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MEETING IN BRIEF: Eureka Township

A brief report from the June 11 Eureka Township Board meeting.

Mark Blodgett lost his home at 10815 Maple Hill Road north of M-46 after an apparent lightning strike Monday morning. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Lightning strike burns Reynolds Township home

A Howard City-area home burned to the ground Monday morning after a lightning strike from a thunderstorm hit the residence. According to Howard City Fire Chief Randy Heckman, it is believed a work ladder leading up to the roof of the home helped attract the lightning strike, which occurred around 10 a.m. at 10815 Maple Hill Road north of M-46.


Funeral Notices for June 19, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bruce “Tal” Bretzke, 17, died unexpectedly Saturday night or Sunday morning. The teen lived in Stanton and attended Central Montcalm Public School and Greenville High School. — Courtesy photo

17-year-old with ties to Greenville and Stanton dies unexpectedly

The Greenville and Stanton communities are mourning the loss of a young man. Bruce “Tal” Bretzke III, 17, died unexpectedly Saturday night or Sunday morning at his home in Stanton. He was the son of Bruce and Kelly Bretzke.


MEETING IN BRIEF: Crystal Township

Read the meeting minutes for the Crystal Township Board.

Greenville’s Chris Mickey goes up for a shot during a game this past season. Mickey is one of four Yellow Jackets playing in the Champions of Character High School All-star game on Thursday at Cornerstone University.

Greenville grads to compete in all-star hoops game

Four Greenville High School basketball players will have the opportunity to play in a high school all-star game. The recent graduates will take part in the Champions of Character All-star Basketball games on Thursday at Cornerstone University.


SHORT TAKES: How does a downtown median sound?

How does a downtown median sound? Whaddya think? Greenville’s Downtown Development Authority is taking a second look at putting a median in a couple of blocks of Lafayette Street.


Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office struck by lightning

A tower near the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office was apparently struck by lightning this morning. “It scared the bejeebers out of us,” said Central Dispatch Director Tim Scott.

Ethan Schmid 8, and Dalton Rice 7, of Belding, close the door of a plane that was being displayed by Northwestern Michigan College’s Director of Aviation Aaron Cook. — Daily News/Lonnie Smith 

Young Eagles event thrills Greenville area youngsters (Photo Gallery)

While boaters and campers where enjoying Wabasis Lake on Saturday, more than 110 children and 12 volunteer pilots enjoyed the same lake from an eagle’s view. “We flew over Wabasis Lake,” said 12-year-old Gabriel Eastman of Belding.”

Miss Danish Festival Audrey Frank introduces herself to the audience at the Frauenthal Center of the Performing Arts in Muskegon at Saturday evening’s final round of competition in the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Frank takes home congeniality prize at pageant

She did not win the top title, but Audrey Frank was still beaming following the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant in downtown Muskegon late Saturday night. Frank, Miss Danish Festival 2011, won the Congeniality Award, worth a $500 scholarship.