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Health department: Don’t let the bed bugs bite

The old saying, “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite” has taken on new meaning the last several years with infestations on the rise. These creepy crawly critters now make us think twice before occupying a hotel room, or buying a used piece of furniture, and for good reason. Once bed bugs set up camp in your home, infestation spreads rapidly and can be very difficult and costly to remove.

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Handy Market robbery remains under investigation

Police continue to investigate a robbery that occurred one week ago at the Handy Market in Greenville. Debbie Edmaiston of Gowen was working her late-night shift at the Handy Market, located at 813 S. Lafayette St., when a younger man wearing a mask told her to get behind the counter at approximately 6:30 p.m. last Thursday.

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Funeral Notices – December 13, 2012

Read funeral notices for Thursday, December 13, 2012.

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UPDATE: Ronald Township woman arraigned in Palo bomb threat case

A 38-year-old Ronald Township woman surrendered herself to police today, involving the bomb threat to Palo Elementary Schools on Nov. 28.

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Children not a good excuse for robbery

A man who allegedly robbed Greenville’s Handy Market last Thursday night repeated a phrase that made a lasting impression on the cashier — and on all of us. “I’m sorry — I have kids,” he said, and then repeated, “I’m sorry — I have kids.”

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Foundation distributes Ash funds to three Belding organizations

The late Stanley and Blanche Ash were well known throughout Montcalm County for their generous donations and entrepreneurial efforts, but the community of Belding was close to their hearts as well. Last week, $25,000 was distributed to three organizations in Belding in the first year of grants provided by the Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) from the Stanley and Blanche Ash Community Improvement Fund, which is an endowment fund established in the autumn of 2011.

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Sheridan Village Council considers upcoming budget

Members of Sheridan’s Village Council are determined to make some improvements to the village’s park despite being recently turned down for a state grant that would have helped finance the project. Park improvements, along with many other items on the village’s tentative budget for fiscal year 2013-2014, were discussed at the council’s meeting Tuesday evening.

Tri County’s Jordan VandeVrede (24) moves the ball along the baseline for the Vikings durings Tuesday’s game at Greenville. Stephen Roy of Greenville is defending.

Greenville’s size too much for Tri County

The Tri County Vikings played even with the Greenville Yellow Jackets for the first quarter. After that, Greenville’s size, ability to rebound and its transition game took over in a 62-47 victory on Tuesday night at North Gym.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 12, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Tuesday, Dec. 11

Belding 61, Grant 57: The Redskins got their first win of the season Tuesday night by beating the Tigers on the road. Belding got 19 points each from Brendan Zuver and Garrett Strothheide in the win…