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Funeral Notices for April 29, 2017

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Jim Jones, a paramedic with Life EMS in Belding, checks for a bag of medical supplies while sitting inside an ambulance. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

HEROIN HITS HOME: Part 3, ‘It’s a Russian roulette’

Jim Jones, a paramedic with Life EMS in Belding, sits in the carpool parking lot on the corner of M-66 and M-44. Jones has been working since 7 a.m. By 8 p.m., he still has 11 hours until his shift is over. While he sits, he waits for an emergency call or the all clear to go back to the station.

Savanna Wilson, left, is one of many Tri County soccer players who Vikings coach Vic Matulis sees as a leader this year. Wilson is one of only three seniors on the team.

Key to success for Tri County soccer this year is loosening up, coach say

Vic Matulis usually coaches like a drill sergeant, but this year’s squad is teaching him to loosen up. Matulis’ Tri County Vikings squad is once again doing well, posting an 8-1 record so far this season and looking to best its 17-4 record from last year.

Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) Executive Director Steve Currie updated the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Monday about MAC’s legislative priorities for Michigan counties. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County commissioners hear from new MAC director

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners heard an update about state priorities for counties from the new leader of the Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) on Monday.

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Funeral Notices for April 28, 2017

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Rep. Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake and Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, speak about the state’s 2017-2018 fiscal year budget during Monday’s Legislative Update meeting at Montcalm Community College. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Local legislators talk about unfunded pension liabilities

In making their trips to Lansing in recent weeks, Rep. Jim Lower and Sen. Judy Emmons have found their time occupied by the looming state budget. During Monday’s Legislative Update meeting at Montcalm Community College, Lower, R-Cedar Lake, and Emmons, R-Sheridan, discussed their focus on the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget, with a goal to have it passed through the Legislature by Gov. Rick Snyder’s deadline of June 1.

A Trufant man was killed in a two-car accident April 26 at the intersection of Sidney Road and M-66. — File photo

Man killed in crash Wednesday at Sidney Road and M-66

A 59-year-old man was killed in a two-car accident Wednesday morning.

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Tri County Vikings get solid 9-1 win over Division 1 Holland

It’s been a rough season for the Tri County baseball team this season, but on Wednesday against a Division 1 school, the Vikings played like a juggernaut. Tri County (2-11 overall, 0-4 CSAA-Gold), a Div. 3 team, earned an impressive 9-1 win against Division 1 Holland Dutch (6-10 overall) at the Art Van Sports Complex.

Bo Cline, left, sits with his “big brother” Carl Wall, right, at Down Home Restaurant in Greenville. The two were paired together through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gratiot and Montcalm counties and have enjoyed going out to eat and fishing for the past seven years. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Creating new families

For seven years, Bo Cline and Carl Wall have watched movies, fished and played dominos together as matched big brother and little brother. Cline, 14, is like part of Wall’s family. But Wall, 77, says it’s more like a grandfather-grandson relationship than a big and little brother. They were brought together by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gratiot and Montcalm Counties.

Gisela Peek smiles as she is honored as Women’s Action Network’s Woman of the Year in 2014. — File photo

‘One of a kind’: Beloved Greenville resident Gisela Peek killed in car accident

Always rising before the sun, and pushing forward well after it set, Gisela Peek was a woman who embodied a determined and loving spirit that was deeply admired by her many friends, family, and members of the community.