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From left, Ernie Thomas with the Department of Public Works, Belding Police Chief Dale Nelson, Scott McNeal of the Recreation Advisory Board and Belding resident Dave Paker work together to come up with ideas for the new community recreation plan for the city.

Belding community to generate new recreation plan

Community members sat side by side with the Belding Recreation Advisory Board on Thursday night brainstorming ideas for the new Community Recreation Plan for the city. Divided into five groups, about 25 people gathered for the Belding Visioning Session at the Belrockton in downtown Belding in order to come up with new ways to help improve recreational areas throughout the city.

Bret Priest and the BHS Drama Club rehearse one of the dance scenes for their production of “Romeo and Juliet.”

Belding drama club gets serious with ‘Romeo and Juliet’

The Belding High School Drama Club brings Shakespeare to the stage with its fall production of “Romeo and Juliet.” One of the bard’s most famous tragedies, the plot portrays the story of two star-crossed lovers. When Romeo Montague (David Michalek), the son of Lord Montague (Johnny Adame) and Lady Montague (Emilee Renucci), finds himself lovesick [...]

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Alumni Field, Heritage Field, Legacy Field or Stinger Stadium?

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education received a recommendation from the policy committee to name the new stadium. The Greenville High School student council, athletic department and administration received more than 180 submissions for names of the new football stadium and athletic complex.


Greenville board OKs building bids

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education voted on a package of bids for the bond project Monday night. Fifteen of 17 bids were approved by the board for the project. The bidding process is now 70 percent complete. Two of the bids, synthetic turf and telecommunications still have some “quirks” that need to be worked out.

A Greenville Department of Public Safety police car stands by in the parking lot of Baldwin Heights Elementary School during a lockdown of all Greenville Public Schools.

FBI has no leads on Greenville robbery

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has taken over the investigation of an armed bank robbery in Greenville, but they don’t have much to go on.
Greenville Department of Public Safety (GDPS) Director Mike Stuck said a man walked into Huntington Bank downtown just after 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and showed a gun to tellers before making off with an undisclosed amount of money. The man left the scene on foot, cutting through an alley and running into the residential neighborhood east of the downtown area before police lost sight of him.

Gerrit Bakker’s lawsuit against Crystal Township totals more than 1,000 pages.

Lakeside Resort seeking more than $150,000, right to develop on Crystal Lake

A Crystal businessman is alleging Crystal Township has been blocking his plans for years to develop a campground so the government can use his land to expand a park. Gerrit Bakker of Lakeside Resort filed a lawsuit in 8th Judicial Circuit Court in Stanton on Nov. 1 seeking more than $150,000 in damages and the right to develop the Sunset Beach Campground on North Shore Drive on the east shore of Crystal Lake.

Daily News/Kelli Ameling  A young girl was struck by a car traveling westbound on Orange Street near Barry Street on Wednesday evening. The accident is still under investigation.

Greenville police investigating pedestrian versus car accident

The Greenville Department of Public Safety is investigating a minor pedestrian vs. car accident after receiving somewhat conflicting stories. Timothy Root of Greenville saw a young girl get hit by a vehicle driving west on Orange Street near Barry Street at about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Condemned Vestaburg farm owner pleads guilty to occupying property

The owner of a condemned house and farm in Richland Township pleaded guilty Tuesday to occupying the property. Donald Beach was charged with occupying a condemned dwelling in violation of state code.

A Greenville Department of Public Safety police car stands by in the parking lot of Baldwin Heights Elementary School during a lockdown of all Greenville Public Schools.

SLIDESHOW: Daytime robbery disrupted schools, public facilities

A bank robbery in downtown Greenville on Wednesday morning had ripples across the area, especially in schools. All Greenville Public Schools buildings went into a “code yellow” lockdown situation minutes after the robbery was reported at 10:35 a.m. About a half-hour later, the Greenville Department of Public Safety advised school officials to upgrade to a “code red” lockdown about a half hour after the robbery.


Eureka Township hall to get a cleaner look

The Montcalm Township Board approved hiring janitorial staff Wednesday evening for general cleaning at the township hall and to clean the floors. Supervisor Michael Adams received bids from many local companies to continue general cleaning at the hall. The board voted to hire Bunnell’s Cleaning at a cost not to exceed $120 a month.