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BUSINESS BEAT: Manufacturing anything but a ‘dying industry’ at Aquest

GREENVILLE — Despite the difficult economy of the past decade, business has remained steady at Aquest Machining, 715 Callaghan St. That location is new to Aquest, which moved to the greatly expanded facility this past summer.

Montcalm County Commissioner Ron Braman

Complaints filed on Montcalm County commissioner who’s on Duck Lake board

Two former members of the Duck Lake Improvement Board recently wrote letters to the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners complaining about one of the commissioners.

Robert Gagne

Tensions high over Duck Lake issues in Crystal Township

After a lengthy meeting that became heated at moments, with accusations of personal interests interfering with goals and objectives of the Duck Lake Improvement Board, the fate of which entity will handle administrative matters for the board will ultimately be up to its own members.

Friends of the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail underwent several projects on the trail this summer, highlighted by a new parking lot in Greenville. Pictured are Greenville resident Bev Simmons, right, and Lowell resident Michael Lecoures walking along the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail where it meets the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail along the Flat River. The Heartland Trail continues along the bridge shown in background.

New parking lot highlights summer season of improvements on Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

It was a busy summer of work on the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail, highlighted by a new parking lot on the north side of Greenville that will provide a safe access point to the trail.


Funeral Notices — Saturday, November 16, 2013

Funeral notices for Saturday, November 16, 2013


Greenville Planning Commission tables Forest View PUD request

The Greenville Planning Commission tabled a decision Thursday on a request to rezone an area that is part of a planned use development (PUD) district to residential while commissioners look into potential impact on the zone’s residents and obtain a legal review.


Greenville Deputy Clerk Deb LeFever resigns

A longtime deputy clerk for Greenville has resigned from her position after her status was reduced to part-time as a result of the city’s recent budget cuts.

Tower Pinkster’s design architect Matt Slagle shows Carson City-Crystal Area Schools board members where potential areas of renovation and expansion could take place at the Lower Elementary School if a proposal to accept a multi-million dollar project is approved. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-Crystal school board looking at multi-million dollar millage

When one peeks at the horizon of what could be in the future for the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district, an enticing list of improvements begins to reveal itself. A new gymnasium? Additional classrooms? Technology and equipment upgrades?


Funeral Notices for Nov. 15, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

James Freed

GUEST VIEW: Less government means more jobs

In Montcalm County, big government is dead and the economy is alive. In fact, Lakeview has expanded its economic base by more than 30 percent in the last 24 months, with the lowest unemployment rate in the county. The village has added more than $20 million in new investments and north of 60 new good paying jobs in the last 12 months alone.