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Two charges added to Howard City woman’s file

Two more charges were filed against a woman who allegedly caused a multi-vehicle accident, which took the life of a man almost one year ago. Nicole Diana Stapleton, 31, of Howard City was arrested by Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies and arraigned in 64B District Court in Stanton. Stapleton was arrested on Jan. 8 and arraigned the next day.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 26, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013


Greenville Planning Commission to adjust city’s sign ordinance

The Greenville Planning Commission is working on adjusting a current ordinance addressing large signs for non-residential uses.
During its regular meeting Thursday night, the commission approved to move forward with adding regulations to the current ordinance — ordinance No. 150 regarding signs — that affects residential zones on 10 acres or more.

The Legion Honor Guard in Greenville is looking to recruit veterans to help honor living and fallen veterans. The team usually has about 15 people, but is currently down to seven. Picture, from left to right, are members Gene Jury, Charlie Riker, Tang Splan, Lewis Staffen, Chuck Stephens, Tony Kasperek and Bob Forton.

Greenville’s Legion Honor Guard accepting members

The Legion Honor Guard in Greenville is looking for new members to help carry on the tradition of honoring living and past veterans.
According to Chuck Stephens, the group is recruiting members because through old age, illness and death, it has lost many of its members.

Greenville Department of Public Safety officers Sean Parsons, left, and Jess Dear stand alongside the new 2013 Dodge Charger V6 police cruiser, left, and one of the older police cruisers at the Greenville Department of Public Safety in Greenville Thursday morning.

2013 Dodge Charger added to Greenville Police fleet

The Greenville Department of Public Safety has received its new police cruiser and it hit the city roads this week.


SPORTS GALORE: Girls basketball teams in midst of great seasons

As we near the end of January, high school sports teams have reached at least the mid-point in their respective seasons. So far this year, several of our area teams are having outstanding seasons. Some with legitimate chances of conference titles, district titles and beyond.

Big Rapids coach Kent Ingles, right, looks on during Monday’s win at Lakeview. Ingles, a former Greenville boys varsity coach, has the Cardinals 11-0 overall.

Former Greenville basketball coach winning in Big Rapids

Basketball is in the blood of Kent Ingles. Ingles is currently in his 10th season in charge of the Big Rapids Cardinals varsity boys basketball team. Prior to that, Ingles spent 25 years as varsity boys coach of the Greenville Yellow Jackets.


ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Thursday, Jan. 24

Lakeview 60, Morley Stanwood 54: The Wildcats bounced back from a tough loss on Monday with a win over the Mohawks on Thursday. Shawn Lindsey led the Wildcats with 21 points, while Jon Wandel added 14 and Nate Shurlow 12 points…


OUR VIEW: ‘Our journey is not complete’

The headline is a quote from this week’s reinauguration address of the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama. Taking the oath of office for the second time using Bibles of both Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. on a federal holiday set aside to honor the latter, we found the president’s remarks to be both poignant and stirring. Soaring oratory is not unusual for this president or this event and he did not disappoint.

Guest View | Franz Mogdis

GUEST VIEW: Community giving going strong

As we begin 2013, it is comforting to know that community giving is very alive and well in Montcalm County. Many of the county’s residents have suffered through the toughest of times in the last few years but there has been and continues to be a mind-set among the county’s residents that they will come together and do whatever they can to help those in need. Those in need has been broadly defined. It is not just individuals that have benefitted but also includes families, businesses, schools, hospitals, human services organizations, etc. All have been supported by large and small gifts. Organizations such as United Way, Greenville Area Community Foundation, Central Montcalm Community Foundation (CMCF), other county nonprofits as well our numerous churches, local businesses, service organizations and individuals have been generous givers. It has not mattered what the dollar amount has been. What has mattered is that so many have been willing to give what they could to help.