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Family isn’t the only thing sisters (from left) Trisha Cole, Amanda Durst and Malorie Newman have in common. All three Cedar Springs High School graduates serve in the National Guard. Cole, who enlisted in 2008, is a sergenat with Echo Company 3-238 Aviation Battalion in Grand Ledge; Durst, who enlisted in 2003, is a sergeant for the 1073rd National Guard Maintenance Divison in Greenville; and Newman, who enlisted in 2009, is a second lieutenant for the 182nd Field Artillery Battalion in Detroit.

S.H.E.: Sisters finds purpose in life, unique bond through National Guard service

Their individual stories are worth ink all by themselves, however, the bond that sisters Amanda Durst, Trisha Cole and Malorie Newman share beyond their family ties is unique in itself.

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UPDATE: Fatal accident victims identified after Lakeview crash

The Michigan State Police Lakeview Post has released the names of three men involved in a fatal accident Sunday morning near Lakeview. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview post responded to the crash at the intersection of M-46 and Youngman Road near Lakeview around 10:25 a.m.

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Funeral Notices for March 17, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices Monday, March 17, 2014

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JUST IN: Greenville man dies after apparently running stop sign

A local man died Sunday morning after his car apparently ran a stop sign and was struck by another vehicle. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview post responded to the crash at the intersection of M-46 and Youngman Road near Lakeview around 10:25 a.m.

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Crystal Township Fire Department officials concerned with well

A troublesome situation with collecting water to battle a recent house fire has the Crystal Township Fire Department concerned for the safety of homeowners as well as firefighters. At Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, Assistant Fire Chief Scott Brundage said action needs to be taken with the township’s de-watering well on W. Park Street, which the department uses to fill its water tankers.

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Montcalm County school officials hope time is right for special ed millage

Twenty-six years.
That’s how much time has gone by since Montcalm County voters last approved an increase in special education funding. In the meantime, Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) officials have made more than $2.5 million in cuts to special education services and reduced their workforce by 22 percent. Programs not required by law have been consolidated or eliminated, including the shutdown of Harold O. Steele Alternative High School in Fenwick in 2006.

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Vestaburg school superintendent takes job at Jackson Public Schools

Jeff Beal is returning to his alma mater as its new leader.

The superintendent of Vestaburg Community School resigned Monday effective June 30. He will take on superintendent duties at Jackson Public Schools starting July 1.

The village of Hubbardston will host "the world's shortest St. Patrick's Day parade" at noon Monday. — File photo

Village of Hubbardston preparing for St. Patrick’s Day

This tiny Irish village will once again shine as it plays host to annual St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

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Funeral Notices – March 15, 2014

Read the funeral notices for Saturday, March 15, 2014.

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Greenville High School principal a finalist for Hastings superintendent job

Greenville High School Principal Jeff Wright has been named one of three finalist for the superintendent opening at Hastings Area Schools and will have a second interview Tuesday.