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JUST IN: Good Samaritan struck and killed near Trufant

An elderly man was trying to help a stranded motorist Friday morning near Trufant, when the man was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle.

Tom Pollock spent  eight years as the director of public works in Lake Odessa. He worked for the Greenville DPS for more than a decade before taking the administrator position in Lake Odessa.

New director is familiar face at Greenville Department of Public Services

After 14 years with the Greenville Department of Public Services (DPS), Tom Pollock left to take over the department of public works in Lake Odessa … but he never really left.

Roger Gooding, owner of the Crystal Box Office Theatre, starts a movie on a 35-millimeter projector. The projector and film are steadily becoming an outdated technology as movie studios switch to digital movies.

Crystal Box Office Theatre seeking assistance to upgrade projector

The Crystal Box Office Theatre, with its lower-than-average prices, tasty concessions and small-town charm, has been a fixture of this lakeside community since it was first erected more than 65 years ago.

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FUNERAL NOTICES — Saturday, February 22, 2014

Funeral notices for Saturday, February 22, 2014

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JUST IN: Hesperia defeats Carson City-Crystal in wrestling quarterfinals

Everything seemed to work in favor of the Hesperia Panthers. The Panthers won the coin toss, won the first three matches and were able to revenge a earlier season loss to the Carson City-Crystal Eagles (No. 4 seed) to advance to the Division 4 state wrestling semifinals with a 44-21 win on Friday afternoon at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.

Mindy Train, a parent liaison with Great Start Collaborative of Montcalm County, was recently elected as the board chairwoman of the YOUTHINK Montcalm Coalition (formerly Drug Free Montcalm). Train has served on the YOUTHINK Board since 2012, the same year she joined Great Start. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Great Start Collaborative parent liaison adds YOUTHINK Montcalm to plate

As a parent liaison for the Great Start Collaborative of Montcalm County, Mindy Train has a passion for advocating for children 5 and younger. It is that same drive she hopes to bring to the table for youngsters of all ages as the newly elected chairwoman of YOUTHINK Montcalm.

Kathy Jo VanderLaan, business services manager of Central Area Michigan Works Consortium, discusses the several goals  the Coalition of Greater Greenville reviewed and updated during it's monthly meeting Thursday. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Coalition of Greater Greenville eyes three areas of focus for the future

Twenty years after the Coalition of Greater Greenville first put together some of its areas of focus, the group Thursday looked back upon those goals and revamped them to guide its actions moving forward. While the group made great progress in many of the initial goals, members said, what it set out to do in 1994 are still what it hopes to accomplish.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 21, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles during the national anthem prior to last year’s team state quarterfinal match at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. The Eagles return for a second consecutive year with a regional final win over St. Louis.

No. 4 CC-Crystal to battle No. 5 Hesperia at Kellogg Arena

Reaching Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek for the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) team wrestling finals means you have had an outstanding season. Doing it for a second consecutive season means a consistent wrestling program is being built and season expectations continue to rise, as is the case for the Carson City-Crystal Eagles.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: We can learn much from wise leaders of the past

In this column last week I introduced information about legislation that is being considered to study how much money schools need to educate the children in their care. I spoke to a few concerns. I would like to add a few more thoughts this week in the hope that I can provide information to help readers form an opinion about this proposal.