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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.

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Home intruder shot, killed at Greenville residence Saturday morning

A man is dead after he entered a Greenville residence Saturday morning, fell asleep on a couch, and was then fatally shot by the homeowner after a struggle ensued between the two.

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BACK TO SCHOOL: What’s new at local districts this year

Staff and students have a lot to be excited about as the 2014-2015 school year gets underway Tuesday.

The rewards of voter-approved bond proposals in Belding, Carson City-Crystal and Lakeview are visible for all to see. A new superintendent is testing the waters at Central Montcalm while incoming freshman are making a “graduation pledge” at Greenville.

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Large crowds come out to enjoy 50th annual Grand Dansk Parade

With the sun high overhead and the smell of fine Danish cuisine in the air, thousands lined Cass Street in downtown Greenville on Saturday morning as the 50th Danish Festival’s main attraction made its way past awe-inspired children and their families.

With more than 100 entries, the Grand Dansk Parade was more than an hour-long event featuring floats, bands, cars and even a few superheros.

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50th annual Danish Festival attracts people from hundreds of miles away

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author most remembered by his fairy tale stories. This year’s Danish Festival’s children’s activities, named after the famed author, fit the bill.
With face painting, arts and crafts, a clown, balloons, Legos and even bounce houses, the Hans Christian Andersen children’s events at Tower Riverside Park was a fairy tale scene all its own on Friday.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Beijing students host talent show in Greenville

High school students from Beijing, China, are visiting Greenville this week to learn about American culture and help the local community with service projects.
The Beijing students hosted a talent show at Greenville Middle School on Wednesday evening.

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UPDATE: Bomb threat robbery thwarted at Greenville Rite Aid pharmacy

The Greenville Department of Public Safety is investigating a bomb threat made at the Greenville Rite Aid store on Thursday afternoon.

Public Safety Director Mark Reiss said a caller phoned the store demanding five pre-paid credit cards, saying he would bomb the store if demands weren’t met. Reiss said the caller gave a time frame of receiving the credit card numbers and security codes on the back.

Firefighters with the Greenville Department of Public Safety remove a burning clothes dryer from a residence at 813 E. Summit St. Monday afternoon in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

JUST IN: Dryer fire quickly extinguished in Greenville

A fire that began in a clothes dryer was quickly extinguished this afternoon, preventing any damage to the home. Resident Jack Perry was home doing laundry when he smelled something burning and called 911 at approximately 4:45 p.m. Officers and firefighters with the Greenville Department of Public Safety then responded to the residence at 813 E. Summit St.

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Greenville school bus tips over, students receive minor injuries

Five Greenville Public Schools students were transported to a hospital with minor injuries when a school bus tipped onto its side after losing control on an icy gravel road this morning. According to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post, the injuries were mostly bumps and bruises. Some students were treated at the scene, while five students were transported to Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville.

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Greenville library offers free digital magazine subscription

Dozens of magazines at your fingertips, wherever you go, and free of cost. That’s what the Flat River Community Library is now offering its cardholders as part of membership with the library.