A friendly competition between two rival towns will result in a winning situation for both communities. Miss Danish Festival 2011 Audrey Frank challenged Miss Belding 2011 Arianna Leppink to a Greenville vs. Belding food drive competition this week at the two high schools to see which community can round up the most nonperishable food items to contribute to local food pantries.
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Names have been released regarding a fatal car-motorcycle accident Wednesday night in Ionia.
Visitors to the Robert Lee Davis Memorial Park in McBride are in for a change of scenery. The village of McBride received a letter last December that it was among those recommended to receive a $132,300 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) development grant.
Meeting in brief for the Crystal Township Board’s March 14 meeting.
Students of all ages will be using creativity, problem solving and teamwork this weekend for the Odyssey of the Mind Region 13 Tournament. The tournament will take place at Greenville High School for the second year in a row. “Odyssey of the Mind is an important program for students, especially in times of K-12 budget cuts,” said Korie Crawford, regional director. “It provides critical and creative thinking skills that are not always found in traditional school curriculum.”
Three officers received a standing ovation from community members and the Greenville City Council after being awarded for their heroism. Officers Casey Huber and Eric Hoig and firefighter Tom Miller received awards and lifesaving ribbons from Interim Director of the Greenville Department of Public Safety Gary Valentine during Tuesday night’s Greenville City Council meeting. “I want to extend my congratulations to (Huber Hoig and Miller),” said Councilman Larry Moss.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, March 22, 2012
Most of us probably think recycling is a good idea — but it’s not always convenient. Well, we won’t have inconvenience as an excuse anymore. Montcalm County officials are preparing to establish six recycling sites throughout the county.
An elderly Greenville woman allegedly set fire to her son while he was sleeping in January, causing a fire that led to the son’s death a month and a half later. Dennis Vanderzand, 65, died March 1 (not Thursday, as previously reported). Vanderzand was rescued by officers from the Greenville Department of Public Safety after a fire was intentionally set at 313 E. Cass St. on Jan. 13.