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The Dolores Halvorsen Memorial Pantry is running low on supplies and funds. If items are not donated, the pantry will have to close.

Sheridan pantry faces threat of closure owing to low funds, supplies

A local food pantry is looking for help as products and funds are running low and the possibility of shutting down is threatening to become definite.

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Millage issue goes before Lakeview voters Tuesday

Voters in Lakeview will go to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of a millage proposal under consideration there. Though the projects covered in the bond proposal are sweeping, the actual increase in taxes for the average homeowner would be minimal, about 33 cents per month or less.

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Funeral notices — Saturday, February 23, 2013

Funeral notices for Saturday, February 23, 2013

Mary M. Judnich, a representative from U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s office, center, joined state Sen. Judy Emmons and state Rep. Rick Outman at a town hall meeting in Trufant to address planned changes to the village’s post office hours. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Residents meet to discuss hour cuts at Trufant Post Office

A large crowd of residents from Trufant and surrounding areas gathered at the village’s community center Thursday evening in the hope of getting answers from the U.S. Postal Service as to why hours will soon be severely curtailed at the post office there. They left 90 minutes later with most of those questions unanswered; nobody from the postal service showed up. However, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s representative, Mary Judnich — along with state Rep. Rick Outman and state Sen. Judy Emmons — were there to hear the concerns of the residents.

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United Lifestyles gives update to COGG members

Members of the Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG) received a presentation Thursday on how Spectrum Health United Lifestyles is working toward making a healthier community. During the regular COGG meeting, United Lifestyles Executive Director Jodie Faber gave a presentation on programs the facility offers to help make Greenville a better, healthier place to live.

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‘Do Over’ Prom offers night of fun for a good cause

Remember senior prom? The ill-fitting tuxes on the guys, the elaborate silk and satin dresses on the girls, the awkward attempts to replicate John Travolta’s “Saturday Night Fever” moves on the dance floor? Sure, there are probably adults who recall their senior prom as a magical time, filled with fun, romance and excitement. For others, prom was more reminiscent of the climactic scene from “Carrie.”

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Cedar Spring man arraigned for October 2012 break-ins

A Cedar Springs man was arraigned Thursday morning in connection with a series of breaking and entering complaints that took place last October in Pierson and Reynolds townships. According to Det. Sgt. Thomas Goerge, of the Montcalm County Sheriffs Office, Keith Allan Ames, 25, is charged with one count of breaking and entering into a residence. He is being held on a $15,000 bond and awaiting further court appearances.

Montcalm County is teaming up with Comprenew in Grand Rapids to offer a place for people to dispose of their unwanted electronic waste. The trailer will be at Greenville High School from March 4 through March 17. It will then move to Carson City and on to other locations throughout Montcalm County. — Courtesy photo

Electronic recycling coming to Greenville

Montcalm County is teaming up with a Grand Rapids business to bring electronic recycling to the area. Because electronic waste is a growing concern in the environment as it leaks harmful toxins into soil and water, Montcalm County Resource Recovery Coordinator Jacob Rytlewski said it’s important to bring an electronic recycling option to the county.

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Central Montcalm schools listen to Early College pitch

Two new opportunities for students to learn were introduced to the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education Wednesday night. One was excitedly welcomed while the other was hesitantly tabled one month. Montcalm Community College President Bob Ferrentino and Montcalm Area Intermediate School District superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht presented an overview of the new Early College Program, and option for all seven districts in the MAISD.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 22, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Feb. 22, 2013