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Congressman Justin Amash met with constituents during a town hall meeting that lasted nearly three hours Monday evening in Cedar Springs. Topics included health care, Syria, climate change, education standards and the national budget. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Congressman Amash hosts lively town hall in Cedar Springs

Congressman Justin Amash called out his colleagues in the House and the Senate — specifically Speaker of the House Paul Ryan — during an interactive and spirited town hall meeting Monday evening.

Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Linda Van Houten updates the school board on an upcoming bond proposal during Monday evening’s regular meeting. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville school board hears bond proposal update

With about four weeks to go until voters weigh in on a bond proposal for Greenville Public Schools, the school board heard an update from its superintendent.


Funeral Notices for April 12, 2017

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IN BRIEF: Sheridan Village Council clarifies trash switch confusion

After the Sheridan Village Council voted to switch to Republic Services for trash collection during the March 14 meeting, several residents received bills from Granger Trash Services going past the end of their contract.

Those residents included Village Superintendent Susan Wyckoff-McFarland and Councilman Steve Scott.


IN BRIEF: MCC board approves slight tuition hike

Tuition rates for Montcalm Community College (MCC) students will be increasing slightly in the upcoming academic year.

The gates are locked at Krampe Park and will likely be locked again for good on June 1 if no one volunteers to adopt the park to help with Montcalm County budget cuts. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County to close Krampe Park on June 1 unless volunteer steps up

Krampe Park on Winfield Lake is set to be closed June 1 unless someone steps up to adopt the park.Since the summer of 2016, Montcalm County officials have been looking for someone to adopt six of the county’s seven parks — Artman Park in Howard City, Bass Lake in Richland Township, Carl Paepke Flat River Nature Park in Montcalm Township, Krampe Park in Winfield Township, McCarthy Park in Montcalm Township and Schmeid Park in Lakeview. The county maintenance crew is no longer to take care of the parks due to budget cuts.


JUST IN: No one injured in Greenville garage fire

Firefighters successfully prevented a garage fire from spreading to a nearby home Tuesday, although the contents within the garage were destroyed by the blaze.


Funeral Notices for April 11, 2017

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Belding council OKs joint grant app

A different kind of traffic could be getting heavier in Belding, but not on the streets. During a regular meeting of the Belding City Council April 4, the three council members in attendance approved a motion to allow a joint grant application to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund.


IN BRIEF: Students at Greenville Public Schools to begin testing

During a regular meeting of the Greenville Board of Education Monday evening, board members were informed both by the student representative to the board, Graham McNeill, and the Chief Academic Officer Michelle Blaszczynski of the upcoming testing schedules of students in various grade levels over the course of the next several weeks.