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TIME TO BE KIND: Yellow Ribbon program offers help to troubled students

There are a million places the thoughts in a teenager’s mind can go when faced with adversity, but there isn’t always a place for the teen to turn. As part of a growing and expanding Yellow Ribbon program at schools throughout Montcalm County, students and staff are working hard to offer those struggling with thoughts of self harm or suicide a place to look to.

Bree Town and her mother, Jennifer, received news this week that doctors have found a bone marrow donor. — Courtesy photo

Search for bone marrow donor finds almost perfect candidate

It’s an ideal match. After learning in November the cancer she had been in remission from the past year had returned, the hunt for a bone marrow donor for 10-year-old Bree Town was underway. The Greenville student’s elementary school, Baldwin Heights, led the search by hosting a bone marrow drive earlier this month.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 19, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

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TIME TO BE KIND: Adult bullying often manifests as emotional abuse

Bullying is all too common among children, whether it’s a humiliating prank, hurtful rumors or physical pain. Bullying amongst adults isn’t all that different … or uncommon.

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Greenville OKs installing new airport fueling system

The Greenville City Council approved a contract Tuesday with the Michigan Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics that will allow for the installing of a fuel pumping system at the Greenville Municipal Airport.

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New ‘turnout gear’ on the way for Greenville public safety firefighters

When this city’s new director of public safety, Mark Reiss, came on board this past summer, one of the first things he noticed was the age and condition of the department’s firefighting “turnout gear.”

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 18, 2013

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Greenville’s Nate Bower moves by a Tri County defender along the baseline during Tuesday’s road game. The Yellow Jackets won 76-37.

Greenville cruises by Tri County for third win

Ultimately, the end result is what counts. The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team didn’t have a great start, but they improved as the game continued and finished strong for its third win in as many games. Greenville’s offense ignited in the third quarter as the Yellow Jackets routed the Tri County Vikings on Tuesday 76-37.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 17

CC-Crystal 48, Durand 47: The Eagles got two free throws from Grant Gage with 6.4 seconds left to beat the Railroaders on the road Tuesday night. Rhett Pringle led CC-Crystal with 21 points…

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TIME TO BE KIND: Bullying is a community issue

Whether you realize it, you have been a bully, or been a bystander, or been a victim of bullying. Most of us just choose to turn our backs or refuse to believe that what we see is bullying. Instead, especially with boys, it’s often cast off as “boys being boys messing around.” But it’s plain and simple: If you aren’t sticking up for the victim or turning away yourself, you are advocating the bully.