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‘Serious issue:’ Economic development talks persist

Montcalm County government contributes less annually to economic development than five other neighboring counties.
That’s according to Commissioner John Johansen of Montcalm Township who presented those statistics at Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners Economic Development & Physical Resources Committee meeting.

Three were injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash Tuesday morning on W. Carson City Road (M-57) just east of M-66. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crash victims identified in Tuesday’s two-car collision

The Michigan State Police Lakeview Post has released the names of those involved in Tuesday morning’s two-car collision that sent three individuals to the hospital in critical condition.

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority is seriously considering the city-owned parking lot behind downtown buildings between Cass and Grove streets as a location for an open-air structure designed to bring people downtown. The idea is to draw people from downtown to the potential structure through Lafayette Park, which is one of two access points to the lot from Lafayette Street on that block.

Open-air structure considered at Cass-Grove parking lot

It’s all about location, location, location. This was on the minds of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) members as they continued discussions Tuesday of what and where a potential open-air structure would be in the city.


Funeral Notices for Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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Otisco Township Board members will vote next month on one of six designs for the official Township Flag. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Otisco Township, considers new flag, approves balanced 2014-2015 budget

Members of the Otisco Township board unanimously approved the township’s 2014-2015 budget tonight after a public hearing was held on the subject.


911 surcharge renewal key for public safety

The Montcalm County Central Dispatch Center will be asking voters at a special election May 6 to renew a 911 surcharge which will collect up to $2.85 per phone line in the county.


OUR VIEW: Michigan’s no-fault insurance needs reform

Michigan indisputably has the most generous auto insurance system in the nation.

Three were injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash Tuesday morning on W. Carson City Road (M-57) just east of M-66. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Three people critically injured in M-57 head-on crash

Three people are in critical condition after suffering injuries sustained in a two-vehicle head-on crash this morning on W. Carson City Road (M-57) just east of M-66. At approximately 7:30 a.m., emergency responders were dispatched to the accident between Town Hall and Castle roads.


Weather hits Greenville Public Schools finances

The excessive number of snow days have not only hurt instructional time for the students of Greenville Public Schools, but have also created a financial storm as well.


Funeral Notices for March 11, 2014

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