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Montcalm County redistricting leads to new liaison for Sheridan

Montcalm County Commissioner John Johansen of Montcalm Township said his goodbyes to members of the Sheridan Village Council on Tuesday evening. Since 2001, Johansen has been the county’s primary link to the village of Sheridan and has attended almost every council meeting held there in the past 11 years. Because of the county’s recent reapportionment, he will now be covering other villages.


Greenville DDA discusses Christmas lights, parking, flower baskets

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) discussed decorating and parking during its Tuesday meeting. With the DDA working to better Greenville’s downtown area, the group discussed holiday and summer decorations and ways to accommodate parking for downtown residents.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Schafer prepares to start his Tuesday afternoon shift in Eureka Township. Schafer is one of four contracted deputies assigned to Crystal, Eureka, Montcalm or Sidney townships via the sheriff’s department. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County OKs contracts between deputies, townships

It’s in the hands of township officials now. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved renewing sheriff’s deputy contracts with Crystal, Eureka, Montcalm and Sidney townships Monday. The three-year contracts are set to expire on Dec. 31. Township officials must now decide whether to renew the contracts.

Central Montcalm’s Tyler Sleet battles an opponent during a run last year.

Morgan ‘fairly happy’ with Central Montcalm runners

Even though Central Montcalm’s cross country teams finished towards the bottom of the Central State Activities Association, Coach Shad Morgan had some difficulties to deal with. Those may have had a hand in the fifth-place finish of the boy Green Hornets in the CSAA and the seventh-place finish by the girls.


Experience held back Belding golfers

Belding’s girls golf team was short on experienced players, according to coach Doug Anderson. That was one of the reasons the Redskins finished fifth out of seven teams in the O-K Blue Conference.


Weekend chase ends in arrests of Grand Rapids, Ada men

A routine assistance stop Saturday turned into a pursuit that resulted in a one-car crash and two arrests. According to Montcalm County Undersheriff Mark Bellinger, a deputy patrolling around 1:04 a.m. noticed what he at first assumed to be stranded motorists at the intersection of W. Carson City Road and S. Sheridan Road.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 14, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012


Eureka Township drafts PA 425 plan for the city

The Eureka Township Board approved sending a Public Act (PA) 425 agreement to the city of Greenville regarding a proposed Mersen USA annexation. During Monday night’s meeting, the township board approved moving forward with the annexation by drafting a proposed PA 425 agreement between the township and the city.

The American flag in front of MCC’s Sidney campus. In better weather, the college’s Veterans Day ceremony takes place here, however, inclement weather forced those in attendance indoors this year. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Veterans honored at Montcalm Community Collge event

The skies were chill and cheerless Monday morning at Montcalm Community College, the last vestige of autumn’s waning warmth little more than memory. But lowering clouds did little to deter those who gathered in the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building of the college’s Sidney campus to honor America’s veterans.


Lakeview Community Schools bond issue moves forward

Lakeview Community Schools district voters will likely be looking at a $12.5 million bond proposal this February if all goes as expected for a proposal approved Monday evening by the Lakeview school board. If passed by voters, the bond would adjust the system’s current 6.92 mills to 7.0 and also would extend its current debt. For a taxpayer owning a home with a current market value of $80,000, the increase to his or her current annual tax levy would be $3.20 per year.