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Robert Prentice, 63, of Greenville, was driving this Chevrolet Trailblazer when he crashed into the back of a Kenworth tractor tailer driven by Larry Myas, 55, of Mio, on Wednesday. Prentice was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids with severe injuries. — Courtesy photo

Greenville man injured in Orleans Township crash

A Greenville man was transported to Grand Rapids with severe injuries from a Wednesday morning accident. According to the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office, at about 10:28 a.m., Robert Prentice, 63, of Greenville, was driving his Chevrolet Trailblazer east on Belding Road.

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Man hurt in Eureka Township garage fire (Photo Gallery)

A man was transported to a Grand Rapids hospital Wednesday afternoon after suffering burns when a fire started in a garage where he was working. The Greenville Department of Public Safety was dispatched at 3:33 p.m. to 6267 Johnson Road on the report of a structure fire.


Funeral Notices for June 20, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, June 20, 2013

Greenville varsity player Ally Berry, right, works with youth volleyball camper Maddie Homich during Wednesday’s workout at Greenville High School.

GHS volleyball camp nearing completion

Nearly two weeks worth of volleyball camp will come to a completion today at Greenville High School. The camp began last week with sixth through tenth grade students and continued this week for the younger athletes in third through fifth grade. Between the two, more than 90 campers participated in learning or improving in the game of volleyball.

Greenville junior Alex Dillon just out of the blocks during a 400-meter race this season.

Greenville boys track faced tough teams in O-K Bronze

Greenville’s boys track team had a pretty good showing in the first year of the O-K Bronze Conference. The Yellow Jackets finished third to Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern and Cedar Springs.


Depth a concern for Lakeview baseball

The Lakeview baseball team was under high expectations from their coach, Ryan Vellanti. The Wildcats finished the season 9-20, which was better than the two wins they had in 2012, but not quite up to what Vellanti had in mind.


MAKING THE GRADE: How does Legislature’s recent action affect schools?

For the past two weeks we have been discussing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in this column. Last week I reported that the Legislature had included language in the budget of the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) which would prohibit them from using state funds to implement or support the CCSS. Last week Governor Snyder signed a state budget that includes this language. The Legislature must now revisit the issue and pass a bill allowing the MDE to continue their efforts on the Common Core before the state budget goes into effect on Oct. 1.

Carson Health eliminated 9 percent of its workforce this week, totaling 56 positions, due to federal budget cuts and changes to healthcare reform. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson Health cuts 9% of workforce

Carson Health eliminated 9 percent of its workforce this week due to federal budget cuts and changes to healthcare reform. A total of 56 positions were eliminated throughout the organization, including 16 through a transfer or a reduction in hours, 18 through attrition (vacant positions that will not be filled) and 22 through position elimination. Carson Health, which is affiliated with Sparrow Health System, employed a total of 619 people before the cuts.


Belding schools OK budget resolution

Financial hardship continues to be a trend among area public school districts due to cuts in state funding and the status of the state economy and Belding Area Schools is no exception. Members of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Monday evening to accept the 2013-2014 budget of the general and athletics funds for the district.

The Greenville City Council discussed many items on Tuesday night’s agenda during its meeting. Pictured from left to right is Councilman Brian Greene, Councilman Larry Moss, Councilman Lloyd Scoby, City Manager George Bosanic, Mayor John Hoppough, Mayor Pro Tem Frances Schuleit, Councilman Mark Lehman and Councilwoman Jeanne Cunliffe. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

City of Greenville approves ‘most difficult’ budget

The Greenville City Council approved the proposed budget for 2013-2014 on Tuesday. During the council’s regular meeting, a public hearing was held and the council made the decision to approve the proposed budget.