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Sisters fight hunger and loneliness with community Thanksgiving dinner

There’s more than one kind of hunger. Particularly around the holidays; a time of family and friends, of gathering together with loved ones. For those with none of the above, it can be a lonely time, a time when the hunger for simple human companionship can grow every bit as sharp as the need for a warm holiday meal.

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Funeral Notices for Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Read funeral notices for Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.

Jackson’s Landing will feature a new bike rack next spring as part of the grant to the city from the Greenville Area Community Foundation. (Daily News | Brad Klosner)

Greenville’s bikes project receives $13,122 from Community Foundation

In an effort to make bicycle enthusiasts feel more welcome to tour the city and its parks, the city of Greenville is taking steps to make cycling more accessible and safe.

This passenger car was involved in a fatal accident on Thanksgiving Eve at Almy and Federal roads just north of Howard City. — File photo

UPDATED: Woman killed in two-vehicle accident in Howard City

A woman was killed and two others were injured in a two-vehicle accident this evening just north of Howard City.

Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident at the intersection of Almy and Federal roads at 5:49 p.m.

Jaime Newell poses for a photo in her “bubblegum pink” wheelchair alongside her husband Matthew at their home in South Carolina near Fort Gordon, Georgia, where Matthew is stationed with the Army. (Courtesy photos)

Montcalm County woman working to walk after motorcycle accident

Last summer, Jaime Gibson Newell went for a motorcycle ride while on vacation. She crashed in a horrific accident and woke up from a coma three weeks later to find herself paralyzed. This holiday season, Jaime, 35, is in a wheelchair, but she says she has so much to be thankful for.

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CC-C Band planning Christmas concerts, secret shoveling fundraiser

If you find your driveway has magically been shoveled after a snowstorm this winter … the Carson City-Crystal Band just might be responsible.
The shoveling service is just one of many ways CC-C students are working to raise funds for a planned trip to Walt Disney World in the spring of 2016.

“Any snow day, we’ll be shoveling,” said Band Director Chad Parmenter. “We’re just going to go out and do it and leave an envelope and if you want to donate, you can.”

No one was injured when a pick-up truck rear-ended a Tri County school bus Tuesday afternoon in Pierson Township. — Courtesy photo

Tri County school bus rear-ended by pickup truck

A teen driving a pickup truck rear-ended a Tri County Area Schools bus Tuesday afternoon, but no one was injured.

Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the incident at 2:30 p.m. on Lake Montcalm Road near Maple Hill Road.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 26, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Belding Police Chief Dale Nelson, right, speaks with officer Shannon Hummel Monday afternoon outside of the Belding Police Department. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding a ‘most improved crime rate’ town

Patterns in crime can change tremendously over time, and for residents of this community, change has apparently been good. A report released by Safe Choice Security, an alarm and security system company with locations throughout the country, recently named Belding as one of the top 25 Michigan cities with the most improved crime rates.

On Monday at Greenville Lanes, Toys for Tots Montcalm County Coordinator Jenni Bouck and Assistant Coordinator Angie Bailey show off the Toys for Tots T-shirts they will be selling as part of a fundraiser. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Toys for Tots Montcalm County needs funding for quality Dec. 13 distribution

Toys for Tots of Montcalm County needs money. Desperately. With about $300 in the bank account, Toys for Tots is struggling to come up with the funds to purchase quality toys for its annual distribution on Dec. 13.