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From left, 2014 Earl Peterson 4-H’er of the Year Kennedy Cogsworth, first runner-up Rory Eldridge, Ericka Haag, Jacob Homich, Heidi Terry, and second runner-up Elizabeth Yelland, stand together Saturday evening in the Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds Ash Building during the awards presentation for 2014 4-H’er of the year. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Gowen teenager selected as 2014 4-H’er of the Year

It all started with two fat, little pygmy goats, ‘Moo’ and ‘Oink.’ Seven years later, after learning to properly care for her two precious animal friends and so many others, Kennedy Cogswell has become a young leader of the local 4-H community.

Greenville this week was awarded an $8,000 grant from the Greenville Area Community Foundation for maintenance work along the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail. The grant will help fund the recoating of railings along the boardwalk near Greenville Tool & Die on the south end of the city. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Greenville gets grant for work on Fred Meijer Flat River Trail

The city of Greenville was awarded an $8,000 grant last week from the Greenville Area Community Foundation for maintenance work along the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail. The grant will help fund the recoating of railings along the boardwalk near Greenville Tool & Die on the south end of Greenville.

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Greenville Chamber signs with The Right Place

Just weeks after getting a $5,000-per-year commitment from the city of Greenville, the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce has signed a service contract with The Right Place Inc. to provide economic development support services.

Police sketch of a suspect involved in an alleged attempted abduction of a Greenville girl. — Courtesy photo

JUST IN: Sketch released of alleged attempted abduction suspect

After the reported attempted abduction of a 15-year-old Greenville girl, police have released a composite sketch of the suspect.

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the alleged attempted abduction near the intersection of Dickerson Lake Road and Greenville Road. The incident occurred around 3 p.m. last Friday, June 13.

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Looking north down Derby Road is a minefield of potholes and worn-out patch jobs stretches from shoulder to shoulder. With a lack of funding, the number of potholes around the area remains high and causes problems for all drivers.

Emmons, Outman support sales tax increase to fund state’s roads

Rick Outman went to church last Sunday expecting to hear a sermon from his preacher. However, the state representative also received an exhortation from his congregation of constituents about how state legislators adjourned for the summer without reaching an agreement about how to fix the roads.

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JUST IN: Teenagers rescued after tree and power line fall onto car

Two teenage siblings were trapped this morning after a tree tangled in power lines fell on their car.

A Montcalm County sheriff’s deputy came upon a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu stuck under a fallen tree around 7 a.m. today on Harlow Road east of West County Line Road.

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Baldwin Lake residents express concern with sewer repairs at lake

The lawsuit between the city of Greenville and Eureka Township that stemmed from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is long settled, but the issue behind the request is far from being resolved.

Greenville High School Spanish teacher Erin DeWind was recently selected by the Michigan World Languages Association (MIWLA) as the World Languages Teacher of the Year for Michigan. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville High School Spanish teacher wins statewide honor

When Greenville High School Spanish teacher Erin DeWind decided she wanted to teach, it wasn’t to seek recognition. She just wanted to share her passion with others.

Airplanes line the runway waiting for children to come and get their rides during Saturday morning's Flying Eagles event at Greenville Municipal Airport.

Flying Eagles soar over Greenville (PHOTO GALLERY)

Airplanes lined the runway waiting for children to come and get their rides during Saturday morning’s Flying Eagles event at Greenville Municipal Airport.

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Montcalm County Household Hazardous Waste Day is June 21

Montcalm County’s Household Hazardous Waste Day will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Howard City Municipal Building at 125 E. Shaw St.