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Keith Wondergem

Marion man sent to prison after high-speed chase through Greenville

A man who led police on a high-speed chase through Greenville before crashing his car into a tree was recently sentenced to from 19 months to five years in prison. Keith Wondergem, 53, of Marion in Osceola County, was charged with one count of fleeing and eluding a police officer, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault on a police officer while resisting arrest and one count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Dennis Vanderzand

Elderly Greenville woman will not be charged in son’s death

An elderly Greenville woman will not be charged with a crime after allegedly starting a fire while her son was sleeping, causing a fire that led to the son’s death a month and a half later. Dennis Vanderzand, 65, was rescued by officers from the Greenville Department of Public Safety after a fire was intentionally set at 313 E. Cass St. on Jan. 13. He died on March 1 after an extended hospital stay.

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Meeting in Brief: Crystal Township Board

Read meeting minutes from the Crystal Township Board’s May 9 meeting.

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Funeral Notices for May 31, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Emmons achieves renaissance zone reimbursement for community colleges

LANSING ― Due in large part to the efforts of Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, community colleges will once again be reimbursed by the state for tax revenue lost due to the creation of a renaissance zone in their area. When renaissance zones were established, one of the benefits given to businesses in the zones was [...]

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Meeting in Brief: Hubbardston Village Council

Read the Hubbardston Village Council meeting minutes from May 15, 2012.

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Police searching for women who allegedly robbed Walmart with children

Two women are being sought by police after allegedly stealing from Walmart in Big Rapids with three children in tow.

Lakeview’s Brad Hamlin delivers a pitch during Wednesday’s game at Greenville. The Wildcats lost both ends of a doubleheader as both teams wrapped up the regular season.

Greenville baseball takes two against Lakeview

They kept swinging and they kept finding holes. The Greenville Yellow Jackets baseball team scattered 11 hits in a 13-3 game two victory over the Lakeview Wildcats on Wednesday night.

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Fundraiser to benefit Seiter Center, Camp Wah Wah Tay See

A benefit dinner to raise money for students at the Seiter Education Center and Camp Wah Wah Tay See is slated for Friday. The dinner will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Turn the Page Bar and Burgers at 107 S. Lafayette St. in downtown Greenville. Proceeds will benefit both Seiter students and Camp Wah Wah Tay See.

Dennis and Shirley Hayes have been named the 2012 Danish Festival grand marshals. — Courtesy photo

Dennis and Shirley Hayes named 2012 Danish Festival grand marshals

After participating in the Danish Festival for more than 20 years with their family, Dennis and Shirley Hayes are honored to be named the 2012 Danish Festival grand marshals. Shirley Hayes said their daughter Lisa nominated them to be the festival’s grand marshals.