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‘Everyone’s mother’: Longtime Greenville educator Gail Ford dies

Known for developing strong bonds with her students and colleagues, Gail Ford had an impact on many throughout the community and beyond.

The longtime Greenville High School educator died Jan. 31 at the age of 69.

Vestaburg’s Tyler Ruckle, right, is watched closely by Montabella’s Joel Bucao, left, during the teams’ game Jan. 7. Vestaburg won the game 54-48. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Winning streak ends, but Vestaburg to try again

Vestaburg’s boys basketball team had been on a roll since the start of the season. The Wolverines were undefeated at 8-0 and ranked 10th in the state in Class D by The Associated Press going into Tuesday night’s game against St. Louis. The Sharks ended the winning streak with a 54-44 win over Vestaburg despite trailing the entire first half.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 5, 2016

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Focus Mold and Machining Inc. of Walker is moving to the former Greenville Printing building, located at 1120 S. Edgewood St. in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Tool and die business moving from Walker to Greenville

The building that used to house Greenville Printing Co. on South Edgewood Street will have new occupants in the coming months thanks to a resolution passed unanimously by Greenville City Council. David Dault, owner of Focus Mold & Machining Inc. of Walker asked council members Tuesday to pass a resolution to request the designation of a renaissance recovery zone for his business.

Greenville’s new Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer, Michael Beach, introduces himself to members of the Greenville City Council during Tuesday evening’s council meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville hires new tax roll assessor

Michael Beach has been assessing at a number of municipalities for more than 15 years, but now he’s ready to do it a little closer to home. During Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, council members voted unanimously to hire Beach, who lives a short distance north of the city, as the new Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer (MAAO) to develop, sign and supervise the city’s tax roll annually.

Greenville’s Landon Kemp splits through Big Rapids’ defenders Grace White (10) and Crystal Brinker (23) for two points during the first half at home Tuesday. - Sports Pro Images/Jamie McNinch

2nd half defense leads Greenville win

The Greenville and Big Rapids girls basketball teams have combined for 20 wins this season against just six losses. In a non-conference matchup, it was the Yellow Jackets adding to the win column with a hard, fought 59-46 win over the Cardinals at home Tuesday. Big Rapids started strong in the first half, but Greenville’s defensive intensity in the second half led to its seventh consecutive win.

A Fenwick man was injured this morning, driving a 2003 Ford Taurus, traveling north on Vickeryville road when he lost control on icy roads, left the road to the right, and struck a tree. — Courtesy photo

JUST IN: Fenwick man injured after car leaves roadway, strikes tree

A Fenwick man was seriously injured in a one-car crash early this morning when his car left the roadway and struck a tree.


Greenville buys new drop boxes for snow removal

Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to purchase two drop boxes for the city’s Public Services Department. The boxes will be used on the city’s pick-up trucks to spread salt during the snow removal process.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 4, 2016

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Nikki Belyou, left, and Bardon Wellman, both of Greenville, donate bottled water Tuesday at Coldwell Banker in Greenville. The donated water will eventually be brought to Flint, where lead contamination has made tap water unsafe for drinking. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Coldwell Banker in Greenville hosts water drive for Flint residents

The residents of Flint have weighed on the minds of many since news broke that they have been using and consuming water tainted with lead for more than a year.