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Greenville approves plans for events and museum updates

The city of Greenville is not only prepping for the Danish Festival, but for local business updates and sidewalk sales as well. During Tuesday night’s meeting, the Greenville City Council had many items on the agenda for approval regarding the Flat River Museum and the Danish Festival.


Funeral Notices for Thursday, July 19

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, July 19, 2012

Greenville graduate Zach Ingles talks to a group of players at his 6th annual basketball camp. A record 106 campers registered for the four day camp.

100 plus come out for Ingles basketball camp

After two days of scorching temperatures, Greenville High School’s North Gymnasium actually felt comfortable. On Wednesday, more than 100 kids between first and ninth grade showed up for the 6th Annual Zach Ingles Basketball Camp. The camp began on Monday and will run through today.

The driver of this green Saturn Vue, Patricia Miller, 57, of Belding, was struck after Steven Hirzel, 60, of Gowen, ran a red light at the intersection of Satterlee and M-57. Miller was transported to the hospital from the scene for neck and back injuries. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Gowen man cited for disregarding a traffic signal in Greenville crash

Both drivers involved in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday evening where taken to the hospital. The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident at 5:51 p.m. at the intersection of M-57 and Satterlee.


Flat River II Group Workcamp to assist about 50 Greenville residents next week

The 2012 Flat River II Group Workcamp is set to begin this weekend to help local residents. The work camp will begin on Sunday and will last through the July 28. Youth from all over the nation will come to Greenville to lend a helping hand.


Belding council moves closer to approving fireworks ordinance

After it was brought to the attention of Belding City Council members more than a month ago and discussed in heavy detail at the July 3 meeting, City Council members officially voted Tuesday night on the first reading of a new fireworks ordinance for the city. The new ordinance, which will now be up for vote at the next city council meeting, would “essentially prohibit the use of consumer fireworks from 11 p.m. until 11 a.m. during 335 days of the year,” according to City Manager Randy DeBruine.

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Belding man arrested after attempted sex crime

A Belding man was arrested this week after allegedly traveling to Wisconsin with the purpose of having sex with a 13-year-old girl. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force/Digital Evidence Unit was contacted by investigators from the Janesville, Wis., Police Department for assistance with an investigation, after they assumed the online identity of a 13-year-old female.

A Tuesday morning ceremony highlighted the groundbreaking of the Huntington Foam expansion in Greenville. In attendance was, from left to right, Dean Jensen of Dean Jensen CPA, Gae Wolfe of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, Jim Simon of Tailored Building Systems, April Mexico of Man Power, City Manager George Bosanic, Huntington Foam President Gary McLaughlin, Huntington Foam Plant Manager Sidney Montes, Huntington Foam CFO Tom Kuehl, Mayor John Hoppough, State Rep. Rick Outman, Kathy Jo VanderLaan of Central Area Michigan Works! and Mike Moyle of AmericInn Lodge and Suites. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Groundbreaking marks start of Huntington Foam expansion

Huntington Foam kicked off an expansion in Greenville with a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning. City officials, members of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, state officials and more came to show their support of the packing specialist’s expansion.

AeroMed leaves the scene of a two-car accident with a patient on Belding Road west of M-91 Tuesday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

3 injured in Tuesday 2-car accident on Belding Road

Three people were injured and one was transported via AeroMed to a hospital in Grand Rapids after an accident occurred around 3 p.m. Tuesday on Belding Road one mile west of M-91. Emergency crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles, a red Dodge Durango and a blue Chevrolet Silverado, in the south ditch of Belding Road.

Orleans Township Fire Chief Leslie Doty, left, and fellow firefighter Mike Hill attempt to extinguish a fire that rekindled at 4666 Johnson Road in Orleans Township on Tuesday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Firefighters respond to Orleans farm second time in a week

The Orleans Township Fire Department responded Tuesday afternoon to a rekindling of a fire that destroyed Orleans Township resident David Brown’s barn on Friday. Fire Chief Leslie Doty said remaining hay bales caught fire once again after high winds rekindled the fire.