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Village of Hubbardston has newly elected leader

The village of Hubbardston has a new leader. James “Jim” Barker II was elected with 84 votes in his unopposed campaign for village president. He will replace longtime Village President Janet Dailey, who has been village president since 2001 and has served on the village council for almost 40 years.

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OUR VIEW: ‘We can’t run scared’

Thank goodness there are people like Shane Wilcox in the world. People who don’t hesitate to stop when a motorist flags them down along the side of the road at night. People who don’t hesitate to get out of their cars and offer help and the use of their cell phone when needed. People who trust that a situation is just as it seems and not something sinister.

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Montcalm County redistricting leads to new liaison for Sheridan

Montcalm County Commissioner John Johansen of Montcalm Township said his goodbyes to members of the Sheridan Village Council on Tuesday evening. Since 2001, Johansen has been the county’s primary link to the village of Sheridan and has attended almost every council meeting held there in the past 11 years. Because of the county’s recent reapportionment, he will now be covering other villages.

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Greenville DDA discusses Christmas lights, parking, flower baskets

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) discussed decorating and parking during its Tuesday meeting. With the DDA working to better Greenville’s downtown area, the group discussed holiday and summer decorations and ways to accommodate parking for downtown residents.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Schafer prepares to start his Tuesday afternoon shift in Eureka Township. Schafer is one of four contracted deputies assigned to Crystal, Eureka, Montcalm or Sidney townships via the sheriff’s department. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County OKs contracts between deputies, townships

It’s in the hands of township officials now. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved renewing sheriff’s deputy contracts with Crystal, Eureka, Montcalm and Sidney townships Monday. The three-year contracts are set to expire on Dec. 31. Township officials must now decide whether to renew the contracts.

Central Montcalm’s Tyler Sleet battles an opponent during a run last year.

Morgan ‘fairly happy’ with Central Montcalm runners

Even though Central Montcalm’s cross country teams finished towards the bottom of the Central State Activities Association, Coach Shad Morgan had some difficulties to deal with. Those may have had a hand in the fifth-place finish of the boy Green Hornets in the CSAA and the seventh-place finish by the girls.

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Experience held back Belding golfers

Belding’s girls golf team was short on experienced players, according to coach Doug Anderson. That was one of the reasons the Redskins finished fifth out of seven teams in the O-K Blue Conference.

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Weekend chase ends in arrests of Grand Rapids, Ada men

A routine assistance stop Saturday turned into a pursuit that resulted in a one-car crash and two arrests. According to Montcalm County Undersheriff Mark Bellinger, a deputy patrolling around 1:04 a.m. noticed what he at first assumed to be stranded motorists at the intersection of W. Carson City Road and S. Sheridan Road.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 14, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

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Eureka Township drafts PA 425 plan for the city

The Eureka Township Board approved sending a Public Act (PA) 425 agreement to the city of Greenville regarding a proposed Mersen USA annexation. During Monday night’s meeting, the township board approved moving forward with the annexation by drafting a proposed PA 425 agreement between the township and the city.