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GUEST VIEW: Snowplows need room to groom

In cooperation with an education campaign launched by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the County Road Association of Michigan (CRAM), the Road Commission for Montcalm County urges motorists to drive safely around snow removal equipment and remember, “Snowplows need room to groom.”

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SHORT TAKES: No easy answers on affirmative action

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati last Thursday overturned Michigan’s 2006 voter-approved ban on affirmative action in college admissions and public hiring. The court’s action brought an immediate response from Michigan’s Attorney General Bill Schuette, who will appeal the ruling. The ultimate result of this question will have a lot to do with the cost of, and access to, higher education in this country.

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Montcalm County Board of Commissioners District 1 candidates seek return to board

When it comes to the race for Montcalm County Board of Commissioners District 1, there’s no shortage of experience between the two candidates. Democrat Ronald Blanding, 84, of Greenville, and Republican Dale Reyburn, 62, of Greenville, have both served as county commissioner in the past and both currently serve on the Greenville Planning Commission. Now [...]

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 30, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

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Montcalm County Commissioners: 8 candidates running in 4 districts

Eight Republican candidates are running for four contested positions on the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.

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Spectrum Health United Hospital’s Emergency Department entrance move starts today

Spectrum Health United Hospital’s Emergency Department will begin providing patient care services in the newly constructed portions of the Stanley and Blanche Ash Emergency Department. The move was set to begin at 7 a.m. today and will allow the existing emergency department to begin renovation.

Spectrum Health United Hospital held a ribbon cutting for phase one of the Stanley and Blanche Ash Emergency Department. Pictured from left to right is President of Spectrum Health Hospitals in Grand Rapids Kevin Splaine, board member Bill Hamm, Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines, Honorable Charles Simon III, Interim Chief Financial Officer of Spectrum Health United Hospital Ryan Johnson, board president David Mack, Chief Nursing Officer at Spectrum Health United Hospital Brian Brasser and Chief Human Resources Officer at Spectrum Health United Hospital Vicki Jensen. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Spectrum Health United has ER open house, ribbon cuttings

Spectrum Health United Hospital held ribbon cuttings and an open house for the new Stanley and Blanche Ash Emergency Department and Heart and Vascular Center on Thursday evening. “It’s very beautiful,” said David Mack, Spectrum Health United Memorial’s board president. Mack said the community’s on-going support of the hospital is essential for the growth in the future.

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Child riding bike OK after accidentally struck by father driving car

An eight-year-old boy is being treated for non-life threatening injuries after he was struck by a vehicle while riding a bike Friday. Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a car-bicycle accident at 6:23 p.m. on South Town Hall Road north of Sidney Road.

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Daily News staff pick up Associated Press honors

A first-place award for a series about small local businesses and entrepreneurship highlight several honors The Daily News received this week when the 2011 Michigan Associated Press Editorial Association contest results were announced. Daily News staffers were honored in four of the 18 contest categories, which encompass news and sports writing and photography, informational graphics and online blogs. The Daily News, with a circulation of approximately 7,000, is a Division I newspaper, which means it is measured against daily newspapers with a circulation of less than 15,000.

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Greenville flea and farmers market starts Friday

Warm spring weather brings out-door activities for all to enjoy. A flea and farmers market will take place at 7 a.m. every Friday and Saturday starting Friday at the Old Meijer located on 1220 N. Lafayette Street.