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Greenville planners discuss zoning districts

The Greenville Planning Commission is taking steps towards being compliant with the newly adopted Greenville master plan. During Thursday’s regular scheduled planning commission meeting, commissioners discussed the commercial three (C-3), hospital and the mixed-use districts to coincide with the master plan.

Central Montcalm High School students line up their tractors at the entryway to Central Montcalm Upper Elementary before parading in front of the student body at the school Thursday morning for Drive Your Tractor to School Day. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Central Montcalm tractor day raises money for diabetes (Photo Gallery)

On Thursday morning, a nervous, shivering, but excited Kaitlyn Schultz drove to school for the very first time. However, the 16-year-old sophomore at Central Montcalm High School did so traveling not more than 15 miles an hour with a freezing wind in her face, all while sitting atop her late great-grandfather’s crank-engine farm tractor from the 1930s.

The Electrolux property at 100 E. Main St., which contains the historic Gibson buildings and clock tower, will be demolished after the city of Belding and Electrolux Inc. reached an agreement via a consent judgment through mediation.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding clock tower, buildings to be demolished by Electrolux

The legal battle between the city of Belding and Electrolux Inc. involving the fate of the Gibson buildings and clock tower structure has come to an end. On Tuesday night, after exiting closed session in which mediation efforts between the two parties were discussed, Belding City Council members voted 4-1 in favor of a consent judgment that will allow Electrolux to demolish all structures on the site at the corner of Main and Bridge streets after acquiring a permit for demolition. Mayor Ron Gunderson cast the opposing vote.

Montabella senior Derek Martin, left, breaks through the line during the Vestaburg game this season.

Coach: Montabella had positive football season

Montabella’s football team didn’t have the same success in 2012 as the 2011 team. But then again, the team was vastly different.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 9, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

Jonas Lownsberry

Jury convicts Greenville man of sleepover assault

A Montcalm County jury deliberated about two hours before convicting a Greenville man of molesting pre-teens at his own daughter’s sleepover party.

Jonny Shinabarger, 23, a 2007 Greenville High School graduate, and Anna Shinabarger, 21, both of San Diego, will be contestants on “Wheel of Fortune,” which will air at 7 p.m. Tuesday. — Courtesy photo

Greenville graduate to be on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ next week

A Greenville graduate and his wife will be appearing on a popular evening game show next week. Jonny Shinabarger, 23, a 2007 Greenville High School graduate, and Anna Shinabarger, 21, both of San Diego, will be contestants on “Wheel of Fortune,” which will air Tuesday.


OUR VIEW: Election is over, time to move forward

We’re almost 48 hours post election and we now know who voters chose to run their local, state and national governments. At this point, whether your candidate won is a moot point.

Candy Shattuck

2 women arrested after alleged theft, assault at Greenville Wal-Mart

Two local women were charged with multiple felonies after allegedly stealing from the Greenville Wal-Mart and then assaulting store employees. Greenville Department of Public Safety officers responded to the Greenville Wal-Mart at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday after the store’s loss prevention officers attempted to stop three subjects for retail fraud and a fight then began.

Lola’s Flower Garden is one of several Carson City businesses participating in the Moonlight Madness shopping event Nov. 8. Pictured are, from left to right, co-owner Lana Litwiller, floral designer Marvelann Erskine and co-owner Lynette Litwiller. — Daily News/Amy Corey

Moonlight Madness hits Carson City on Nov. 8

A longtime Carson City holiday tradition is getting a boost this year when downtown businesses present their annual Moonlight Madness event on Thursday, Nov. 8. According to Holly Keiffer, manager of Harvey’s Farm and Garden, the Moonlight Madness sale was once a monumental undertaking, one that brought in visitors from throughout the area. Keiffer hopes to see a return this year to that former glory.