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During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, City Manager George Bosanic fastens a sergeant pin on Marty Obetts while Obetts’ wife, Tiffany, and son, Caden, look on. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville Department of Public Safety officer promoted to sergeant

An officer who worked his way through the ranks at the Greenville Department of Public Safety has received a promotion. Marty Obetts was honored at the start of the Greenville City Council meeting Tuesday night while being promoted to a sergeant position at the department.

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Greenville native convicted of numerous sex-related crimes in Ionia

An Ionia man, formerly of Greenville, was recently convicted of multiple sex crimes. Robert Plaster, 37, was convicted by an 8th Judicial Circuit Court jury last Friday of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, two counts of child sexually abusive activity, two counts of using a computer to commit a crime, possession of child sexually abusive activity and selling or furnishing alcohol to a minor.

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Stanton man gets prison for car theft

A Stanton man was sentenced to up to five years in prison last week for stealing a vehicle. James Whitney, 30, was charged with unlawfully driving away an automobile (UDAA), leaving the scene of an accident and driving while license suspended. He pleaded guilty April 23 to UDAA and driving while license suspended.

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Funeral Notices for June 20, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A look inside one of Greenville’s new outdoor batting cage. The pitchers L-screen and the home plate hitting mat were items purchased from grant grant money from the Greenville Area Community Foundation.

GHS baseball program receives multiple grants

The Greenville High School baseball program recently received multiple grants from the Greenville Area Community Foundation. Grants totaling $20,000 helped varsity coach Mike Rasmussen purchase equipment and upgrade facilities that will not only benefit the high school, but also other organizations that use the high school baseball complex.

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Teens involved in breaking into Edmore car wash, stealing money

Two teenagers allegedly broke into an Edmore car wash Tuesday and stole money. Montcalm County Sheriff’s officers are investigating the breaking and entering at the Edmore Car Wash on Main Street in downtown Edmore.

Traffic on M-57 between Greenville West Drive and Webster Street will be reduced to two lanes until sidewalk construction is complete on July 14. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville sidewalk to bring ramps into compliance with ADA

A sidewalk project is under way in Greenville and is expected to last until mid-July. According to John Richard, spokesman for the Michigan Department of Transportation, a sidewalk ramp upgrade started June 15.

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GUEST VIEW: Helmets, seatbelts and personal liberty

As the summer driving season heats up, there has been much recent debate concerning the new law which allows Michigan motorcyclists to go helmetless under certain conditions. Opponents have labeled it as a bad idea which will cost all Michigan taxpayers in the long run, while proponents contend that the old law was an infringement of personal freedom.

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Belding school board OKs budget resolution

Members of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to approve a 2012-2013 budget resolution for the district’s general fund and food service. According to Finance Director Adrienne Barna, the projected expenditures in next year’s budget total $17,705,633 with $16,940,660 in revenues, leaving a deficit of next year’s budget at approximately $764,973.

Taylor Wiles won the Races On The Web Flinn Stock features on June 2 and June 9. — Courtesy photo

Crystal Motor Speedway results for June 2 and June 9

June 2 results CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP — Saturday night at Crystal Motor Speedway was a cool spring evening that followed a very damp afternoon, but the track was able to duck showers that went to either side of it. A field of 138 cars were on hand to race with the event sponsored by the Six Lakes [...]