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Daniel Leussenkamp's prison mugshot.

UPDATE: Trio on the run after stabbing, carjacking, assault and robbery

A trio with local ties are on the run after their alleged involvement in a stabbing in Wyoming, a carjacking in Greenville and another stabbing in Mount Clemens.

A nationwide manhunt is underway for Daniel Edward Leussenkamp Jr., 25, and Kimberly Ann Wonsey, 20, both of Wyoming, and Kevin Michael Seely, 25, of Belding, according to Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Mark Reiss.

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Grattan Academy comes out on top in SchoolDigger.com study

It seems every organization out there dedicated to K-12 education has its own formula to track student success. There are report cards, color schemes, annual progress reports, at-risk declarations and top-to-bottom lists.

It’s up to school officials to take in each of these state or independent group studies and try to piece together the puzzle that most accurately depicts student achievement.

Ask any school official which formula works best and they will probably answer none of them … or maybe all of them.

VFW 5065 Commander Donald Rule delivers a welcome speech to an audience of more than 60 people Thursday evening at the Sheridan VFW Post for the Meet the Candidates forum. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Sheridan candidates forum introduces political hopefuls to Montcalm County

With the Aug. 5 primary election quickly approaching, Thursday evening proved to be an informative event for more than 60 people who attended the “Meet the Candidates” event at the Sheridan VFW Post. Republican, Democratic and nonpartisan representatives from five races introduced themselves and their reasons for running throughout the two-hour event.

With 4-H supplying the building, booth and name recognition and Greenville Lions Club members offering the man hours to shop, cook and serve, the two local groups teamed up to raise $9,000 to be split 50-50. This is the first year the two organizations ran a joint food booth at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair. Pictured are 4-H students and advisers operating the booth. — Courtesy photo

Lions Club, 4-H Club team up for fundraiser

Both the Greenville Lions Club and the 4-H program are founded on education and life experiences for local youths. During last month’s Montcalm County 4-H Fair, the two organizations teamed up.

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Greenville schools renew admin contracts

Annual housekeeping was the main agenda at Greenville Public Schools Board of Education meeting Monday night. The six board members in attendance voted to renew two-year administrative contracts to Korie Crawford, John Gilchrist, Mary Beth Taylor, Brian Zdanowski, Leigh Acker, Jack Gilbert, Todd Boyer, Susan Ayres, Gretchen Baarman, Michelle Blaszczynski, Mike Walsh, Linda Van Houten, Ken Poor, Ron Hofmann, Kathy Bresnahan and Leanne Eyer.

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JUST IN: Greenville approves language changes to downtown rental requirements

This city’s council approved the planning commission’s recommendation to amend the language of downtown residency regulations, which would make it easier for upstairs rental units downtown.

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JUST IN: Eureka Township postpones zoning administrator interviews

The Board was forced to reschedule the interviews of three candidates for the township’s open zoning administrator position after two of the candidates were unable to attend Monday’s scheduled interviews.

Campers glide over the open water in canoes as part of their activities at Optimist Camp. — Courtesy photo

Optimist Camp (Wah-Wah-Tay-See) celebrates 50 years in Greenville

It was the summer of 1964 and for the first time Camp Wah-Wah-Tay-See opened its doors to the special education students of the Greenville area. It offered them the experience of camping, the chance to meet new people, and most importantly it gave them a chance to have fun in the great outdoors. The brainchild of Jerry Hansen, a then special education teacher in Greenville, Wah-Wah-Tay-See, now known as Optimist Camp, brought in eight students the first summer.

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JUST IN: Greenville Planning Commission moves amended downtown rental requirements on to Council

The Greenville Planning Commission recommended to City Council the approval of language changes to downtown residency regulations which would make it easier for upstairs rental units downtown.

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Greenville birthday party to benefit battered women

If you see enough bad over the course of a few years, you really begin to appreciate the good things in life: a loving family, healthy children, emotional stability.
This Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Transitions Counseling Services in Greenville, outpatient therapist Sue Ellen Pabst — who has heard more than her share of domestic violence horror stories — plans to celebrate all the good things in her own life with a public birthday party … a really big birthday party, to which the entire community is invited.