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Greenville’s Jaclyn McNeal to travel 11 countries in 11 months

After finishing college a year early, Jaclyn McNeal is following her calling by participating in a mission trip to 11 countries. McNeal, 21, of Greenville, attended Michigan State University to study journalism and graduated in this spring.

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Rezoning of Washington Street in Greenville on hold

The Greenville Planning Commission decided to postpone a decision to rezone a section of W. Washington Street after wanting to look over options. This decision will also affect the Master Plan.

From left, Rachel Kilduff, Tasha Welsh, Tesha Peterman and Kristin Kilduff fielded at team at last year’s Putt for Parkinson’s golf outing. — Courtesy photos

Glenkerry hosts golf outing for Parkinson’s research Aug. 25

No one knows the heartbreak and emotional trauma that accompany a diagnoses of Parkinson’s disease better than those afflicted with the malady and those who serve as caretakers. One of the strongest defenses against symptom-induced malaise, according to Parkinson’s sufferer Becki Hansen, is knowing you’re not in it alone. When she was diagnosed with the disease about five years ago she was already familiar with its symptoms; her father had been dealing with Parkinson’s effects for years.

Sports Galore | Bruce Bentley

SPORTS GALORE: Following the Tigers

Prior to this season I had only been to one other Major League ballpark not home to the Detroit Tigers. A few years back I made a trip to Milwaukee to catch a Brewers and Chicago Cubs game. It was an excellent ballpark and time, but It wasn’t the same not watching the Tigers.

Gus Macker tournament will be in Greenville this weekend. There will be 174 teams signed up for the two-day event. — File Photo

Greenville Macker ready for weekend of playing ball

South Lafayette street in Greenville will be busy during the coming weekend with lots of basketball fans and players. The Gus Macker tournament will start Saturday in downtown Greenville, with 174 teams signed up for the two-day event, according to “Gus Macker” himself, Scott McNeal.

Thomas tires to keep Lowell’s Gabe Dean on the mat this past winter. Thomas defeated Dean and would go on to defeat him a second time in March in the Division 2 189 pound individual state finals. It was Thomas’ third straight state title. — File photo

Jordan Thomas training hard for wrestling career at Michigan

Greenville graduate Jordan Thomas is no stranger to hard work. Thomas, after all, finished his Greenville wrestling career with the most wins in school history, three O-K White Conference titles, four Division 2 district and regional titles and three individual state championships. Those sort of accomplishments don’t happen without a little sweat and pain.

Sindia Leonard, who is retiring today after working as the postmaster at the Stanton Post Office for 17 of her 27 years in the postal service, enters information onto a touch-screen panel at the front desk of the Stanton Post Office Thursday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Stanton postmaster retiring after 27 years in the postal service

After 27 years in the United States Postal Service, 17 of those spent as postmaster at the Stanton Post Office, Sindia Leonard is now retiring from her post as a “wonderful career” comes to an end. After starting at the Vestaburg Post Office in 1985, transferring to Alma, then becoming postmaster of the Middleton Post Office before settling in as the postmaster in Stanton in 1995, Leonard will serve her final day as postmaster today, a job she said she is very grateful to have worked since the beginning.

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Funeral Notices for July 13, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, July 13, 2012

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire this morning that consumed a barn and several tractors. — Daily News/Cory Smith

‘Spontaneous combustion’ of hay bales likely cause of Orleans barn fire

A second fire within a six-year period for local farmer David Brown will result in the rebuilding of one of his barns yet again after an early morning fire destroyed a barn, several tractors and dozens of hay bales that were kept inside. Firefighters from five different departments began responding at approximately 1:30 a.m. this morning to 4666 Johnson Rd. after a neighbor spotted flames shooting through Brown’s barn, who then awoke him.

The Greenville Department of Public Safety along with the Belding Fire Department work together to put out a fire at 1016 Van Deinse Street in Greenville on Thursday. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Homeowners, dogs uninjured in Greenville house fire (Video + Gallery)

Homeowners and pets are safe after a fire started on the back deck of a northeast side Greenville home early Thursday afternoon. The Greenville Department of Public Safety responded at about 1:45 p.m. to 1016 Van Deinse Street to a structure fire.