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A white Buick car crashed into a tree on the property of the former Greenville Country Club off Judd Street near Marvel Drive after the driver led police officers on a chase spanning more than 12 miles throughout Montcalm County. — Daily News/Cory Smith

High-speed chase ends in Greenville crash (W/Dash-cam VIDEO)

A Marion man is in custody after leading police officers on a chase that spanned more than 12 miles early this morning, ending when he crashed his car into a tree in Greenville. Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated man driving a white car in the wrong lane in the Stanton areas around midnight Sunday.


Wah Wah Tay See worth saving

Founded in the 1960s by the Optimists on land donated to the city by the Tower family and now operated by EightCAP Inc., Camp Wah Wah Tay See has provided a summer camp experience for physically handicapped and cognitively impaired children and adults. Call it “a special camp for special people,” it offers the true camping experiences that everyone should enjoy in the great outdoors: swimming, archery, arts and crafts, canoeing, fishing and even singing around the campfire.

Canoeing at Camp Wah Wah Tay See is always a hit with campers. Camp board members are seeking additional funding to keep programs like this going throughout the summer months. — Courtesy photo

Donations, volunteers help Wah Wah Tay See share nature with campers

It was in the year 1855 that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow introduced American audiences to his semi-fictional hero, Hiawatha, a character based loosely on several different Ojibwa, Chippewa and Anishinaabeg legends.

On My Mind | Maureen Burns

MAUREEN BURNS: Love makes the world go ’round

“Love, Love, Love” sang the Beatles. “Love is all we need.” At Easter, Christians celebrate love. God loved man so much that he gave his son for us. In turn, people love God back — a right back at ya kinda thing.


Montabella baseball has 11 players for 2012

Montabella’s baseball team will be a little short-handed going into the 2012 season. The Mustangs have only 11 players on the team, and all are important according to coach Matt Hynes.


Greenville wrestlers place at MYWAY

A trio of Greenville youths secured medals at the MYWAY state youth wrestling tournament March 31. Caleb McCarty, Naythan Dobson and Liam Pillard were able to place in the top eight in the tournament, which was enough to medal.


Funeral Notices for April 7, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for April 7, 2012


Business Brief: Eric Zerka takes over father’s Stanton store

STANTON — Zerka’s Party Store at 134 W. Main St. has changed hands but remains in the family business as Scott Zerka’s son, Eric, is now the owner. As of April 1, Eric Zerka put his nursing training on hold and accepted the role of owner of the party store/gas station, taking over a business [...]

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Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce rolls out new brand logo

By Candy Kerschen Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce co-director GREENVILLE — The Chamber often sponsors educational seminars about “branding” and “consistency in marketing” for our members so we believe it’s time we practiced what we preach. In order to keep our image current, we are rolling out a new logo. It is a big bonus [...]

As of April 1, West 57 Design owners Rick and Bobbi Calkins are new owners of another local business — Marketplace Floral at 1720 W. Washington St. in Greenville. The Calkins purchased the floral shop from Lauri Acker (at right), who operated it for the past six years. Acker plans to return to the dentistry field, where she has 24 years of experience. “I wouldn’t have sold (the floral shop) to just anyone,” she said. “Bobbi and Rick are great and will uphold the quality of service and care customers here expect.” The Calkins have renamed the shop West 57 Design and Floral.

Change of hands at Marketplace Floral – Calkins purchase shop