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Cory Smith

New staffer to focus on Belding, multimedia

Greenville native Cory Smith is coming home as the newest reporter at The Daily News. He will focus on writing stories about the Belding area and be responsible for producing videos and other multimedia content for

Julie Stafford

‘New’ Daily News publisher realizes a lifelong dream

On Monday I officially begin the job I have waited most of my professional life for — that as publisher of The Daily News and vice president of Stafford Media Solutions. Growing up in Greenville as part of the third generation of a publishing family, I take great pride in carrying on the tradition of excellence started by my grandfather, Dale, and carried forward by my dad, John, and brother, Rob. Our focus always has been on providing advertisers with the best tools possible to spread the word about their businesses and to tell readers each day the story about what is happening in our area.

Recent crimes in downtown Greenville include a shooting at the Flat River Inn & Suites, an armed robbery at Family Dollar, an armed robbery at Huntington Bank and a robbery at Huch’s Jewelry. — File photos

Greenville interim public safety director defends department, pace of investigations

The past couple months have been busy for the Greenville Department of Public Safety and nerve-racking for many of the citizens it serves. November saw a brazen mid-morning armed robbery at the downtown Huntington Bank branch, followed by a shooting at the Flat River Inn & Suites four days later.

The historic Clifford Lake Inn has been enjoyed by many throughout its 131 years of existence, by the living and, according to recent findings, the dead, as well. The McKeowns will unveil findings from two paranormal investigation groups at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, which will include free psychic readings, “spirited special dinners” and introduction of Ghost Vodka, a new spirit made in Detroit.

Clifford Lake Inn to unveil paranormal findings Jan. 14

Many residents and visitors have enjoyed visiting and returning to Clifford Lake Inn, a resort destination for 131 years. According to new paranormal investigative evidence, some people have never left.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 7, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012


JUST IN: Sparta rallies in fourth to beat Redskins 43-34

The Sparta Spartans girls basketball team got hot at the right time while the Belding Redskins got cold at the wrong time.
The Spartans, trailing 31-30, outscored the Redskins 13-3 in the fourth quarter for a 43-34 O-K Blue Conference win on Friday night.

Conceptual designs of what a Belding Skate Park could one day look like at Riverside Park in Belding. 

Belding reaching out to local youth in creation of new skate park

When a meeting took place to discuss the creation of a skate park in Belding Thursday night, no one expected the most vocal person in attendance to be 14-year old Tessa Walters.

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Smoke evacuates Greenville McDonald’s

The Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to McDonald’s on Lafayette Street in Greenville after employees called Montcalm Central Dispatch to report fire in children’s play area around 7:45 p.m. on Friday.

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Greenville Family Dollar robbed at gunpoint (Video)

Police are searching for the man who allegedly robbed the Family Dollar in Greenville at gunpoint on Thursday evening. Greenville Public Safety Sgt. Dennis Magirl said the robber apparently walked into the store around 8:30 p.m. armed with a handgun and wearing a black ski mask. The suspect pointed a handgun at the cashier and demanded cash. Two employees emptied the contents of the cash register, then locked themselves in the manager’s office in the back of the store with a customer who was in the store at the time and called 911.

Bruce Wireman

Sand Lake man with lengthy record arrested again

A local man with a lengthy criminal record was arrested Thursday for breaking and entering and stealing — again. 
Bruce Wireman, 32, of Sand Lake, was arraigned and charged with breaking and entering a building with intent. He is scheduled for a preliminary examination Jan. 17 in 64B District Court.