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Stanley “Kempy” Saussy’s extensive collection of military memorabilia is now on display at Greenville’s Fighting Falcons Military Museum. - Daily News/Mike Taylor

Kempy collection added to Fighting Falcon Military Museum

Since the early 1970s, Stanley Saussy — “Kempy” to those who knew him well — was a fixture at Danish Festival parades. Dressed in World War I, Civil War and World War II regalia, Kempy marched proudly through the streets of Greenville in honor of the many area veterans who served in the military.

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Police Reports for May 4, 2012

Read the Police Reports for Friday, May 4, 2012.

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Funeral Notices for May 4, 2012

Read the funeral notices for Friday, May 4, 2012.

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High winds in Greenville

After being under a severe thunderstorm watch for most of the day on Thursday, Greenville was hit with more than just a threat.

Reality Check | Mike Taylor

MIKE TAYLOR: I’m only alive because of the women in my life

I’m beginning to realize that — when it comes to women — I’ve led a charmed life. Sure, some of the women I’ve known were bad for me; dishonest, low-down, Wicked Witch of the West, cheating good-for-nothings with the sole goal of making my life a waking nightmare. Others have been real sweethearts; rosy-cheeked Dorothy-on-the-Yellow-Brick-Road country girls with smiling faces and virtuous hearts. The ones I liked best were usually something in-between.

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Carson City native recovering after Afghanistan explosion

Gunner Sgt. Dave Boire II wasn’t too worried as he walked through the deserted Afghanistan village. He was surrounded by his fellow Marines and military officers had swept the path before them, looking for dangers, such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Pictured from left, Karen Hafey, as Twink Futrelle, Becky Tower, as Honey Raye, and Kurt Schuster, as Wiley Hicks, perform a scene in the Flat River Community Players’ production of “Dearly Beloved.” — Courtesy photo

PLAY REVIEW: Flat River Community Players’ ‘Dearly Beloved’ a fun, fast-moving comedy

When you walk into the Greenville Area Community Center Theater for Flat River Community Players’ latest play, be prepared to have fun. The stage is set with bright streamers flowing down from two white paper wedding bells and tables full of food and flowers. The play’s title, “Dearly Beloved,” tells you there is a wedding going on. Maybe and maybe not.

Lee Ann McCarthy (center), who is graduating from Montcalm Community College, stand with her son Mike McCarthy (right), who recently graduated from Lake Superior State University and her daughter, Kaelyn McCarthy (left) who will graduate from Montabella High School. All three are graduating within a one-month span. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Edmore family will watch together as mother, son and daughter all graduate

For members of the McCarthy family, the value of an education is a common bond soon to be shared by mother, son and daughter. They just didn’t expect to watch each other graduate in cap and gown all within a month.

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Meeting in Brief: Belding City Council, May 1

Read a brief report for the May 1 Belding City Council meeting.

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Meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. on Belding middle college

Belding High School will be partnering with Davenport University for a middle college program, which offers students a chance to earn an associate’s degree while attending Belding High School at no cost for tuition.