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Becky Hansen

Parkinson’s fundraiser ‘personal’ for local organizers

About 60,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with Parkinson’s disease. Nearly 1 million live with the disease every day. Greenville resident Becky Hansen is one of them. That’s one reason she wants people to be aware of the fact that April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

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Funeral Notices for March 31, 2014

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JUST IN: Boy shows improvement after near-drowning in Douglass Township

A 3-year-old boy was hospitalized Friday after his father found him unresponsive in a pond behind the family’s home.

Montabella’s Cayden Nisonger (22) splits through two Lakeview defenders during a game this season. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Montabella boys basketball team improved, but wanted more wins

Montabella’s boys basketball team made some strides this season, but it didn’t get the wins it wanted. “I would have loved to have won more games, but I thought it was a pretty positive season,” coach Gary Jankowsky said. “Our JV had a successful season and the varsity got better as a team so I thought it was pretty good.”

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JUST IN: Vestaburg man struck while walking on M-46

A 61-year-old Vestaburg man is in critical condition after being struck by a pickup truck while the man was picking up cans along the roadway.

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash, which occurred on Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) near Bollinger Road in Richland Township shortly before 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Teachers and aides at the Seiter Education Service Center take a moment during snack time to help feed several special education students on a recent afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm County has wide variety of services for students with special needs

Assisting students to make progress in the general curriculum is the role of every school educator, including special education staff. In Montcalm County, the local school districts, as well as the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD), employ many staff who provide programs and services to children beginning at birth and ending at 26 years of age. Throughout Montcalm County schools, more than 1,700 students are receiving special education services.

The Kellogg Elevator Co., located at 818 N. Division St. in Carson City, hasn’t been in use in more than 20 years and has slowly fallen into ruin. Several structures located at the Kellogg Elevator Co. in Carson City have collapsed over the years, creating a scene that many residence want removed. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Lengthy demolition underway of old Kellogg Elevator Co.

It’s been more than 20 years since the Kellogg Elevator Co. was up and running on the edge of the city limits, and since that time Mother Nature has not been kind. After years of weathering from winter snowfall and summer storms, the structures that once brought the city to life with local farmers bringing in crops and trains traveling in and out of town are now only a ghostly reminder of what once was.

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Funeral Notices for March 29, 2014

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Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Virtual schools, are we moving too quickly?

Suggested reading material about education, from newspapers, journals, books or other sources, comes across my desk on a regular basis. I try to read as much as I can and I try very hard to keep an open mind. Things are changing rapidly and there are many agendas. I believe that it is important to keep an open and yet critical mind when assessing the many ideas that are out there.

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SHORT TAKES: Bill Delp takes us back to where we’ve been

Do you know Bill Delp? If you don’t, that is to your disadvantage. If you live in this area, and have feelings about where the community is going, and how we might move ahead, you might want to know more of where we’ve been. These days, it helps to have guidance from the writings from those who know from whom and from where we once were…. and Delp knows that stuff.