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Funeral Notices for Aug. 2, 2013

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Teams of draft horses line up wagons heaped with bundled wheat chaffs harvested from the field during a threshing bee July 26 at the Marlin Martin farm in Bloomer Township.

Mennonite farm in Bloomer Township the scene of old-fashioned practice

A typically placid area of Bloomer Township became drenched in an atmosphere of intrigue July 26 as spectators watched a crew of 100 or more recreate an old style farm practice of threshing, or separating grain from straw.

Jacob Rytlewski was hired as the resource recovery coordinator for Montcalm County’s solid waste program in October 2011. He recently received a wage increase from the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners after implementing a number of progressive recycling changes in the county. — Courtesy photo

Montcalm County resource recovery coordinator gets a raise

Montcalm County’s resource recovery coordinator is getting more resources to do his job. Jacob Rytlewski recently asked the Montcalm County Finance & Personnel Committee to increase his hourly wage from $17 to $19 per hour.

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Funeral Notices for Aug. 1, 2013

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Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Students reap many benefits from summer reading

Last week in this column we discussed the impact of the summer break on students. One issue we touched on briefly was the importance of summer reading. Since then, I have reviewed some research about this topic that I would like to share.

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Greenville student continues to fight for equal rights

A Greenville High School student is still working to push the city of Greenville and Eureka Township to consider a non-discrimination ordinance after letters were written against his request.

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Parental rights trial canceled in Greenville child abuse case

Samantha Slater was scheduled to go to trial Wednesday to learn whether her parental rights would be terminated after her young daughter sustained severe abuse injuries. However, last Friday the Department of Human Services withdrew its motion for Slater’s parental rights trial.

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Funeral Notices for July 31, 2013

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Belding youth football campers hit the blocking pads during Tuesday’s session. The camp at Rudness Field began on Monday and continues today.

Belding holds youth football FUNdamentals camp

For three days, the Belding Redskins football coaching staff and varsity players are hosting a youth fundamentals camp at Rudness Field. The camp began on Monday and wraps up today. The camp was for third through eighth graders, non-contact and focused on proper technique and skill development.

An American flag has been placed at the south end of the former Whites Bridge and now has many messages of support and condolences left by people who have visited the site, which was destroyed by arson on July 7. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Group determined to rebuild Whites Covered Bridge

When Paul Phenix was just a young boy, he could recall walking along the former Whites Covered Bridge with his grandparents, who took him to a section of the bridge where he recognized a few names inscribed into the wood. “This is where your great-grandparents signed their names on the bridge,” they said to him. “It’s where we signed our names, and your parents, and now you can sign your name.”