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Stanton court security extended to April

Court security is safe for three more months. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to extend funding court security through the second quarter of the fiscal year — April 1 — for 8th Judicial Circuit Court, 64B District Court and Probate/Juvenile Court, all of which are housed in the judicial complex in Stanton.


Montcalm County transportation millage won’t go to another vote

Montcalm County voters may have recently been taken on a $10,000 ride. Voters overwhelmingly said “no” on Nov. 8 to a proposed countywide public transportation system millage, dubbed the Montcalm Ride. The request for a new 0.3-mill property tax was shot down 2,842 votes to 1,611 votes, or about 61 to 39 percent.

Bill Barnwell

Sheriff makes millage pitch to Eureka Township board

Around the clock coverage from the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department could soon be a thing of the past. Sheriff Bill Barnwell told the Eureka Township board Monday night that a 1-mill property tax increase must be approved on Feb. 28 for 24/7 coverage to continue.


Greenville shooting victim recovering

The victim of a Nov. 12 shooting at the Flat River Inn & Suites is recovering from his wounds. Greenville Public Safety Director Mike Stuck said Frederick Neal, 24, is improving and he may be discharged soon from an area hospital.


Montcalm Community College Drama Club to present murder-mystery

So, you think you can act? Whether you’re a class-act performer on the verge of stardom or a beginner looking for a little fun, the Montcalm Community College (MCC) Drama Club wants to see your talent.


Pellet stove causes Lakeview house fire

A Lakeview-area home was severely damaged in a Saturday morning fire caused by a pellet stove. The Lakeview District Fire Department responded to a reported deck fire at 11494 Eisenhower Road at 7:45 a.m.

Construction workers started putting up a wall that will ring around Legacy Field in November. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Legacy Field is official name of Greenville’s new football stadium

A name has been chosen to stand the test of time and one that can be passed down from generation to generation. The new Greenville football stadium officially will be named Legacy Field. “Legacy makes a lot of sense,” said Superintendent Pete Haines.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 13, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011

Greenville junior Colt Harrington (50) gets ready to help finish off a tackle during a game this season. Harrington earned all-state honorable mention honors this season.

Greenville’s Harrington earns all-state honorable mentions

More than just local people noted the play of Greenville’s Colt Harrington during football season. Harrington was named Associated Press Division 1-2 honorable mention all-state and the Detroit News Division 1-2 honorable mention all-state.


SHORT TAKES: Belding restaurant hosts Christmas Eve dinner

An appropriate way to observe the 12 remaining days to Christmas is to call attention to Belding’s free Christmas Eve dinner being offered from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 24 at Belding’s Bridge Street Café.