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Keith Grannis was elected supervisor of Reynolds Township in 2008. He said zoning issues involving John Powell go back before he was in office.

Reynolds Township zoning dispute settled

A businessman has agreed to follow the local zoning ordinance after the Reynolds Township Board brought him to court. John Powell owns Powell’s Excavating & Septic on the north and south sides of M-82 just west of Howard City.

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Wickerham working for Pheasants Forever

Ben Wickerham, who now works out of Flushing, Michigan, has been named the new regional representative for Michigan’s Pheasants Forever. A native of Sheridan, Wickerham earned a B.S. in Zoology at Michigan State University. And, although he will work out of his Flushing office, his roots remain deep in the Montcalm County area. For example, his father, Jay Wickerham, was a founding father of the Montcalm County Pheasants Forever chapter, one of the oldest chapters in the state.

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Greenville basketball rolls by rival Redskins

The Greenville Yellow Jackets game plan was to run and score quickly. They did just that.


Lakeview tops CM in CSAA opener

LAKEVIEW — Lakeview’s boys basketball team used defense to win for the first time this season.

The Wildcats (1-1, 1-0) won a somewhat chippy game against Central Montcalm on Friday, winning 51-35 at home.


Carson City-Crystal enjoys perfect start to the season

The Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team is off to an incredible start this season. Maybe an even surprising start. At 4-0 overall, the Eagles have nearly matched last season’s win total of 5 (against 17 losses). Eagles coach Larry Farmer said last season’s record was a bit deceiving.


LETTER: Commission on Aging thanks supporters

I would like to take this opportunity to profoundly thank the many people who have given their time, donations and services to make this holiday season at the Montcalm County Commission on Aging a special one.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 10, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Dec. 10, 2011

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Letters to Santa

Dear Santa, I hope you talk to my cat.  Enjoy he cookies and milk. Annie Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a princess toddler Ariel with a tail.  I would also like a pink robot Polly Pocket set and a doll that’s up to my neck, two bottles of silly strings and surprises. Thank [...]

The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce helped newly-opened Great Lakes Directories celebrate a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 29. Pictured are, from left, Seth Sutton, Chamber of Commerce; Gae Donovan-Wolfe, Chamber of Commerce; Terry Conley, Chemical Bank; Cameron VanWyngarden, assistant city manager; John Hoppough, mayor pro-tem; David Hansen, Amy Cottrell, Krista Phenix, Cara Johnson, Bill Trann, Mike Huckleberry; Chad Jones, Great Lakes Directories LLC; Terry Acker, Acker Title; Linda Posati, VantagePoint Financial; Shannon DuShane, Servpro of Ionia and Montcalm counties.

Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce: Chamber Check-Up

By Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Great Lakes Directories celebrates ribbon cutting ceremony The Greenville Area Chamber celebrated the opening of Great Lakes Directories with a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 29. Great Lakes is a locally owned and operated Yellow Pages provider, serving Ionia, Montcalm and North Kent counties. Use the Great Lakes Directories [...]

The Mice Army, which includes Grace Verdun of Dynamic Dance Studio in Belding, challenges Clara for the Nutcracker during rehearsal for the West Michigan Youth Ballet's performance of "The Nutcracker." Courtesy Photo

Belding dancers part of ‘Nutcracker’ production

The West Michigan Youth Ballet is celebrating its fifth season with the complete ballet production of “The Nutcracker.”