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More than 150 teenagers stand together with local police officers, firemen and emergency medical responders from the Greenville Department of Public Safety, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, Montcalm Township Fire Department and Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services outside of Greenville Community Church Tuesday evening. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Local youth pay tribute to emergency personnel for Sept. 11

During a portion of the first fall session of the weekly meeting of the IMPACT youth group at Greenville Community Church Tuesday evening, more than 150 teenagers commemorated the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 by inviting local police officers, firemen and emergency responders from the Greenville Department of Public Safety, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, Montcalm Township Fire Department and Montcalm County EMS to stand together in prayer and reflect upon the impact those events have had on everyone’s lives today, as well as honor those who gave their lives and those who continue to serve in those positions today.

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Carson City, Crystal dancers compete in national championship

Members of the DuHadway Dance Dimensions Elite Competition attended the national championships for Applause Talent Competition the week of July 5 in Columbus, Ohio. They traveled with 68 dancers ages 8 to 18 from the communities of Alma, Carson City, Crystal, Ithaca, Merrill, Mount Pleasant, Shepherd, St. Louis and Swan Valley. The dancers performed more than 50 different dance pieces and most placed in the top 10 or higher.

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Greenville DDA makes progress on façades grant

The Greenville Downtown Develop Authority (DDA) is one step closer to receiving a façade grant. Members of the DDA have been working on receiving a façade grant since 2010 through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), which is a branch of the state government.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 12, 2012

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

Belding junior Hannah Linebaugh goes for a kill during Tuesday’s match at home against Grand Rapids Creston. It was the first competition at the new Redskin Arena.

Belding earns conference sweep in new home arena

After a slow start, the Belding Redskins volleyball team put on a show worthy of their brand new arena. With bleachers on three of four sides of the court, daylight coming in from the outside through multiple windows, superior indoor lighting and an indoor track, the new Redskin Arena is among the best in West Michigan.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Sept. 11

Vestaburg 3, Montabella 0: The Mustangs were shut out in an MSAC match by the Wolverines Tuesday…

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Emmons, Outman meet with The Daily News editorial board

In an effort to hear, in their own words, their vision for the state of Michigan, including ideas and current projects in the works, The Daily News editorial board sat down with State Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, and State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, on Monday morning for a question and answer session.

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15 new teachers at Greenville Public Schools

When students at Greenville Public Schools started the new year last week, they were introduced to 15 new teachers throughout the district. During the Board of Education meeting Monday night, the board was presented with a list of new teachers hired on Aug. 20.

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Lakeview Community Schools pass audit with flying colors

An independent audit of last fiscal year’s finances showed Lakeview Community Schools to be in surprisingly good financial shape, despite current economic circumstances. According to Stephen W. Blann of accounting firm Rehmnn-Robson, the school system’s in-house bookkeeping and auditing for the 2011-2012 school year was far more accurate than many other similar districts across the state. Addressing school board members at Monday evening’s meeting, Blann indicated he was pleased with the thorough accounting procedures carried out by district staff.

Greenville West Drive was a little backed up Monday late afternoon after a mini-van and fire truck crashed. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Mini-van pulls in front of fire truck, causes crash in Greenville

An accident that involved a fire truck and a mini-van Monday afternoon left minor injuries to one driver. The Greenville Department of Public Safety was called to the accident at Chase Street and Greenville West Drive at about 4 p.m.