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Trevor Wright points to a veteran he knows on a framed collage of local military personnel at the Montcalm County Commission on Aging in Stanton, where Wright works as chef and site host. Wright, who lives in Sheridan, is also an active duty senior food operation sergeant with the Michigan National Guard 1073rd Support Maintenance Company based in Greenville. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Local officials want to create Montcalm County Department of Military and Veteran Services

Montcalm County is one of the heaviest populated locations for veterans in Michigan, but also one of the lowest funded counties for veterans resources and medical care. Armed with that knowledge, along with the fact that suicide is the number one cause of death for members of the U.S. Armed Forces, local officials are creating a plan to make sure no solider gets left behind.

Motorists drive over Greenville West Drive bridge. The bridge is in need of repair and will undergo construction in the spring. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville West Drive bridge needs repair; construction set for spring

Come spring, Greenville West Drive bridge will be under construction. During the past year, HH Engineering, inspected the Greenville West Drive bridge, also known as Hillcrest Bridge, for the city of Greenville. The company determined the bridge is going to need some repairs on the expansion joints and some foundation work around the submerged parts of the support pillars.

This passenger car was involved in a fatal accident on Thanksgiving Eve at Almy and Federal roads just north of Howard City. — File photo

UPDATE: Victim of fatal Howard City car accident ID’d

A woman who was killed in a Thanksgiving Eve accident just north of Howard City has been identified.

Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident at the intersection of Almy and Federal roads at 5:49 p.m.

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THE REVIEW: A voice for a generation

Legendary coach John Wooden once said, “Nothing will work unless you do.” To University of Michigan head softball coach Carol Hutchins, this has been a way of life since day one.

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CC-Crystal won’t ‘throw back’ 7-2 record, says coach

Carson City-Crystal’s football team didn’t go undefeated in the regular season this year like they did in 2013. But coach Devin Pringle will still take the 7-2 record the Eagles had.

Tri County’s Madelyn Paulen, right, tries to get an attack over the block of Grant’s Hannah Anderson (10) and Sierra Schuitema (1) during the two teams’ match Oct. 21. - Chip Burch

Tri County had solid volleyball season

The Tri County volleyball team’s first venture into the Central State Activities Association Gold Division turned out to be pretty good. The Vikings finished second in the conference with a 5-1 record, losing to Grant in a match that decided the winner of the conference. They were 28-19-8 overall.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 2, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

John “Johnny O” Ortiz introduces a poised and ready mixed martial arts fighter. — Courtesy photo

Greenville’s John ‘Johnny O’ Ortiz’s dream job is coming to fruition

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, fight fans across Greenville, we welcome you to The Daily News. In the dream job corner, wearing the dream job shorts, fighting for his own enjoyment of life is John “Johnny O” Ortiz. Here we go, here we go.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 1, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

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Lakeview driver hits trees, fence

On Sunday a Lakeview driver and two passengers were taken to the hospital after losing control of their vehicle.