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New Greenville firefighters train with veteran officers

Ever since Marcus Roy can remember, he has had his hair cut by barber Jim Hopkins. In the 20-plus years that they’ve visited each other for Roy’s regular appointments, the two have had countless conversations about Hopkins’ 24 years of experience as a firefighter for the Greenville Department of Public Safety. After listening intently to Hopkins’ stories of battling structure fires and rescuing victims from car accidents, all while remaining humble and continuing to work as a barber in the process, Roy decided that a similar path might work in his future.

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Edmore welcomes new police officer

There’s a new police officer in town. The Edmore Village Council approved hiring Sarah Chamberlain at Monday night’s council meeting, effective Tuesday. She worked her first full shift Friday night.


Snowplowing service a hot topic in Edmore

Cold weather is rapidly approaching, but the issue of snowplowing is a heated one in this village. The Edmore Village Council was at odds at Monday night’s meeting over which company to hire for snowplowing services this winter, as well as lawn mowing services next spring and summer.


Funeral Notices – Oct. 19, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.


One Book, One County finale speaker explains floral messages

Though “flowers speak a language without using words” Jeanne Hawkins, an expert on the language of flowers, used the eloquence of words as guest speaker at the closing event for the year-long One Book, One County presentation Thursday night.

Business Services Manager for Central Area Michigan Works Consortium Kathy Jo VanderLaan, left, and Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West Regional Director William Small, speak about trying to improve the “soft skill” sets of the local unemployed during Thursday’s Coalition of Greater Greenville meeting at the Greenville Public Schools Central Services Building in Greenville.

Coalition of Greater Greenville presentation focused on improving soft, hard skills of unemployed

Members of the Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG) received a presentation Thursday on how Michigan Works is focusing on improving the soft and hard skill sets of the local unemployed with a goal to get them back into the work force.

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Community Dinner extols Lakeview’s financial, scholastic improvement

Five years ago, the village of Lakeview was in trouble. The small community was hemorrhaging jobs; foreclosures were rampant; the schools were being listed as “at risk” by the state. What a difference five years can make.


2 Tri County teachers placed on leave amid computer investigation

Two Tri County High School teachers have been placed on leave amid an internal investigation regarding possible inappropriate computer usage.


Funeral Notices — Friday, October 18, 2013

Funeral notices for Friday, Oct. 18, 2013


Central Montcalm gains some students during recent count

Student counts and copier equipment are two very different subjects, but both could mean increased revenue for Central Montcalm Public School. Superintendent Kristi Teall explained to the Board of Education at their monthly meeting Wednesday night that the student count taken in February totaled 1,708 students, and administrators estimated a decline of 10 students, or 1,698, going into this school year.