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Greenville Planning Commission welcomes new business – Sunrise Heating and Plumbing

An April 11 planning commission meeting that was to include a public hearing for a new business — Sunrise Heating and Plumbing — turned into a welcoming hearing as a public hearing was not actually needed.

The south side of the pond located next to the Edmore Community Center could wind up getting dredged this summer to eliminate weeds and algae. The project is currently being considered by members of the village council.

Edmore Pond may get ‘makeover’ this summer

Anyone living in Edmore can tell you how lovely the pond in front of the community building on main street can be … sometimes. Along with the pavilion there, the pond makes a stunning backdrop for wedding photos, which are frequently taken at the site.

The Eureka Township Board held a special meeting Thursday night to appoint a supervisor to the township.

Supervisor appointed in Eureka Township

A special Eureka Township Board meeting was held Thursday night to rectify incorrect wording in the minutes of a motion made at Monday night’s meeting.

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GHS Collage Concert brings fast-paced, exciting performances to stage

From the opening note of the first performance to the final wave of the director’s baton, this year’s 24th annual Greenville High School Collage Concert is offering up a variety of musical performances that will make it difficult to walk away picking out a single favorite act.

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Belding Follies show filled with entertaining comedic performances

Whether you call it a variety show, comedy show, or collection of skits performed entirely by students, there’s one thing the Belding High School Band Follies show is guaranteed to be — entertaining.

Central Michigan’s Taylor Johnson, left, talks with Jessica Schroll during halftime of the Chippewas’ game against Notre Dame on Dec. 9, 2012.

Belding’s Johnson reflects on NCAA tournament experience

Central Michigan’s women’s basketball team hadn’t won a Mid-American Conference championship since 1984. That was also the last time the Lady Chippewas had been to the NCAA Division 1 women’s tournament. All that changed this season when CMU won the MAC tournament and was in the first round of the NCAA tournament.


Funeral notices for Friday, April 12, 2013

Funeral notices for Friday, April 12, 2013

Marina Rupp hits a backhand for the Greenville Yellow Jackets. Rupp played No. 1 singles, but graduated last year.

Greenville tennis looking for improvement

When will the rain go away? The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls tennis team is waiting for an answer, as is every other area sports team. While waiting, though, the Yellow Jackets are practicing and hoping to use their offseason momentum for success this spring.

Demolition crews are making quick work of the original Gibson buildings and silk mill building located at the corner of Bridge and Main streets in Belding. One third of the original building constructed in 1901 has already been removed from the site, as of this photo taken Wednesday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding man seeks to form committee to rebuild clock tower

Last November, just two weeks before resigning from Belding City Council, Jon Bunce gave an emotional statement at the end of a meeting declaring, “I will fight on to have the clock tower saved.” Five months later, and the Belding clock tower is quickly becoming one of the last remaining structures to remain on the 4-acre site at the corner of Main and Bridge streets. The tower will inevitably come down, there is no stopping that, but Bunce says now that he is no longer on the city council, he will dedicate time and effort to forming an official committee with the interest of collecting money and rebuilding the clock tower at a future date.

Carolyn Kane

Edmore Masons and Order of the Eastern Star seeking new members

The Masons are the oldest fraternal organization in the world. The first Grand Lodge was established in London in 1717, but its history goes back much further. In recent years, however, membership has not only fallen off for the Masons — as well as its sister organization, the Order of the Eastern Star — it has grown progressively older. According to Carolyn Kane, who is helping spearhead a membership drive for both organizations in Edmore, neither group is seeing the “new blood” they once did.