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Stafford Media President Rob Stafford and Vice President of Sales John Moy talk to students from the newspaper club at Greenville Middle School on Wednesday. The club formed last fall and have been working ever since to design, fill and print their own student-run newspaper. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville Middle School club sees its newspaper printed

A culmination of months of hard work came hot off the presses Wednesday. A group of students dedicated to writing and reading embarked on a journey to start up a student-run newspaper at Greenville Middle School about six months ago.

As many as 32 students from Belding High School have joined the newly-formed disc golf club this year, which is headed by Belding High School science and mathematics teacher Nathan Davey. Pictured, from left, are disc golf club members Jesse Preston, Elvis Preston II, Isabella Connour, August Medema, Erin Rich, Summer Eubank, Max Walker, Jonathan Silva, Reese Reidy and Phoenix Chiavola during a recent practice. (Courtesy photos)

Belding’s new disc golf club attracts 32 students, seeks to be sanctioned sport

Belding’s new disc golf club team gets 32 high school participants. Competitive team will compete in championship tournament in Byron Center June 17/

Front from left, Mayla Morgan from Oregon, Lea Rolfes from Germany, Lillian Blaisdell from Stanton and Nina Ahnfeldt-Mollerup from Denmark were part of a group of exchange students who studied in Ecuador for the 2016-2017 school year. — Courtesy photo

Knack for Spanish prompted exchange trip to Ecuador

Last August, Central Montcalm High School senior Lillian Blaisdell left her hometown of Stanton to study for nine months in Ecuador. Prompted by her “knack and passion” for Spanish and her Spanish teacher’s experiences as an exchange student, Blaisdell decided she wanted to study abroad.

Kiersten Reeves, 18, left, and Madison Willmore, 18, were each presented with $500 scholarships from the Montcalm Area Human Resource Association prior to the association’s meeting on Wednesday. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Local business organization awards 3 college scholarships

Three local students are each $500 richer after receiving a scholarship Wednesday afternoon. The Montcalm Area Human Resource Association (MAHRA) awarded the scholarships during a luncheon Wednesday prior the association’s meeting. This is the first year the MAHRA has awarded the scholarships.

DME Co. (formerly Detroit Mold Engineering) and its parent company, Milacron LLC, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be bringing new technologies, machinery and jobs at its Greenville facility. — Courtesy photo

Why Milacron chose Greenville

Three weeks ago, Greenville industry received a much-needed shot in the arm when a plastic injection molding supplier announced a major investment. DME Co. (formerly Detroit Mold Engineering) and its parent company, Milacron LLC, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is investing $5 million — and up to 70 new jobs — at its Greenville facility at 1117 E. Fairplains St. DME previously purchased Master Unit Die Products Inc. (MUD), including Greenville’s Fairplains Street facility, in 1998.

Montabella’s Anna Ferman, left, signs her letter of intent to run track at Siena Heights University. Watching is Siena Heights assistant women’s track coach Emily Reader.

Montabella’s Ferman signs to run at Siena Heights

BLANCHARD — Another Montabella girls track runner has signed a letter of intent to run at the college level. Anna Ferman signed a letter of intent to run at Siena Heights University. “I wanted to go there because it was a smaller school,” Ferman said. “ I was originally going to go to a bigger [...]


Funeral Notices for May 19, 2017

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The residence at 708 Marvel Drive, currently raised from its foundation, will be relocated next week to property on W. Coffren Street that was recently rezoned from commercial to residential. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville continues process of relocating Marvel Drive

The potential relocation of a city street took another step forward Tuesday evening as the city aims to improve parking and traffic flow at Spectrum Health United Hospital. The City Council unanimously approved to introduce an ordinance to vacate a portion of Marvel Drive, from Oak Street to Judd Street.

Jeremy Stowitts, 18, talks with Chris Chapman, technical director and auditorium manager at Greenville High School, about his rehearsal Tuesday afternoon. Stowitts is rehearsing to compete this weekend at the Sutton Foster Ovation Awards at MSU’s Wharton Center. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville High School student actors to compete at MSU this weekend

Wednesday Addams and Gomez Addams will take the stage once again at a theater competition this weekend. Lexi Hebert and Jeremy Stowitts, both 18, the Greenville High School actors who played Wednesday and Gomez in the school’s fall production of the musical The Addams Family, will compete at the Sutton Foster Ovation Awards at Michigan State University’s (MSU) Wharton Center.

An electronic sign that scrolls messages for community-related events and other goings-on in the city sits at the intersection of Bridge Street and Congress Street in Belding. The sign was made possible through donations from the Leppinks family. What the sign should display was the topic for a work session during Tuesday evening’s regular City Council meeting. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Belding council talks electronic sign usage

The uses of a newly installed electric sign were up for debate Tuesday evening. The Belding City Council opened up a work session to talk about the electronic sign.