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IN BRIEF: Propery owner looking to build storage unit complex in Greenville

A new storage facility has been proposed from a local business owner, who hopes to construct on vacant land.

Gary Zarkowski of Zarkowski Properties is hoping to construct a mini-storage complex at 6910 S. Greenville Rd. (M-91), located directly across from the former Meijer building.

Otisco Township Board Treasurer Janet Breimayer and Supervisor Paul Reeves listen as a resident gives a statement during Tuesday’s public comment on a proposed addition to the Township Hall. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Otisco Township Board moves ahead with hall addition despite concerns

Amid cries from some members of the audience to table the discussion, the Otisco Township Board voted 4-0 on Tuesday, with Clerk Lynda Sower absent, to proceed with the construction of an addition to the Township Hall. The Township Hall was packed with nearly 60 people and the meeting lasted more than two hours, the majority of that time involving public comment in favor of and against the addition. The audience was split down the middle on both sides.

Nash Aiken tries to catch the football during the second day of practice at the practice field Tuesday night.

CC-C continues practicing for first game of season

CARSON CITY — Learning the spread offense continued for Carson City-Crystal’s football team Tuesday. The Eagles practiced the spread offense on the practice field behind the baseball diamond for the second day in the heat of the afternoon. Coach Ben Brock was thankful for the opportunity to take over as coach from Devin Pringle. “It [...]

From left, Stanton City Commission members Lewis Corwin, Jane Basom and Karl Yoder listen and discuss City Manager Jake Eckholm’s housing proposal Tuesday night. Yoder was the only commissioner to vote against the proposal. — Daily News/Meghan Koglin

Stanton looking into city housing program

The Stanton City Commission plans to discuss a proposed housing program with the community. The Stanton Housing Investment Program (SHIP) would take vacant, city-owned lots and turn them into houses the city could sell. A public forum on the topic will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 15. The community is invited to attend.


Belding elementary schools to offer daycare

Parents of Ellis Elementary School and Woodview Elementary School students will soon have a daycare option for before and after school. During Monday evening’s regular meeting, the Belding Area Schools Board of Education approved a proposal by Superintendent Brent Noskey to partner with the Lowell YMCA to provide before and after school daycare for students ages 5 to 12. The program will allow students to be dropped off at Ellis as early as 6:30 a.m. and children can stay until 6 p.m.

Greenville Mayor John Hoppough, center, speaks on the topic of interpretive, historic signs as City Manager George Bosanic, right, and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gae Wolfe, left, listen during Tuesday’s Downtown Development Authority meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville DDA continues sign discussion

From the former Hotel Phelps, now a vacant lot, to the original Meijer Thrift Store, only a memory to some today, much of Greenville’s history remains locked in the past, visible only in photographs. But if an idea continues to float among the Greenville Downtown Development Authority comes to fruition, that history would be prominently displayed for any visitor of the city to observe for themselves.


Funeral Notices for Aug. 11, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016


IN BRIEF: Montcalm Township approves new trustee, cadet

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — The Montcalm Township Board appointed Tim Rau as trustee at Wednesday night’s regular meeting. There was an available position after former member Stephen Hole moved out of the township, making him ineligible to be on the board. The board also unanimously voted to accept 16-year-old Jacob Visser into the fire department’s cadet program. [...]


IN BRIEF: Crystal Township recycling site relocating to Noll Park

The recycling site within this township will be moving locations in a matter of weeks.

The Grattan Academy Board of Directors voted unanimously Monday to begin a consolidation effort that will close Grattan Elementary School, with all operations moving to the school district’s Eureka Township location, which will serve as a K-12 charter institution. The elementary school has been functioning since 1955. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Grattan Academy gets new name; elementary school building to be closed

After 20 years as a local educational institution, Grattan Academy Charter School is about to undergo two of the largest changes in its history.

During Monday evening’s Board of Directors meeting, board members voted unanimously to drop “Grattan” from the name entirely and to rename the school “Belding-Greenville Preparatory Charter Academy” as part of a new branding effort to change the image of the school.