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Funeral Notices for Friday, June 6, 2014

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JUST IN: 2 Ada men charged with misuse of state grant money for Greenville business

STANTON — Two Ada men were charged in Montcalm County today with larceny under false pretenses after allegedly using state grant funds awarded to their Greenville company to issue checks to themselves and employees.

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Greenville native receives military honors

When Greenville native Tim Ritter is called to serve his country, he will always step up to the plate.

So when Ritter, a Naval contracting officer division chief, was asked by a friend to join a Department of Defense for the United States Army mission to Afghanistan with a goal of dwindling down the number of private contractors in the area so more troops could come home, he didn’t hesitate to sign up.

Vestaburg’s Janelle Rons delivers a pitch during a game last season. The Wolverines are 25-8 and ranked sixth in Division 4.

Vestaburg focusing on one thing for regionals

Vestaburg’s softball team is going into somewhat uncharted territory on Saturday. The Wolverines will go to Holton for the Division 4 regionals. That’s not so important.

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42nd annual Frontier Days festivities underway in Carson City (Photo Gallery)

The 42nd annual Frontier Days festival is underway this weekend in Carson City.

Montabella’s Josh Balhorn during a round last year as a freshman. Balhorn qualified as a sophomore for the Division 4 state finals.

Montabella’s Balhorn reaches state finals

Josh Balhorn is just a sophomore. Regardless of his age, the Montabella golfer has displayed enough skill this year to qualify for the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 4 state golf finals at Bedford Valley Golf Course in Battle Creek today and Saturday.


Central Montcalm names interim superintendent

Amy Meinhardt may be starting a fashion trend for the Central Montcalm Public School district. Meinhardt currently wears three hats in her roles as special education coordinator, technology coordinator and half-time Central Montcalm Elementary School principal.

A fourth hat was added at a special meeting Wednesday night as the school board voted unanimously to name Meinhardt as interim superintendent.


Central Montcalm Public School votes against privatizing noninstructional services

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education voted against outsourcing noninstructional services at their May 28 meeting.

In a 6-0 vote, with Trustee Mike Barnwell absent, the board voted against privatization and discussed other options for the delivery of non-instructional services.


Funeral Notices for June 5, 2014

Read funeral notices for Friday, June 5, 2014.

Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: A happy, sad time

May and June are emotional times for graduates and their families. Students are anxious to graduate and move on to an uncertain future. But this is also the time when they face separation from not only their families but from classmates and friends and the familiar routine of school.