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From left to right, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Williams, Greenville Department of Public Safety (GDPS) Sgt. Randy Elzinga, Sheriff’s Deputy Benjamin Fryc, Undersheriff Mark Bellinger, GDPS Officer Wayne Dillon, GDPS Director Mike Stuck (in back) and two unidentified officers convene Wednesday morning after an armed robbery at the Huntington Bank in downtown Greenville.

Few developments 2 days after robbery

Police released little new information Thursday about the investigation into an armed robbery at Huntington Bank in downtown Greenville. Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Mike Stuck said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) office in Grand Rapids now is in charge of the case. Local authorities are assisting FBI agents.

Marcia Sawdy

Montcalm County treasurer retiring


The longtime treasurer of Montcalm County is retiring. Marcia Sawdy was elected treasurer 15 years ago. She has worked for Montcalm County for 24 years and worked in government for 30 years. Her resignation will take effect Dec. 31.

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Montcalm Township treasurer officially out

Wednesday evening’s Montcalm Township Board meeting had an empty chair. The Montcalm County Board of Canvassers officially certified the results of Tuesday’s township election, in which voters recalled Treasurer Phyllis Shilling by a vote of 394 to 275.

The Electric Professor ‘s Brad Krause, left, and Jeff Smejkal show off the award the company received from Consumers Energy for being the top energy savings participant in the Consumers Energy Small Business Solutions Program this year.

The Electric Professor earns Consumers Energy savings award

By Ryan Schlehuber Daily News special sections editor GREENVILLE — With the support of businesses and clients keeping their electric repair and service needs local, The Electric Professor, for the first time, was the top energy savings business participating in the Consumers Energy’s Small Business Solutions Program. The Consumers Energy Business Solutions Program provides incentives [...]

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This is just a test… FEMA to test nationwide emergency alert system

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be participating in a national test of the emergency alert system at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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Carson City police on better footing

Carson City Administrator Mark Borden is pleased with the outcome of changes made to the city’s police department. The department had three different chiefs in a four-month period last spring and summer.

John Johansen points out signs of oak wilt on his Montcalm Township property to district conservationist Jeremy Sova.

Trees in Montcalm County hit by ‘devastating’ disease

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP —  John Johansen lost seven ash trees last year to the emerald ash borer. This year he estimates he will lose 17 more trees to another problem — oak wilt. Oak wilt is a disease caused by a fungus that plugs the water-conducting system of oak trees. To block the spread of the [...]

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Children recovering from E. coli outbreak

Two children from the Maple Rapids area are out of the hospital and recovering from E. coli poisoning. A third adult also is recovering.

United Solar Ovonic’s two Greenville plants are closed for the rest of this year.

United Solar cuts jobs, idles plants

The hits keep coming for United Solar Ovonic. The company announced another 144 job cuts in Greenville on Tuesday, dropping its local employment to about 40 for the rest of the year.

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Belding seeking input for recreation plan

The Belding City Council is calling on residents to help do their part in creating a new community recreation plan for the city of Belding. The public is invited to the Belding Visioning Session, a meeting where the city’s Recreation Advisory Board and City Council will collect public input regarding parks and recreation within the community.