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Funeral Notices for Feb. 6, 2016

Funeral Notices for Feb. 6, 2016

Central Montcalm High School senior Sawyer Bartz, 17, takes a moment to reread the letter from Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, who recommended him for appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Central Montcalm senior aiming to attend U.S. Military Academy

Sawyer Bartz was visibly nervous as he sat in a waiting room, having arrived early for an important interview, when a man dressed in a suit and tie approached him. The man seated himself beside Bartz, and politely asked what it was he was waiting for.

“I’m just sitting here waiting for my nomination interview,” he said. “I’m hoping to be appointed to West Point.”

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JUST IN: Sheriff’s Office seeking assistance identifying Howard City burglars

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in identifying two individuals who broke into and robbed a Howard City business.

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‘Everyone’s mother’: Longtime Greenville educator Gail Ford dies

Known for developing strong bonds with her students and colleagues, Gail Ford had an impact on many throughout the community and beyond.

The longtime Greenville High School educator died Jan. 31 at the age of 69.

Vestaburg’s Tyler Ruckle, right, is watched closely by Montabella’s Joel Bucao, left, during the teams’ game Jan. 7. Vestaburg won the game 54-48. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Winning streak ends, but Vestaburg to try again

Vestaburg’s boys basketball team had been on a roll since the start of the season. The Wolverines were undefeated at 8-0 and ranked 10th in the state in Class D by The Associated Press going into Tuesday night’s game against St. Louis. The Sharks ended the winning streak with a 54-44 win over Vestaburg despite trailing the entire first half.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 5, 2016

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Focus Mold and Machining Inc. of Walker is moving to the former Greenville Printing building, located at 1120 S. Edgewood St. in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Tool and die business moving from Walker to Greenville

The building that used to house Greenville Printing Co. on South Edgewood Street will have new occupants in the coming months thanks to a resolution passed unanimously by Greenville City Council. David Dault, owner of Focus Mold & Machining Inc. of Walker asked council members Tuesday to pass a resolution to request the designation of a renaissance recovery zone for his business.

Greenville’s new Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer, Michael Beach, introduces himself to members of the Greenville City Council during Tuesday evening’s council meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville hires new tax roll assessor

Michael Beach has been assessing at a number of municipalities for more than 15 years, but now he’s ready to do it a little closer to home. During Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, council members voted unanimously to hire Beach, who lives a short distance north of the city, as the new Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer (MAAO) to develop, sign and supervise the city’s tax roll annually.

Greenville’s Landon Kemp splits through Big Rapids’ defenders Grace White (10) and Crystal Brinker (23) for two points during the first half at home Tuesday. - Sports Pro Images/Jamie McNinch

2nd half defense leads Greenville win

The Greenville and Big Rapids girls basketball teams have combined for 20 wins this season against just six losses. In a non-conference matchup, it was the Yellow Jackets adding to the win column with a hard, fought 59-46 win over the Cardinals at home Tuesday. Big Rapids started strong in the first half, but Greenville’s defensive intensity in the second half led to its seventh consecutive win.

A Fenwick man was injured this morning, driving a 2003 Ford Taurus, traveling north on Vickeryville road when he lost control on icy roads, left the road to the right, and struck a tree. — Courtesy photo

JUST IN: Fenwick man injured after car leaves roadway, strikes tree

A Fenwick man was seriously injured in a one-car crash early this morning when his car left the roadway and struck a tree.