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Montcalm County Prosecuting Attorney and WAN Member Andrea Krause, at right, presents Candy Kerschen with the WAN Woman of the Year Award. Kerschen was nominated by Kathy Jo VanderLaan, Kim Cain and Gae Donovan-Wolfe. — Courtesy Photo

Candy Kerschen named WAN Woman of the Year

The Woman’s Action Network (WAN) of Montcalm County has named the Woman of the Year. Candy Kerschen of Greenville was honored as Woman of the Year at a Nov. 16 ceremony. She was nominated by Kathy Jo VanderLaan, Kim Cain and Gae Donovan-Wolfe.

Greenville resident Monique Megchiani was arrested and charged with felony possession of a financial transaction device and stealing/retaining a financial transaction device without consent.

JUST IN: Greenville woman arrested on financial transaction device charge

A 38-year-old Greenville woman has been arrested and lodged in the Montcalm County Jail on felony possession of a financial transaction device and stealing/retaining a financial transaction device without consent.

Valerie Sanborn works on deducting extras from her income to see if she has enough money to splurge on travel or entertainment alongside Montcalm County Tom Lindeman who was one of many volunteers who manned stations to help eighth grade students at the Greenville Middle School Reality Store. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Greenville Middle School eighth-graders learn about the cost of living

For most adults, paying bills, buying groceries and being surprised by an unexpected medical need are part of life. For Greenville Middle School eighth-graders, this part of life became a reality as the students participated in a Reality Store.

Fred Gore, a senior design architect with AECOM in Grand Rapids, presents members of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority with a first proposal Tuesday of a potential installation of a canopy over and reconstruction of Lafayette Park.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville DDA mulls $1.5 million proposal for Lafayette Park

A large overhanging glass canopy?

Open spaces with movable furniture?

A stage for performances with a backdrop featuring a decorative waterfall?

From left, Indira Smith and Jim Aaron from M106.3 WGLM and Mike Lomonaco from On the Side visit Meijer to buy food to provide Thanksgiving dinners for six local families. M1063 WGLM and On the Side partnered together to be able to provide families with Thanksgiving dinner. — Courtesy photo

Local businesses provide Thanksgiving dinner to six families

Mike Lomonaco, the owner of On the Side Detailing in Greenville, has always had a heart to help others in need.

He’s assisted men and women in various situations throughout the years, including letting a man he met in a Walmart parking lot into his home, paying for him to get out of jail and buying him gas to get back to the man’s home in Minnesota.

This year, Lomonaco wanted to help local families for Thanksgiving. He approached Jim Aaron at M106.3 WGLM, a radio station in Greenville, to brainstorm with him.

Marjorie “Hilda” Hawley, a Greenville resident, celebrated her 102nd birthday this year. She was born in the Greenville area along with her sister, Louise, who is 100 years old, and her brother, Clair, who is 91 years old. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

‘Longevity in our family’: Local woman reflects on 102 years of life

When Marjorie “Hilda” Hawley was born, horses and buggies were the norms for transportation. Women did not have the right to vote. John Green had settled in the area roughly 70 years prior and the city of Greenville was thriving with sawmills, churches, merchants and families.

JD Dey

UPDATE: Man faces life in prison after stabbing incident

A young man is facing life in prison after allegedly stabbing another young man early Monday morning.

Cassidy Brigham of Grand Rapids launches a disc through snowy conditions on one of the 18 holes playing in the Tower Mountain Throwdown disc golf tournament Saturday at the new Tower Park Disc Golf Course in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Tower Park Disc Golf Course opens with tournament (PHOTOS)

As Greenville City Manager George Bosanic made his way along Baldwin Street on Saturday morning, he suddenly found himself at a loss for words as he approached one of the community’s city parks. On a day that featured the first snow flurries of autumn and temperatures hovering slightly above freezing, the parking lot of Tower Mountain Park was completely full, with dozens of adults gathered at the base of the mountain.

David Wawersik renovated the stairway at Camp Greenwood in Gowen. Now the stairway is safer and has a more aesthetically pleasing passage for campers to get to the lake. It is one of the several projects Wawersik completed at the camp as part of his Eagle Scout project. — Courtesy photo

Camp Greenwood benefits from Eagle Scout project

David Wawersik always enjoyed his trips to Camp Greenwood when his Boy Scout troop would visit the spacious, rural campground. When it came time for David to take on the challenge of an Eagle Scout project, it was an easy decision to volunteer to do some upgrades and renovations to the more than 60-year-old camp.

Have Mercy case manager Amanda Wright tried to raise awareness on how poverty and homelessness affect children while standing on the northeast corner of M-57 and M-91 in Greenville on Friday afternoon.

Have Mercy agency spreads awareness of homelessness

When Kim Cain, Amanda Wright and Rachel Pung decided to stand on corners of M-57 and M-91 with cardboard signs to share the statistics of homelessness, they weren’t sure what to expect. Their goal Friday afternoon was to spread awareness of the severity of homelessness. One sign stated that approximately 99,975 people were homeless in Michigan in 2015. Another sign shared that the average age of a homeless child is 7.6 years old, while another sign informed of the 2,723 infants born into poverty every day. Yet another sign sought to raise awareness that the main reason people experience homeless is job loss — not substance abuse.