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City of Greenville aims for a few upgrades

Landscaping and road repair issues topped the list of topics addressed by the Greenville City Council at its Tuesday evening meeting. Paula Christiansen of the Friends of Forest Home Cemetery brought to the council’s attention what she called the “deplorable” conditions at the cemetery.

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade, speaks during a town hall meeting Tuesday outside of the Belding Burger King to discuss possible U.S. military intervention in Syria. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Amash visits Belding to talk potential U.S. military force in Syria

The setting was informal, but the topic was deadly serious. More than two dozen people took time out of their Tuesday afternoon to meet with U.S. Rep. Justin Amash outside of the Belding Burger King.


OUR VIEW: Decisions loom for key issues

These are times when Americans are looking for consistency, stability and a sense of cooperation and collaboration in government at any and all levels. Closer to home, our neighbors, the citizens and taxpayers of Michigan, are looking to our Legislature for decisions relative to what are arguably the two most critical issues facing our state’s future: health care and education.

Guest View | Rick Outman

RICK OUTMAN GUEST VIEW: Committee visits benefit community

As state representative, I spend a majority of my time in the 70th House District. It is extremely important that I meet with residents in the communities throughout Montcalm and Gratiot counties and listen to their concerns and ideas.

Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: The important partnership of teachers, students and parents

While legislators struggle with how to evaluate and grade the performance of your public schools, teachers and administrators continue to show up every day with a single goal of educating the students under their care. They need to be concerned about the grade they receive whether it is a color or a letter or some other method because so much hangs in the balance. But they will still invest most of their time trying to find the best way to make students successful.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 4, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

John Deere tractors lumbered down the Trufant Jubilee Grand parade route Saturday afternoon. See Page 3 for a story and more photos from this weekend's 35th annual Trufant Jubilee. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

35th annual Trufant Jubilee visitors enjoy wonderful weekend

What originally began as a one day fundraising event 35 years ago is now a fun-filled, three-day celebration, and this year’s Trufant Jubilee went off without a hitch with great weather and attendance.

Greenville’s Brian Zdanowski enjoys the view from San Francisco’s AT&T Park during a Giants game. Zdanowski has been to every current MLB stadium, plus many of the stadiums that have closed.

Sports fanatic visits every MLB stadium and more

Greenville High School athletic director Brian Zdanowski is a sports fanatic, more specifically a baseball fanatic. Currently, there are 30 Major League Baseball organizations, meaning 30 different professional ballparks.

Howard City police officers responded to the accident on northbound U.S. 131 just south of Cutler Road in Reynolds Township around 9:30 a.m. A resident in the area called 911 after hearing a crash on the expressway and found a 2005 Jeep Liberty concealed in a heavy brush and wooded area not visible from the roadway. – Courtesy photo

Pregnant woman injured, dog missing after Howard City accident

A pregnant woman was injured in an accident this morning when her jeep collided with a tree. Meanwhile, a dog is missing from the vehicle.


ED GILBERT: Turkeys are next target

The season dates for the Michigan fall wild turkey hunt are Sept. 15-Nov. 14, and with September just around the corner it’s time for serious hunters to get serious. I refer mostly to scouting for those sneaky birds, unless you have 20-or-so wandering around your farm or have a huge strutter tied up somewhere! (Na, you wouldn’t do that, would you?).