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Tri County Middle School principal charged with embezzlement

The Tri County Middle School principal has been charged with embezzlement and remains on administrative leave. Principal William “Bill” Cichewicz was arraigned today in 64B District Court in Stanton. He is charged with embezzlement between $1,000 to $20,000.

“(Theater is) so exciting for me,” Ruth Hansen said of the arts. “It’s the soul of the people.”

Ruth Hansen has a passion for students and theater

Ruth Hansen has dedicated most of her time not only to the local community, but also to the students in the community.

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Ashfield Street bridge repair to start soon in Belding

Residents of Belding routinely drive across the city’s four downtown bridges without much of an afterthought as they cross the Flat River, but walking along one of those bridges is another story entirely. The Ashfield Street bridge, which is north of Park Street and just south of Mueller Industries, was officially approved for sidewalk repair by members of Belding City Council during Tuesday night’s meeting.

During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, City Manager George Bosanic fastens a sergeant pin on Marty Obetts while Obetts’ wife, Tiffany, and son, Caden, look on. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville Department of Public Safety officer promoted to sergeant

An officer who worked his way through the ranks at the Greenville Department of Public Safety has received a promotion. Marty Obetts was honored at the start of the Greenville City Council meeting Tuesday night while being promoted to a sergeant position at the department.

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Greenville native convicted of numerous sex-related crimes in Ionia

An Ionia man, formerly of Greenville, was recently convicted of multiple sex crimes. Robert Plaster, 37, was convicted by an 8th Judicial Circuit Court jury last Friday of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, two counts of child sexually abusive activity, two counts of using a computer to commit a crime, possession of child sexually abusive activity and selling or furnishing alcohol to a minor.

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Stanton man gets prison for car theft

A Stanton man was sentenced to up to five years in prison last week for stealing a vehicle. James Whitney, 30, was charged with unlawfully driving away an automobile (UDAA), leaving the scene of an accident and driving while license suspended. He pleaded guilty April 23 to UDAA and driving while license suspended.

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Funeral Notices for June 20, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A look inside one of Greenville’s new outdoor batting cage. The pitchers L-screen and the home plate hitting mat were items purchased from grant grant money from the Greenville Area Community Foundation.

GHS baseball program receives multiple grants

The Greenville High School baseball program recently received multiple grants from the Greenville Area Community Foundation. Grants totaling $20,000 helped varsity coach Mike Rasmussen purchase equipment and upgrade facilities that will not only benefit the high school, but also other organizations that use the high school baseball complex.

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Teens involved in breaking into Edmore car wash, stealing money

Two teenagers allegedly broke into an Edmore car wash Tuesday and stole money. Montcalm County Sheriff’s officers are investigating the breaking and entering at the Edmore Car Wash on Main Street in downtown Edmore.

Traffic on M-57 between Greenville West Drive and Webster Street will be reduced to two lanes until sidewalk construction is complete on July 14. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville sidewalk to bring ramps into compliance with ADA

A sidewalk project is under way in Greenville and is expected to last until mid-July. According to John Richard, spokesman for the Michigan Department of Transportation, a sidewalk ramp upgrade started June 15.