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UPDATE: Bones of at least 2 people discovered buried in Edmore yard

People digging in their yard in downtown Edmore today discovered some buried bones, which local officials believe are human.

The Michigan State Police are working with Michigan State University forensic anthropology officials to learn more about the bones, which were discovered at 102 S. Main St. (M-46) in the yard of a home near the village’s ice cream store.

Representatives of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and United States Department of Agriculture  Rural Development met with Mike and Linda Huckleberry to discuss grant and loans available for building renovations at Huckleberry’s in Greenville. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

12 Greenville businesses evaluated for possible grant funding

The prospect of “free” money is making many downtown Greenville property owners look a little closer at some big projects. On Friday, representatives from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) did a walk-through of 12 downtown businesses. They were evaluating potential projects which could utilize state and federal grant and loan dollars.

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JUST IN: MCC celebrates success of “50 stories for 50 years”

After a year of publishing 50 stories focused on 50 years of history at Montcalm Community College in The Daily News, administrators are now acknowledging the benefits of a “successful campaign.”

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ED GILBERT: At the cabin

Last weekend the wife and I went on a short trip north. We were just going for a short ride to begin with, but then suddenly found ourselves up north of Baldwin and in the old cabin area. So we decided to take the back roads and old trails to the cabin, and oh brother, have things changed in a hurry.

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Wednesday big day for local volleyball players

The first day of practice for high school volleyball player may determine whether there will be a second day for that player. All the local high schools will have tryouts when the first day of practice comes and the local coaches have some things they are looking for in a varsity player.

Belding trainer Heidi Wilker, left, checks on an injured Grand Rapids West Catholic football player. - In Action Photography/Joe Veselenak

Local schools join football concussion program

Three local schools will be taking part in a program designed to help athletes with concussions. The pilot program, which is being administered through the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), involves 70 schools, including Belding, Central Montcalm and Greenville. The program will help trainers diagnose concussions and help track athlete progress in recovering from concussions, according to Belding athletic trainer Heidi Wilker.

Smith, far right, runs behind competitors at the Horizon League Championships in Kenosha, Wisc., last November. - Courtesy photo

Montabella’s Smith had to make adjustments to college running

Taylor Smith had an adjustment period in her first year of running cross country at the University of Detroit Mercy. The former Montabella standout had to go from doing high school cross country distance of 3.1 miles to going distances as long as 6K. But that wasn’t all Smith had to get used to.

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JUST IN: DDA discusses The Market, building walk-throughs

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was all about exposure and renovation on Tuesday. During the Tuesday meeting, DDA members reviewed their preliminary year-end financial report, discussed the status of The Market in Greenville and spoke about the recent walk-throughs of downtown business. The Market is not pulling in the patrons or vendors [...]

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Funeral Notices for Aug. 11, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

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JUST IN: Greenville school board continues superintendent search

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education is getting geared up for another school year.

With school opening in a matter of weeks, the school board discussed the current superintendent search during its Monday meeting. The board is in the process of accepting applications for the position. Deadline for applications is Aug. 21. Interviews are scheduled to start Sept. 9.