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Greenville students gets hands-on experience at Mini Med School

Normally watching a fifth grade student wield a scalpel over a prone body stretched out on a table is a cause for concern.

Yet, at Baldwin Heights Elementary School on Thursday, the practice was encouraged.

Andy Levin

Montcalm County creates PACE district

Montcalm County has become the 10th county in Michigan to create a property assessed clean energy (PACE) district.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 9-0 Monday to adopt a resolution creating a PACE district.

Cory Smith

The Daily News is up for 8 AP awards

The Daily News is a finalist for eight Associated Press Media Editors (APME) newspaper awards for content produced in 2014.

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Funeral Notices for Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Read the funeral notices for Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

With Greenville Department of Public Safety Sgt. Dennis Magirl on point, firefighters tested out the new Oceanid Rapid Deployment Craft on Tuesday in Baldwin Lake. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville DPS obtains new ice and water rescue equipment

Whether it is for hockey, fishing, snowmobiling or any sort of winter sport, those who venture onto the ice during the winter months face inherent danger. Frost bite. Hypothermia. Death. All of these can and do happen once someone breaks through the ice.

Greenville Public Services Department Director Tom Pollock stands in between one of the city’s salt trucks and the front-end loader with a massive snow blower attached to it. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council talks about snow removal

With 56 miles of city streets to plow, the Greenville Public Services Department is ready for winter to pass on by. “In a perfect world, the weather man would say we’re getting 2 inches of snow,” Public Services Department Director Tom Pollock said. “It’d be done by midnight. We’d start at 2 in the morning and get it cleaned up, but we all know that isn’t how it works.”

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SPORTS GALORE: Detroit Tigers optimism … with question marks

Spring training is a time of optimism for Major League Baseball fans, players, management and even media. It’s a fresh start, with new hopes and new dreams. The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising — at least in Arizona and Florida — and optimism is bursting at the seems.

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Vestaburg in contention for MSAC title

The Vestaburg Wolverines boys basketball team is in a unique position. The Wolverines, with just three regular season games remaining, are in contention for their first Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) title since 2004. Winning that title rests firmly in the hands of the Wolverines.

A 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck, driven by a 51-year-old Coral man, failed to stop for the stop sign and drove through an intersection, colliding with some trees across the road. — Courtesy photo

JUST IN: Truck crashes, burns in Winfield Township

A Coral man lost control of his vehicle and almost lost his life on Thursday night. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a one vehicle personal injury crash at 9:38 p.m. at the intersection of West Church Road and North Masters Road in Winfield Township.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 27, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015