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Richard and Angela Kazemier joined the Eureka Township Planning Commission’s meeting Wednesday to discuss the opening of the Sisters of Sobriety (SOS), a women’s group home, in the township. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

For those who need it, seeking and achieving sobriety is a long, hard road full of twists and turns which, if not careful, can lead one right back to where they started. A husband and wife team is looking to help guide Montcalm County women who need assistance down the road to sobriety.

MCC students collect blankets and goods for homeless people

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Looking around her hometown of Greenville, Amber Pelak feels like she recently opened her eyes to a major problem in her community: Homelessness.

“Sometimes you can be blind to what’s happening in your community,” she said. “Sometimes you can be immune to it.”

Montcalm County sends dog kennel ordinance back to committee

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, PH.Slider, Photos Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Montcalm County commissioners have decided they were barking up the wrong tree regarding proposed changes to a dog kennel ordinance.

After almost an hour of public comment Monday, the board voted 7-1 to send the proposed changes back to the county’s Finance & Personnel committee for further revision.

Amish man mourned after horse and buggy accident

Posted in: Local Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Andrew and Rebecca Miller welcomed their baby daughter into the world almost two months ago.

The young Amish couple and their three sons, Melvin, 5, Robert, 3, and David, 2, were overjoyed at the presence of baby Cevilla.

Sports
Greenville’s Landon Kemp clears a vault as a freshman in 2014. Kemp holds the school record of 12-feet-0 and just set a national meet record on March 13. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Landon Kemp continues to fly through the air. Each time, she raises the bar…literally. Kemp, who set the Greenville High School pole vault record multiple times a year ago, set another record on March 13, this time at the New Balance Nationals Indoor competition in New York City.

THE REVIEW: Another day at the office

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, March 27th, 2015

When the Detroit Red Wings made the decision to produce a fresh face for their American Hockey League affiliate in Grand Rapids, they appear to have landed the golden ticket in the form of head coach Jeff Blashill. Since Blashill’s arrival in West Michigan, the Griffins franchise has seemingly discovered a way to win and do it with consistency. This season being no exception.

Duflo named Class C All-State by BCAM

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Friday, March 27th, 2015

Four area girls basketball players earned All-State honors by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan on Tuesday. Carson City-Crystal senior Mikayla Duflo was named Class C All-State, while Montabella junior Ashley Swarts earned Class C honorable mention.

Kemp soars, sets national meet pole vault record

Posted in: High School, Sports Top News Friday, March 27th, 2015

Landon Kemp continues to fly through the air. Each time, she raises the bar…literally. Kemp, who set the Greenville High School pole vault record multiple times a year ago, set another record on March 13, this time at the New Balance Nationals Indoor competition in New York City.

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  • Greenville duo signs to play softball in college

    Thursday, March 26th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top News

    Sarah Newhouse and Elizabeth Niemiec have yet to begin their season seasons of softball, save for practice, for the Greenville Yellow Jackets. Still, they both know they will continue to play softball following their Greenville careers.

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  • Greenville/Belding trail connection part of final project to connect 125 miles

    Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
    Posted in: B.slider, Local, Local, Photos

    Trail lovers will soon have access to 125 miles of Michigan trails starting right from Jackson’s Landing Park in Greenville.

    During the latest Greenville City Council meeting, the council voted in favor of applying for a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) Trust Fund grant to complete a portion of the Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail-Trail from Greenville to Belding.

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  • Emmons, Outman working to promote OK2SAY student safety hotline

    Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    The best way to stop a violent act, be it suicide, bullying or the manifestation of a serious bomb threat, is to prevent it from happening in the first place.

    That’s the message Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, was hoping to convey when her legislation to create the new OK2SAY confidential student safety hotline was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder in December 2013.

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  • Greenville wrestlers had to feel out season

    Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top News

    Expectations were high for a Greenville wrestling team that had made multiple state quarterfinal appearances. That is unless you are coach Paul Johnson, who didn’t know what to expect when the season started.

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