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‘As serious as serious can be’: 4 of 6 suspects arraigned in connection with Spencer Township murder

Four of six men suspected in the death of 34-year-old Brent Luttrell of Spencer Township were arraigned Thursday in a Kent County courtroom.

Friends and family of the victim, as well as some of the suspects, filled the 63rd District Court in Grand Rapids. Between sobs from those in the seats, Judge Sara Smolenski notified the suspects of the charges against them.

The Greenville High School Marching Band performs as the host band at Legacy Field in Greenville for the MSBOA District 7 Marching Band Festival on Wednesday evening. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Marching bands leave it all on the field at MSBOA festival in Greenville

On a crisp, cool and windy autumn evening, Legacy Field was swarmed with students standing at attention, determination and focus in their eyes, who were waiting for the whistle to blow to put forth an entire season’s worth of blood, sweat and tears into motion.

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UPDATE: 6 suspects ID’d in connection to to Spencer Township homicide

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office has identified six people arrested in connection with the killing of a Spencer Township man Brent Luttrell, 34, was shot, stabbed and left to die alongside the road after a home invasion at his home on Pinewood Street just east of Lincoln Lake Avenue in the early morning hours of Sept. 8.

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6 people arrested in connection with murder of Spencer Township man

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office has arrested six people in connection with the murder of a Spencer Township man Brent Luttrell, 34, was shot, stabbed and left to die alongside the road after a home invasion at his home on Pinewood Street just east of Lincoln Lake Avenue in the early morning hours of Sept. 8.

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Mary K. Hoodhood and her husband, Jeff, shared her inspiring story to an enraptured crowd at the closing ceremony for this year’s One Book One County at the Greenville Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night.

One Book One County closing event wraps up 10th year of program

In 1980, Mary K. Hoodhood was a 27-year-old woman, engaged to be married and working as a guidance counselor and for the Michigan Legislature. She left for a holiday trip to Silver Lake with her fiancé and his daughter to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. Life was looking good. The next day she woke up as a quadriplegic.

Bernard Polzin, newly hired general manager of Dicastal North America, Inc., presents to the Greenville City Council an initial outline of the company's plan for the two former United Solar Ovanics buildings.

Greenville OKs Dicastal grants, sets benchmarks for funds

The Greenville City Council took several steps in welcoming China-based aluminum wheel manufacturer Dicastal North American Inc. to town by paving the way for grant money and drawing up a development agreement. Approved Tuesday night by the council, which will act as the fiduciary for the $5 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, the grant money is designated toward the purchase of the two former United Solar Ovonic (USO) buildings and 97 acres of land.

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Greenville hosts MSBOA District 7 Marching Festival

Greenville High School will be hosting the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association’s District 7 Marching Band Festival on Wednesday at Legacy Field. Fourteen High School marching bands from around the area will be performing for a rating from adjudicators. It will be an evening of great music and high energy marching. All tickets are $5. Children younger than five get in free.

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The Fighter: Greenville man beats cancer three times

It was 2007 and Greenville resident Scott Young was a 22-year-old lumber worker, expecting his first child with his girlfriend, Ali.

Life was looking up for the young couple, who were just four months away from the birth of their daughter.

But then came this pain; a pain no man wants in an area no man wants it.

Bobbijo Train of Greenville kept a positive attitude during her cancer diagnosis and treatment. Train is pictured at right with her family, from left, daughter, Jessi Fears, granddaughter, Kenadi Leitz, mother, Vonnie Bunting. — Daily News/Stacie Smith

Positive outlook keeps Greenville woman moving forward from cancer

Bobbijo Train was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ at age 46 in 2010, but she had started monitoring her breast health long before that time.

Train, who lives in Greenville, has a family history of breast cancer. She first discovered a lump in 1998. She was aware that lumps are frequent during hormonal changes, but had hers checked by her physician. She had an ultrasound and biopsy and learned her lump was due to fibroid cystic tissue.

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JUST IN: Greenville bus involved in minor crash

A Greenville Public School bus was involved in a minor crash shortly after 8:30 a.m. this morning.