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On Monday at Greenville Lanes, Toys for Tots Montcalm County Coordinator Jenni Bouck and Assistant Coordinator Angie Bailey show off the Toys for Tots T-shirts they will be selling as part of a fundraiser. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Toys for Tots Montcalm County needs funding for quality Dec. 13 distribution

Toys for Tots of Montcalm County needs money. Desperately. With about $300 in the bank account, Toys for Tots is struggling to come up with the funds to purchase quality toys for its annual distribution on Dec. 13.

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New book reveals history of Lakeview pickle factory

LAKEVIEW — One may wonder how a book about events nearly 70 years past could be considered timely. Particularly when the events related center on the most innocuous of vegetables, the humble cucumber. Or is the case with Lakeview author, Dallas Lincoln’s, new book, the pickle. “The Pickle Docks” presents a semi-fictional account of life [...]

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 25, 2014

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Local volunteers help package 30,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger

Ending world hunger is a daunting task but global philanthropic organizations try to do it one meal at time.

However, a local event put together more than one meal over the weekend … try 30,000.

Amy Hansen and her registered therapy cat, Cricket, have been making visits to hospice care, assisted living facilities and private residences since September. — Courtesy photo

Cricket the cat brings happiness with therapeutic visits

Smiles abound wherever Amy Hansen and Cricket go.

Cricket is a registered therapy cat. Together, Amy and Cricket visit area hospice care, assisted living facilities and private residences to brighten the days of various patients. Cricket loves the attention he gets and residents get the comfort of petting an animal, which has shown to be beneficial to a person’s health and general wellbeing.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 24, 2014

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Belding City Council to upgrade DPW equipment

With heavy snow pouring from the sky and temperatures remaining low enough for it to stick around, Belding employees have had their hands full making the streets drivable. Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Ernie Thomas had just finished repairing one of the city’s plow trucks Thursday afternoon as he and two workers hit the streets to clear the freshly fallen snow. But after traveling four blocks one of the trucks came to a halt and Thomas found himself forced to use the city’s industrial loader to tow the plow truck back to the DPW garage.

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Toys for Tots of Montcalm County to hold fundraisers

Toys for Tots of Montcalm County will be holding several fundraising events in the next few weeks.

There is a fundraiser dinner from 5 to 8 pm. tonight at the Greenville Eagles, located at 11690 SW Greenville Road. There is a requested donation of $10 with all proceeds going to the Toys for Tots program.

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Career preparation a priority for Greenville students, employers

Preparing students for a successful career in the workforce is the goal of anyone in education and that rings double for Greenville Public Schools and the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District.

During the latest Coalition Of Greater Greenville (COGG) meeting, Greenville Superintendent Pete Haines discussed the importance of the American College Readiness Inc.’s National Career Readiness Certificate. The certificate determines students’ preparedness for the workforce and is achieved by taking the ACT WorkKeys test.

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Funeral Notices for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

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