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The Right Place receives $588,000 grant to assist area companies
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The Right Place Inc. has received $588,235 in funding from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) to help support Industry 4.0 awareness and preparedness and increase technology adoption through implementation grants for emerging manufacturers. The post The Right Place receives $588,000 grant to assist area companies first appeared on The...
Bloomer Township Planning Commission tables wind ordinance, again
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The Bloomer Township Planning Commission continues to be in no hurry to vote on a wind and solar energy ordinance. The Planning Commission held a public hearing Wednesday evening on the draft ordinance — the second public hearing that’s been held on the matter. The post Bloomer Township Planning Commission tables wind ordinance, again first...
Spectrum Health United and Kelsey Hospitals award scholarships
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Six college-bound students pursuing careers in the medical field have been awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Spectrum Health Foundation and medical staff at United Hospital in Greenville and Kelsey Hospital in Lakeview.  The post Spectrum Health United and Kelsey Hospitals award scholarships first appeared on The Daily News.
Greenville man pleads to child abuse in death of 5-year-old girl
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A Greenville man will likely see a second-degree murder charge dismissed as a result of a plea deal in which he is pleading no contest to two other charges related to the death of a 5-year-old Greenville girl last summer. The post Greenville man pleads to child abuse in death of 5-year-old girl first appeared on The Daily News.
From a landmark to a legacy
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Standing behind a workbench with compound bows lining the walls, Derek Drye looks completely at home as a co-owner of Hilltop Sporting Goods. Drye and his wife Ashley took over ownership of the Greenville staple in February. While they plan to make changes, such as expanding youth programs, the significance of Hilltop Sporting Goods, located at...
Beating the heat at the fair
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A year ago this week, local 4-H’ers struggled at times to show animals, ride horses or even enjoy each other’s company as day after day, rain came down without an end in sight.  At this year’s Montcalm County Fair, however, 4-H’ers — and their animals — likely wouldn’t complain if a few rain clouds drifted overhead.  The post...
PASTOR COOPER: The wisdom of the aged
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There is a saying that I remember as a youth which simply stated in the local dialect, “Too soon olt and too late shmart.” Of course, as a young kid this meant absolutely nothing to me. The post PASTOR COOPER: The wisdom of the aged first appeared on The Daily News.
AUSTIN CHASTAIN: Inside the ropes for a memorable week of golf
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Golf is my favorite sport, at least to play — despite the funny four-letter words that sometimes come out of my mouth.  Over the last year, golf is becoming one of my favorite sports to cover, too. The post AUSTIN CHASTAIN: Inside the ropes for a memorable week of golf first appeared on The Daily News.
STEVE MERREN: Never too soon
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With the summer officially starting and the fishing being so good right now, it is hard to get in the mindset of whitetail deer hunting. And yet, avoiding the preseason scramble on the cusp of October can be priceless. The post STEVE MERREN: Never too soon first appeared on The Daily News.
TEN QUESTIONS: Small town super
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Who are you? My name is Brandon Hubbard. I was born and raised in Alma. I am too old (46), and I am Vestaburg Community Schools’ superintendent.  The post TEN QUESTIONS: Small town super first appeared on The Daily News.
Upcoming and pending services for June 23, 2022
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Upcoming and pending services for June 23, 2022 The post Upcoming and pending services for June 23, 2022 first appeared on The Daily News.
Nurse retention grants created at Spectrum Health United Hospital
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Longtime Greenville area farmer John Higgins is leaving tracks for others, just like his father, Robert Higgins, taught him while working on the family farm years ago. “He told me we had to leave our tracks somewhere,” Higgins said. “Greenville has always meant a lot to me.” The post Nurse retention grants created at Spectrum Health United...
Greenville’s Schroeder places 42nd at D2 golf finals
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Greenville freshman Sutton Schroeder was one of two local golfers, along with Belding’s Mason Anderson, to qualify for the MHSAA state finals as an individual and golfed at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University on June 10 and 11. In a field of 117 golfers, Schroeder scored an 84 on day one and an 80 on day two, finishing with a score of...
