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Voters will decide whether to approve a 1 mill request to generate $1.5 million for Montcalm County sheriff’s coverage. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Why include Greenville in a Montcalm County sheriff’s millage?

Montcalm County residents are set to vote on a $1.5 million proposal to maintain and increase sheriff’s patrol coverage throughout the county, including in the city of Greenville. The Greenville Department of Public Safety and the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department are the only law enforcement agencies providing round-the-clock patrols in Montcalm County.

Voters will decide how much coverage they want from the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department. The County Board of Commissioners voted 7-1 on Monday to bring a $1.5 million proposal to the people to maintain and increase sheriff’s coverage for the next five years. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County residents to vote on sheriff’s coverage millage

Voters will decide how much coverage they want from the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department. The County Board of Commissioners voted 7-1 on Monday to bring a $1.5 million proposal to the people to maintain and increase sheriff’s coverage for the next five years.

Police respond to a robbery at Huch's Fine Jewelry in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville jewelry store robbed, police searching for suspect

A robber swiped a handful of valuables from Huch’s Fine Jewelry in downtown Greenville this afternoon. The suspect entered the store at 212 S. Lafayette St. and asked to look at some items around 1:10 p.m. He then distracted the employees and grabbed an undisclosed amount of jewelry before fleeing out the back door. Police believe the suspect did not have a weapon.

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Lakeview post trooper arrested for allegedly hitting pedestrians

A Michigan State Police (MSP) Lakeview Post trooper has been arrested for allegedly hitting two pedestrians with his car near Ionia, killing one. Trooper Daniel Parker was arraigned Tuesday in 64A District Court on misdemeanor charges of committing a traffic violation causing death and committing a traffic violation causing impairment. He is free on $10,000 bond.

Greenville senior Mackenzy looks to make a pass during a game last year at Cornerstone University. The Yellow Jackets open the season vs. Cedar Springs tonight.

Yellow Jackets, Wildcats ready for season openers

GREENVILLE — After three weeks of practice and a couple of scrimmages the Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team is ready to put their skills to test in an actual game.

They get that chance tonight as the Yellow Jackets host the Cedar Springs Red Hawks in nonconference play. Greenville coach Eric Nichols said his team is anxious to get on the court.

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Slick roads contribute to Thanksgiving crash

Police are blaming alcohol and icy roads for an early Thanksgiving Day accident that left a man injured. Chadwick Jones, 19, of Gowen, was driving a 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue westbound on Harlow Road when he lost control near West County Line Road and hit a tree on the north side of the road around 1:40 a.m., according to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office.

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Greenville area officials remember Fred Meijer

Greenville native Fred Meijer gave back not only to his hometown community, but also to the whole county. Franz Mogdis, Montcalm County Alliance executive director, said Meijer has left a positive impact all over the county, especially through the trails.

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Candidates line up for Montcalm County treasurer

The slate of candidates for a pair of local treasurer positions is set. Seven people have applied to become the next Montcalm County Treasurer. Only one woman’s name will be on the ballot in February’s special election for Montcalm Township treasurer.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 29, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Nov. 29, 2011.

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Crystal party store broken into

Montcalm County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a breaking and entering incident at Wilson’s Party Store near Crystal.