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Ionia County Sheriff Dale Miller, left, began his position as sheriff on Jan 1 and promoted Charlie Noff, right, to undersheriff in February.

Ionia County sheriff, undersheriff, changing department

When Dale Miller was elected as the new sheriff of the the Ionia County Sheriff’s Department in November, he took on the position with a mindset to make the department more proactive rather than reactive.

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Funeral Notices — Saturday, June 15, 2013

Funeral notices for Saturday, June 15, 2013.

Though the merger is already final, Preferred Federal Credit Union in Greenville will officially become Preferred Credit Union July 1.

BIZ BEAT: Preferred Federal Credit Union merger set for July 1

Members of Preferred Federal Credit Union (PFCU) in Greenville will likely see few, if any, changes in day-to-day operations after July 1, when a planned merger with Grand Valley Co-op Credit Union takes affect.

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First CSF walk for Greenville’s Emma Durdle is June 22

A Greenville resident was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation (CM) and Syringomyelia and she has been fighting to raise funds and awareness for the cause ever since.

A driver and passenger were treated for bumps and bruises after their vehicle rolled several times into a ditch on Storey Road (M-91) in front of Save A Lot in Otisco Township on Thursday evening. — Daily News/Cory Smith

2 walk away with minor injuries after Belding rollover accident

A driver and passenger escaped with bumps and bruises Thursday evening after the vehicle they were riding in rolled several times before landing upside down in a ditch on Storey Road (M-91) near Save A Lot in Otisco Township.

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Funeral Notices for June 14, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, June 14, 2013

Jim Wood, of the Hough-Pontius VFW Post in Lakeview, was instrumental in getting a veteran’s memorial started at the high school there. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Hough-Pontius VFW honors Lakeview veterans from past and present

Veterans of the armed services who once attended Lakeview Public Schools hold a special place in the hearts of members of the Hough-Pontius VFW post. It doesn’t matter if the service man or woman in your life passed through the schools for one semester of Kindergarten or throughout an entire academic career, the VFW wants to hear from you.

All three parties were represented in Okemos on Wednesday for the State Boundary Commission meeting, where the commission approved to recommend the Mersen USA annexation to the director. Pictured, from left, are Mersen Material Manager Jeff Sprague, Mersen Attorney William Beach, Mersen Controller Kristine Walls, Greenville City Manager George Bosanic, Eureka Township Planning Commission Chairman Mark Wilkin and Eureka Township Supervisor Rodney Roy. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Mersen annexation OK’d by boundary commission

The Michigan State Boundary Commission (SBC) approved the petition by Mersen USA of Greenville to be annexed from Eureka Township into the city of Greenville. The final OK is pending the approval of the Director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Steven H. Hilfinger.

Benjamin Wilkins listens in the foreground as his attorney, Thomas Wilson, argues before 8th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Suzanne Hoseth Kreeger on Thursday. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Deadline issued for plea deal in Greenville child abuse case

A deadline is now looming for an accused child abuser to decide whether to accept a plea deal from the Montcalm County Prosecutor’s Office. Benjamin Wilkins, 26, of Greenville, is charged with first-degree and second-degree child abuse of his girlfriend Samantha Slater’s 2-year-old daughter Brooklyn Weimer, who has been hospitalized since March 24 with severe abdominal and brain injuries.

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Sheridan Village Council addresses infrastructure issues

The village of Sheridan is going to be getting a major face-lift this summer. Some of the improvements there, such as new picnic tables at the lakeside park, have already been completed. But the lion’s share of the work lies ahead.