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Montcalm County commissioners OK funding requests for Marine Patrol, Animal Control

Two organizations in search of extra funding have now found some relief, even if only temporary, after Montcalm County Commissioners approved additional funds to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and Animal Control Monday morning. The addition of two officers to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s marine patrol and an increase in hours and pay of a kennel attendant position were voted through unanimously by members of the Finance and Personnel Committee to recommend to the full board of county commissioners.

John Van Nieuwenhuyzen

GUEST VIEW: Walk for Warmth coming this weekend

February is the month for EightCAP Inc.’s annual Walk for Warmth. In Michigan, that means putting on your walking shoes. Walking for warmth is our local community way of saying to those who are less fortunate, “We know that it is very important for you to be warm.” It’s one of the basic needs — shelter, food, clothing, health care — all of those things need to be in place before a person can become a productive citizen.

George Bosanic

Greenville city manager receives positive review

Greenville City Manager George Bosanic received his annual review prepared by the Greenville City Council during its Jan. 22 meeting. Through the review, Greenville City Mayor John Hoppough said Bosanic performs his duties for the community at a good to excellent level.

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Close call for Bushnell Township man after his shed catches fire

A man is safe and uninjured after a quad he was working on backfired in a shed, causing the shed to go up in flames. Sheridan Community Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 6762 Teal Court in Bushnell Township at about 3:40 p.m. on Saturday.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 12, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2012

Lakeview’s John Zuluaga-Torres goes up for two of his 14 points despite being surrounded by Hesperia players during the teams’ game Monday night.

Zulaga-Torres leads Lakeview to victory

John Zuluaga-Torres made an impact on the Lakeview Wildcats Monday night. The sophomore guard scored 14 points to lead the Wildcats to a 55-35 win over the Hesperia Panthers.

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Suspects sought in separate robberies

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for suspects after receiving two separate break-in reports Monday morning that officers feel may be related.

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Errant bullet narrowly misses driver, shatters car window

A 67-year-old McBride man is unharmed after an errant bullet shattered his car window as he was driving through the village of McBride on Sunday evening.

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MCC hosts annual Valentine’s Dance on Saturday night

A night of elegant fun is planned for Saturday at Montcalm Community College. The fifth annual Valentine’s Dance is from 7 to 9 p.m. on the Sidney campus in the activities building gymnasium, and the evening will offer a live band for those looking for a place to do some dancing.

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SHORT TAKES: Greenville wrestlers keep rolling

Congratulations to the perennial powerhouse Greenville High School wrestling team on capturing its eighth consecutive Division 2 district title at Fremont last Thursday. Coach Paul Johnson’s 2013 edition of wrestling champions (26-4) will face Escanaba in the regional semi-finals in Mount Pleasant this Wednesday.