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Funeral Notices for Nov. 19, 2012

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Ryan Griffee

Greenville car thief who stopped for lunch sentenced to jail

A Grand Rapids man who stole a car in Greenville and then stopped for lunch will be in the Montcalm County Jail until next year. Ryan Griffee, 24, was charged with unlawfully driving away an automobile, fleeing and eluding, resisting and obstructing a police officer and being a habitual offender second offense — all felonies. He pleaded guilty to fourth-degree fleeing and eluding and attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

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UPDATE: Grand Rapids-Ionia man arrested for Pierson Township murder

An arrest has been made in the early Saturday morning murder of a Pierson Township woman. According to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, a 29-year-old man from Grand Rapids and Ionia was arrested and is expected to be arraigned and charged Monday with open murder.

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Greenville man killed in Ionia County crash

A Greenville man was killed Sunday morning after his vehicle exited the road and struck a tree. Ionia County sheriff’s officials responded to a personal injury accident at Van Vleck Road and Allan Road in Ronald Township. Upon arrival, deputies located one vehicle that had struck a tree.

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Deaf Pride Day brings joy of communication to area students

There’s something unnerving about standing in an auditorium full of deaf students. At the podium, a speaker addresses her audience using only hand gestures, while an interpreter quietly speaks the words into a microphone for the benefit of the few present capable of hearing them.

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Thieves hit north Greenville businesses

Two businesses were victimized by thieves early Saturday morning on M-91 on the north side of Greenville. Magnum Sports owner Kevin Martin said vehicles in his parking lot were broken into between 4 and 4:30 a.m.

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UPDATE: Person of interest in custody after Pierson murder

A person of interest is in custody after a 31-year-old Pierson Township woman was found assaulted and murdered early this morning. Montcalm County Central Dispatch received a 911 call at 3:58 a.m. reporting an assault and an unresponsive person.

Drake's Place owner Bob Drake and manager Kim Taylor.

New Drake’s Place restaurant is reflection of owner’s love of Greenville

After more than a year of planning, construction and remodeling, Bob Drake finally is offering another option for a classic breakfast and a unique lunch in the area.

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GPS implements ‘standards’ – based grading system for elementary schools

When elementary students bring home their report card upon finishing their first trimester of school this autumn, parents and guardians may not recognize the sheet of paper brought home displaying their student’s grades through the first third of the school year.

John Ramirez

CC-C volunteer convicted of criminal sexual conduct with 12-year-old girl

A longtime Carson City-Crystal Area Schools athletics volunteer was sentenced to a jail term this month after his employment with the school district was terminated last spring for sexual contact with a young girl.