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Ultimate Sports Show features first female Angler of the Year

Kyniska, a princess from ancient Sparta, was the first woman to win an Olympic chariot race, but she was barred from collecting her prize in person. Katherine Switzer was almost literally taken out of the 1967 Boston Marathon when race official Jock Semple attempted to drag her out of the race while she was running. While these two women made history as “the first female,” they weren’t, at the time, as celebrated for their feat as they should have been. For Marianne Huskey, who last year became the first woman in pro fishing history to win the Anglers Insight Marketing Angler of the Year award, it’s been quite the opposite.

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Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day in Hubbardston

Historically speaking, there’s some doubt as to whether St. Patrick really drove the snakes from Ireland, or whether that’s simply a myth, bound inextricably to his conversion to Christianity of several pagan sects whose worship had previously included images of snakes. There have even been some latter-day theologians who have questioned the very legitimacy of Patrick’s sainthood itself. If that’s your opinion, it’s one you were probably inclined to keep to yourself on St. Patrick’s Day in Hubbardston. They take St. Patrick’s Day seriously at Shiel’s Tavern, reputed to be Michigan’s oldest pub.

Blake Hulliberger stands with the prizes he purchased through a contest he won to help other children get through the harsh cycle cancer brings. The Triumphant 12 Blood Drive will be held in hopes to save 12 people going through what Hulliberger had to experience. — Courtesy photo

Triumphant 12 Blood Drive event set for Thursday

A bone marrow and blood drive will be held in hopes to save 12 lives through the donations. The Triumphant 12 Blood Drive will be held from noon until 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Greenville Community Church located on Vining Road.

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Central Montcalm Educational Showcase set for Thursday

What originally began as a community dinner featuring Central Montcalm Public School has now evolved to the Education Showcase, one of the biggest events for the district. The 39th annual Education Showcase is planned for Thursday at the high school/middle school complex, and features works of art, displays of projects and live entertainment by student groups. Doors open at 5:30 for senior citizens while the Education Showcase runs from 6 to 8 p.m. for the general public.

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Funeral Notices-Monday, March 18, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Monday, March 18, 2013.

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Greenville woman injured in 2-vehicle accident

A Greenville woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident Saturday night. Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle injury accident on West Stanton Road near North Hillman Road at approximately 8:30 p.m.

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Carson City teenager accidentally shot in leg with .45 caliber handgun

A Carson City teenager is recovering after accidentally being shot in the leg with a handgun. Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to Carson City Hospital after receiving a report that a man was seeking treatment to his leg after having been shot with a .45 caliber handgun.

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2 women struck by vehicle during St. Patrick’s Day bar fight

A St. Patrick’s Day bar fight near Stanton resulted in two women being struck by a vehicle. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to The Thirsty Parrot Bar (Double Six Bar & Grille) on at 4680 N. Sheridan Road (M-66) in Day Township in response to a fight and individuals having been struck by a vehicle. The disturbance occurred approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

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Palo Community Schools to stay open

The Palo Community Schools Board of Education has decided to keep the school open, but with fewer students.

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Greenville mourns loss of community icon Bob Reed

Greenville community members are mourning the loss of a friend who spent his life caring and helping the people around him. Bob Reed, 53, of Greenville, died on Thursday after a courageous battle with cancer.