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The Eastern and Midwest Chapter of Vesting America’s Police K-9s has worked with members of the Ingham County Sheriff’s office, shown here, to secure a vest for one of their K-9 officers, Titan.  — Courtesy photo

Belding group works to provide bulletproof vests for police dogs

Reserve Deputy Erin Dean of the Kirklin Police Department in Indiana has been with her partner Cinch for nine years. They have been in a variety of situations on the job, including some tense moments with suspects. Dean said she and Cinch have developed a bond so close that she feels like Cinch is part of her family.

Greenville City Manager George Bosanic, left, updates members of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority, including Mayor John Hoppough, right, about the status of a proposal for a brownfield grant with Flo’s Ristorante & Pizzeria. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Flo’s brownfield grant hits snag with MEDC

Efforts to secure tax increment funding (TIF) through a brownfield grant involving Flo’s Ristorante & Pizzeria appear to have hit a snag. During this month’s Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meeting, Greenville City Manager George Bosanic reported that a plan to create a 50-50 split on future TIF funds between the city and Flo’s, as proposed by the city, had been rejected by the Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC).

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Vestaburg to authorize new cyber school

A new cyber school is coming to West Michigan at the start of the new year, thanks to Vestaburg Community Schools and Success Virtual Learning Centers (VLC). But the new school won’t be in Montcalm County … it will be in Muskegon.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 27, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016

Sophomore Adele Kemp is in her second year as starting point guard for the Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Greenville’s sophomore point guard Adele Kemp displays high level of determination

Every day, for at least an hour, Adele Kemp will put in her earbuds, listen to music and just dribble a basketball. It is a small example of the dedication the 15-year-old Greenville sophomore puts toward her favorite sport.

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Montcalm County officials sworn into office

The 8th Judicial Circuit Courtroom was filled with a standing-room-only audience for a festive ceremony Thursday afternoon.

Judge Suzanne Hoseth Kreeger swore multiple Montcalm County officials into office, including newly elected Sheriff Mike Williams, who will succeed retiring Sheriff Bill Barnwell.

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Greenville officer Mark Cole retires after 32 years

Standing before friends, family, members of the Greenville City Council and many of his fellow officers, Mark Cole composed himself long enough to deliver a final and emotional message in the face of retirement.

After 32 years with the Greenville Department of Public Safety, Cole was celebrated Tuesday evening with thunderous applause and accolades.

Steve DeWitt, joined by his son, Fox, raises his right hand and states his oath during his swearing-in ceremony, administered by Greenville City Clerk/Treasurer Norice Rasmussen on Monday, becoming one of two new officers to join the Greenville Department of Public Safety. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville Department of Public Safety welcomes 2 new officers

The Greenville Department of Public Safety has welcomed two new officers to its ranks.

On Monday at Greenville City Hall, Steve DeWitt and Marcus Roy were sworn onto the department by City Clerk/Treasurer Norice Rasmussen.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 24, 2016

Read funeral notices for Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016.

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Garage, boat, car destroyed in Stanton fire

A Stanton family lost their garage, boat and car in a fire early Friday morning, but the flames only caused exterior damage to the house, which was unattached from the garage.