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OUR VIEW: Montcalm County compensation should be considered

Montcalm County commissioners are some of the highest paid officials compared to six neighboring counties. Our commissioners earn an annual salary of $8,331, second only to Clinton County commissioners, who earn $8,694.

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VIDEO: Juvenile Diabetes Fundraiser at CMHS varsity basketball games

Students at Central Montcalm proudly boast their school colors of Green and White during athletic events held throughout the year, but this was not the case during two varsity basketball games on Jan. 27. This past Friday, students, faculty and fans donned as much orange clothing as they could in support of juvenile diabetes awareness.

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Greenville Education Foundation to add to its capital campaign

The Education Foundation of Greenville will be adding another leg to the OUR3 Capital Campaign. The OUR3 Capital Campaign is a $1 million endowment to ensure funding for the performing arts program, programs for academically ambitious students and now athletes at Greenville Public Schools.

Steve Fuller, a truck driver for Prairie Farms Inc., has his voice-activated and Bluetooth-compatible phone firmly attached to his truck so he can be hands-free while driving. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Truck drivers could face a hefty fine for using hand-held cell phone

Because of increased amounts of people driving and using cell phones, a federal law was recently passed requiring commercial motor vehicle drivers to use hands-free devices. The latest action by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to end distracted driving will prohibit commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers from using hand-held cellphones while operating their vehicles, which includes CMV drivers with or without a commercial driver’s license (CDL).

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Greenville airport thief pleads guilty to all-terrain vehicle theft

A young man pleaded guilty last week to breaking into the Greenville Municipal Airport and stealing an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) last May. Tyler Rivera, 19, of Holt, pleaded guilty Thursday in 8th Judicial Circuit Court to breaking and entering a building with intent. He faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced at a later date.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 31, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Jan. 31, 20122

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Hornets work to win close games

The Central Montcalm Green Hornets girls basketball team has lost its last two games by a combined eight points.
In one game, they led by double-digits and the other they trailed by double-digits. At 3-8 overall the Hornets are looking for a complete game.

A Honda Civic failed to yeild to a Greenville school bus while turning left. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

No one hurt in accident involving Greenville school bus

No one was injured in an accident that involved two vehicles and a Greenville Public School’s bus.

A photo from an ATM security camera shows a man using a stolen card at Leppink's Food Center in Belding.

GDPS wants public to help find car break-in suspect

Officials from the Greenville Department of Public Safety (GDPS) are looking for information about a male suspect involved in the break-in of a car parked at Metron of Greenville. Sometime before 7 p.m. Jan. 21, an undisclosed amount of valuables was stolen from a car parked at Metron of Greenville, including an ATM card. That ATM card was used the same night at an ATM at Leppink’s Food Center in Belding.

George Buck, a resident at The Laurels of Carson City, finds joy in the retelling of his stories where he helped uncover a mammoth skull nearly 50 years ago. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Laurels of Carson City resident once helped excavate 11,450-year-old skull

Nearly 50 years ago, George Buck helped uncover one of the greatest findings in the history of Lennon. Today, the 93-year-old resident of The Laurels in Carson City continues to relive his experiences of excavating a rare mammoth skull by telling his tale of discovery to fellow residents. Buck arrived at The Laurels in November 2010 and was immediately looking for ways to contribute.