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Flat River at Franklin Street bridge

PHOTO GALLERY: Daily News readers share local flood photos

Here’s a photo gallery of local flood photos shared by readers of The Daily News.

Brian Greene is the new Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity executive director. His first day on the job was Monday. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Heart and excitement seen in new Habitat for Humanity executive director

It was Brian Greene’s heart and excitement for the job that won over the committee that named him executive director of Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity. “He expressed a real heart for helping people, which is what Habitat is all about,” said Salle Johnson, interim executive director of Habitat for Humanity.


Funeral Notices for April 18, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, April 18, 2013

Central Montcalm senior Paige Switzer signs her letter of intent to play college volleyball for Lander University in South Carolina on Wednesday. She is surrounded by, left to right, father Andy Switzer, high school coach Haley Dawe, AAU coach Lisa Gettys, high school coach Amy Tasker and mother Roxanne Switzer.

Central Montcalm’s Switzer signs with Lander U.

On Wednesday afternoon, Central Montcalm senior Paige Switzer realized a dream come true. Switzer, a volleyball and softball star for the Hornets, signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball in college for Lander University in Greenwood, S.C.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, April 17

Yellow Jackets 4th: Greenville finished fourth at the preseason O-K Bronze jamboree at Boulder Creek on Wednesday. The Yellow Jackets shot 353 to finish fourth

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Classy new commons at Belding High School

BELDING — It’s been a year of adjustments at Belding High School with the construction of a new gymnasium, auditorium, band room and other various additions to the school. But as of last week, the final touches of interior construction were completed with the opening of the new spacious high school cafeteria and commons area. [...]

An estimated $350,096 will be used to reconstruct the student parking lots at Belding High School. The amount is part of a remaining $1,412,313 in unallocated bond funds, part of the $38 million bond project for the district that was approved by voters in 2010. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding Area Schools using remaining bond funds for projects

Members of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to approve spending the remaining funds of a $38 million bond project that was approved by district voters in 2010. According to Belding High School Assistant Principal Leslie Mount, of the $1,412,313.02 that sits in the unallocated contingency fund, approximately $1,234,632,95 will be used for additional projects not previously included in the bond plan.


Greenville’s Flat River Trail to be repaired

Phase one of the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail will get a seal coating to improve its condition. During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council approved a bid to Pittman Asphalt Maintenance Inc. of Holland in an amount not to exceed $9,729.


Funeral Notices – April 17, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Wednesday, April 17, 2013.


Yellow Jacket Run to close streets in Greenville on April 21

Several streets in Greenville will be closed temporarily on Sunday afternoon for the Yellow Jacket Challenge 5K run and 1 mile walk. The events get underway at 2 p.m. at Greenville High School. The 5K course goes from Blackburn to Hillcrest streets, where it enters the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail.