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Newly created Montcalm Alano Club encourages people to join

Battling addiction, in any of its forms, is a painful and sorrowful experience to go through for everyone involved. Many who try to get an upper hand on their addiction feel like there is no way out. Worst of all, they feel like they are alone.

But there is a way out, and they are not alone.

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The Right Place and Montcalm Economic Alliance sign partnership

The path to create more economic growth in Montcalm County may finally have been paved on the stable ground of a partnership that aims to bring great dividends to area businesses and residents.

On Monday, The Right Place Inc. and the Montcalm Economic Alliance announced the formation of a strategic partnership to support economic growth in Montcalm County and encourage greater regional collaboration in West Michigan.

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More than a food pantry: GLC Hope Ministries provides assistance, shelter

Feeding the hungry of the greater Greenville area is not the only thing GLC Hope Ministries and God’s Love Closet and Hope Rescue Mission accomplishes year-to-year.

It also houses the homeless.

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Greenville home destroyed in fire, all occupants escape safely

As John Bowen, 18, stood outside his home shortly after midnight Monday, he could only watch through watery eyes while firefighters continued to battle back embers and flames that continued to poke through the roof of the residence.

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Shop With A Hero: Greenville officers go Christmas shopping with local youths

It is the time of year when giving is most prevalent and the Greenville Department of Public Safety, along with Walmart, decided to give less fortunate area youth a night to obtain some holiday gifts.

On Wednesday, 31 Greenville youths joined various public safety officers and headed to Walmart for Shop with a Hero. Coordinated by the Greenville DPS, children joined police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians from around the county to do a little holiday shopping. Even Santa Claus and two merry elves showed up to spread some cheer.

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Local volunteers help package 30,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger

Ending world hunger is a daunting task but global philanthropic organizations try to do it one meal at time.

However, a local event put together more than one meal over the weekend … try 30,000.

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Dicastal North America hiring and training to start in mid-2015

This week, the Greenville City Council approved a $5 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) as well as a development agreement with Dicastal North America Inc. and along with that comes a timeline of when the company will bring its promised 300 jobs.

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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.

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57 Brew Pub creates Centurion Ale for Montcalm Community College’s 50th

In celebration of Montcalm Community College’s 50th anniversary, 57 Brew Pub and Bistro in Greenville launched Centurion Ale on Sept. 1.

The farmhouse ale features corn and barley with light fruity undertones and a crisp finish. It is named for the college’s mascot, the Centurion.

About two dozen runners braved chilly temperatures Thursday to make the 5K trek through downtown Greenville and along the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail. Funds raised from the event go to Special Olympics Area 6, which covers Ionia and Montcalm counties. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Law Enforcement Torch Run cheered on by Special Olympic athletes

With a brightly lit torch leading the way on a cold and cloudy Thursday, runners of the third Law Enforcement Community Torch Run made their way through downtown Greenville to help raise money for Special Olympics.

Law enforcement communities across the state of Michigan are organizing torch runs, which serve as one of multiple fundraisers law enforcement and Special Olympics have teamed up for.