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Two women console each other after learning of a fatal shooting last September in Greenville. At left, Greenville Department of Public Safety officers Jamie Sorsen, left, and Marty Obetts, investigate on scene. — File photo

JUST IN: Montcalm County prosecutor rules Greenville home invasion fatal shooting was justified

Montcalm County Prosecutor Andrea Krause released her review and conclusion of a home invasion which led to a fatal shooting in Greenville last summer.
On Saturday, Sept. 6, John Russell, 27, was shot and killed by Jess Braman, 38, after Russell broke into Braman’s house while Russell was naked with with marijuana in his system as Braman’s wife and children were asleep, according to police and autopsy reports.

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JUST IN: Sheridan man’s hand damaged after getting caught in corn-picker

A Sheridan man sustained serious damage to his right hand after it got caught in a corn picker Tuesday afternoon.

Shirley Edwards said her grandson, Chad Edwards, 34, was harvesting corn on the family’s 80 acres at 6305 S. Holland Road when his hand got caught in the machine.

Trevor Wright points to a veteran he knows on a framed collage of local military personnel at the Montcalm County Commission on Aging in Stanton, where Wright works as chef and site host. Wright, who lives in Sheridan, is also an active duty senior food operation sergeant with the Michigan National Guard 1073rd Support Maintenance Company based in Greenville. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Local officials want to create Montcalm County Department of Military and Veteran Services

Montcalm County is one of the heaviest populated locations for veterans in Michigan, but also one of the lowest funded counties for veterans resources and medical care. Armed with that knowledge, along with the fact that suicide is the number one cause of death for members of the U.S. Armed Forces, local officials are creating a plan to make sure no solider gets left behind.

Bloomer Township Clerk Sarah Todd only has a few more days to spend at her office at the old Bloomer Township Hall building before township offices are relocated to the new facility on M-57. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Bloomer Township Hall moving outside of Carson City

The building at 217 W. Sherman St. has served as a veterans hall, a library, a school and, most recently, a township hall. Now, the historic facility is about to get its next assignment.

This passenger car was involved in a fatal accident on Thanksgiving Eve at Almy and Federal roads just north of Howard City. — File photo

UPDATED: Woman killed in two-vehicle accident in Howard City

A woman was killed and two others were injured in a two-vehicle accident this evening just north of Howard City.

Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident at the intersection of Almy and Federal roads at 5:49 p.m.

Jaime Newell poses for a photo in her “bubblegum pink” wheelchair alongside her husband Matthew at their home in South Carolina near Fort Gordon, Georgia, where Matthew is stationed with the Army. (Courtesy photos)

Montcalm County woman working to walk after motorcycle accident

Last summer, Jaime Gibson Newell went for a motorcycle ride while on vacation. She crashed in a horrific accident and woke up from a coma three weeks later to find herself paralyzed. This holiday season, Jaime, 35, is in a wheelchair, but she says she has so much to be thankful for.

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CC-C Band planning Christmas concerts, secret shoveling fundraiser

If you find your driveway has magically been shoveled after a snowstorm this winter … the Carson City-Crystal Band just might be responsible.
The shoveling service is just one of many ways CC-C students are working to raise funds for a planned trip to Walt Disney World in the spring of 2016.

“Any snow day, we’ll be shoveling,” said Band Director Chad Parmenter. “We’re just going to go out and do it and leave an envelope and if you want to donate, you can.”

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Prisoner re-entry initiative aims to help parolees become success stories

One might think the most violent offenders are being encouraged to come to town and run about unchecked, according to repeated comments voiced by audience members at recent Edmore Village Council meetings. Those rumors are incorrect, as rumors often are.

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6 murder suspects bound over for trial

Six men with multiple charges related to the murder of a Spencer Township man were bound over for trial Tuesday in a Kent County court.

Howard City Village President S. Michael Scott is stepping down after 40 years on the village council. He is the fourth generation of his family to serve on the council. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Retiring Howard City village president is a fourth generation public servant

A member of the Scott family has sat on the Howard City Village Council for four generations in a row — three times as village president. That notable feat ends tomorrow.