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Maureen Burns, pictured at the 2014 One Book One County kickoff event, has stepped down after nurturing the program for 10 years. — File photo

A decade of shared reading with One Book One County comes to a close

For the past 10 years, readers across Montcalm County have each summer shared a common experience: One Book One County. It works like this: Each year the One Book committee chooses a book that is read countywide, discussed in book clubs and used as a focal point for other community activities. Typically, the season ends with a visit from the author or another person affiliated in some way with the book.

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Funeral Notices for April 4, 2015

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57 Brew Pub reopens after fire

Beer buffs, nerds and geeks in Greenville have been suffering a case of anxiety since last Friday. However, hopheads and dark devotees can set their worries aside. The 57 Brew Pub and Bistro reopened at 11 a.m. today.

Happier times: The Nelson family is pictured sometime in the 1960s, from left to right, Mary Lou, Belinda, Dale, Luanne and Betty. — Courtesy photo

‘Dad was and is my hero’: Dale Nelson’s family prepares to lay him to rest

A man of few words, strong opinions and great love for his family. That’s how Alan “Dale” Nelson is being remembered in the days leading up to his funeral after he was killed in his own home during a robbery gone terribly wrong.

NCG Cinema in Greenville will be showcasing its Sensory Friendly Showings one Saturday a month for the foreseeable future. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville theater offers movie showings to special needs kids

Getting a child to sit through an entire two-hour movie at the theater is difficult … some might say impossible. Sometimes that goes double for children with special needs.

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Carson City area fire quickly extinguished, residence saved

An early Thursday morning house fire was quickly extinguished, leaving minimal damage to the residence of Bloomer Township’s Zoning Administrator Duane Hagerman.

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Funeral Notices for April 3, 2015

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VIDEO: Greenville residence is a “total loss” after Thursday fire

A residence in downtown Greenville is a “total loss” after an upstairs fire spread through several rooms and consumed the majority of the home Thursday evening.

Alan “Dale” Nelson’s home is located in a secluded and forested area of Nevins Lake. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Nevins Lake homicide investigation goes on as funeral is planned

Police have officially cleared the scene of a homicide on Nevins Lake, but questions remain in the forested community where neighbors are known for looking out for each other. Alan “Dale” Nelson, 80, was found dead in his home at 591 Nelson Drive on Monday afternoon. His home had been broken into, along with three other cottages on the lake. Those three other cottages were vacant, but Nelson was home and police believe he surprised the intruders who were expecting his house to be empty.

On Wednesday morning, a deer ran into the side of a Greenville Public Schools bus, causing minor damage to the bus and minor injuries to a Walnut Hills Elementary School student. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Deer hits Greenville school bus, student receives minor injuries

A local cervid decided the students of Walnut Hills Elementary School were in for an early surprise Wednesday morning. At around 8 a.m., a Michigan white-tailed deer ran into the side of a Greenville Public Schools bus near the intersection of South Lake and Fuller roads. According to Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines, the deer jumped directly into the side of the bus as it was driving down the road.