Ionia County board chairman encourages ‘open mind’ about solar project
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As Ionia County’s Keene Township prepares to host a town hall on the topic of a solar energy project this evening, the Ionia County Board of Commissioners chairman has also been working to educate himself on the topic. Invenergy LLC is actively working to develop a solar project in Keene Township. The township board originally approved a solar...
New Greenville boys basketball coach Joel Visser plans to instill toughness with Jackets in face of a tough schedule
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Joel Visser hasn’t lived in Michigan in nearly 20 years. The Rockford native left his hometown for the University of Toledo in 2003 and didn’t look back, staying in the Ohio area for a large portion of his adult life. He had built a family of three with his wife, Jess, a native of Toledo, and was establishing himself as a known basketball coach...
20 recall petitions filed against 3 Winfield Township Board members
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A total of 20 recall petitions were filed against three members of the Winfield Township Board after those board members voted last week to approve a controversial wind energy ordinance. Dave Meyers of Winfield Township on Tuesday filed eight petitions each against Supervisor Phyllis Larson and Clerk Colleen Stebbins and four petitions against...
Winfield Township Board reverses course, approves wind ordinance
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After deciding to send a proposed wind energy ordinance back to its Planning Commission on June 8, the Winfield Township Board called a special meeting less than a week later and reversed course. As a result, recall petitions were filed earlier this week against three board members and a wind ordinance referendum is pending. (See accompanying...
4-H Performing Arts & Style Show returns from two-year hiatus
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Although the Montcalm County 4-H Performing Arts and Style Show was canceled for two years due to COVID-19, it made a return on Tuesday. Performing Arts Director Laura Thompson noted that participation suffered as performers aged out of the show during the hiatus. The post 4-H Performing Arts & Style Show returns from two-year hiatus first appeared...
MIKE TAYLOR: Understanding the female midlife crisis
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I’m having a hard time dealing with my daughter’s midlife crisis. I know, I know, how can my daughter and I be having midlife crises at the same time? I plan to live to 132, that’s how. My daughter, who has a firmer grasp on reality, harbors more realistic expectations regarding her own longevity. The post MIKE TAYLOR: Understanding the...
Upcoming and pending services for June 22, 2022
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Upcoming and pending services for June 22, 2022 The post Upcoming and pending services for June 22, 2022 first appeared on The Daily News.
17th annual Garden Walk is Saturday in Belding
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The Belding Gardeneers will host its 17th annual Garden Walk from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. There will be seven gardens on the tour this year and a couple new features. The post 17th annual Garden Walk is Saturday in Belding first appeared on The Daily News.
Greenville woman competes in Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant
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As a student attending the University of Michigan, and an aspiring lawyer, Kayla Mann got involved in and won the Miss Flat River Heritage Scholarship Pageant. Along with scholarship money, the title also earned Mann, 19, of Greenville the right to compete in the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant. The post Greenville woman competes in Miss Michigan...
Montcalm Twp. clerk facing possible recall
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The Montcalm Township clerk is facing a possible recall regarding alleged financial failures on the job, as well as allegedly lying about and submitting false documents related to a planned election precinct split. Karon Baird of Montcalm Township filed three versions of recall petition language on Monday with the Montcalm County Clerk’s Office.
Ward, Brillhart sweep Mini Wedge double feature at CMS
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Saturday night at Crystal Motor Speedway was a busy night with 140 cars in the pits and a good crowd on hand. Late Model action saw Taylor Wiles of Hubbardston pick up the win with a hard-charging Scott Baker of Ionia picking up second after starting deep in the field, followed by Tom Dusen of Muskegon, Nick Ely of Muskegon and Derrick Hilliker of...
Montcalm County Planning Commission members unhappy with lack of township unity
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Some members of the Montcalm County Planning Commission are growing weary of reviewing draft township ordinances and hearing public comment on the matter — if indeed a township even bothers to provide them with a draft in the first place. The ongoing wind and solar controversy appear to have become the final straw for county planners, but the...
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