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JUST IN: Grand Rapids man drowns when his boat flips on local lake

A 53-year-old Grand Rapids man died Saturday of an apparent drowning when his boat capsized on Chain Lakes.

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JUST IN: Belding man dies in 1-car crash

A 40-year-old Belding man was killed Sunday after losing control of his vehicle and striking a tree.

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3 men hospitalized after multi-vehicle accident on M-46

Three men were hospitalized after a multi-vehicle accident on M-46 Friday afternoon.
Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident on M-46 east of Fitzner Road around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The Greenville Area Community Foundation is celebrating its 25th year. The foundation, which was started from scratch, has transformed into a group which will award over $1 million in grants and scholarships this year. Pictured, from left, are Director of Grants and Communications Amy O’Brien, President and CEO Alison Barberi and Director of Finance Sally Marshall. (Daily News | Kyle Wilson)

Greenville Area Community Foundation marks 25 years of serving community

What started as the brainchild of a dedicated city mayor has turned into the most philanthropic organization in Montcalm County, dishing out a $1 million a year in grants and scholarships to the community.

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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.

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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.