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There is an assortment of colors and designs in silk-fabric corsages at Greenville Floral. Co-owner Tom Feeney said he has tried to make sure there is colored corsage to match most dress colors for prom.  Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Handmade silk corsages match any look for any occasion

A local floral company has added a personal twist to the common corsage for the upcoming prom season. Greenville Floral, located at 221 South Lafayette St., not only offers a variety of common corsages for one’s choosing but also an assortment of silk-fabric corsages.


Emerging drug trends to be discussed Tuesday

An informational meeting is being held to discuss the rising issue with new drug trends with teens and young adults.

The meeting will take place from 7 to 8:15 p.m., Tuesday, at the Greenville High School auditorium.


$15 million road construction project coming to U.S. 131

A $15 million road construction project on U.S. 131 will begin Monday — and end six months later.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will resurface 12 miles of U.S. 131 from Cannonsville Road north to M-46.

Fireman from the Sheridan Community Fire Department works to spray areas after a majority of the fire is out. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Cause of woods fire unknown

FAIRPLAIN TOWNSHIP – Sheridan Community Fire Department was dispatched at 6:57 p.m. to a wooded area just east of Grow Road and south of Fenwick Road. Assistant Fire Chief Ed Lingeman said he is not sure what started the fire or what way the fire was traveling. “It looked bigger than it was,” Lingeman said [...]


Funeral Notices for April 14, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, April 14, 2012

Autism Awareness Month supporters hope to increase understanding of the disorder. “You get a lot of hard looks and judgments from other parents,” said Tosha Moore about her experiences with her autistic child in public. Moore’s 5-year-old daughter, Kailyn, was diagnosed with autism more than two years ago. Courtesy photo.

Parents of autistic children deal daily with hostility, lack of understanding

There’s nothing easy about life with an autistic child. The temper tantrums, lack of communication, inability to perform even the simplest task … all these are hurdles parents of autistic kids face every day. But the hardest thing is often something as simple as a trip to the grocery store.

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Second showing of GHS Collage Concert is Saturday (Photo Gallery)

Greenville High School students performed in the 23rd annual Collage Concert Friday night, performing musical numbers while entertaining a packed auditorium at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. Students will perform the show again tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. All vocal and instrumental groups of the high school music [...]

Belding sophomore Trevor Davenport (left), impersonating a leprechaun, runs from sophomore John Adame (center) and senior Alex Cowles (right) as they try to ‘catch his lucky charms’ during the Belding Band Follies show Thursday night at Belding High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding Band Follies set to perform again Friday night (Photo Gallery)

Belding High School Band students performed in the annual Belding Band Follies show, performing musical numbers and comedy sketches while entertaining an audience at the BHS auditorium. Students will perform the show again tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 at the door.

Kim Singh

Health department details impact of last year’s budget cuts

Over the past 12 years, the Mid-Michigan District Health Department (MMDHD) has taken pride in exceeding the expectations of clients, according to Health Officer Kim Singh. These days, Singh says the MMDHD is struggling to provide adequate services, at best.

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Road Commission for Montcalm County searching for new managing director

The Road Commission for Montcalm County is looking for a new managing director. Randy Stearns, the longtime managing director for Montcalm County, retired on March 16. Stearns recently received a Merit Award at the County Road Association (CRAM)’s annual Highway Conference.