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Local Blue Star Mother President Deann Oliver, left, and Vice President Kathy Barnes want area mothers of service men and women to know the organization is available to lend help and support wherever needed. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Blue Star Mothers: ‘You’re not alone’

Dec. 7, 1941, a date that, according to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, would live in infamy. It also was a date that would forever change the face of America. With the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese military brought the United States into a war upon which the country would eventually expend 418,500 lives, most of them young men.

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Saturday, Jan. 18

Boys basketball CC-Crystal 65, Beal City 52: The Eagles made up a game that was postponed Jan. 6 due to weather, beating the Aggies Saturday night. Aaron Haines led CC-Crystal with 13, Garret Tabor added 12 and Rhett Pringle added 10 for the Eagles. Record: 5-3. Next game: at home agianst Highland Park Academy Tuesday [...]

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Friends Rebuilding Whites Bridge Executive Board pursuing nonprofit status

It’s been more than six months since the quiet morning of July 7 was suddenly awaked by the sight of the historic Whites Bridge engulfed in flames. The bridge, erected in 1867, was destroyed that day as it eventually collapsed into the Flat River.

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Firefighters contain Montcalm Township blaze to garage

Firefighters were able to prevent flames from a garage fire at 2978 S. Greenville Road from spreading to the attached home Friday after arriving on scene to find one wall of the garage engulfed in flames. A breezeway provided a buffer between the home and the garage as firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, believed to have been caused by an electrical issue, said Montcalm Township Fire Chief Clif Dickinson.

Lakeview Post set up a mobile headquarters on M-91 north of the Greenville NCG Cinema Suday in pursuing a methamphetamine laboratory at 8869 Eastern Ave. (at top right) in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

3 arrested in connection to Greenville meth lab after standoff

Three individuals were arrested Sunday after a police standoff that lasted several hours and resulted in the discovery of a methamphetamine laboratory. The Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) and the Michigan State Police (MSP) Lakeview Post investigated a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory at 8869 Eastern Ave.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 20, 2014

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William Tingley, owner of Tingley & Associates in Stanton, does contracted remonumentation work for Gratiot and Montcalm counties. Here he looks at the tag of an ancient shot gun, which was once used as a survey marker at an Evergreen Township location. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County remonumentation project 60 percent complete

Twenty years ago, a major surveying project got underway in Montcalm County. The Montcalm Remonumentation Program was part of a statewide effort starting in 1993 with the goal of preserving history, protecting cadastral surveys (maps showing boundaries or property lines) and promoting professional surveying practices, according to William Tingley of Tingley & Associates, a land surveying and engineering service in Stanton. Tingley has a contract for the remonumentation of Gratiot and Montcalm counties.

Duck Lake, located in Crystal Township, will undergo treatments this year from two separate environmental consultants after members of the Duck Lake Improvement Board approved contracts with Restorative Lake Sciences of Spring Lake and S&R Environmental Consulting of St. Charles. — Courtesy photo

Duck Lake Improvement Board hires environmental consultants

The Duck Lake Improvement Board is starting off the new year by looking at Duck Lake differently than any other lake board in Montcalm County and board members are hoping their new approach pays off.

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Funeral Notices Jan. 18, 2014

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Combining Greenville rec department and community center saves dividends

Physically it was just a move upstairs, but in actuality the combining of the Greenville Recreation Department and the Greenville Area Community Center under one office was far more than that. In an effort to reduce costs and increase convenience, the city decided to move the recreation department from the basement of the community centers to the main level and combine the two staffs.