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The seventh grade student council at Greenville Middle School wraps up a “bully” during the Hero in the Hallway assembly on Thursday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville Middle School empowering students to stand up against bullying

One way to stop bullying is to empower not only the victims, but the witnesses to bullying as well.

This mindset is one Greenville Middle School officials are attempting to instill in students.

Two women console each other after learning of a fatal shooting last September in Greenville. At left, Greenville Department of Public Safety officers Jamie Sorsen, left, and Marty Obetts, investigate on scene. — File photo

JUST IN: Montcalm County prosecutor rules Greenville home invasion fatal shooting was justified

Montcalm County Prosecutor Andrea Krause released her review and conclusion of a home invasion which led to a fatal shooting in Greenville last summer.
On Saturday, Sept. 6, John Russell, 27, was shot and killed by Jess Braman, 38, after Russell broke into Braman’s house while Russell was naked with with marijuana in his system as Braman’s wife and children were asleep, according to police and autopsy reports.

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Stanton looks to future with Montcalm Economic Alliance

This city took another step toward improving its economic condition last week when members of the Stanton City Commission voted to extend their affiliation with the Montcalm Economic Alliance.

Already contracted with the organization for one year, commissioners opted to continue the contract for three years at a cost of $2,500 per year.

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CM superintendent’s review not yet complete

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education conducted a three-hour meeting Wednesday night with two hours, and 55 minutes of the meeting in closed session, regarding the superintendent’s evaluation. The board, with education consultant Mike Washburn mediating, first approved an evaluation form, and then went into the closed session.

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SPORTS GALORE: Speculation season upon us

For plenty of college football teams it’s bowl season. For the University of Michigan football program it’s speculation season. After 33 consecutive bowl appearances (1975 to 2007), the Wolverines will not partake in the traditional month of meaningless games, sponsored by anything and everything, in warm, sunny locations across the country, otherwise known as bowl season, for the third time in seven years.

Greenville’s Paige Hallock, right, dives for a loose ball during the regional semifinal game against Muskegon in March. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Greenville girls excited to start hoops season

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team has had a great amount of success the past two seasons. In the past two years, the Yellow Jackets have won 38 games, two O-K Bronze titles and one district championship, the school’s first since 1983. This year, with a quality returning base, the expectations are once again high.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 5, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Belding’s Monica Baylis, front, boxes out during a district tournament game last season. The Redskins opened this season on Tuesday with a win over Lakewood. - File photo

Belding works for successful season

The Belding Redskins girls basketball team got off to a good start this season. After a slow start Tuesday night, the Redskins used a dominating second half to defeat Lakewood to open the 2014-15 season with a 44-33 win. Hallee Breimayer scored 16 points in the win, while Katie Wood finished with 14 points and Monica Baylis with eight points.

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CHIP’S CLIPS: To separate or not to separate

Many people who either have a child playing sports in high school or coaches, think the private schools are at an advantage when it comes to competition. Some believe the private schools are able to recruit some of the best athletes in the state, where public schools, because of a bylaw by the Michigan High School Athletic Association, are only able to get athletes who are in the school district and not outside.

The ladies of Purls of West Michigan, plus Dan Eagles, co-chairman of the Greenville Lions Club Carl Barberi Toy Project, circle around the nearly 100 matching sets of hats and mittens made by the group. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Purls of West Michigan knit nearly 100 hats and mittens for Lions Club

When it comes down to knitting and purling, cabling and gartering, and even frogging, no one does it with more passion than the ladies of Purls of West Michigan. “It’s a wonderful group of ladies,” Molly Hollar said. “It’s a good group. We have a lot of fun.”