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Commissioners continue to grapple over economic development plans

The city of Greenville is moving forward with hiring an economic development service. The question is whether the rest of Montcalm County will follow.

The Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education voted Monday to approve the layoffs of four teachers, as well as a reduction in hours of a fifth. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview schools lay off 4 teachers

The Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education is laying off four teachers and reducing the hours of a fifth employee. The board at Monday’s meeting approved the layoffs of four full time teachers — middle school teacher Ron Patton and elementary teachers Kim Tompsett, Brenda Morgan and Ashley Reese — effective June 19. Also, Lakeview Elementary School teacher Kate Albert will have her hours reduced to half time.

Vestaburg’s Janelle Rons will take to the mound today during the Division 4 state quarterfinals at Saginaw Valley State University against Ubly.

No. 6 Vestaburg preps for SVSU, No. 2 Ubly

VESTABURG — Vestaburg’s softball team has a big game today, but they are going to try to treat it like any other game. The Wolverines will play in the Division 4 state quarterfinals when they take on the Ubly Bearcats at Saginaw Valley State University at 11 a.m. The game is a matchup of the [...]

The Eureka Township Board decided to conduct a complete overlay of a half mile stretch of Baldwin Lake Road after hearing Kent County will not be able to assist in funding roadwork needed on West County Line Road. From left, Trustee Elaine Pendrick, Treasurer Cindy Hanson, Supervisor Rodney Roy and Clerk Linda Ruwersma discuss the project.
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Eureka Township adds Baldwin Lake Road to project list

This township’s board didn’t get the answer it was hoping for when it asked Kent County Road Commission if it would share in the cost of much-needed repair to West County Line Road, so it decided to instead go ahead with work on Baldwin Lake Road.

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Greenville boasts 4 state pageant hopefuls

Four Greenville women are Muskegon bound, each hoping to come home with a crown and a title as part of the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant. Miss Danish Festival Taylor Bretzke and Miss Greater Kalamazoo Emily Smith will face off against 32 other contestants in the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant with preliminary rounds on Thursday and Friday and a finals round on Saturday.

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Funeral Notices for Monday, June 9, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, June 9, 2014

Firefighter Chad Parmenter helps 4-year-old Greenville resident Kaiden Huffman spray water at a safety cone Saturday morning at Carson City High School during the 42 annual Frontier Days festival.

Carson City comes alive for 42nd annual Frontier Days (PHOTOS)

From sunrise to sunset, the image of this year’s Frontier Days festival will likely last a lifetime for the hundreds of visitors who experienced the charm of the small-town festival. With a sky frequently dotted by the colorful array of hot air balloons overhead, combined with crowded streets of children playing together while their parents browsed through various vendor booths, the city truly came alive, kicking off the summer season in grand fashion with the hosting of the 42nd annual Carson City festival.

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Greenville graduates return to reminisce

They were doctors and lawyers and teachers and engineers. They came from Australia and Arizona and Florida. They ranged in age from 17 to 99.
They had one common thread — they were graduates of Greenville High School (GHS).

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Edmore Police Department to host Youth Academy sessions

The Edmore Police Department is hosting a Youth Academy to give youngsters a firsthand experience of what police work is all about.

The first academy session will be July 14-16. A second session will be July 28-30. Both sessions will take place at the Edmore Police Department, located in the former Hitachi building. Class times are from 8 a.m. to noon.

The Vestaburg Wolverines pose with its Division 4 softball regional championship trophy on Saturday at Holton High School.

Vestaburg heading to D4 quarterfinals

For the first time since 2007, the Vestaburg softball team is going to the state quarterfinals. The Wolverines, ranked sixth in the state in Division 4 by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association, won the Holton regional Saturday, taking the final game against North Muskegon 2-1.