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Edmore's Deb Boerma has been pretty handle working under the hood of her vehicles since she was 12, when her stepfather taught her auto maintenance on the family's tractor.

REVVED UP: Edmore’s Boerma knows the ‘mechanics’ of saving a buck

Deb Boerma has been working on cars so long she can usually identify the size of a bolt simply by looking at it. Boerma grew up on a farm and has always loved being outside. Rather than being in the confines of the house, she learned at age 11 to drive a tractor. By age 12, she was handy with tools and could always be found tinkering under the hood of the tractor, taking to heart the advice her stepfather gave her that if she was going to learn to drive, she was also going to learn to fix the vehicles she drove.

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Funeral Notices for June 23, 2012

Today Helen Howe Allen — 11 a.m., Vickeryville United Methodist Church. (Simpson Family Funeral Home, Sheridan)   Sunday   Mary Kay Janulis — 2 p.m., North Park Presbyterian Church, Grand Rapids.   Wednesday   Kenneth L. Rogers – 11 a.m., Sheridan Congregational Church, Sheridan. (Simpson Family Funeral Home, Sheridan)   Kenneth L. Rogers, 55   [...]

Timothy Flynn

Belding school board members facing recall

The aftermath of a controversial decision by the Belding school board to privatize the district’s janitorial staff in April has led to the start of an official recall effort of the board president and vice president.

The front facing of Nelson’s Speedshop in Montcalm Township now stands charred by a fire that consumed the building early Friday morning.

Area firefighters fought Nelson Speed Shop blaze for nearly 10 hours

The cause of a fire that ravaged Nelson’s Speed Shop in the early morning hours of Friday remains unknown. About 75 firefighters from 11 departments began clearing the scene at 11:30 a.m. Friday — 10 hours after the fire was reported at 1:30 a.m. The fire started in the back of the business on the west side of the building where the warehouse is located on M-91 just north of Greenville.

A look at Legacy Field from the player entrance tunnel. Stadium workers are laying the padding that will be underneath the turf playing surface.

Legacy Field making good progress

When the Greenville Yellow Jackets meet the Belding Redskins in football — just 63 days away — they will do so on the high school campus in the newly constructed Legacy Field.

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First Greenville High School hall of fame class announced

Greenville High School will begin to honor individual players, teams, coaches, administrators and community members involved with their athletic programs with a new hall of fame.

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Tri County principal fired, apologizes after embezzlement

The Tri County Middle School principal has been fired after embezzling from the school’s booster fund. Tri County Superintendent Al Cumings announced Friday that William “Bill” Cichewicz’s employment with the school district has been terminated.

Taylor Sirard

Greenville High School graduate a finalist at student film festival

A recent Greenville High School graduate makes it into the top 10 at the Meijer Great Choices Student Film Festival for the second year in a row. Taylor Sirard, 17, of Greenville, entered a 30-second film called “Diversity” to compete against others students all across the state.

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Funeral Notices for June 22, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, June 22, 2012

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Firefighters battle blaze at Nelson’s Speed Shop (Video and Photo Gallery)

The owners of Nelson’s Speed Shop have experienced another devastating fire that destroyed their business. At about 1:30 a.m. this morning, Montcalm Township Fire Department was dispatched to Nelson’s Speed Shop on M-91 in Montcalm Township for a structure fire.