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MCC to host 31st annual holiday celebration Dec. 2

Montcalm Community College invites community members to celebrate the holidays during its 31st annual Santa’s Super Sunday on MCC’s campus in Sidney.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 30, 2012

Read funeral notices for Friday, November 30, 2012.

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Boy on bicycle struck by car while going to Greenville Middle School

A boy is being treated at Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville for non-life threatening injuries after being hit while riding his bicycle to school this morning.

People can rest inside the newly built gazebo in Fred Meijer’s honor along the Flat River Trail in Greenville. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville gazebo overlooking Baldwin Lake honors Fred Meijer

A gazebo now sits overlooking Baldwin Lake on the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail in Fred Meijer’s honor. The Greenville Area Community Foundation, Spectrum Health United Hospital and Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity collaborated to build the gazebo honoring Meijer.

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BREAKING NEWS: Belding City Manager Randy DeBruine resigns

For eight years, the city of Belding has been with the same manager in Randy DeBruine, but on Wednesday, after submitting his letter of resignation to members of city council, the search will now begin for a new leader. DeBruine will step down Dec. 28 — 30 days after submitting his letter, as is written in his contract, to accept a new position as the Kent County Sheriff’s administrative officer.

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Christmas events are coming to a town near you

Christmas events are coming to towns throughout Montcalm County and surrounding areas this holiday season. Here’s a look at some of the upcoming activities.

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No one injured in Edmore-area house fire Wednesday afternoon

No one was injured in a house fire that is believed to have started in the living room Wednesday afternoon. Day Township Fire Department Chief Mike Wyczesany said homeowners were not home when the fire started at 4985 E. McBrides Road, located south of Edmore.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 29, 2012

Read the funeral notices for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

Patty, a 5-year-old Labrador retriever, rests her head on a witness chair in the Ionia County courtroom. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Ionia County Prosecutor’s Office implements Canine Advocacy Program

Even the most mature adults, when talking about being victimized by a crime, are reduced to a queasy stomach, sweaty palms, stammering answers and unwelcome tears while testifying in the sterile environment of an imposing courtroom in front of unsmiling, suit-wearing strangers. Imagine how it feels for a child.

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OUR VIEW: Take a shake at sportsmanship

Thanksgiving 2012 has come and gone, the fall decorations have been put away and the Christmas ones are now out. More importantly, the rivalry football games have now mostly been played and the postseason picture is becoming a little clearer.