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Two Ada men charged with misuse of grant funds for Greenville business

Two Ada men were charged in Montcalm County on Friday with false pretenses in an amount of $100,000 or more after allegedly using state grant funds awarded to a Greenville company in their names to issue checks to themselves and employees.

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Funeral Notices — Saturday, June 7, 2014

Funeral notices for Saturday, June 7, 2014

Private Ed Johnson of Greenville landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. He told his harrowing story many times before he died at age 93 in 2012. — Courtesy photo

Remembering Omaha Beach: Greenville GI landed there — twice — on June 6, 1944

Brooding clouds scudded across the lowering skies of Omaha Beach. June 6, 1944; the salt tang of the English Channel hung heavy in the air as the landing craft’s (LCA’s) churning wake misted the GIs packed shoulder-to-shoulder within the boat’s cramped interior.

The LCA neared the beach and the world erupted in flame and thunder; German mortar shells, machine guns. In the time it takes to draw a breath, the dead and wounded — many of them officers positioned near the front of the boat — outnumbered the uninjured.

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Funeral Notices for Friday, June 6, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, June 6, 2014

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JUST IN: 2 Ada men charged with misuse of state grant money for Greenville business

STANTON — Two Ada men were charged in Montcalm County today with larceny under false pretenses after allegedly using state grant funds awarded to their Greenville company to issue checks to themselves and employees.

Tim Ritter

Greenville native receives military honors

When Greenville native Tim Ritter is called to serve his country, he will always step up to the plate.

So when Ritter, a Naval contracting officer division chief, was asked by a friend to join a Department of Defense for the United States Army mission to Afghanistan with a goal of dwindling down the number of private contractors in the area so more troops could come home, he didn’t hesitate to sign up.

Vestaburg’s Janelle Rons delivers a pitch during a game last season. The Wolverines are 25-8 and ranked sixth in Division 4.

Vestaburg focusing on one thing for regionals

Vestaburg’s softball team is going into somewhat uncharted territory on Saturday. The Wolverines will go to Holton for the Division 4 regionals. That’s not so important.

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42nd annual Frontier Days festivities underway in Carson City (Photo Gallery)

The 42nd annual Frontier Days festival is underway this weekend in Carson City.

Montabella’s Josh Balhorn during a round last year as a freshman. Balhorn qualified as a sophomore for the Division 4 state finals.

Montabella’s Balhorn reaches state finals

Josh Balhorn is just a sophomore. Regardless of his age, the Montabella golfer has displayed enough skill this year to qualify for the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 4 state golf finals at Bedford Valley Golf Course in Battle Creek today and Saturday.

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Central Montcalm names interim superintendent

Amy Meinhardt may be starting a fashion trend for the Central Montcalm Public School district. Meinhardt currently wears three hats in her roles as special education coordinator, technology coordinator and half-time Central Montcalm Elementary School principal.

A fourth hat was added at a special meeting Wednesday night as the school board voted unanimously to name Meinhardt as interim superintendent.