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Vestaburg Community Days returns July 19-20

The second annual Vestaburg Community Days is set for July 19-20. A new event this year will be a street dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday Also new this year, outstanding members of the Vestaburg community will be honored at 7:30 p.m. Friday and featured in a parade at 11 a.m. Saturday down Main Street. Those being honored as pioneers of Vestaburg include Art Adams, Andrew Alexander, Nick Bigelow, Junior Erskin and Mac and Winnie McCormick.

Benjamin Wilkins

Man pleads in Greenville child abuse case

A Greenville man waited until the last minute to accept a plea deal in a child abuse case involving his girlfriend’s young daughter.

Levi Curler, left, and Joshua Willingham, right, both members of the United States Air Force, ran 28.3 miles together Monday in 90-degree heat to raise donations for Levi Curler’s father, John Curler, who has stage 4 lung and bone cancer. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding natives run 28.3 miles to raise awareness, donations for cancer victim

With each heavy, emotional step taken Monday, two young men came closer to reaching an important goal. Running along M-57 east of Greenville, as each foot struck the pavement, with beads of sweat running like a steady stream of water down the faces of Levi Curler and Joshua Willingham as they traveled mile after mile in the scorching summer sun, the two men kept one thing in mind.

Devin Pringle, at far right, of the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools alternative and adult education programs, speaks with members of the Crystal Township Board on Wednesday about using the Crystal Township Community Center as a location to host the programs. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Alternative ed, adult ed programs coming to Crystal

When Devin Pringle was handed the reins of Carson City-Crystal Area Schools’ alternative and adult education programs this summer, one of his first tasks was to find a suitable facility. After meeting with members of the Crystal Township Board on Wednesday evening, Pringle now has his facility. Board members approved the use of the Crystal Township Community Center for one year at a rate of $3,000.

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Summer library is under way at Cedar Crest in Greenville

One day throughout the summer, students have the ability to attend a summer library program that provides fun and educational programs. Every Tuesday from now until Aug. 20, local students are able to attend Cedar Crest Elementary School in Greenville and participate in its summer library program.

Samuel Crawford

Texas fugitive caught in Crystal Township

A Texas man wanted for robbery involving a weapon was arrested Monday after fleeing from a Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies.

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Funeral Notices for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A sign is currently posted at the recycling site in Crystal Township, located at the community center, but township board members are worried that residents aren’t following the rules closely enough.

Organization owes Crystal Township $2,350 in back rent

After having not received payment since October 2012, members of the Crystal Township Board have decided to end a contract with God Team Ministries, which allowed the youth ministry service to rent rooms from the Crystal Township Community Center.

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Greenville to choose new public safety director within next few weeks; 3 candidates remaining

The city of Greenville has narrowed its search for a Public Safety director to three candidates.
This position, which became vacant when Michael Pousak resigned after just a year on the job, has been filled by Interim Director Michael Stuck since the end of May. After thorough background checks and research on the candidates, City Manager George Bosanic announced the top three candidates for the position.

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Funeral Notices — Monday, July 15, 2013

Funeral notices for Monday, July 15, 2013