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When Jodie Faber was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she was forced to make a lifestyle change to eat healthier and exercise more. Today, she is 25 pounds lighter and has incorporated a daily eating and exercise regiment. She prepares fresh fruits and vegetables as well as slow-cooked shredded chicken and separates them into small freezer bags to have at the ready when it comes time for a meal or to curb a craving. Greek yogurt mixed with granola and fruit is a staple for her breakfast. — Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

Those with diabetes warn those without to make lifestyle changes now

“Congratulations, you have diabetes.”

For Jodie Faber, those were the unfortunate words she heard from her doctor during a routine check-up.

As bad and shocking as the news was to hear, Faber knew that it was inevitably that type of shock treatment she needed to face to force herself to change her lifestyle.

During a break from class, from left, Alex Campbell, Anne Hilt, Zach Davis and Alec Fowler check the updates on their various social media feeds while sitting in the Greenville High School lounge. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Anonymous app Yik Yak stirs up cyber-bullying in schools

Like many other schools across the country, Greenville High School has felt the stinging effects of cyber-bullying. And it has happened again.

Gisela Peek was honored as Women’s Action Network’s Woman of the Year on Tuesday night. After receiving “roasts and toasts,” she humbly addressed the group of friends and family who honored her. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

WAN’s Woman of the Year an ‘active’ choice

She is described as honest and fun and outgoing and fun and loyal and fun and hard-working and fun, yet Gisela Peek mostly showed humbleness. Peek, 70, was honored Tuesday night as the Women’s Action Network’s Woman of the Year at a celebration at the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center in Greenville.

Greenville Public Schools Board of Education President Janet Ralph and Superintendent Pete Haines discuss items on the agenda at Monday’s meeting of the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Facilities Department keeps Greenville Public Schools district running smooth

With 170 acres and 675,688 square feet of indoor space to care for, the Greenville Public Schools Facilities Department maintains the school district with tenacious resolve. And the staff do it all year long, day or night.

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Montcalm County raises $150,000+ to bring on Right Place coordinator

Montcalm County is quickly becoming The Right Place for economic development. The Montcalm Economic Alliance has raised more than $150,000 to hire a business development coordinator for the next three years with The Right Place, a West Michigan economic development organization.

A sample page from the Dec. 31, 1902, Greenville Independent, along with thousands just like it, is now available through any web capable device.

Greenville library now offers digital newspaper archive

You may not realize it, but right now, this very moment, you’re holding history in your hands. This newspaper — though many copies will wind up training puppies or lining bird cages — serves as a record of the area, a permanent testament to the lives of the men and women who reside here.

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‘Apathy’ blamed for 41 percent voter turnout in Montcalm County

More political ads were aired on one West Michigan TV station than anywhere else in the United States, but the majority of voters chose not to go to the polls Tuesday. Just 41 percent of Montcalm County’s registered voters participated in the general election, down from almost 44 percent in the 2010 general election and 56 percent in the 2006 general election.

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Emmons re-elected to second term as senator

Incumbent Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan successfully defeated Democratic challenger Fred Sprague of Alma in Tuesday’s election.

Throughout a district covering four counties, Emmons received 36,416 votes while Sprague received 27,234 votes, or 57 percent to 43 percent.

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Montcalm Community College millage renewal approved

A millage renewal that will provide Montcalm Community College (MCC) with approximately $25 million in funding over 10 years was approved by voters Tuesday.

The millage passed with 11,928 “yes” votes to 8,051 “no” votes, or 60 to 40 percent.

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Outman wins State House re-election bid

State House incumbent Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, easily defeated his democratic challenger James Hoisington, D-Stanton, in Tuesday’s election.

Outman received 13,372 votes to Hoisington’s 8,282 votes, or 62 to 38 percent.