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Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, right, shakes hands with Republican candidate for United States Seante Pete Hoekstra Saturday morning at the Montcalm Republican Headquarters in Greenville during a rally for the 2012 general election.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

State GOP descends upon Greenville as election nears

With the general election now less than 24 hours away, both the Republican and Democratic parties in Michigan are pulling out all the stops to reach out to every voter in Michigan with a goal to acquire every last vote they can for an election that is critical for both the nation and the state. On Saturday, the Michigan Republican Party made sure to include Greenville and Montcalm County in their efforts by rolling into town and making a stop at the Montcalm Republican Headquarters at 214 S. Franklin St. as part of their four-day, 24-stop bus tour.

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Montcalm County Commissioner District 5 pits retired teacher vs. commissioner

Republican Ronald Retzloff has served as a Montcalm County commissioner for 14 years, but Democrat challenger Jerome Duran is hoping to claim the seat of District 5. District 5 covers Day Township and Home Township, the northern half of Evergreen Township and the city of Stanton.

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Montcalm County Board of Commissioners District 1 candidates seek return to board

When it comes to the race for Montcalm County Board of Commissioners District 1, there’s no shortage of experience between the two candidates. Democrat Ronald Blanding, 84, of Greenville, and Republican Dale Reyburn, 62, of Greenville, have both served as county commissioner in the past and both currently serve on the Greenville Planning Commission. Now [...]

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Undersheriff, Animal Control officer square off in Ionia County sheriff race

With current Ionia County Sheriff Dwain Dennis choosing not to run for another term, the race for a new sheriff is between Republican Dale Miller and Democrat Gordy Douglas. Miller, 56, of Lake Odessa, has more than 32 years of experience in law enforcement and currently serves as undersheriff for Ionia County.

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Local jobs are top issue in testy rematch in 70th District State House race

The heated race for 70th District state representative may come down to which candidate appears to have the most integrity to voters. Incumbent Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, is being challenged for his position by Mike Huckleberry, D-Greenville.

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2012 General Election Candidate Questionnaires

Here is The Daily News’ 2012 General Election Candidate Questionnaires for Contested Races.

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Video: 4-for-20: Chicken stir-fry

4-20 Season 2 episode 1 from Michael Bee on Vimeo. Nothing is easier than making a chicken stir-fry my way. First, gather the money from the roomies and run to the store and buy your chicken, stir-fry vegetable mix, green onion, rice and stir-fry sauce. I got all my stuff for under $20. Read the [...]

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 5, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

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Howard City bicyclist injured after veering into traffic

A man was seriously injured Sunday after being struck while riding his bicycle near Howard City. Howard City police officers responded to the incident at 3:44 p.m. at M-46 and Maple Hill Road.

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Howard City couple arrested after drunken altercation

A 29-year-old Howard City woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting her live-in boyfriend by striking him in the face with a coffee mug. Howard City police officers responded to the domestic assault in the 500 block of Joy Street in Howard City.