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By giving permission to staff members to resist and delay intrusion, Greenville Public School officials say they are allowing more time for law enforcement to respond, which in Greenville is only minutes because the city has its own department. Shown are students of Tony Hoffman’s math class, just prior to the first-hour bell this morning. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville Public Schools allowing staff to resist intruders

The conversation on how school officials should respond when an armed intruder gains entry to a building has continued to evolve since the shooting at Columbine High School in 1999 and even more so since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

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OUR VIEW: Location key to pavilion success

Location, location, location … that’s what it’s all about in the retail business.

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Funeral Notices for March 3, 2014

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Greenville’s Alec Ward, right, tangles with Bay City Western’s Christian Schoenherr during the Division 2, 140-pound semifinal on Friday. Ward placed second after a finals match loss to St. Johns’ Zac Hall. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Ward places second, 11 others earn all-state wrestling honors

The Michigan High School Athletic Association individual wrestling tournament is an exhilarating three-day weekend full of joy and heartbreak. Overall, the area had 26 wrestlers earn their way through a grueling team regular season and then individual district and regional tournaments to reach the state finals. In the end, 12 of those wrestlers placed at least eighth in their respective weight classes and divisions.

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JUST IN: McBride home hit by fire Saturday afternoon

Three fire departments responded Saturday afternoon to a house fire at 4141 Division St. in the village that is believed to have started on the second level.

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JUST IN: Edmore man dies in car accident on M-46

A young man was killed after his car collided with a semi-tractor and trailer on a snowy road Saturday morning in Vestaburg.

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Howard City Police Department merges with Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office

The police officers in this village are hanging up their blue uniform and donning a garment of brown. Today, the Howard City Police Department officially merges with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, bringing an end to the police department history of nearly six decades. It’s a noteworthy undertaking, unmatched by any other in county history, as far as Sheriff Bill Barnwell knows.

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Carson City Police Department on a community mission

The Carson City Police Department is placing a renewed focus on reaching out to the community it pledges to protect, now through the means of social media. On Feb. 18, Officer Jason Pattok created the official Carson City Police Department Facebook page, an online platform he hopes will serve as a tool to engage members of the community on a more regular basis.

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Funeral Notices – March 1, 2014

Read the funeral notices for Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Belding Robotics teammates high five each other during a tournament held in Belding earlier this month. Two of Belding's three robotics teams qualified for the state championships, which are Sunday at Michigan State University. (File photo)

State title on the line for Belding Robotics teams

The goal of every competitor is to pit themselves against the greatest in their field and this weekend the Belding robotics team will get a chance to do just that.