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First National Night Out set for Tuesday in Howard City

The first local National Night Out will take place Tuesday as part of a countrywide event to recognize and celebrate the relationship between communities and law enforcement officials. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. during Music in the Park at Ensley Park in Howard City.

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Children, adults, take in history during annual Heritage Festival

When Larry Beard was a child he was told countless tales by his grandfather, a train engineer in Ohio, of the workings of the railroad industry in the late 19th century. Today, Beard shares those the stories and knowledge he obtained long ago from his grandfather with the young children who attend the annual Heritage Festival on the campus of Montcalm Community College.


Greenville loses “true friend” Carl Barberi

The Greenville community is remembering a man who was not only a true friend, but someone who cared deeply for the educational system.

This week, 12 selected educators from the Greenville Middle School participated in Verizon's 2013 Innovative Learning Schools program, which supplied the school with a $50,000 grant to provide funding for the program through workshops that demonstrated how educators can provide better education through technology. Lead Instructional Consultant Susan Brooks-Young (pictured here) and Instructional Consultant AJ Juliani explain how to be a “digital society.” — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville receives grant to better student education through technology

Greenville Public Schools was one of 12 schools in the nations to be selected for the 2013 Innovative Learning Schools program through Verizon.


Funeral Notices for Aug. 2, 2013

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Teams of draft horses line up wagons heaped with bundled wheat chaffs harvested from the field during a threshing bee July 26 at the Marlin Martin farm in Bloomer Township.

Mennonite farm in Bloomer Township the scene of old-fashioned practice

A typically placid area of Bloomer Township became drenched in an atmosphere of intrigue July 26 as spectators watched a crew of 100 or more recreate an old style farm practice of threshing, or separating grain from straw.

Jacob Rytlewski was hired as the resource recovery coordinator for Montcalm County’s solid waste program in October 2011. He recently received a wage increase from the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners after implementing a number of progressive recycling changes in the county. — Courtesy photo

Montcalm County resource recovery coordinator gets a raise

Montcalm County’s resource recovery coordinator is getting more resources to do his job. Jacob Rytlewski recently asked the Montcalm County Finance & Personnel Committee to increase his hourly wage from $17 to $19 per hour.


Funeral Notices for Aug. 1, 2013

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Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Students reap many benefits from summer reading

Last week in this column we discussed the impact of the summer break on students. One issue we touched on briefly was the importance of summer reading. Since then, I have reviewed some research about this topic that I would like to share.

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Greenville student continues to fight for equal rights

A Greenville High School student is still working to push the city of Greenville and Eureka Township to consider a non-discrimination ordinance after letters were written against his request.