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Greenville’s Aaron Crebessa, left, defends the Wildcats’ Darren Kapustka during the second half on Saturday in a 49-45 loss. — Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Northview ends Greenville boys basketball’s perfect season

A perfect season wasn’t meant to be. The Greenville Yellow Jackets saw its 18-game winning streak come to end on the road Saturday at the hands of O-K White rival Northview. The Wildcats dictated the tempo of the game and kept the high-powered Yellow Jacket offense in check with defense and timely rebounds in their 49-45 victory. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Wildcats 61-56 on Jan. 27 and will meet again next Monday in the first round of district play.

Nicole Stapleton's vehicle after allegedly rear-ending multiple vehicles, just missing the Dairy Bear ice cream parlor and striking a tree. — Courtesy photo

Gladstone man killed after Howard City woman causes multiple accidents

A Howard City woman allegedly on drugs caused multiple car accidents Sunday morning, leaving one man dead and others injured. Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to a three-vehicle crash on Ensley Street south of Walnut Street at 9:23 a.m. After striking the Tahoe, Stapleton’s vehicle continued north and just missed the Dairy Bear ice cream parlor before striking a tree, where the vehicle came to rest.


Belding schools looks to add ‘sexting’ to reproductive health curriculum

When students in sixth through eighth grades enroll at Belding Middle School next fall, part of their reproductive health curriculum may include the topic of “sexting.” Sexting — referred to as the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile phones — can lead to charges as serious as distributing child pornography.

On My Mind | Maureen Burns

MAUREEN BURNS: Presidential Encounters of the First Kind

Last week I wrote about personal encounters with U.S. Presidents. I received so many responses that I am writing them in a three part series. This is part two. Marcy Lage, a former Greenville resident who lives in Arizona, was a college student working at a hotel in Des Moines. John Kennedy stayed there. When he left the hotel, the staff stood around in the lobby. He came over to her, shook her hand and said, “You did a very good job.” Marcy says, “He was so darn good looking, sun bleached hair and very tan. He was casual and friendly. I have never seen a photo of him that was able to portray how handsome he was. My whole life, I have pretty much told everyone I have ever met, ‘I shook hands with Kennedy!’”

Woods and Waters | Ed Gilbert

ED GILBERT: Northern pike and bears in the U.P.

A recent Associated Press article tweaked my thinking about camping in the Upper Peninsula. And yes, it included various outdoor activities that can be done in the winter as well as summer. I have a good friend who lives in the U.P., and he particularly enjoys the fishing and hunting there. He and his family do many other activities there as well, but most of those aren’t in the winter time. Fact is they’re living down in the Lower Peninsula right now!


OUR VIEW: Times are tough, but protection is a must

How do you define quality of life? Caring family and friends, good health, enough money to pay the bills and have some fun … We get to choose some things in life. Other things are beyond our control. Tuesday is one of the days we get to choose.

Taste of Home culinary specialist Eric Villegas

Taste of Home comes to Greenville March 8

GREENVILLE — Drop your whisks, grab your friends and enjoy a night of fun at the Taste of Home Cooking School, presented live at Greenville High School Performing Arts Center on March 8. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. During this interactive event, you’ll watch top culinary expert Eric [...]

The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new location of Henry Law, Professional Corporation. Attorney Katherine L. Henry, owner of Henry Law, has moved her law firm to the Belding Covered Village Mall. Call Henry Law, at (616) 794-3334, email them at, or visit their website at for more information. Pictured are, from left, Candy Kerschen of Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, Shelly Ferguson of Commercial Bank-Greenville, Lindsay Gregg, Jennifer Gasco, Katherine Henry, Mike Henry, Ashley Mix, all of Henry Law, and Terry Acker of Acker Title.

Henry Law celebrates opening with Greenville Chamber


Chamber Check-Up: Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce

Business After Hours At Mattress 4 U from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 22 Mattress 4 U is at 701 S. Greenville West Drive, Suite #2 in Greenville. Enjoy a fun night of networking and prizes!   $3 at the door for 50/50 drawing. Greenville Business Network Greenville Business Network presents Tech Tuesday’s every Tuesday [...]


Voters to decide on Montcalm County law enforcement millage Tuesday

Tuesday is decision day for local court security and law enforcement. Voters will be asked whether to approve a property tax increase of up to 1 mill to generate $1.564 million over five years — through 2016 — to provide funding for Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement.