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Montcalm County Parks & Rec OKs magazine

The Montcalm County Parks & Recreation Commission unanimously approved a bid Tuesday from a local company to publish the next edition of Discover Montcalm. Stafford Media Solutions in Greenville, which owns and publishes The Daily News, will publish the local tourism magazine set to be released in December.


OUR VIEW: Food that’s in when school is out

Children who are part of low-income or even homeless families continue to make up a sizable portion of the population in Montcalm County and surrounding areas. Local school officials are continuing to step up to the challenge, as they have in years past.


Sidney Township log cabin total loss after fire

The cause is unknown after an early-morning fire destroyed a log cabin in Sidney Township. Sheridan Community Fire Department responded to a structure fire just after 5:30 a.m. on the corn of Ferris and Wise Roads.

Athlete Brent Tazelaar competes in the 100-meter dash during the Special Olympics Michigan State games in Mount Pleasant on Friday. — Courtesy photo

Local athletes compete at Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games

The cold wind and rain didn’t cool or dampen the excitement of seven Greenville Middle School students who participated in the Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games this past weekend. Greenville Middle School staff member Amy Gunderson said some events were held inside of Central Michigan University’s indoor track complex.

Branden Peterman discusses his three-and-a-half-year ordeal with Auto Owners Insurance after Wednesday’s verdict in favor of Peterman was read. His wife, Carrie, and family members look on in the hallway outside 8th Judicial Circuit Court. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Edmore family rejoices after civil trial verdict against insurance company

The Peterman family has had some dark moments over the past three and a half years, but they never stopped believing they were fighting for the right cause. The Edmore family of five was vindicated Wednesday when a jury found Branden Peterman had not misrepresented himself on a disability insurance policy application — a claim Auto Owners Insurance had alleged.


More no-parking signs to be placed in Greenville

More no-parking signs are going to be placed throughout Greenville, making roads more accessible and safe. During Tuesday night’s meeting, the Greenville City Council approved multiple items on the agenda regarding parking within the city. Traffic-control orders establishing no-parking signs were approved for some streets after the city received complaints.


Funeral Notices for June 7, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, June 7, 2012

Students and faculty at Walnut Hills Elementary School walked a circular path in a Mini-Relay For Life event on the grounds of the school Monday afternoon in an effort to raise money to fight for a cure for cancer. — Daily News/Cory Smith

‘Mini-relays’ a precursor to June 15-16 Montcalm County Relay for Life

Debra Young, like many who participate each year in Montcalm County’s Relay for Life, knows what it’s like to live with the fear and uncertainty of a cancer diagnoses. About 20 years ago, her husband, Marc Young, received the bad news from his doctor. Twenty years later, Marc is still going strong and cancer free. Beating the illness wasn’t enough for the Youngs, however. Debra wanted to do what she could to raise both money and awareness with regard to cancer. She does that these days by participating in Relay for Life.

Tom Humphreys

Belding school board mulls options on finding new superintendent

After making a request last week to step down as superintendent of Belding Area Schools, members of the Board of Education voted unanimously to approve Leslie Mount’s request to transfer administrative roles from superintendent to assistant high school principal Tuesday evening. Negotiating with the school board, Mount accepted the transfer on agreement that a reduction in the annual salary of the assistant principal position from $80,000 per year to $70,000 per year take place. Mount previously earned $113,000 per year serving as superintendent.


68 Greenville properties to be rezoned

The Greenville City Council held a public hearing Tuesday night regarding 68 properties to be rezoned from general industrial to single- and two-family residential (R-2). The public hearing took place after concerns were brought to the Greenville Planning Commission regarding issues homeowners were having with their property being zoned general industrial in the neighborhood near the former Electrolux plant.