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Deadline extended Flat River II summer home projects

The deadline to send in applications for projects to be completed by a youth work team has been extended. The deadline was extended to get in more applications from low-income people who need painting or carpentry work done during Flat River II.

Photo courtesy of The Discovery Channel.

Storm chaser bringing unique vehicle to Greenville

When Reed Timmer drives straight toward a tornado, he is after the thrill of the chase and the science of weather.
The vehicle he drives isn’t your average street car. It’s a custom-built armored car, dubbed Dominator 2, armed with the latest weather sensing gadgets.


Yellow Jackets ready for conference showdown

There will be no baby steps into the O-K Conference boys basketball season this year for the Greenville Yellow Jackets. The Yellow Jackets (3-0) will take a giant leap tonight as they face conference favorite East Grand Rapids (1-0) at home. Not only are the Pioneers a favorite to win the conference, but are considered one of the best in the area and the state.

Portland St. Patrick’s Katie Cook (11) and Carson City-Crystal’s Emily Ward (5) battle for a rebound during Thursday night’s game.

Carson City-Crystal now 6-0, tops Shamrocks 48-32

Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team proved last season’s win over Portland St. Patrick was no fluke. The Eagles beat the Shamrocks at home for the second straight time Thursday night, winning 48-32 to extend their season-opening winning streak to six games.


LETTER: Thank you from Crystal Lions

The Crystal Lions Club is proud to be a contributing sponsor of the annual Christmas movie for the Crystal Christmas Celebration.

Grace Bradley (Kaitlyn Denevan) reads the Christmas story aloud to the Herdman children, who hear it for the very first time. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Greenville community center presents ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

The church Christmas pageant is an annual event with the same story presented the same way. Frankly, it has gotten to be a little boring. This year, the pageant is anything but boring. It’s the “Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” The Greenville Area Community Center is presenting the classic play this weekend.

Jim Stockton

JIM STOCKTON: The day we declare it to be

There is magic and mystery to a predawn winter’s day. I rediscovered that last week, waking up to a full moon as gold and round as a freshly baked soda biscuit. A mantle of fresh snow responded in glistening blue-white. Sparkles of color twinkled skyward, subtly enhanced by the steady glow of crystallized fireflies. They had frozen to death with their lights on.

Rose Hyde has been selected as the new Montcalm Township treasurer. She is looking forward to working with the township board in harmony to help better serve the township. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Montcalm Township hires new treasurer

Seeing the township work in harmony is goal for the new township treasurer. On Dec. 1, the Montcalm Township Board had a special meeting to hire Rose Hyde as the township treasurer.


OUR VIEW: Daily News snow cone story went viral

Don’t let that headline fool you, our snow cones are just as safe as anyone’s. Thanks to our coverage a lot more people know that our first responders can get a snow cone thanks to a grant from the Michigan Homeland Security Program. The story truly went viral — as in a national sensation.

Mute swans swim in Indian Lake near Howard City in 2009. The U.S. Department of Agriculture removed 53 of them from Lincoln Lake at the request of the lake property owners association. — File photo

Swan cull makes way for native species at Lincoln Lake

Kay Akkerhuis enjoyed seeing dozens of swans when she looked out her window across the street from the south end of Lincoln Lake. She won’t be able to see nearly as many swans after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services Division killed 53 of the 55 mute swans that made the lake their home.