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Six Greenville High School students were given high honors for their artwork during a regional competition in Scholastic Art and Writing. Pictured, from left, in back, are Rachel Nanzer, Nathan Bower, Zach Melching and Kristyn Hendricks, in front, Rylee Korsky and Monica Vine. Bower went on to earn a silver award in the National Scholastic Art and Writing competition. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville High School art student is up for national award

Nathan Bower was so involved with high school art projects he forgot he had another due just two days later. Known by his teacher as someone who “flies by the seat of his pants,” Bower, a senior at Greenville High School, wasn’t too worried.

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Funeral Notices for March 27, 2014

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JUST IN: Home Township residence destroyed in fire, dog perishes

A two-story home was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon after firefighters from three departments battled the blaze for nearly six hours.
The Home Township Fire Department was dispatched at 2:39 p.m. to 7620 N. Academy Road to the call of a structure fire east of Edmore and just south of M-46.

Montcalm County Animal Control Director Angela Hollinshead was on hand at Montcalm Community College Library Tuesday afternoon as part of the library’s MCC Reads program. (Daily New | Mike Taylor)

Montcalm Community College Library hosts animal shelter event

The yaps and yowls of two very excited canines echoed through the halls of Montcalm Community College’s Beatrice E. Doser Building Tuesday afternoon, but nobody bothered to call animal control; they were already there.

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Funeral Notices for March 26, 2014

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Two dozen projects on Greenville City Council’s docket for fiscal year

Council members of this city gathered around the dinner table to break bread, but also to discuss a list of items they hope to address in the upcoming fiscal year.

Without delving too far into each topic and instead deciding whether it was something they hoped to consider in the 2014-15 fiscal year for the city, officials settled on more than two dozen potential projects.

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JUST IN: Lakeview High School student brought handgun to school

A Lakeview High School student brought a handgun to school last Friday with the possible intention of harming him or herself.

Lakeview Community Schools Superintendent Kyle Hamlin sent a letter home to parents today making them aware of the situation and ongoing investigation. Several other students were aware their fellow student had brought a gun into the high school, but no one alerted any adults.

Legislators such as Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, believe that electronic cigarettes can act as a “gateway drug” for minors, leading up to the use of standard cigarettes. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Outman seeks to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors in Michigan

Should the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors in Michigan be banned? It’s a question that is not generating any disagreement in Lansing, but the method of regulation of the controversial and increasingly popular product is creating mixed opinions amongst legislators.

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Funeral Notices for March 25, 2014

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Oakfield Township Fire Chief Don Riker is pictured at the scene of a fire in September 2012. — File photo

Oakfield Township fire chief placed on probation

This township’s fire chief has been placed on probation due to multiple issues and complaints. The Oakfield Township Board voted 5-2 at their March 11 meeting to place Fire Chief Don Riker on probation for six months.