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Who’s in the Running? 2012 candidates for Montcalm, Ionia county offices

The election filing deadline has passed and the candidates are finalized for Ionia and Montcalm counties. The filing deadline was May 15 via the county clerk’s office.

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Greenville’s annual alumni banquet set for Saturday

The Greenville Alumni Association will have its annual banquet with a social hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion in Greenville. The meal is $25 and anyone who attended Greenville Public Schools is welcome to attend, although there is a limited amount of tickets left for the dinner, according to Alumni Association Treasurer Steve Davis. About 30 tickets are left. Those interested in attending the banquet can call Kemp Insurance at (616) 754-4673.

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Montcalm County law enforcement millage may go back on ballot

A law enforcement millage proposal failed by 120 votes earlier this year. Montcalm County Sheriff Bill Barnwell hopes the margin was close enough for another try.

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No one hurt in Greenville fire Wednesday morning

The Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to a structure fire Wednesday morning. Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Mike Pousak said they received a call about smoke coming from a bungalow-style home at 921 Lake St. in Greenville.

Keith Wondergem

Marion man sent to prison after high-speed chase through Greenville

A man who led police on a high-speed chase through Greenville before crashing his car into a tree was recently sentenced to from 19 months to five years in prison. Keith Wondergem, 53, of Marion in Osceola County, was charged with one count of fleeing and eluding a police officer, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault on a police officer while resisting arrest and one count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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Elderly Greenville woman will not be charged in son’s death

An elderly Greenville woman will not be charged with a crime after allegedly starting a fire while her son was sleeping, causing a fire that led to the son’s death a month and a half later. Dennis Vanderzand, 65, was rescued by officers from the Greenville Department of Public Safety after a fire was intentionally set at 313 E. Cass St. on Jan. 13. He died on March 1 after an extended hospital stay.

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Meeting in Brief: Crystal Township Board

Read meeting minutes from the Crystal Township Board’s May 9 meeting.

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Funeral Notices for May 31, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Emmons achieves renaissance zone reimbursement for community colleges

LANSING ― Due in large part to the efforts of Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, community colleges will once again be reimbursed by the state for tax revenue lost due to the creation of a renaissance zone in their area. When renaissance zones were established, one of the benefits given to businesses in the zones was [...]

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Meeting in Brief: Hubbardston Village Council

Read the Hubbardston Village Council meeting minutes from May 15, 2012.