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Ionia County Courthouse has new secure entrance

Starting on Monday, visitors to the Ionia County Courthouse can only enter the building through one entrance. Visitors will be required to enter through the east ground floor entrance of the building. The Ionia County Board of Commissioners approved instituting a single secured entrance in an effort to establish security measures. Commissioners also adopted policies and procedures to govern this action.

Food Services Director Kenneth Poor hands a fresh sandwich to a Greenville High School student during lunch period. — Daily News/Cory Smith

New Greenville food service director brings culinary touch to job

Greenville Public School’s new Food Service Director Ken Poor brings years of culinary knowledge to his position, including 20 years of teaching in the classroom. Poor wants to make a connection with students and provide a welcoming feeling at the new high school dining facilities for everyone seeking a well-balanced meal.

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Duo and trio of youths plead guilty to multiple crimes in Vestaburg area

A duo and a trio of local youths have pleaded guilty to a slew of destructive breaking and entering and vandalism crimes throughout northeastern Montcalm County this summer. All five young men are hoping to receive Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA) status, a Michigan law giving a judge the option to withhold a conviction for certain offenders between the age of 17 and 21. The offender can ultimately avoid having a conviction on their record if they successfully complete a training program and convince the judge they are rehabilitated.

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Go gold in September: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is wrapping up

September is designated for raising awareness of childhood cancer, which is the leading cause of death in children younger than the age of 15, according to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Carson City-Crystal’s Hunter Clark carries the ball for the Eagles during a game this year. The Eagles host Montabella on Friday.

Montabella, CC-Crystal to renew football rivalry

Friday’s game between Montabella and Carson City-Crystal will be the Eagles’ homecoming game, but it will be more than that for the two teams. The Eagles will be looking to go 5-1 for the first time since 2004 with one game needed after that to make the playoffs for the first time since 1999. They also are looking to keep pace with Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart for the Mid-State Activities Conference South Division.

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Greenville public safety to help install child safety seats

The Greenville Department of Public Safety will have a Child Safety Seat Installation Day to help properly install child restraint seats. From 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, the Greenville Department of Public Safety will be hosting certified technicians to check the installation of the safety seats and ensure they have been installed correctly.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 27, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

The Greenville High School Equestrian team includes, front row from left, coach Duane Putnam, Jen Wisinski, Ella Prawdzik, Kayla Bartosiewicz, Katherine Kilts, Heidi Terry and coach Barb Altizer; back row from left, Kaylee Case, Britney Vanderkodde, Kodde DeVries, Lindsay Vansyckle and Rachel Rodenhouse. — Courtesy photo

Greenville equestrian team to compete this weekend

The Greenville High School Equestrian team has earned a chance to compete at the Michigan Interscholastic Horse Association’s Regional meet Saturday and Sunday in Midland. The 2012 team worked hard all summer and won the Division-A Reserve Championship of the District 8 regular season meets in Big Rapids.

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Punt, Pass and Kick competition Sunday

It’s football season and now area kids will have another opportunity to show off their various skills. The NFL’s Punt, Pass and Kick (PPK) competition is coming to Greenville on Sunday. The event, open to area kids ages 6 to 15 will take place at Legacy Field at Greenville High School beginning at 2 p.m.

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ROUNDUP: Prep results for Wednesday, Sept. 26

Belding 3, Allendale 1: The Redskins picked up an O-K Blue Conference win Tuesday night, beating the Falcons 12-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-22…