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Students from Lincoln Heights Elementary School worked at the construction station in the newly remodeled motor skills room at the elementary school. From left to right Jillian Grant, 5, Mariah Nieman, 6, Sullivan Witt, 6, and Cole Braman, 5. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville schools gets grant aimed at motor skills

To Greenville Public Schools employees worked together to write a grant that benefited all four Greenville elementary schools. During the Board of Education meeting on Monday, the board received news regarding a grant Lincoln Heights Elementary School teachers Robin Heather and Amy Sullivan wrote for a makeover at all the extreme motor skills facilities.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 12, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

Members of the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District Board of Education toured the new welding room during their meeting on Wednesday and talked with welding instructor Kurt Goodman, far left. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Montcalm Area Career Center’s welding program remodeled

Welding students at the Montcalm Area Career Center (MACC) are settling into a new room remodeled to provide a safer atmosphere for the students. The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Board of Education moved the location of their meeting Wednesday to be held at the MACC to take a tour of the new welding room.

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OUR VIEW: Eureka Township’s stance on Mersen inexcusable

Running a business and business development are hard enough these days. We think that the position Mersen finds itself in as untenable and there is no excuse for it. One would assume that when the original business (as Graphite Engineering under local ownership) moved to the industrial park, all of their governmental dealings would be with the city such as those related to services provided and taxing authority. Five or six expansions later, the company finds itself stretched to its property limits within the city. It has purchased additional land in the township adjacent to the city boundary which it hopes can be annexed to the city. The hope, obviously, is that their success may be multiplied.

The Montcalm Township Board and fire department welcomed new firefighters Wednesday night. Bradley Patteen, left, and Martin Toren will join the department along with Tyler Petterman, who is not pictured. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

3 new faces join Montcalm Township Fire Department

Three new men have been hired to join the Montcalm Township Fire Department. During the township’s Wednesday night meeting, Fire Chief Clif Dickinson presented to the board three candidates who would make a good addition to the fire department. The board unanimously approved the new firefighters.

“Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” author Helen Simonson will visit Greenville on Tuesday. — Courtesy photo/Nina Subin

2012 One Book One County author set for Greenville visit

Helen Simonson, author of this year’s One Book One County Montcalm selection, “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” is at least as charming and entertaining as any of the characters found within the pages of her book. From 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Simonson will share that charm, up close and in person, at Greenville High School’s Performing Arts Center. Afterward, Simonson will be on hand to sign copies of her book.

Montcalm County Animal Shelter Officer Angie Sova plays with one of the dogs awaiting adoption in the Stanton shelter. — File photo

Montcalm County committee meeting focuses on animal issues

The Montcalm County Law Enforcement & Courts Committee meeting was all about animals on Tuesday. An animal return policy, a kennel ordinance, an exotic species ordinance and the dog census were among the topics of discussion.

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Six sets of tires, cargo van stolen from Ed Koehn dealership

Six sets of new tires worth more than $26,000 were stolen from Ed Koehn car dealership, along with a cargo van. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the dealership at 11064 W. Carson City Road (M-57) today after a reported theft Tuesday evening. Six sets of new tires and rims were taken from Ford vehicles. A white 2010 Ford Econoline cargo van was also stolen.

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Quick work and cooperation head off water problems in Sheridan

A possible scenario in which water could have backed up into the homes of residents was averted Sept. 27 by the fast actions of Sheridan street crews. According to Sheridan Community Center Director and Assistant Village Superintendent Ed Lingeman, who was speaking on behalf of Street Administrator and Village Superintendent Doug Lane at Tuesday’s village council meeting, the village water system experienced a “worst case scenario.” Both pumps failed, nearly simultaneously, at a village lift station.

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Greenville Downtown Development Authority drops median idea

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) approved ending discussion about a proposed downtown median at this time. During Tuesday’s meeting, member Deb Huch, co-owner of Huch’s Fine Jewelry, made the motion to remove the item from active discussion.