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Sgt. Randy Elzinga, second from left, works at the scene of the November 2011 Huntington Bank robbery in Greenville. Elzinga retired from the Greenville Department of Public Safety in late August. — File photo

Greenville sergeant retires after almost three decades

After 29 years of serving the Greenville Community, a sergeant is hanging up his hat as he prepares to enjoy the next chapter of his life. Sgt. Randy Elzinga retired from the Greenville Department of Public Safety in late August. He first joined the department when it was switching over to the public safety concept.

Green Acres Retirement Living in Greenville broke ground Aug. 22 on an expansion project that will add eight additional assisted-living apartments, a dining and living area and more office space. The retirement facility is holding an open house for the public for tours and other activities from 3 to 5 p.m. today. — Courtesy photo

Green Acres breaks ground, celebrates assisted living week

Ground was broken for expansion at Green Acres Retirement Living Aug. 22 and work is underway to create eight additional apartments, a community living and dining area and additional office space. The facility is celebrating National Assisted Living Week with an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. today.

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Montcalm Area Intermediate School District school year off to smooth start

As the new 2012-2013 school year starts, the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Board of Education touched base on the beginning of the school year.

Stanton resident Bill Simpson holds up two of the fish that helped to a seventh place finish at the 2012 TBF Northern Division Championship last week. Simpson qualified for the 2013 TBF National Championship in 2013.

Simpson earns trip to bass fishing national championship

When it comes to fishing, Bill Simpson knows how to finish. The Stanton resident spent last week in Lacrosse, Wisc. along the shores of the Mississippi River competing in the 2012 The Bass Federation (TBF) Northern Division Championship.

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‘Salute Our Soldiers’ highlights CC-C vs. Vestaburg

The first Mid-State Activities Conference South Division game between Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg has taken on added significance. The game was originally designated by the Eagles and Wolverines as the “Salute Our Soldiers” game, with a large number of activities surrounding Friday’s game.

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ROUNDUP: Prep results from Wednesday, Sept. 12

Greenville 2nd at jamboree: The Yellow Jackets shot a team score of 191 at the O-K Bronze jamboree Wednesday at Egypt Valley Country Club…

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Proposed budget presented to Montcalm County, final vote will be Sept. 24

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office will likely take the biggest hit in the 2012-2013 county budget. The proposed budget will posted online at montcalm.org today or Friday for the public to review before the final vote by the Board of Commissioners on Sept. 24.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 13, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

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Neighbor helps elderly couple escape burning home (Photos and Video)

“Hero” was heard throughout the night as word spread of how an elderly couple was rescued from a fully involved house fire. The Greenville Department of Public Safety was dispatched to the home of Vern and Peggy Wheeler at 10325 Stakes Road in Eureka Township at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday after neighbors saw smoke and fire coming from the home and called 911.

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Friends of the Maple River wetlands tour Sept. 19 in Hubbardston

The Friends of the Maple River bi-monthly meeting on Sept. 19 will be a wetlands development field tour on a farm in southeast Montcalm County. Donald Cooper, who will soon retire as Montcalm County drain commissioner, has a farm at 11260 South Crystal Road in the Hubbardston area. He has developed and/or restored three separate wetland units on his farm and wants to share his ideas and thoughts on how a landowner can restore or develop wetlands, and the importance of wetlands in good land management.