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The Belding competitive cheer team includes, in front, Shae Pallick, Ebony Noland, Jaimie Cole and Jasmine Royce, second row, Lauren Barker, Karah Ring, Megan Couture, Julia Lacopelli and Kailey Heath, third row, Aly Kline, Paige Martin and Alexis McCarty, back row, coaches Rikki Venneman, Rachelle Stressman, Laney Klooster and Stacy Venneman. (Courtesy photo)

Belding competitive cheer team heads to districts

With its first conference championship in hand, Belding’s competitive cheer team is looking to continue rewriting the history books.

Carson City-Crystal coach Kacy Datema holds up the trophy of the Hesperia regional tournament after the Eagles defeated St. Louis and Hart Wednesday night. (Courtesy photos)

Aiden Adkins’ win clinches regional title for Carson City-Crystal wrestling

Every high school wrestler wants the chance Aiden Adkins got Wednesday night … and his results. The Hesperia regional team wrestling title came down to a 125-pound matchup between Carson City-Crystal’s Adkins and Hart’s James Vanderswag, and the Eagles sophomore didn’t disappoint.

Keegan Goetz, center, signs his letter of intent to play soccer for Northern Michigan University Tuesday. Pictured with him is his family, his brother, Wade, 9, Amanda, his mother, and Donald, his father. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Greenville’s Keegan Goetz to play soccer at Northern Michigan University

Keegan Goetz is taking his soccer skills to the Upper Peninsula. The senior midfielder, who played soccer this year in Grand Rapids for Alliance Academy and SCOR in Rockford, signed a letter of intent to enroll at Northern Michigan University in Marquette Tuesday.

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Tri County basketball players engage with Early Childhood youngsters

As the youngest sibling in her family, Julia Hauenstein hasn’t had much chance to be a “big sister.” However, on Wednesday, she did, at least for a little while. As many as 70 youngsters from Howard City’s Early Childhood Center, ranging from 3 to 4 years old, filed into the center’s Edge gymnasium and were greeted by several players from both the Tri County girls and boys basketball team Wednesday, an outreach event to introduce youngsters to engage in school activities, says co-coordinator Dave Princer, who broadcasts Vikings sports through Michigan Sports Radio.

John VerPlank, a civil engineer and project manager with Prein & Newhof of Grand Rapids, left, goes over detailed mapping of Greenville’s sanitary and stormwater systems Thursday as Greenville City Manager George Bosanic, center, and James Hegarty, a civil engineer and grants specialist with Prein & Newhof, listen. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Work continues on city’s sanitary and wastewater asset management plan

Within this city exist an intricate and complex labyrinth of pipes, dwelling beneath the surface and invisible to the naked eye. Stretching from corner to corner, the system is comprised of clay, concrete and PVC, aging in areas from just a few months to 80 years, carrying the contents of the community’s sanitary sewer and stormwater systems largely without notice.

Members of the Montcalm County Brownfield Authority discuss Wednesday the details of a brownfield grant proposal submitted by Davide and Dan Uccello seeking $140,000 over 25 years through tax increment financing (TIF) funding for their Greenville business, Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar. — Daily News/Cory Smit

Flo’s brownfield grant proposal nears completion after vote of confidence from Brownfield Authority

The saga of a long-pursued brownfield grant for Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar is nearing its conclusion. During a special meeting of the Montcalm County Brownfield Authority on Wednesday, members voted unanimously to approve a resolution to recommend approval of the plan for the property at 107 S. Lafayette St. in Greenville, submitted by restaurant owners Davide and Dan Uccello, to the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 17, 2017

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

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Greenville police ask for help in finding indecent exposure suspect

The Greenville Department of Public Safety is asking for public assistance after receiving multiple complaints involving recent incidents of indecent exposure.

According to Interim Director of Public Safety Dennis Magirl, the department fielded two complaints in January and several more complaints last year about an individual who has been exposing himself in the parking lots of Meijer, Wal-Mart, Kmart and the Wesco gas station in Greenville.

New Stanton Mayor Ken Burris, at left, welcomes new City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert after city commissioners unanimously voted to hire Pynaert full-time during Tuesday night’s Stanton City Commission meeting. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Stanton hires new city manager; mayor resigns, blames new mayor

In the last five months, this city lost its manager, searched for a manager with Lakeview, cut ties with Lakeview, appointed an acting city manager and began advertising for a permanent manager. The “convoluted process,” as Stanton City Commissioner Karl Yoder called it, came to a close Tuesday night when the Stanton City Commission unanimously voted to offer acting City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert the full-time city manager job with a one-year contract.

Greenville-owned free parking lots have become a point of contention in winter months, as downtown residents with designated areas have observed their designated overnight parking spots being taken as more evening activity occurs in the city’s downtown district. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville to address overnight parking problems

To ticket or not to ticket? In regards to overnight parking in city parking lots, that has become the question.