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The Michigan National Guard’s Greenville-based 1073rd Support Maintenance Company was recently given the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence (AAME) and the Best of the Best in the Army Maintenance community. Pictured from left, 1073rd Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joey North poses with Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, Acting Deputy Chief of Staff G4 Kathleen Miller and Army Chief of Ordnance Brig. Gen. Jack Haley. The award was given in recognition of the 1073rd’s exceptional accomplishments within the medium military table of organization and equipment category. (Courtesy photo)

Greenville-based National Guard 1073rd honored with historic awards

When Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joey North stood on the floor of the Pentagon and accepted the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence (AAME) and the Best of the Best in the Army Maintenance community, it marked several firsts.

Orleans Township currently offers recycling services for its residents, but if an Ionia County pilot recycling program for eight northern townships is approved in the spring, residents will be able to recycle more items and be able to do so on a 24/7 basis. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Ionia County program could open recycling to 8 townships

Ionia County doesn’t currently offer a countywide recycling program, but that doesn’t mean the idea hasn’t been in the works.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 1, 2014

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THE REVIEW: Detroit Tigers fans are a rare breed

When the anticipated emotions during regular season play involve hyperventilating, fits of rage, sudden bursts of sobbing like an infant and routine checking of one’s blood pressure, you’re guaranteed to hear an opinion or two on the direction of the franchise. Let’s be honest. What feeds the soul of a frustrated baseball fan more than a good round of heckling?

Chippewa Hills’ Rachael Boerma, left, hits an attack past the block of Tri County’s Sam Inman, middle, and Lauren Baak, right, during the first game of the teams’ match on Tuesday.

Tri County remains perfect in CSAA-Gold

Tri County’s volleyball team continues to roll through teams in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division. The Vikings rolled through Chippewa Hills in straight games Tuesday night, winning 25-14, 25-14, 25-19.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Sept. 30

Belding 3, West Catholic 0: The Redskins earned another win in the O-K Blue win a shutout win over the Falcons on Tuesday night. Belding won 25-15, 25-15, 25-12. Brooke Linebaugh led the Redskins with 14 assists and three aces…

Business Development Manager Eric Icard, who comes from North Dakota with 13 years of experience and a master’s degree in economic development, has been designated the city of Greenville’s economic development manager by The Right Place. The city of Greenville reached an agreement with The Right Place for economic development in June. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

The Right Place officials discuss Greenville’s economic prospects

It was nearly a year after first discussing Montcalm County’s options for improving local economic development efforts before the city of Greenville opted to branch out on its own and sign an agreement with The Right Place. Less than three months later, the West Michigan economic development corporation delivered.


WOODS and WATER: Processors and hunters help stock food pantry freezers

According to a 2013 report released by Kids Count in Michigan, Montcalm County ranks 57 out of 83 counties of children living at or below the poverty level who are eligible for food assistance. With such staggering indicators of families struggling to put food on the table, there are 18 food pantries in the county.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 30, 2014

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Michigan’s deer population in Montcalm, Ionia and Kent counties are healthy and hunters should have good success this hunting season, according to Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

WOODS and WATER: Deer hunting outlook is good for upcoming season

Michigan deer hunters across the state and region will have plenty to shoot at this season — this according to John Niewoonder of the Flat River State Game Area Field Office in Belding.