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Jamie VanSyckle, left, who works in the food and nutrition department, helps Lincoln Heights Elementary fourth-grade teacher Fran Gibbs cut insulation wrap to be put around windows at the build site on Fifth Street in Greenville during the fourth annual Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build Day. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville Public School employees give back at Women’s Build Day

The fourth annual Women’s Build Day took place Wednesday, however, it was the first time all the workers were employees of Greenville Public Schools. Mo Beach, executive director of the Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity, said she was approached by Lori Hostetler to see if the teachers from Greenville could have their own build day.

Lakeview residents provided the commentary for a recent video produced to publicize the many features the village has to offer. — Courtesy photo

Village of Lakeview enters digital age with promotional video

The German author and playwright Goethe once wrote, “One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.” That’s a philosophy recently taken to heart by Lakeview Village Manager James Freed while producing a promotional video for the town.

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Trio of Gratiot County teens charged in northeast Montcalm County break-ins

Three Gratiot County men remain in the Montcalm County Jail in connection with a rash of break-ins that occurred in late May of this year in the northeast corner of Montcalm County.

Birchwood Golf Course owners Debbie and Mark Heath hold an annual golf outing to raise money for multiple sclerosis. The money raised goes to the University of Michigan for research and is used to help families suffering from MS in Montcalm and surrounding counties. The outing starts at 9 a.m. on July 21. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Birchwood Golf Course outing 
to raise money for multiple sclerosis research

The Play “Fore” the Cure for Multiple Sclerosis (PMS) golf outing July 21 at Birchwood Golf Course is a way for owners Mark and Debbie Heath to raise money for research and help others who suffer with MS. “We named it PMS as a way of getting people’s attention,” Debbie said. “There are so many fundraisers and golf outing these days that we felt this would help make our outing stand out. When we ask men to participate in the outing some say, ‘Well, isn’t that an outing for women?”

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Funeral Notices for July 12, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, July 12, 2012

Despite losing a large amount of revenue after being forced to close during one of the summer’s busiest  weekends for area businesses, Clifford Lake Inn has reopened and is planning to host it’s previous holiday festivities during this upcoming weekend. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm County businesses still recovering from last week’s storms

As more than 9,000 people were without power at one time or another after a storm tore through parts of Montcalm County on Thursday of last week, none may have been hit harder than area businesses that depend on holiday weekends for big business.

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Bicyclist turns in a large sum of money he found in Pine Township

A bicyclist, who was riding his usual route, found a large sum of money and turned it into police. At about 8 a.m. on July 4, the bicyclist spotted a large sum of money on the shoulder of Kendaville Road near M-91.

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Families invited to participate in 5K trail run/walk Friday at Klackle Orchards

The Moonlit Miles 5K Run & Walk will start at 7:30 p.m. at Klacke Orchards & Pavilion this Friday.

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Funeral Notices for July 11, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A look at what  Lafayette Street in downtown Greenville might look like with a median.

Greenville Downtown Development Authority seeks more info on median

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) wants to hear what the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has to say before recommending a test run of the median to the Greenville City Council. The DDA began talking about the possibility of a median on Lafayette Street during its May meeting when a downtown Greenville building owner, Thomas Mall, brought the idea to the board.