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A view from the southernmost trestle bridge in Belding near Wells Road shows a view of the Flat River looking north. The bridge will be incorporated into the 2.2 mile paved rail trail to be completed in summer 2014. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding City Council OKs engineering and design of 2.2-mile city rail trail

The list of local cities that have adopted and installed rail to trail projects within their communities continues to grow. Alma, Edmore, Greenville, Ionia, McBride, Owosso, Sidney, Stanton and St. Johns have all reaped the benefits of paved recreational paths, all part of one 125-mile stretch, the fifth longest of its kind in the nation.


Greenville OKs 10% sewage rate hike

City residents will notice an increase in sewer rates, which will go into affect in April. At Tuesday’s meeting, the Greenville City Council approved a 10 percent mid-year rate increase to the sewer rates for city residents.

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Greenville woman charged in PTO embezzlement

A woman will appear in court for a preliminary examination after allegedly embezzling from the Walnut Hills Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) in Greenville.


Funeral Notices for March 6, 2013

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Carson City-Crystal’s Emily Ward (5) puts up a shot as Grandville Calvin Christian’s Hilary Curry, middle, and Emily VanVliet (44) watch during the Class C regional Tuesday night.

Grandville CC upsets No. 7 CC-Crystal in regional

SPRINGPORT — For the second time this season, Grandville Calvin Christian’s girls basketball team upset a team ranked seventh in the state in the Associated Press Class C girls basketball poll. This time it was Carson City-Crystal, who lost 37-35 on a putback of a missed shot with 10 seconds left to play. Squires guard [...]

Palo and Ionia County Intermediate School District Superintendent Bob Kjolhede speaks to the community members who attended a community forum about the future of Palo Community Schools. — Lonnie Allen/Daily News

Packed room at forum hears about options for Palo Community Schools

More than 70 people attended a standing-room-only community forum on Monday night to hear about the future of Palo Community Schools. Bob Kjolhede, the superintendent of Palo and the Ionia County Intermediate School District (ICISD), opened the meeting on a somber note.

On Feb. 26, a sign was placed at Howard City’s unmanned recycling site stating that the site will be shut down on April 15 if abuse of the site does not stop. — Courtesy photo

Howard City recycling site may be shut down

This village was the location of Montcalm County’s first 24/7 unmanned recycling site starting in November 2011. The pilot program was such a success that county officials approved creating six additional sites in Carson City, Crystal, Edmore, Lakeview, Montcalm Township and Stanton last August.

Emergency responders attend to an injured woman at the scene of an accident at Washington and Baldwin Streets Monday evening. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville woman sent to hospital with minor injuries in two-car accident Monday

A 45-year old Greenville woman was injured when the vehicle she was riding in drove into oncoming traffic, resulting in an accident Monday evening. A gray Oldsmobile 88 driven by a 28-year-old Greenville man and carrying three passengers was traveling northbound on Baldwin Street in Greenville at approximately 5:37 p.m. when it came to a stop at the intersection at Washington and Baldwin streets.


Funeral Notices for March 5, 2013

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Greenville junior Parker Syrjala shoots a free throw during a game earlier this season. Syrjala had 10 points in Monday’s loss to Northview at Lowell.

Northvew defeats Greenville boys in district tournament

Apparently, Northview has the number of Greenville. Both boys and girls. On Friday, the Wildcats’ girls team knocked the Yellow Jackets out of the district tournament in the finals. Then on Monday, the boys team ended the season of the Yellow Jackets in the first round of the district tournament.