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The 2014 Miss Stanton court consists of, front row from left, Princess Lilliann McGuire, Junior Miss Stanton First Runner-up Elizabeth Conklin, Miss Stanton 2014 Hailey Hollenbeck, Duchess Emma Burns, Duke Zach Petersen and Prince Gabriel Vansconis; back row from left, Miss Stanton Third Runner-up Kacey Jones, Junior Miss Second Runner-up Keisha Miller, Miss Stanton Second Runner-up Erica Wyatt, Junior Miss Hannah Salliote, Miss Stanton First Runner-up Taylor Skula; Junior Miss Court Member Tori Swan; Jr. Miss Third Runner-up Ally Crippen and Junior Miss Court Member Katie Lilly. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Sidney teen takes advice, wins Miss Stanton title

Hailey Hollenbeck was considering trying the Miss Stanton Scholarship pageant, but was hesitant. Her mom and her sisters, including her twin sister Hannah, encouraged her to go for it.

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Ada man pleads guilty in Zero1 case

One of two Ada men charged with the misuse of grant funds awarded to their Greenville company has reached a plea agreement with Montcalm County prosecutors.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Board self-assessment helps district leaders set priorities

The community has an opportunity to evaluate its Board of Education members every other year at the November election. It used to be every year, but that changed when the State eliminated the annual May school election in an effort to cut costs. Sometimes local boards survey their parents or community for input.

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JUST IN: Wie withdraws from LPGA Classic

  BELMONT – Michelle Wie had won the US Open and was riding some momentum going into the LPGA Classic. But after nine holes on Thursday, Wie withdrew from the tournament at Blythefield Country Club after injuring her right wrist. Wie was at plus-5 41 after nine holes when she came off the course. Wie [...]

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UPDATE: Greenville man ID’d after fatal accident on M-57

Police have identified a man who died in a two-car crash on M-57 near Greenville last month.

Charles Gregory Samuel, 20, of Greenville, died in the crash Wednesday night, July 23.

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THE REVIEW: Tigers’ utility man embraces changing role

Since making his way into the Detroit Tigers organization, not once, but twice; Don Kelly has become a fixture who has seemingly mastered the secret of reinventing his role on a regular basis.

For the 34-year-old Pennsylvania native, transition has become a part of everyday life when he steps foot on the field. Currently standing as the only active player to have spent playing time at every position, Kelly has quickly and quietly become a “25thman” who embodies the skill level of nine men.

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Funeral Notices for Thursday, August 7, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, August 7, 2014

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Belding police investigate rash of vehicle break-ins

The Belding Police Department is investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins over the past 24 hours.

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Montcalm County budget committee considers requests from 4-H, sheriff

Montcalm County commissioners have begun sorting through a plethora of budget requests for the upcoming fiscal year. Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer led Wednesday’s three-and-a-half-hour meeting, alongside Finance & Personnel Committee members Ron Baker of Howard City, Tom Lindeman of Greenville and Ron Retzloff of Crystal.

The Greenville City Council gave approval for the demolition of these two structures at 112 W. Gibson in the city because they have deteriorated to a point where the structures are unsafe. The two buildings, a garage and a house have been falling apart for several years. (Courtesy photos)

Greenville City Council OKs razing unsafe buildings

The Greenville City Council gave approval for the demolition of two structures at 112 W. Gibson in the city because they have deteriorated to a point where the structures are unsafe.