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MEETING IN BRIEF: Winfield Township Board

Read a brief report from the Sept. 13 Winfield Township Board meeting.


MEETING IN BRIEF: Pierson Township Board

Read a brief report from the Sept. 4 Pierson Township Board meeting


MEETING IN BRIEF: Stanton City Commission

Read a brief report from the Sept. 25 Stanton City Commission meeting.

Central Montcalm’s Keagan James makes a throw during a game this season against White Cloud.

James helps to lead Central Montcalm as sophomore quarterback

Most sophomore football players are playing junior varsity football. For the few that actually play varsity football, under center is not usually the position where they will be found. For Central Montcalm sophomore Keagan James, under center as quarterback is where he will be found. As expected the sophomore has had his ups and downs this season for the Hornets (2-4).

According to Robbins Book List manager Kevin Powell, about 10 percent of the store’s book selection is comprised of works by local authors. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Greenville’s Robbins Book List gives reading a local flavor

Every writer, from Shakespeare to Hemingway to King, started his or her career by writing — and finding a publisher for — that first book. In times past, that “finding a publisher” part brought more than one burgeoning writing career to a an unceremonious halt. That’s less of an issue today. In a market flooded with small, independent publishers and many self-publishing options, anyone with a modicum of talent and a few hundred bucks can see their dream of authorship come true. In fact, the talent part is, unfortunately, optional.


MEETING IN BRIEF: Bloomer Township Board

Read the minutes from the Sept. 17 Bloomer Township Board meeting.

Guest View | Grace Fowler

GUEST VIEW: Teens should follow the presidential race too

November is a crucial time for the United States. We have the opportunity to exercise our right as Americans and vote for a new president. The president helps make decisions that change the way our lives function on a day-to-day basis and, on a larger scale, over the course of a lifetime. Many teenagers don’t educate themselves about politics because it is a very complicated, confusing and mature topic.


Industrial facility district OK’d for Greenville’s 57 Brew Pub and Bistro

The Greenville City Council had a public hearing Monday to discuss creating an industrial facility district and approving an industrial facilities tax exemption for the new 57 Brew Pub and Bistro. According to City Manager George Bosanic, an application for tax abatement was filed on behalf of the business for its portion of its new facility under Industrial Property Tax Abatement Public Act 198.

Benjamin Small

Greenville man sentenced for distributing child pornography

A Greenville man was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for distributing child pornography. Benjamin Small, 24, knowingly distributed child pornography in the form of digital images via the Internet from Montcalm County to an undercover FBI agent in California in 2010. When FBI agents arrived at Small’s home in Greenville to investigate, they learned he had moved to Jackson. They located him and interviewed him.


Sheridan VFW candidate forum set for Thursday

A candidate forum is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan VFW Post, according to VFW Post 5065 Legislative Chairman Eric Halvorsen. Candidates for 70th District state representative — incumbent Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, and Mike Huckleberry, D-Greenville — have accepted invitations to attend.