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After a collaborative effort, Montcalm Community College received $200,000 from the state to go toward the completion of Yellow Jacket Drive. Pictured, from left, are  MCC Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Robert Marston, MCC Board of Trustees Chairwoman Karen Carbonelli, Sen. Judy Emmons, Rep. Rick Outman, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines, City Manager George Bosanic and Mayor John Hoppough. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Montcalm Community College receives $200,000 from state for new road

State Rep. Rick Outman held a press conference Tuesday to discuss funding of Yellow Jack Drive in Greenville — and to present the college with a $200,000 check. When Montcalm Community College (MCC) started the process for construction on its new Greenville campus, ideas arose on how to utilize the partial road of Yellow Jacket Drive.

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Funeral Notices for July 25, 2012

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Quarterback Curtis Heppe follows through on a throw during Tuesday’s passing camp.

Greenville hosts passing camp, season 11 days away

It was a beautiful night for baseball on Tuesday. It was also a beautiful night for a high school 7-on-7 passing camp. With the high school football season less than two weeks (Aug. 6 is the first day of practice) away that has become the norm on school campuses around the state.

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GUEST VIEW: The timing of justice

Crime victims, their families and the public expect quick action from their criminal justice system. As Montcalm County prosecutor since 1998 and previously an assistant prosecutor, I fully understand that expectation. I have witnessed, up close every day for 23 years, terrible pain and loss inflicted upon the innocent by the criminally guilty.

Marilyn Totzkay of Crystal, wearing the shirt with the American flag and the words of the U.S. Constitution, listens along with fellow supporters as her husband, Robert Gilman, addresses the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners regarding the Michigan De Jure concept. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

A new day in Michigan? Group delivers history lesson at board meeting

About 20 people attended Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting to make a statement about “the original Constitutional jurisdiction of Michigan, a free and independent state.” During the public comment portion of the meeting, Robert Gilman and his wife, Marilyn Totzkay, both of Crystal, read portions of a lengthy statement, as did Randy Esch of Stanton. The group did not make any formal request of the commissioners.

The Stonehouse family of Grandville adopted Phoebe from the Montcalm County Animal Shelter. The puppy was infected with parvo virus. — Courtesy photo

Montcalm County commissioners vote to pay family that adopted parvo dog

A family from Grandville adopted a puppy from the Montcalm County Animal Shelter earlier this year. After weeks of searching, Justin and Lisa Stonehouse and their four children decided to adopt a golden Labarador retriever mix they named Phoebe. The puppy was spayed, received her shots and relocated to a new home. She and her new family immediate fell in love.

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Greenville schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress standards

Greenville Public Schools recently received reports of meeting the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards for all of its buildings. “I am thrilled they all made it,” said Assistant Superintendent Diane Brissette. According to the Michigan Department of Education website, AYP is part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

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Funeral Notices for July 24, 2012

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Camp leader Brett Zuver, right, shows a shooting technique during the free basketball camp in Belding on Monday.

Over 100 attend free Belding hoops camp

Brett Zuver never had so many kids interested in basketball. Zuver’s free basketball camp attracted 105 youths to Belding Middle school.

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GUEST COLUMN: Addicts need motivation to keep fighting

In order to succeed, in anything, you must have motivation. Athletes have a reason to train, writers have a reason to finish the story, businessmen have a reason to close the deal. This holds true for us addicts as well. We need to have reasons to keep fighting, to keep trying, to persevere. The odds are stacked against us, because we have a disease that tells us we don’t have a disease, and our biggest deterrent to success is ourselves.