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An American flag has been placed at the south end of the former Whites Bridge and now has many messages of support and condolences left by people who have visited the site, which was destroyed by arson on July 7. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Group determined to rebuild Whites Covered Bridge

When Paul Phenix was just a young boy, he could recall walking along the former Whites Covered Bridge with his grandparents, who took him to a section of the bridge where he recognized a few names inscribed into the wood. “This is where your great-grandparents signed their names on the bridge,” they said to him. “It’s where we signed our names, and your parents, and now you can sign your name.”

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Michigan’s Thomas to host youth wrestling camp

Greenville High School graduate Jordan Thomas is set to host his second youth wrestling camp in August. Thomas (2012 graduate), who is now wrestling for the University of Michigan, was a three-time individual state champion in high school. He was state runner-up once and finished his career with more than 200 wins against just three loses.

The Sports Galore softball team poses with the trophy after winning the Greenville Classic Saturday.

Sports Galore softball wins Greenville Classic again

For the second time in three years Sports Galore is a winner. Sports Galore knocked off Magnum Sports 14-6 in the finals of the Greenville Classic Softball Tournament Saturday.

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Central Montcalm changes mind on adult ed program

An adult education program will remain under the jurisdiction of Central Montcalm Public School after all. The adult ed program, along with an alternative education program, have been housed in the Central Montcalm Community Building. With the retirement of director John Kearney, Central Montcalm officials had planned to transfer the program to Carson City-Crystal Area Schools.

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Police confiscate 200+ marijuana plants in Montcalm County drug bust

A coordinated police effort on Monday resulted in the confiscation of more than 200 marijuana plants from multiple locations throughout Montcalm County. The Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) conducted domestic cannabis eradication and suppression program flights, or “Operation HEMP,” which stands for “Help Eradicate Marijuana Plantings.” The program is federally funded and is designed to eradicate illegally outdoor marijuana plantings.

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Funeral Notices for July 30, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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JUST IN: Sheridan woman injured in hit and run

A 37-year-old Sheridan woman sustained minor injuries in a hit and run accident that took place around 11:58 a.m. Monday on Holland Lake Road near Derby Road.

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SHORT TAKES: Summer cooler brings relief

We’re smack dab in the middle of summer, but it felt more like fall this weekend with highs in the 60s and low 70s. Great weather for golfing and working in the yard without having to worry about bugs. But you had to bundle up to do it.

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OPINION: The importance of printing meeting minutes

Here at The Daily News and The Gazette, our reporters are not able to cover every local government meeting due to the wide area we cover. That’s why we make it a practice at both newspapers to request and print as many meeting minutes as possible. We obtain copies of meeting minutes first via a friendly request to local officials and then, if that doesn’t work, a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request, which requires the meeting minutes be given to us via state law.

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Funeral Notices for July 29, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, July 29, 2013