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Montcalm County Board of Commissioners may take over address appeals

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners is considering taking over the Address Appeals Hearing Board. The Economic Development & Physical Resources Committee voted Monday to recommend to the full board that the committee begin serving as the Appeals Hearing Board. The full board will meet Aug. 27 to discuss and vote on the recommendation.

Belding football coach Joe Schwander, right, works on quarterback fundamentals with Belding varsity player Kole Hart, middle, and a junior varsity quarterback during a practice last week.

Belding coach has QB experience to pass on

Belding football coach Joe Schwander knows a lot about the quarterback position. Schwander — a Rockford graduate — played quarterback for Tri-State University (2002-2003) before transferring and finishing his collegiate career at Hope College (2004-2005).


Greenville power outage leads to discharge of untreated sewage

Untreated sewage discharged from the Greenville Wastewater Treatment Plant on Friday after a fallen tree took out the main power lines. According to a press release, the sewage came from a manhole located on the grounds and released 330,000 gallons of the sewage.


Funeral Notices for August 14, 2012

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Greenville’s Randy Hebert moves the ball away from an opponent during a game last season. Hebert is a senior midfielder.

Greenville looks to improve on soccer field

The Greenville Yellow Jackets soccer team begins the new season in a new conference and with goals of improving. The Yellow Jackets — now in the O-K Bronze — return five letter winners from last year’s 4-13 (2-8) team. Returning are Neil Frank, Kyle Reamer, Mark Hebert, Ben Golden and Randy Hebert.

Children wave to participants in the Grand Parade Saturday afternoon at Stanton Old Fashioned Days in Stanton. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Stanton Old Fashioned Days offers fun-filled weekend (Photo Gallery)

With hundreds of patrons browsing through the classic and modern cars lining Main Street in downtown Stanton Saturday afternoon, Dennon Velasquez, 6, of Stanton was simply trying to spot an impressive engine that he believed would make a good fit in his dad’s car.

Miss Danish Festival 2012 and her court were selected at pageants at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center on Saturday. The 2012 royalty includes, front from left, Princess Skylee Aldridge, Miss Danish Festival Emily Smith and Prince Braylon Haist; back from left, Junior Miss first runner up Hannah Grant, Junior Miss Danish Festival Alexa Neumann, Young Miss Danish Festival Dannah Gunn, Miss Danish Festival second runner up Meagan Draper, Miss Danish Festival first runner up Ricki Rood and Young Miss first runner up Mariah Meier. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Dream realized for 2012 Miss Danish Festival

Emily Smith was 13 years old when she was crowned Young Miss Danish Festival 2008, and she knew then one day she wanted to be Miss Danish Festival. That dream came true when she won the coveted crown at the Miss Danish Festival Pageant Saturday evening at the Greenville Performing Arts Center.


Funeral Notices for August 13, 2012

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Michael and Sue Thome own Winterspring Dressage in Carson City. The Thomes lost nine show horses in a fire Friday night.

‘Incredible tragedy’: Carson City couple loses 9 show horses in fire

A Carson City couple lost nine show horses and sustained additional major damages after a Friday night fire at their farm. Michael and Sue Thome own Winterspring Dressage at 5260 S. Mount Hope Road near Carson City.

Members of the VFW Post 5065 hold an MIA and POW ceremony to honor military veterans who never returned from a war. One VFW member is lighting a candle, which symbolized a lone soldier standing up against an oppressor.

Military veterans honored by Metron of Greenville, Hospice of Michigan

GREENVILLE – Twenty-one military veterans who were community members and patients of Metron of Greenville were honored at a ceremony Friday. Metron of Greenville teamed up with Hospice of Michigan to hold a ceremony to honor local veterans called We Honor Veterans Pinning Ceremony. Metron Administrator Deb Gomez said this is the first pinning ceremony [...]