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Funeral Notices for May 19, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Michael Williams of Sidney is the new undersheriff of Montcalm County. He has worked for the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office since 1996, first a road patrol deputy, then as a canine handler and most recently as a sergeant. — Courtesy photo

Canine handler Michael Williams named new Montcalm County undersheriff

Montcalm County’s star canine handler is taking on a new challenge as second-in-command at the Sheriff’s Office. Michael Williams was recently promoted to undersheriff in the wake of the most recent undersheriff’s retirement. He will earn an annual salary of $65,000, which was approved by the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners in March.

Central Montcalm High School Principal Marty James shook hands with every graduating senior as they made their way across the stage to receive diplomas Sunday afternoon. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Central Montcalm High School class of 2015 celebrates graduation

One-hundred-sixteen Central Montcalm High School graduates took their first steps into adulthood Sunday afternoon during the school’s graduation ceremony. Clad in Central Montcalm green and white, the graduates made their way across the podium to receive their diplomas following some sage words of advice from school administrators, as well as the class of 2015 valedictorian, Jesse Kuczynski, and salutatorian, Santiago Alvarado.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, May 15

Central hammers Cardinals twice: The Green Hornets outscored Big Rapids 35-1 in winning a CSAA-Golf doubleheader Friday, winning 16-0 in four innings and 19-1 in three innings. Scylar Blaisdell won the opener on the mound, throwing a complete-game one-hitter and striking out three…

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Funeral Notices for May 18, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, May 18, 2015

During Tuesday’s Greenville Planning Commission meeting, Land and Resource Engineering Inc. President Todd Olin discusses a new site plan for the construction project of the EZ Mart Mobil gas station located at the corner of Clay and Washington streets. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville reviews EZ Mart site expansion

Venturing into unknown waters can be trying for even the most stouthearted. But, as they say, fortune favors the bold.

According to Green Harp owner Bob Walsh, right, and manager Scot Jensen, business has been strong and steady since the downtown restaurant reopened just over a week ago under its new name. The restaurant offers an eclectic blend of American, Irish and world cuisine. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

BUSINESS BEAT: Food from Ireland and the world at The Green Harp

Dining at The Green Harp is like a trip around the culinary world, with a quick stop in Ireland before hitting the road.

Central Montcalm High School Valedictorian Jesse Kuczynski’s years of hard work on academics will pay off this fall in the form of several scholarships to Eastern Michigan University. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Years of hard work pay off for Central Montcalm valedictorian

Hard work. That’s what it takes to graduate high school with an overall grade point average of 3.99. It helps to be born with some serious smarts, but in the final reel, the hard work is what it’s really all about. Just ask graduating Central Montcalm senior and class valedictorian Jesse Kuczynski. He’s been working hard his entire academic career, as the results clearly indicate.

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Ionia County fires its IT director

Ionia County officials are tightlipped about why they fired their information and technology (IT) services director. Walter Barnes, 43, of Stanton, was let go from his job on April 27 by Ionia County Administrator Stephanie Fox.

Lakeview Community Schools Superintendent Kyle Hamlin, right, reports on plans for the 2015-2016 school year as School Board President Edward Jonaitis listens during Monday’s meeting. — Daily News/Emilee Andrews

Lakeview may go back to school early

Staff and students at Lakeview Community Schools may go back to school as early as Aug. 31 this year. The Lakeview school board heard plans regarding an earlier start to the school year, as well as an update about the balanced calendar concept, during Monday’s regular meeting.