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Residents of Greenville visited the Greenville Area Community Center on Tuesday afternoon to vote in the 2012 August primary election. Local residents took to the voting booths Tuesday to vote in the 2012 August primary election to vote on a number of local government races and millages.— Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services millage renewed

Voters overwhelmingly approved renewing a Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services millage Tuesday.Voters were asked to approve renewing 0.75 mills over three years to provide funds for maintenance and operations of ambulance and medical first response services from 2013 to 2016. Residents will pay 75 cents for every $1,000 of taxable value on their property.

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Rich fends off county commissioner for Ionia County clerk

Tonda Rich of Belding successfully fended off challenger James Lower of Ionia in her bid to be the Republican candidate for Ionia County Clerk in Tuesday’s primary election. Rich finished with 2,457 of 4,543 total votes (54 percent) to win the election against Lower, and with no Democratic challenger, Rich’s re-election bid for another four years was secured as Tuesday night came to an end.

Dale Miller

Miller wins Republican ticket for Ionia County Sheriff

Ionia County Undersheriff Dale Miller of Lake Odessa successfully won Tuesday’s primary election against write-in candidate Curt Read of Fenwick, landing himself on the Republican ticket for the general election in November.

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Entire Reynolds Township Board ousted by wide margin

Voters in Reynolds Township were ready for a change and they said so resoundingly Tuesday. The entire five-member Reynolds Township Board was overwhelmingly ousted by five challengers. Nearly 30 percent of the township’s registered voters participated in Tuesday’s primary election.

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Krause on her way to 4th term as Montcalm County prosecutor

Montcalm County Prosecutor Andrea Krause will remain in her position after winning Tuesday’s Republican primary. Krause, who will now enter her fourth term in office, received 3,577 votes against challenger Ronald Finegood, who received 1,780 votes. She faces no opposition in November’s general election.

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Raines wins Montcalm County drain commissioner primary

Money and experience were the two touchstones in the race for the Republican nomination for Montcalm County drain commissioner, but when the dust settled Tuesday, Sandy Raines — currently serving as chief deputy drain commissioner — came away with the win.

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4 districts pick GOP candidates for Montcalm County Board of Commissioners

Primary election results rolled in Tuesday night after a day at the polls for Montcalm County residents. Montcalm County commissioner winners in Republican primaries were Dale Reyburn, Tom Lindeman, Ron Braman and Steve DeWitt.

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Funeral Notices for Aug. 8, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012

Carson City-Crystal coach Jason Gray, right, demonstrates a blocking technique with Thomas Marek (54) during Tuesday’s practice.

CC-Crystal working hard on football field

Carson City-Crystal’s football team started full team practices Monday, and coach Jason Gray already likes what he sees. Gray noted there were 23 players on the varsity football team this season, which is the most he’s had since becoming a coach of the Eagles.

Carson City-Crystal’s Garner Cusack, right, prepares to do a running drill during practice Tuesday.

Cusack prepares to lead Eagles football

Garner Cusack played a lot of baseball this summer. But now he’s ready for some football. Cusack had been playing baseball for an under-16 team that went to Michigan State University for the Capitol City Tournament. But now he is focused on the gridiron.