Latest Headlines

dnlogo

Funeral Notices for Feb. 9, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

Kevin Brower

Man charged after M-66 hit and run accident

A local man was arraigned this afternoon after allegedly committing a hit and run accident, fleeing from police and refusing to cooperate. Kevin Brower, 32, was charged in 64B District Court with operating while intoxicated, resisting and obstructing and driving while license suspended.

dnlogo

Only minor damage sustained in Home Township fire

The Home Township Fire Department responded to a structure fire that left only minor damages to the porch. Fire Chief Randy Linton said the department responded at about 3:15 p.m. to 9300 N. Peoples Road in Home Township.

Carson City-Crystal’s Andre Collins, top, has a half-nelson on Kent City’s Jose Aguilar during their 152-pound match Wednesday night. Aguilar won the match 4-1.

Carson City-Crystal wrestlers fall in Division 4 semifinals

A couple of matches didn’t go the way of the Carson City-Crystal wrestling team Wednesday night. Because of it they were ousted from the Division 4 district at Fulton High School by Kent City 51-30. “We had all the matchups we wanted,” CC-Crystal coach Kacy Datema said. “Kids didn’t perform the way we needed to (Wednesday night).”

The Yellow Jackets hoist a district championship trophy for the seventh straight season on Wednesday night.

Greenville wrestlers win 7th straight district title

It wasn’t the anticipated wrestling district final everyone was expecting, but for the Greenville Yellow Jackets it was a familiar outcome. The Yellow Jackets (ranked No. 5 in Division 2) won its seventh straight Division 2 district title with a convincing 67-3 victory over the Cedar Springs Red Hawks on Wednesday night.

dnlogo

Sheriff’s office investigating a string of vehicle break-ins

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to a string of vehicle break-ins on M-46 between Vestaburg and Howard City Wednesday evening.

p22

Firefighters battle 5-hour blaze in Pierson (Video and Photos)

Multiple fire departments battled a blaze for at least five hours this morning in downtown Pierson. Randy and Denise Granger’s home at 321 Amy School Road just off Federal and Stanton roads was left in shambles after a fire raged through the 22-room old farmhouse.

Brian Greene has been appointed to fill the vacant seat on the Greenville City Council. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville City Council fills vacant position

The Greenville City Council has appointed a former councilman to fill the vacancy on the council. During Tuesday night’s regular meeting, the council voted to appoint Brian Greene to the council. The vacancy came after the council accepted the resignation of former councilman and mayor Kenneth Snow during the last meeting on Jan. 17.

dnlogo

OUR VIEW: An expensive lesson learned?

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners were reluctant to allow a countywide public transportation millage to move forward … with good reason, as it turns out. The Montcalm County Transportation Authority owes $11,631 to the Montcalm County Clerk’s Office and to local townships for election costs stemming from the Nov. 8 failed millage vote.

Freshman Elise Ensing helps fellow student Matthew Crittenden put a screen protector on his Samsung Galaxy Tablet after the students received their devices for the Mobile One to One project on Tuesday. — Daily News/ Kelli Ameling

Mobile One to One pilot project becomes reality for Greenville schools

Greenville Public Schools and Verizon Wireless have partnered to launch the pilot of the school’s Mobile One to One project. The project, which was announced at the beginning of the school year, officially launched Tuesday with 450 students. Half of the students were given Samsung Galaxy Tablets while the other 225 were given Droid X2s.