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Lakeview men, dogs OK after truck, ATV go through ice

Two men and two dogs are safe after a truck and a Kawasaki ATV went through the ice at Tamarack Lake Saturday morning.


Howard City boy succumbs to rare genetic disease

A Howard City boy has lost his fight with a rare genetic disease. Breylon Senn, age 4, died at home Friday after battling mitochondrial disease. He is the son of Gavin and Ashlee Senn of Howard City.


Blaze at vacant Maple Valley Township home proves difficult to put out

Multiple fire departments worked together for hours Thursday night in attempts of putting out a structure fire at a vacant home. Maple Valley Township Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 9:46 p.m. at 5370 N. Bailey Road, just down the road from the department.


Greenville woman arrested in PTO case

A Greenville woman will be arraigned on March 1 for two charges relating to the embezzlement of the Walnut Hills Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) fund. On Wednesday, the Montcalm County Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant for the former PTO treasurer Laura Suzanne Outen, 34, of Greenville.


Defense, Schmitt lead CC-Crystal by Montabella

Don’t let the other team score. That is the pretty simple sounding philosophy Carson City-Crystal coach Ryan Fritz preaches to his team. Actually, it’s a philosophy borrowed from Fritz’s father, but one that seems to be working just fine for the Eagles.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 16, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 15

Butternut 79, SE GR Homeschoolers 66: Butternut, playing without leading scorer Josh Snyder, beat SE Grand Rapids Thursday behind David Crouse’s 23, Caleb Wyman’s 21 and Nate Crawford’s 13…

Mersen USA General Manager Mitch Taylor approached the State Boundary Commission on Thursday to discuss why his company wants to annex into the city. Mersen, a graphite machine facility in the city’s Industrial Park area, is seeking to expand and the property would overlap into both the city of Greenville and Eureka Township.

Greenville, Eureka, Mersen USA make case in State Boundary Commission public hearing on annexation issue

The State Boundary Commission met in Greenville Thursday to gather more information through a public hearing regarding the Mersen USA annexation. The graphite machine facility’s property sits both in the city of Greenville and in Eureka Township. The company, which is planning to expand, is seeking to annex into the city.


Forest View Planned Unit Development (PUD) ideas discussed

The Greenville Planning Commission discussed the future of the Forest View planned unit development (PUD) with the new owner Thursday night.
Greenville resident Mark Lehman became the new owner of a portion of the Forest View area through the sale of a property tax auction held last year.

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Fire snaps power pole, causes smoke, water damage at neighboring home

A fire that burned through a power line pole, snapping the top of the pole and leaving live wires hanging over a propane tank and several buildings at Double R Ranch, caused a small fire at a home on Whites Bridge Road Thursday evening, leaving smoke and water damage throughout the home.