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Greenville Food Bank receives donation

GREENVILLE, Michigan (WZZM) - The mobile food bank at the First Church of God in Greenville is receiving a large donation, Monday afternoon. AT&T Pioneers, a volunteer organization made up of current and former AT&T workers, is delivering a semi with 5,000 pounds of fresh food and produce this afternoon at 4 pm.

"This fantastic gift will help the church literally feed hundreds of our friends and neighbors right here in west Michigan," said state Senator Judy Emmons (R-Sheridan). "The generosity of gifts like this from the AT&T Pioneers combined with the generous spirits of the First Church of God in Greenville go a long way in service to our fellow residents."

The First Church of God serves 100 local families every month through the mobile food bank.

No arrests in year-old Montcalm Co. murders

PIERSON TWP., Mich. (WZZM) - It's been one year since the double murder of a Montcalm County couple and the case remains unsolved.

The double murder of 59-year old Michael Greene and his 56-year old wife Kathleen, shocked the community around White Lake in Pierson Township.

Montcalm County Sheriff, Bill Barnwell, believes it was not a random attack. "We believe there was a large amount of cash taken from the home. We think it was a targeted event."

The murders took place on October 28th of 2010. Sheriff Barnwell called in a brutal attack. After slashing the throats of both Michael and Kathleen, the killer(s) set fire to the home. The couple had recently put the lakefront property up for sale. "They were downsizing and were going to sell. We've talked to a lot of realtors to gather facts and gather information."

Eight larcenies have occurred in Greenville since Saturday

Eight larcenies have occurred in Greenville since Saturday

By Kelli Ameling
From The Daily News


GREENVILLE - Eight larcenies have been reported in Greenville since Friday.

Sam Russell, administrative aide for the Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Michael Stuck, said the cases do not appear to be related.

On Friday, a burglary and from a home on North Webster Street showed no signs of forced entry and the suspects stole prescription drugs. The burglary occurred around 10:10 a.m.

Also, larceny from a car took place on S. Elm at 8:30 a.m. Friday. There was no sign of forced entry and the vehicle was locked. Weapons were stolen.

Police have no suspects in either case.

There was another larceny from a car on East Oak Street at 12:38 p.m. on Saturday...

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Trick or Treating Information

Trick or Treating Information

From: http://www.greenvillemi.org

On Monday, October 31st, several trick or treating events take place in downtown Greenville:

3:30 to 5 PM - Business to Business trick or treating.  Look for a bright orange Jack o lantern in the window for participating businesses.

3:30 to 5 PM - Live WGLM radio broadcast, petting zoo and more at the corner of Cass and Lafayette Streets

6 to 8 PM - neighborhood trick or treating, bonfires at local elementary schools and parks, and "trunk or treat" at various churches

Call the Chamber for more information. (616) 754-5697

Belding Youth Boys Basketball Program

Belding Youth Boys Basketball Program

From: http://www.bas-k12.org

3rd-6th grade boys are invited to attend Belding Area Schools’ boys basketball program on November 5, 12, 19 and December 3, 10, 17 from 10:00 – 11:45 a.m.  The cost is $30 and it includes a t-shirt.

The first three Saturdays will be working on fundamentals and preparing for team play. Team play will begin on December 3 and continue on during the three Saturdays of December.  Teams will be divided up as equally as possible. The teams will be coached by varsity players. Each team will play two structured games between 11:00 – 11:45 each Saturday.

Click here for more information and the registration form for boys in 3rd and 4th grade.

Judge orders Rails to Trails compensation for landowners

Judge orders Rails to Trails compensation for landowners

SMYRNA, Mich. (WZZM) - Now that a federal judge says they are entitled to compensation, dozens of property owners along the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail are waiting to find out how much they will receive.

"I'm not looking for a cash cow or anything like that," says property owner Keith Hopkins.

There are about 100 eligible property owners along the trail, between Lowell and Greenville and Ionia and Lowell.

When the railroad stopped using the land seven years ago, Federal Court Of Claims Judge Edward Damich ruled  the government had no right to permit a recreational trail without compensating property owners.