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Greenville resident and cornea transplant recipient Larry Alman passed out literature on organ donation Tuesday at the Greenville Secretary of State’s office. Alman was helping spread the word about Gift of Life Michigan. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Cornea recipient promotes Michigan’s organ donor program

Area residents stopping by the Greenville Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday had the chance to learn a little bit about Michigan’s Gift of Life organ donor program, thanks to the efforts of local volunteer Larry Alman. Alman, a Greenville resident who suffers from glaucoma, has received six cornea transplants, procedures without which he would be totally blind.

Greenville’s Stankey Field, where the Yellow Jackets play baseball, shows some standing water in the infield and in foul territory after Tuesday’s rain.

Local sports teams having to work around bad weather

All the sports events scheduled for Monday and even Tuesday were canceled because of rain. With the exception of a few teams, most school teams have yet to take the field or the track to start the season.

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Montabella golf team has depth, new coach

The Montabella Mustangs golf team will begin the year with a new coach, but a team with five returning golfers and depth. Nicole Howe is the new head coach, while Tom Ewell will be the Mustangs assistant coach. Howe sees a team with potential.

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Eureka Township supervisor resigns

The Eureka Township supervisor, who has been on medical leave since last year, officially resigned from the position this week. During the Eureka Township meeting Monday night, the board approved accepting the resignation of Laura Shears.

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Funeral Notices – April 10, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

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Wages back on the table for Sheridan village employees

The issue of possible pay raises for some village employees was an unexpected entry under the “new business” portion of Sheridan’s village council meeting Tuesday evening. Although some employees received 2 percent raises earlier this year, Councilman Pete Gehoski contends those raises — when considered in tandem with increased insurance premiums — actually constituted a pay cut. Gehoski said he has contacted several other area municipalities and all of them pay their Department of Public Works employees significantly higher wages than does the village of Sheridan.

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MCC tuition rates increase by 4 percent

When students attend Montcalm Community College this fall, they’ll now be doing so at a higher cost than what has been paid in previous years. On Tuesday evening, the MCC Board of Trustees voted unanimously to increase tuition rates at the college by approximately 4 percent, beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, an effort that President Robert Ferrentino says will help keep tuition at the school near the statewide average.

The Edmore Village Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a pay raise for Luke Sawyer, who will be replacing outgoing chief of police and village manager Karl Kluwe as police chief. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Edmore Village Council chooses new police chief

Outgoing Edmore village manager and chief of police Karl Kluwe has announced his choice for his replacement on the Edmore Police Department. When Kluwe retires at the end of April, Luke Sawyer — a two-year veteran of the department — will step into the chief’s shoes.

Julie Blizzard, owner of Julie’s Coffee House in Greenville, will be closing up shop at the end of April. The popular establishment has been under Blizzard’s ownership for about two years, though she has worked there since 2003. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Longtime Greenville coffee hangout closing shop April 30

Along with water, coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world and one with a richly storied history. Its origins date back to the 13th century, possibly earlier. First drunk in Ethiopia, it spread to Egypt, the Middle East, Europe, and eventually, America. Coffee houses — establishments where friends could gather to discuss the issues of the day — followed soon after. In recent years, coffee houses have gained a popularity unseen since Allen Ginsberg sipped espresso with Jack Kerouac in some basement shop clouded with cigarette smoke and political upheaval.

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Pierson man charged with killing his mother

A local woman is dead and her son is behind bars after a disturbing accident over the weekend in Muskegon County.