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Montcalm County 4-H’ers want full-time coordinator

Supporters of Montcalm County’s 4-H program are hoping the currently vacant 4-H coordinator position will be improved to a full-time job. Local 4-H advocates appeared at Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting to ask the board to consider improving the part-time position to a full-time position for the upcoming fiscal year.

White Pine Library Director Patty Rockafellow addresses a group of children Wednesday at the library’s end of summer party. Rockafellow recently accepted the library director position after retiring from teaching 30 years. — Courtesy photo

New director settling in at Stanton’s White Pine Library

The headline could read “Hometown girl makes good,” but Patty Rockafellow, who recently took over the director’s position at White Pine Library, has been making good things happen in the Stanton area for most of her adult life.

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ED GILBERT: A western trip for a book

Yes, I took a trip out west for a book. But not to get one but to write one. I think telling a little about it will help to clarify my column. OK? To begin with, my son Steve and I have taken several trips out west, and to Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and a few other states as well. But our most recent trip spawned the idea for a western story, and after coming home I wrote the book “Montezuma’s Treasure Canyon.”

Detroit Tigers outfielder talks with media prior to Friday’s West Michigan Whitecaps game. Dirks is on a rehab assignment with the Whitecaps. - Courtesy photo/West Michigan Whitecaps

Dirks begins rehab, just wants to play baseball

Andy Dirks is back in a West Michigan Whitecaps uniform. The Detroit Tigers outfielder came back to the Whitecaps on Friday as the start of a rehabilitation assignment that will last the entire weekend and through Wednesday with the ‘Caps.

Greenville graduate Jordan Thomas during his senior season against Lowell’s Gabe Dean.

Michigan’s Thomas to host wrestling camp

Jordan Thomas loves giving back. The former Greenville Yellow Jacket wrestler and current University of Michigan redshirt sophomore will host his third annual wrestling camp at Greenville High School.

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SPORTS GALORE: World Series championship or bust

The Oakland A’s went all in. The Detroit Tigers decided to call. On Thursday, the MLB trading deadline turned into the ultimate poker tournament. Two of the top teams in the American League, the A’s and Tigers, both spent the day trying to stack their pitching rotations, their deck, if you will.

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OUR VIEW: Hemingsen for 64B District Court judge

Three candidates are vying for the seat of Montcalm County’s 64B District Court judge.

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Funeral Notices – Aug. 2, 2014

Read funeral notices for Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.

Property owners with land along the Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trail browse over a map showing their parcels stretching from Lowell to Greenville during an informational meeting at the Lowell VFW Thursday evening. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Supreme Court decision paves way for landowners locked by River Valley Rail Trail easements

Local landowners along the Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trail may soon be entitled to some long overdue funds after a recent ruling in the state of Wyoming has now paved the way in regards to easements along trail systems.

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Farmhouse knockdown brings early history to life

When Bev and Tim Wyckoff decided to demolish an old farmhouse on their property, they never expected to discover so much history contained within the building’s walls.