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Greenville’s congressional districts become clearer

Elections in Greenville will be more confusing next year under a redistricting plan that splits a handful of voters in each of the city’s four voting precincts.
Updated information given to Montcalm County Clerk Kristen Millard shows as few as three voters in some precincts will require a separate ballot beginning with the August 2012 primary election.

Byron Davey announced his retirement from the Belding School Board after 37 years of involvement in the Belding school system, 33 years as a teacher and four as a board member. (Daily News/Cory Smith)

Davey announces retirement after 37 years as educator

Byron Davey pushed back his chair, stood up and delivered the final statement of Monday evening’s Belding Area Schools Board of Education meeting.
As it turns out, it would also be his final statement as a member of the school board.

The Belding boy’s team won the Central Montcalm preregional and the first-place trophy with their low score of 28 points. They had six runners place in the top ten.

Belding boys win cross country preregional

For the junior varsity cross country runners, it was the last race of the season. But for the varsity runners, it was a warmup for Saturday’s regional races.
Seven local schools; Belding, Central Montcalm, Greenville, Lakeview, Reed City, Saranac and Tri County brought 140 runners to compete in Monday’s Central Montcalm pre-regional meet with medals given to the top 50 runners in each division and trophies presented to the top male and female teams.


Montabella to play at Burton Bendle Saturday

The 256-team MHSAA football tournament field was announced on Sunday night. Yesterday, locations at times were given to first round matchups, which, for most teams will take place on Friday.
The Montabella Mustangs — the area’s only team to qualify for the postseason — will be one of the games on Saturday. Despite, finishing the regular season 8-1 the Mustangs will travel to the Flint area for a showdown with the Burton Bendle Tigers on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Students in Brian Sullivan’s sixth-hour class set up a solar panel in class to show the panels still produce energy in the dark.

Greenville students analyze solar panels a year after installation

A high school class at Greenville Public Schools (GPS) is gathering information generated by the school’s solar panels to help prepare for the future. Brian Sullivan, a biology and natural resources teacher at the high school, took his sixth-hour students on the roof to analyze how the solar panels work.

Corey Davy

Owner of condemned Edmore trailer park now in jail

The owner of a condemned Edmore-area mobile home park has been jailed and charged with two crimes. Corey Lynn Davy, 40, appeared in 8th Judicial Circuit Court on Thursday morning to face a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence and a felony charge of interfering with electronic communication.

Judy Guevara of Stanton smiles after realizing she won a bid she thought she had lost. Guevara bid $550 for property in Stanton.

VIDEO: Montcalm County land auction properties go for $50

A condemned property failed to sell at the annual Montcalm County minimum bid land auction in September. The foreclosed building at 102 E. Elm St. in downtown Carson City was listed at $16,158.11 last month.


Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity launches program for veterans

Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity is reaching out to veterans in need.

The local chapter is one of only four in Michigan selected to participate in a pilot program launched by Habitat for Humanity International that provides critical home repairs for veterans’ families in the county.

The One Book One County panel included, from left, Gary Hauck, dean of instruction and faculty at Montcalm Community College and co-presenter at event; Dr. Scott Koenigsknecht, superintendent of the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) and his wife Jenny Koenigsknecht; Leslie Kinnee, public information officer for the Mid-Michigan District Health Department and her husband, Jamie; Dr. Amy Matthews, associated professor of Psychology and Statewide Autism Resources and Training Project (START) project director; and Maureen Burnes, founder of One Book One County Montcalm and co-presenter of event.

Montcalm County One Book series ‘a blessing’

The end of this year’s One Book One County campaign marked a celebration of new beginnings and hopefulness.


Mersen invests millions in improvements in Greenville

GREENVILLE – A Greenville company has big plans to invest in its facilities, preventing any possible loss of jobs thanks to a tax exemption. According to Mersen General Manager Mitch Taylor, the company plans to invest $1.5 million in a 14,000-square-foot building addition and $5.32 million in new equipment at 712 Industrial Park Dr. The [...]