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Greenville city manager receives positive review

A performance evaluation of Greenville City Manager George Bosanic was conducted during a closed session meeting with the Greenville City Council. The results indicate that Bosanic continues to perform his duties for the Greenville community at a good to excellent level, according to a statements from the City Council.

The Greater Greenville Transportation Committee met for its quarterly meeting Tuesday night at the Eureka Township Hall. Members present, from left to right clockwise, were Michigan Department of Transportation Design Engineer Bart Franklin, Montcalm County Sheriff Bill Barnwell, Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gae Wolf, Eureka Township Planning Commissioner Duane Putnam, Eureka Township Supervisor Laura Shears, Greenville Planning Commissioner Ron Blanding, Montcalm County Commissioner John Johansen, Courtland Township Supervisor Chuck Porter and West Michigan Regional Planning Commission Director Dave Bee. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville area transportation committee reviews future goals

Members of the Greater Greenville Transportation Committee met Tuesday night to discuss future goals. The transportation committee was created to address issues regarding Greenville-area roadways. Members meet quarterly and met at Eureka Township Hall this quarter.


OUR VIEW: Gun possession is reasonable, so is tracking

Congressman Justin Amash, R-Cascade, who happens to be the congressional representative of a substantial number of readers of this newspaper, has recently expressed opposition to federal government tracking of purchasers of two or more multiple automatic assault weapons.

Julie Stafford


Have you ever noticed how subtle things like color and music can affect your mood? As part of the gradual transition my life seems to be going through, I’ve been tuning into some of the things in my world that used to play in the background, so to speak

On My Mind | Maureen Burns

MAUREEN BURNS: Difference makers

People make a difference. Some do it positively. Some do it negatively. Chatting with some friends this morning, a name came up. It is a local woman who has made and continues to make a huge positive difference in the world, especially in our area. I am talking of Ruth Hansen.


SHORT TAKES: Winners popping up all over the place

In these struggling times, when there’s so much bad news going around, it’s a great feeling to know that we’ve got winners all around us. And significantly, but not surprisingly, the accolades have to do with education.

Justin Wilcox appeared with his defense attorney, Lori Shearer, for a preliminary examination in 64B District Court on Tuesday afternoon. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Farming brothers, police nab alleged wire thief in Lakeview area

An alleged irrigation wire thief was apprehended by a band of farming brothers and police troopers after being tracked 3 miles in the snow and nearly freezing to death. Justin Wilcox, 31, of Morley, appeared in 64B District Court for a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon. He was charged with two felonies — malicious destruction of personal property more than $1,000 and larceny more than $1,000.

Karl Van Haren

Signatures filed to recall Pierson president

Only six signatures were needed to initiate a recall against Pierson Village President Karl Van Haren. However, a total of 28 signatures have been gathered in support of the recall.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 1, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012

Greenville’s Austin Somerfield drives the ball down the lane during Tuesday’s 79-76 overtime win at East Grand Rapids.

Yellow Jackets rally, top East Grand Rapids in overtime

By looking at Greenville senior Chris Mickey, you couldn’t tell his team had blown a double-digit lead, battled back from three down with less than a minute to go and hit free throw after free throw to win in overtime. Mickey scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Yellow Jackets defeated the East Grand Rapids Pioneers 79-76 to remain perfect on the season.