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Greenville High School seniors Kenna Allen and Kameron Carnes, along with junior Jacob Visser, learn to put on turnout gear and air packs from Greenville Department of Public Safety firefighter Mike Bunce. Students were given the opportunity to learn about fire, fire rescue and other components of firefighting from local firefighters at the Montcalm Area Career Center. — Courtesy photo

Montcalm Area Career Center students work with local firefighters

In the event of a fire, students are taught at a young age to stop, drop and roll. Students at the Montcalm Area Career Center (MACC) recently got some fire training a bit more in-depth than that.

Crystal Township Fire Chief Scott Brundage, left, shares a laugh with fellow firefighter Scot Fitzpatrick as they evaluate a smoke detector, which are available to residents for free. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Fire department offering free smoke detectors for residents

One smoke detector at a time, firefighters at the Crystal Township Fire Department are hoping to help residents be better prepared for a potential house fire. In partnering with the Red Cross, Crystal Fire Chief Scott Brundage said the department is now offering as many as three smoke detectors per household — at no cost to the homeowner — to be installed by the fire department.

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Job fair at Greenville High School is set for 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday

That next job opportunity could be right around the corner with the inaugural Greenville Job Fair happening this Thursday. More than 35 participating companies will be on hand at Greenville High School, located at 111 N. Hillcrest St., from 3 to 6 p.m. in the school’s north gymnasium.

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Funeral Notices for April 25, 2017

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IN BRIEF: Montcalm County BOC hires fourth investigative firm

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners has hired a fourth firm to investigate the county’s troubled financial situation.

Taylor Johnson, left, teaches fielding to attendees of her softball clinic at Demorest Field on Saturday. Johnson is a 2010 graduate of Belding.

Belding grad Taylor Johnson teaches softball to young players

BELDING — Taylor Johnson was a member of the 2010 Belding softball team that went to the state semi-finals. On Saturday, she used that experience to teach young girls the proper techniques of softball at Demorest Field during her second annual softball clinic. Johnson, who also played basketball for Central Michigan University, said she was [...]

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10th Yellow Jacket Challenge sees record number 374 participants

Although Andrew Mason of Gowen and Kelli Ludwig of Ada were the first male and female to cross the finish line, all 374 participants of the 10th consecutive Yellow Jacket Challenge made history Sunday.

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Funeral Notices for April 24, 2017

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Congressman John Moolenaar meets with media before Thursday’s listening session at Central Michigan University. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Congressman Moolenaar talks failed ACA repeal effort, future of health care reform

Congressman John Moolenaar knew Thursday evening’s listening session was going to be a bumpy ride.

As about 900 people were being seated in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium at Central Michigan University, Moolenaar steadied himself for the event in a dressing room in the basement of the nearly century-old theater.

Audience members waved green or red pieces of paper to show their support or opposition to statements made during Congressman John Moolenaar’s listening session Thursday at Central Michigan University. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Congressman Moolenaar hosts raucous listening session at CMU

Not much listening took place during a Thursday night “listening session” hosted by Congressman John Moolenaar.

Nearly 900 people packed Central Michigan University’s Warriner Hall to hear from the Republican representative for Michigan’s 4th District, which encompasses 15 counties.