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Oakfield Township Fire Chief Don Riker is pictured at the scene of a fire in September 2012. — File photo

Oakfield Township fire chief placed on probation

This township’s fire chief has been placed on probation due to multiple issues and complaints. The Oakfield Township Board voted 5-2 at their March 11 meeting to place Fire Chief Don Riker on probation for six months.

Mentor Madison Kartes leads a discussion on how bullying occurs both in person and online with fourth and fifth grade girls at Walnut Hills. The students gather in smaller groups with other mentors and talked about what defines bullying and how it can be prevented. — Daily News/Stacie Rose

Greenville’s Project Bloom program builds girls’ confidence

The staff at Walnut Hills Elementary School noticed a troubling trend with the female students. While walking down the hallway or playing during recess, young students were making disparaging remarks about their own appearances.

Hallways were filled with spectators, and artwork, at Thursday’s annual Central Montcalm Education Showcase. Daily News/Lori Hansen

Student talent on display at Central Montcalm Education Showcase

Spectators think nothing of it when they wait in line to get into a basketball arena or a football stadium to watch their favorite team. They are excited to see what their team can do. That same excitement was visible last Thursday ight at the 40th annual Education Showcase at the Central Montcalm Middle School-High School complex.

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Blue Star Mothers host Spring Fling Saturday in Lakeview

The Blue Star Mothers, Chapter MI-188, has performed many important public service activities throughout the years. Many are geared toward providing aid for soldiers serving overseas; other provide support for veterans close to home.

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Funeral Notices for March 24, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, March 24, 2014

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JUST IN: Newaygo woman injured in two-car crash near Howard City

A 20-year-old Newaygo woman was hospitalized after a two-car crash on West County Line Road near Gates Road on Saturday afternoon.

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UPDATED: Greenville woman dies in alcohol-fueled crash

A Greenville woman died shortly after midnight Sunday after her car hit another car head-on. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post responded to the accident around 12:26 a.m. on Wise Road near Shear Road.

Lisa Pullum, DO, director of Greenville’s Michigan Pain Consultants clinic, demonstrates the check in procedure for new patients at a recent open house there.

BUSINESS BEAT: Many avenues to pain relief at Michigan Pain Consultants

When you’re in pain, what you want most, sometimes all you want, is for that pain to stop. The problem is, what works for one individual might not work for another. Recent research shows that certain genetic markers can help pinpoint which medications will work for each patient, and which will not.

The Davis family of Greenville includes, from left, son Cory, mother Shannon, father Jim and son Ryan.

Greenville parents say MAISD services transformed the life of autistic son

One of the worst things to hear as a parent is that your child has a disability. That reality set in for us 13 years ago when a specialist diagnosed our then 2-year-old son Cory with autism.

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Belding accepts bike trail engineering agreement

City Council members voted to enter into an agreement Tuesday evening approving the engineering costs of the upcoming 2.2-mile Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trail Project, but not without scrutiny from one council member.
Council members approved a revised professional services agreement with Williams and Works — a Grand Rapids-based surveying and engineering company — for $181,800, in a 4-1 vote. Council member Joe Feuerstein opposed.