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Appoint vs. elect for county Road Commission?

The question of whether road commissioners should be elected or appointed continues to be debated in Montcalm County. Gov. Rick Snyder recently approved an amendment to Public Act 156, which would allow a county board of commissioners to ask voters to decide whether the powers, duties and functions of an elected board of county road commissioners should be transferred to the county board of commissioners.


OUR VIEW: State universities should reveal more

Academic freedom, economic strife and responsible stewardship. Michigan State University, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan have all come under scrutiny for allegedly stepping on some state legislative toes.



Link Wireless store opens in Greenville GREENVILLE — Amy Swindell and Karen Cook’s new business, Link Wireless LCC, offers Boost and Virgin Mobile users more options for calling plans and branded-select items locally. The business opened Feb. 23 in the Marketplace Shoppe at 702 Greenville West. It is the second store Swindell and Cook have [...]


Belding Area Chamber of Commerce news

Belding Area Chamber of Commerce has three ribbon cutting ceremonies scheduled:

Ida Church, owner of Kaleidoscope of Times, holds a cookie jar shaped as a pig. She said any antiques with pigs are her favorite kind. In front of her are old totes that were used at the Northland Refrigerator company in Greenville. The totes have been a hot item, she said. “These are the last of them,” Church said.

Kaleidoscope of Times antiques shop is eye candy for collectors

GREENVILLE — Walking into Ida Church’s shop, Kaleidoscope of Times, one’s eyes immediately wander from one item to the next. Church, who is partial to any antiques that feature pigs, started the business last August, after falling in love with the auctioning industry. From antique furniture and glassware to rare home decor and oddities, Church’s [...]


Funeral Notices for March 24, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, March 24, 2012

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Greenville hospital project on target for spring 2013

The United for Health project broke ground in October and is set to be officially opened in spring of 2013. However, facilities will begin to open as early as this May. The project consists of construction and renovations to all of the outpatient services, which include Stanley and Blanche Ash Emergency Department, Bill Braman Family Diagnostic Center, Ray and Mary Tower Main Lobby, Spectrum Health United Heart and Vascular Center and Patient Access and Registration.


Central Montcalm conducts superintendent interviews

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education will re-interview their own curriculum and assessment director Sunday for the top administrative post in the district. Troy Lindley, a former coach for Montabella Community Schools and current middle school principal for Newaygo Public Schools, and Kristi Teall, curriculum and assessment director for Central Montcalm, were interviewed Thursday evening by the school board. The questions covered a variety of topics such as technology, board/administration relations and school improvements.

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Veteran writer Mike Taylor joins Daily News staff

The newest reporter at The Daily News is also one of the most experienced. Mike Taylor has worked at newspapers in Big Rapids, Grand Rapids, Jenison, Lakeview, Rockford and the Detroit area. He also writes a monthly horoscope for several English-print newspapers in Russia, “although I don’t particularly believe in astrology or know anything about it,” he admits.

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JULIE STAFFORD: What’s your personality type?

According to ancient Chinese wisdom, each of us has personality characteristics that are defined by five elements — wood, fire, Earth, metal and water. The idea is that everyone possesses certain aspects of all five elements, but that one tends to be more dominant than the others. Knowing where you fall, it’s said, can help you make healthier lifestyle choices when it comes to diet, jobs and relationships.