the 85 percent

Another primary election, another dismal turnout. Tuesday brought just 15.5 of registered voters to the polls in Ionia County and 15 percent in Montcalm County.

A van and a pickup truck collided Friday afternoon on Greenville Road just south of Greenville. — Courtesy photo

4 hospitalized after head-on collision south of Greenville

Four people were treated for non life-threatening injuries after a head-on collision Friday afternoon on Greenville Road. Deputies from the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of a two-car crash at Greenville Road near Jordan Road just south of Greenville in Eureka Township shortly after 3 p.m. Friday.

Alisha Gatchel

Greenville woman a semifinalist at national pageant

Alicia Gatchel had the opportunity of a lifetime when she spent one week in Orlando, Florida, representing her home state at the Miss America Outstanding Teen pageant. As the Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen, a title earned in June, Gatchel, of Greenville, competed against 52 other young women from around the country, plus Washington DC, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.


Funeral Notices for August 11, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, August 11, 2014


UPDATE: Teenagers ID’d after fiery fatal crash

The victims of a fiery car crash early this morning have been identified.

Frank Goodroe

Lakeview/Stanton manager vacancy down to 2 finalists

The search for a new manager for the village of Lakeview and the city of Stanton has been narrowed down to two finalists.
Jacob Eckholm of Muskegon is currently regional manager of TrueNorth Community Services in Fremont, while Frank Goodroe of Huntington Woods is currently administrator of Oak Park District Court.

Divvied up between groups, different areas throughout the city get a little face lift as volunteers make their way along certain routes picking up trash and debris. Shown is a group of volunteers from the First Church of God in Greenville. (Courtesy photo)

Volunteer group clean up Greenville streets for upcoming Danish Fest

Danish Festival is known to bring in thousands of visitors to the city and a group of volunteers has made it their mission to welcome those visitors to a clean Greenville. For the third consecutive year, Steve Schofield, a Greenville resident, organized Church groups, area organizations and resident volunteers to help “spruce up” the city as the festivities near.

The carnival, a first this year for Stanton Old Fashioned Days, is ready to thrill young and old alike. This year’s schedule is filled with activities, live music and fun. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

Ready…set …it’s a go for Old Fashioned Days

Friday afternoon in Stanton felt like the deep breath before the plunge. The carnival — a first this year for Old Fashioned Days — the food vendors, the merchants, the live music stage; all were gearing up for the thousands of visitors that flood the town each year for what is one of the area’s largest small-town festivals.


Funeral Notices for August 9, 2014

Funeral notices for Saturday, August 9, 2014

Vietnam veteran Denny Craycraft unveils his vision for a large Vietnam War memorial Tuesday evening at the Belding City Council meeting. At top right, the center of a monument honoring all Michigan Vietnam veterans who died in the Vietnam war would be a possible engraving of the “Three Servicemen Statue” that stands in Washington D.C. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding Vietnam War memorial ‘unlike anything you’ve ever seen’

Denny Craycraft can still hear the mortar blasts, the rapid fire of gunshots, and the screams of his fellow soldiers — all the horrors of war that encompassed him on a daily basis while fighting in Vietnam nearly half a century ago.