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Elderly Greenville woman will not be charged in son’s death

An elderly Greenville woman will not be charged with a crime after allegedly starting a fire while her son was sleeping, causing a fire that led to the son’s death a month and a half later. Dennis Vanderzand, 65, was rescued by officers from the Greenville Department of Public Safety after a fire was intentionally set at 313 E. Cass St. on Jan. 13. He died on March 1 after an extended hospital stay.

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Meeting in Brief: Crystal Township Board

Read meeting minutes from the Crystal Township Board’s May 9 meeting.

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Funeral Notices for May 31, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Emmons achieves renaissance zone reimbursement for community colleges

LANSING ― Due in large part to the efforts of Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, community colleges will once again be reimbursed by the state for tax revenue lost due to the creation of a renaissance zone in their area. When renaissance zones were established, one of the benefits given to businesses in the zones was [...]

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Meeting in Brief: Hubbardston Village Council

Read the Hubbardston Village Council meeting minutes from May 15, 2012.

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Police searching for women who allegedly robbed Walmart with children

Two women are being sought by police after allegedly stealing from Walmart in Big Rapids with three children in tow.

Lakeview’s Brad Hamlin delivers a pitch during Wednesday’s game at Greenville. The Wildcats lost both ends of a doubleheader as both teams wrapped up the regular season.

Greenville baseball takes two against Lakeview

They kept swinging and they kept finding holes. The Greenville Yellow Jackets baseball team scattered 11 hits in a 13-3 game two victory over the Lakeview Wildcats on Wednesday night.

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Fundraiser to benefit Seiter Center, Camp Wah Wah Tay See

A benefit dinner to raise money for students at the Seiter Education Center and Camp Wah Wah Tay See is slated for Friday. The dinner will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Turn the Page Bar and Burgers at 107 S. Lafayette St. in downtown Greenville. Proceeds will benefit both Seiter students and Camp Wah Wah Tay See.

Dennis and Shirley Hayes have been named the 2012 Danish Festival grand marshals. — Courtesy photo

Dennis and Shirley Hayes named 2012 Danish Festival grand marshals

After participating in the Danish Festival for more than 20 years with their family, Dennis and Shirley Hayes are honored to be named the 2012 Danish Festival grand marshals. Shirley Hayes said their daughter Lisa nominated them to be the festival’s grand marshals.

Three Vestaburg graduates spent the past two years learning about diesel technology at the Montcalm Area Career Center and will continue their post-high school education together at the University of Northwest Ohio. From left to right, Jason Braman, Jeremy Keyton and Shelby Recker, helped build an engine stand for a Deutz diesel engine, which was donated to the career center by the University of Northwest Ohio. — Daily News/Robin Miller

Vestaburg High School trio choose mechanical career path

Three Vestaburg High School graduates — Shelby Recker, Jeremy Keyton and Jason Braman — are entering fields that have become highly technical. They are headed to the University of Northwest Ohio (UNOH) together. Shelby will study diesel technology, while Jason and Jeremy will enter the agricultural equipment technology program.