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Defense, Schmitt lead CC-Crystal by Montabella

Don’t let the other team score. That is the pretty simple sounding philosophy Carson City-Crystal coach Ryan Fritz preaches to his team. Actually, it’s a philosophy borrowed from Fritz’s father, but one that seems to be working just fine for the Eagles.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 16, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 15

Butternut 79, SE GR Homeschoolers 66: Butternut, playing without leading scorer Josh Snyder, beat SE Grand Rapids Thursday behind David Crouse’s 23, Caleb Wyman’s 21 and Nate Crawford’s 13…

Mersen USA General Manager Mitch Taylor approached the State Boundary Commission on Thursday to discuss why his company wants to annex into the city. Mersen, a graphite machine facility in the city’s Industrial Park area, is seeking to expand and the property would overlap into both the city of Greenville and Eureka Township.

Greenville, Eureka, Mersen USA make case in State Boundary Commission public hearing on annexation issue

The State Boundary Commission met in Greenville Thursday to gather more information through a public hearing regarding the Mersen USA annexation. The graphite machine facility’s property sits both in the city of Greenville and in Eureka Township. The company, which is planning to expand, is seeking to annex into the city.


Forest View Planned Unit Development (PUD) ideas discussed

The Greenville Planning Commission discussed the future of the Forest View planned unit development (PUD) with the new owner Thursday night.
Greenville resident Mark Lehman became the new owner of a portion of the Forest View area through the sale of a property tax auction held last year.

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Fire snaps power pole, causes smoke, water damage at neighboring home

A fire that burned through a power line pole, snapping the top of the pole and leaving live wires hanging over a propane tank and several buildings at Double R Ranch, caused a small fire at a home on Whites Bridge Road Thursday evening, leaving smoke and water damage throughout the home.


Funeral Notices — Friday, Februrary 14, 2013

Funeral notices for Friday, Feb. 14, 2013

Bridgette Devine, 13, of Sparta, left, and Bree Town, 9, of Greenville, were both diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. A bone marrow drive is being held at Baldwin Heights Elementary School in Greenville on Saturday in their honor. — Courtesy photo

Baldwin Heights bone marrow event aims to make a difference

Baldwin Heights Elementary School is receiving supplies to possibly help save the lives of not only two young girls in the community, but others like them across the country. A bone marrow drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the cafeteria in Baldwin Heights Elementary School.


Orleans woman found safe in Westland

An Orleans Township woman who walked away from Ionia Sparrow Hospital on Wednesday has been found safe in Westland. Linda Mae Maroulis, a 51-year-old white female, is suffering from a health condition and walked away from from the hospital about 5:30 a.m.


Montcalm County drain commissioner to reorganize office

The Montcalm County Drain Commissioner’s Office is about to be reorganized with old positions leaving and new positions being brought on. Drain Commissioner Sandy Raines, who was elected in November, approached the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners Finance and Personnel Committee Monday to explain her reasoning for bringing changes to her office.