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The Vestaburg Wolverines will visit the Carson City-Crystal Eagles Oct. 7 in the annual Salute to Our Soldiers football game, a tradition that is in its fifth year. (File photo)

Four local schools honoring military veterans at football games

On Friday, the Lowell at Greenville football game and Merrill at Montabella football game will be dedicated to military veterans, with Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg’s game to celebrate their traditional Salute to Our Soldiers game Oct. 7 in Carson City.

Greenville City Manager George Bosanic, left, explains the details behind accepting a facade grant agreement with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. during Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, as Mayor John Hoppough listens. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville City Council approves $834,631 MEDC grant agreement

After months of ensuring that all necessary paperwork was filed, regulations met and all parties in agreement, improvements to the downtown district are now just one signature away. During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council unanimously approved seven separate motions to move forward with six facade grant improvement projects through a grant agreement with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC).


50+ Fabulous: Local residents’ experience through The Great Depression

Imagine using cardboard to line a pair of shoes because the soles had worn down. Imagine spreading lard across bread sprinkled with brown sugar as an afternoon snack.


S.H.E.: Cakes, carbs, catharsis and compassion

I’ve been working on writing this column for a couple weeks now, which I can tell you is about 13 days more than I usually spend writing (just my little joke, editors!) but it’s on a topic that I care deeply about — learning to love myself.


Tri County Area Schools to showcase facilities before Friday’s football game

After a $2.7 million construction project groundbreaking last April, Tri County Area Schools is ready to show itself off to the community. Tri County school buildings — including the high school, middle school and MacNaughton Elementary School — will be open to the public from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. Following the open houses, Tri County’s varsity football team will face off against Reed City at 7 p.m.


Montcalm County spent $13,500 on FOIA lawsuit

This past summer, Montcalm County sued The Daily News, along with two sheriff’s candidates, over a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request involving the personnel files of two candidates for sheriff. Taxpayers will foot a $13,500 bill as a result.


JUST IN: Fraudulent image circulating on social media

GREENVILLE — An offensive image created in Adobe Photoshop has been making the rounds on social media Thursday morning. The image depicts the homepage of the website for the Greenville Public School district with some derogatory language at the top and has been posted on Facebook, giving the impression that the website had been hacked [...]


Funeral Notices for Sept. 22, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Spartan Sports Network’s Seth Newman talks to a camera before a Michigan State men’s basketball game Jan. 26.

Carson City-Crystal grad Newman expands role on Spartan Sports Network

When Michigan State (MSU) football fans tune into a Spartan football broadcast on WGLM-AM Saturday, a local voice will greet them.

Seth Newman will be on the air before the game begins on the radio as the host of the pre-game show for the Spartan Sports Network, which originates all the MSU football games on their affiliate radio stations.

A graphic shows what a new overhanging structure at Lafayette could potentially look like, if the Greenville DDA decides to pursue such a redevelopment project. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Plan in motion for potential renovation of Greenville’s Lafayette Park

Roy LaMarte is well aware of the potential of downtown Greenville, and in reviving a former concept, he is hopeful he can place one of the main social hubs in the community at its very center.

During the Sept. 13 Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meeting, DDA member LaMarte presented an outline of an action plan to begin moving forward on potential redevelopment at Lafayette Park.