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Greenville birthday party to benefit battered women

If you see enough bad over the course of a few years, you really begin to appreciate the good things in life: a loving family, healthy children, emotional stability.
This Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Transitions Counseling Services in Greenville, outpatient therapist Sue Ellen Pabst — who has heard more than her share of domestic violence horror stories — plans to celebrate all the good things in her own life with a public birthday party … a really big birthday party, to which the entire community is invited.

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WALDON’S PONDERINGS: Popular sheriff weds popular girl in Montcalm County

The Montcalm County sheriff wed a “popular” young woman from Stanton one century ago, as was reported on the front page of the Greenville Independent in a rather breathless article.

“Society circles at the County Seat were given a pleasant surprise Tuesday morning when Miss Ella L. Palmer, daughter of attorney and Mrs. L.C. Palmer, was united in marriage to William E. Rasmussen, Montcalm County’s sheriff,” stated the article from the week of June 30.

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MAKING THE GRADE: Important changes and studies deserve our attention

Although summer is finally in full swing, there are developments in education that deserve our attention.
I want to call your attention to two of them.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Commence thrashing! Belding skatepark opens

The new Leppink’s Riverside Skatepark officially opened Tuesday afternoon in Belding.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Beijing students host talent show in Greenville

High school students from Beijing, China, are visiting Greenville this week to learn about American culture and help the local community with service projects.
The Beijing students hosted a talent show at Greenville Middle School on Wednesday evening.

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Funeral Notices – July 10, 2014

Read funeral notices for Thursday, July 10, 2014.

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Montcalm Township Board contributes $1,000 to Montcalm Alliance

Economic development dominos continue to fall in place with this township’s board becoming the next in line to dedicate funds toward the Montcalm Alliance to support a contract with The Right Place.

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‘Quiet month’ for Sheridan Village Council

It was a light agenda for members of the Sheridan Village Council at their meeting Tuesday evening. With both Village Superintendent Doug Lane and Assistant Village Superintendent Ed Lingeman absent, council members dealt only with a few housekeeping items.

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Greenville’s inaugural Market at Lafayette Park a success

With the first Market at Lafayette Park in the books and an optimistic view of its future, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has dedicated $1,000 in advertising funds to further promote the market and recruit additional venders.

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Funeral Notices for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, July 9, 2014