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Main Greenville hospital entrance moves to temporary location

Due to construction, Spectrum Health United Hospital’s main entrance will be moved to a new temporary location. The move to the temporary location began today and is due to construction taking place in the current main entrance, registration and lobby areas.

Crystal Township Fourth of July parade grand marshals Tom and Lynda Crites smile during Wednesday’s parade. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

In Celebration of Freedom: Crystal hosts Fourth of July parade

The heat didn’t hinder families coming out to celebrate red, white and blue fun during the Independence Day parade in Crystal. People gathered and sounds from horns and sirens blasted loud noises that echoed throughout the streets of Crystal as the parade moved through town. Excited happy children raced to gather candy from various fire trucks, floats and other vehicles containing riders who were waving and smiling as they took part in the parade to celebrates America’s independence on a hot Wednesday morning.


Funeral Notices for Thursday, July 5, 2012

Read the funeral notices for Thursday, July 5, 2012.


Storm knocks out power for 7,713 Montcalm County residents

Due to a severe thunderstorm leaving thousands without power in Montcalm County and surrounding areas, Consumers Energy officials are asking people to seek shelter from the heat. The storm hit Montcalm County in Thursday’s early morning hours, leaving many trees, branches and power lines down throughout the county.


Greenville woman, 74, injured after falling asleep at the wheel

A 74-year-old Greenville woman was taken to the hospital after losing control of her vehicle on U.S. 131 and striking a tree.


Funeral notices for Tuesday, July 3

Today Margaret Abbott — 2 p.m., Brigham Funeral Chapel, Edmore. Anna May Halvorsen — 11 a.m., Brigham Funeral Chapel, Edmore. Friday William Wiggins Jr. — 11 a.m., Greenville Community Church. (Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville) July 11 Carl Pardike – 6 p.m., The Wet Spot, Crystal. July 14 Patrick Allen Cole – 2 p.m., Lakeview Cemetery, [...]


GHS golfers, coach had ‘learning experience’

With a new coach coming into the Greenville golf program, a few adjustments still have to be made. The Yellow Jackets won only one match in the O-K White Conference in 2012, but new coach Tyler Hubbard tried to put a positive spin on the season.

Greenville’s Travis Groom delivers a pitch against Lakeview this season. The Yellow Jackets finished the season 14-13 overall.

Yellow Jackets finish above .500 for season

The Greenville Yellow Jackets baseball team finished about the .500 record mark for just the second time since 1994. They did so without one senior on their team and a mixture of talented sophomores and juniors. In addition to the experience gained this year the Yellow Jackets junior varsity had a solid season (22-5), as well.

Longevity isn’t the only thing that Greenville’s Lois Beal is enjoying, as she celebrates her 100th birthday today. She still enjoys driving, as well, having recently renewed her driver’s license.

Greenville’s Lois Beal is enjoying fruits of life at 100

July 3, 1912 marked the opening of the Piedmont Traction between Charlotte and Gastonia in North Carolina, the conclusion of the British inquiry about the Titanic disaster and a house on the market went for as low as $2,900. It was also the year Lois (Utterback) Beal was born on a farm in north central Missouri.

This is a composite sketch of the future Edmore Marketplace, from the southwest side.

Survey, grant, bids shaping Edmore Marketplace development

Edmore Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is moving one step closer to developing the Edmore Marketplace as a four-season shopping outlet. Further expansion on the site — located at the Fred Meijer Heartland Trailhead — hinges on the site survey, bid amounts and grant funding.