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M-57 will be closed from Monday morning to Wednesday evening in Greenville. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

M-57 project to start Monday in Greenville

Full road closures of M-57 will begin on Monday and last until Wednesday night. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesman John Richard said the full road closure of M-57 will begin at 6 a.m. Monday from Hillcrest Street to the Flat River and last until 8 p.m. Wednesday for a resurfacing project.

Randy Hansen of Lakeview recently retired as a road patrol deputy with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office. — Courtesy photo

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputy retires after 36 years

LAKEVIEW — Randy Hansen was 10 years old when he saw a police officer stop a car and write someone a ticket. “I thought that looks like a lot of fun,” chuckled Hansen. “And it is,” he added. Hansen, 55, of Lakeview, recently retired after working 36 years with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and related county offices He was hired as a dispatcher in 1976, when he was 19 years old. He had no background in law enforcement whatsoever.

Paul McKinnon of Greenville recently retired as a corrections officer with the Montcalm County Jail. — Courtesy photo

Montcalm County Jail corrections officer retires after 25 years

Paul McKinnon has witnessed many changes at the Montcalm County Jail in his 25 years there. McKinnon, 59, Greenville, recently retired as a corrections officer. He had worked in retail management, but decided to switch jobs. He was hired in 1987 after he heard about an opening at the jail from former Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Gary Durham.

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Ionia Free Fair underway, continues through July 28

Sporting a red mohawk and proudly wearing his Belding football T-shirt, Hunter O’Connor, 9, confidently gripped a red and yellow rubber sledgehammer as he approached the High Striker carnival ride at the Ionia Free Fair. With one quick strike onto the game’s metal pad, he successfully rang the bell at the top of the carnival game Friday evening, as did his two cousins, who all quickly began sword fighting with the inflatable swords they had just won.

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Funeral Notices for Saturday, July 21, 2012

Read the funeral notices for Saturday, July 21, 2012.

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Democratic pamphlet referred to wrong bill

Mike Huckleberry is used to getting dirty in the kitchen of his Greenville restaurant. However, the egg on his face today is of the political sort.

Camper Elisabeth Heilbronn, left, laughs as geologist John Zawiskie, acting as the zany “Dr. Kelp,” demonstrates the size of a sabertooth tiger skull by placing it behind her head Thursday afternoon at camp Wah-Wah-Tay-See in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Wah-Wah-Tay-See campers see presentation about Michigan’s Ice Age

During a month in Michigan where temperatures have smashed record highs during various heat waves, there could no more appropriate of a theme for a presentation for campers at camp Wah-Wah-Tay-See than that of the Ice Age. On Thursday afternoon, as much needed rain that finally fell onto the dry campground forced campers to gather inside, archaeologist Mike Stafford and geologist and paleontologist John Zawiskie put on their ninth annual educational performance for the special needs campers.

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Greenville woman injured after being hit by pickup truck

A Greenville woman sustained injuries after she was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the street at the intersection of Washington and Grove Streets this morning. According to Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Michael Pousak, the pedestrian, a 65-year-old Greenville resident, was struck by a gray Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a 45-year-old woman from Greenville while attempting to cross the street at approximately 8:20 a.m.

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Fireworks, parade featured at Saturday’s Vestaburg Community Days

The inaugural Vestaburg Community Days is set to bring the community together with fun events for all ages. Community Days committee member Bonnie Walker aid they wanted to bring something for everyone to do.

The Montcalm Community College Greenville campus construction is on schedule and on budget. Following the completion of the steel framing, the next step will be to install steel joists, steel decking and steel studs. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Montcalm Community College Greenville Campus construction project on schedule

Construction of the advance technology center on Montcalm Community College’s (MCC) Greenville Campus is on schedule and on budget. Once the steel framing is in place, constructions will begin on steel joists, followed by steel decking and steel studs, MCC Vice President for Administrative Services Jim Lantz said in a press release from MCC.