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Supporters of fired Belding police officer Jason Cooper picket along Bridge Street in front of Belding City Hall on Tuesday with signs that read “Bring Coop Back.” — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding community rallies for Coop (PHOTO GALLERY)

A Tuesday afternoon rally for a fired Belding police officer culminated in a single message to the Belding City Council that night. “Bring Coop back.” That was the message printed on more than 100 signs carried by supporters of Jason Cooper, who was terminated from his position after an alleged incident took place on Oct. 11 at the Grattan Irish Pub in Grattan Township.

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Greenville public safety getting new police cruiser

The Greenville Department of Public Safety will add a 2014 Dodge Charger to its five-cruiser fleet after gaining unanimous approval Tuesday from the Greenville City Council.

Greenville senior Chris Jacobsen leads the early charge during a run this season.

Greenville boy runners ‘learned’ in down season

It was a tough season for Greenville’s boys cross country team. The Yellow Jackets were in the bottom of the O-K Bronze Conference for most of the season.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 20, 2013

Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

Spectrum Health United Hospital officials have plans to demolish the human resources building at the corner of Bower and Oak streets in Greenville to make room for a new staff parking lot. This will open up more parking spaces closer to the hospital for patients and visitors. Work is expected to begin this spring. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

United Hospital plans new parking lot

Spectrum Health United Hospital will move forward next spring with plans to demolish one of its buildings to make space for a parking lot, which will help alleviate crowded lots. The special land use permit was unanimously approved by the Greenville Planning Commission on Thursday, because an off-site lot requires a special land use permit. The project will demolish the human resources building at the corner of Bower and Oak streets to allow for an approximate 20-space parking lot.

The Harlem Wizards, a show basketball team that combines talent and comedy, engaged and wowed a crowd of students, parents and community members at Central Montcalm High School during a Monday night game against a group of local adults and student athletes under the team name Hometown Hornets. Proceeds from the game, which sold 871 tickets, will benefit the Central Montcalm Upper Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Harlem Wizards take on Hometown Hornets (PHOTO GALLERY)

The Harlem Wizards, a show basketball team that combines talent and comedy, engaged and wowed a crowd of students, parents and community members at Central Montcalm High School during a Monday night game against a group of local adults and student athletes under the team name Hometown Hornets. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Central Montcalm Upper Elementary Parent Teacher Organization.

Small puddles of standing water are shown on the stage of the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. The center received wind and water damage after a portion of the rubber membrane roof was torn open in Sunday’s storm. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

GHS Performing Arts Center suffered damage by storm

The Greenville Performing Arts Center suffered minor wind and water damage, causing at least one event to be postponed, after strong winds and heavy rain swept through the area Sunday evening. Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Peter Haines said a large amount of rain poured into the auditorium and onto the wooden stage after a large portion of the rubber roof membrane was peeled back during the storm, which also knocked out power to more than 2,000 people in Montcalm County.

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Montcalm County to get bird’s eye view of landscape

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Montcalm County officials are about to receive a set of picture encyclopedias. On Nov. 12, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners approved writing a letter of intent to contract with Pictometry for a compilation of aerial photographs of county parcels.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 19, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013

Hannah Hunyady, 9, of Owosso, had the chance to check out several different cats and kittens Saturday at True Value Hardware in Greenville. The show was sponsored by the store and Montcalm County Animal Control.

Greenville pet adoption event matches felines with new owners

If you want folks to take an interest in your new line of pet supplies, it’s probably a good idea to make sure they have a pet. That was the thinking behind the pet adoption event held Saturday at Grant Bryan’s True Value Hardware store in Greenville.