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Christopher Wilcox

Michigan Court of Appeals upholds Pierson man’s methamphetamine lab conviction

The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Pierson man who was operating a methamphetamine lab in his home, where two young children lived.

The 2014 Danish Festival queen and court are, front row from left, Prince Ethan DeKraker, Queen Lauren Walsh and Princess Addison Kemp; back row from left, Young Miss First Runner-up Alexa Neumann, Young Miss Mollie Rodenhouse; Miss Danish Festival First Runner-up Brianna Van Houten; Junior Miss Danish Festival Olivia Youmans and Junior Miss First Runner-up Amber Zimmerman. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Walsh wins Miss Danish in her first-ever pageant

When Lauren Walsh was on stage at the Miss Danish Festival Scholarship Pageant, she said it didn’t feel like a competition. In her very first pageant, Walsh, 17, looked very at ease Saturday night at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center stage as she and three other young women competed for the title of Miss Danish Festival 2014.

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OUR VIEW: The missing voice of the 85 percent

Another primary election, another dismal turnout. Tuesday brought just 15.5 of registered voters to the polls in Ionia County and 15 percent in Montcalm County.

A van and a pickup truck collided Friday afternoon on Greenville Road just south of Greenville. — Courtesy photo

4 hospitalized after head-on collision south of Greenville

Four people were treated for non life-threatening injuries after a head-on collision Friday afternoon on Greenville Road. Deputies from the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of a two-car crash at Greenville Road near Jordan Road just south of Greenville in Eureka Township shortly after 3 p.m. Friday.

Alisha Gatchel

Greenville woman a semifinalist at national pageant

Alicia Gatchel had the opportunity of a lifetime when she spent one week in Orlando, Florida, representing her home state at the Miss America Outstanding Teen pageant. As the Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen, a title earned in June, Gatchel, of Greenville, competed against 52 other young women from around the country, plus Washington DC, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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Funeral Notices for August 11, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, August 11, 2014

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UPDATE: Teenagers ID’d after fiery fatal crash

The victims of a fiery car crash early this morning have been identified.

Frank Goodroe

Lakeview/Stanton manager vacancy down to 2 finalists

The search for a new manager for the village of Lakeview and the city of Stanton has been narrowed down to two finalists.
Jacob Eckholm of Muskegon is currently regional manager of TrueNorth Community Services in Fremont, while Frank Goodroe of Huntington Woods is currently administrator of Oak Park District Court.

Divvied up between groups, different areas throughout the city get a little face lift as volunteers make their way along certain routes picking up trash and debris. Shown is a group of volunteers from the First Church of God in Greenville. (Courtesy photo)

Volunteer group clean up Greenville streets for upcoming Danish Fest

Danish Festival is known to bring in thousands of visitors to the city and a group of volunteers has made it their mission to welcome those visitors to a clean Greenville. For the third consecutive year, Steve Schofield, a Greenville resident, organized Church groups, area organizations and resident volunteers to help “spruce up” the city as the festivities near.

The carnival, a first this year for Stanton Old Fashioned Days, is ready to thrill young and old alike. This year’s schedule is filled with activities, live music and fun. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

Ready…set …it’s a go for Old Fashioned Days

Friday afternoon in Stanton felt like the deep breath before the plunge. The carnival — a first this year for Old Fashioned Days — the food vendors, the merchants, the live music stage; all were gearing up for the thousands of visitors that flood the town each year for what is one of the area’s largest small-town festivals.