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Montcalm Area ISD employees recognized for their work

Employees from the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) business office recently were recognized for their hard work and dedication. MAISD Superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht presented a certificate from the Office of Retirement Services to Deb Kraft, Marilyn Rosenberger and Teresa Scheese, all of whom helped MAISD employees with retirement information.


Funeral Notices – Dec. 14, 2012

Read the funeral notices for Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

Greenville senior Megan O’Brien brings the ball up the court for the Yellow Jackets during their win against Belding this season.

Greenville girls hoops off to perfect 4-0 start

Knowing how to finish a basketball game can be the difference in having a really good season or just an average season. Last year, finishing games was a struggle for the Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team. That’s not the case this year as the Yellow Jackets have started the season 4-0 and have taken control of games in the second half.


ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Thursday, Dec. 13

CC-Crystal 58, Ashley 41: The Eagles won their second game of the season with a road victory against the Bears on Thursday night.. Brann Schmitt led the Eagles with 20 points

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PHOTO GALLERY: Grand Rapids Symphony Holiday Pops concert

The Grand Rapids Symphony performed in front of a capacity crowd Wednesday evening during the Holiday Pops concert at the Greenville Performing Arts Center at Greenville High School.

Stephen Foster, organizer of the Montcalm Challenge Food Drive, speaks with the representatives of area pantries at Wednesday afternoon’s “food drop” in Greenville. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Montcalm Challenge Food Drive fills big need

The holidays will be a little brighter this year thanks to efforts of several area businesses which took part in the Montcalm Challenge Food Drive. According to organizer Stephen Foster, the annual “food drop” was started in 1991 by Federal-Mogul and R.J. Tower Company as a friendly challenge to see which company could raise the most food items, per employee, for area food pantries.


Greenville’s Downtown Development Authority aims to enhance downtown

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) brainstormed ideas to not only develop the downtown, but get more people to the downtown area. During Tuesday’s meeting, DDA members spent a majority of their time stating their opinions on bettering the downtown area.

Joyce Kitchenmaster

New trustee appointed to MCC Board

A new trustee has been appointed to the Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees. During Tuesday’s meeting, it was recommended trustees to appoint Joyce Kitchenmaster of Stanton to the fill a vacant position on the board.


Health department: Don’t let the bed bugs bite

The old saying, “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite” has taken on new meaning the last several years with infestations on the rise. These creepy crawly critters now make us think twice before occupying a hotel room, or buying a used piece of furniture, and for good reason. Once bed bugs set up camp in your home, infestation spreads rapidly and can be very difficult and costly to remove.


Handy Market robbery remains under investigation

Police continue to investigate a robbery that occurred one week ago at the Handy Market in Greenville. Debbie Edmaiston of Gowen was working her late-night shift at the Handy Market, located at 813 S. Lafayette St., when a younger man wearing a mask told her to get behind the counter at approximately 6:30 p.m. last Thursday.