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Greenville American Legion to host flag burning ceremony

GREENVILLE — The Greenville American Legion Post will hold a flag burning ceremony on Flag Day. At 6 p.m. on Thursday, members of the American Legion will properly dispose of flags behind the legion, and the community is invited to take part in the event. “The more people that we have, the more we like [...]

This is a sketch of the proposed median from 2002. The Downtown Development Authority is taking a second look at the idea and will do research on whether it would be an asset today — Courtesy photo  .

Greenville DDA will research effect of median

Although the idea for a median on Lafayette Street in downtown Greenville was first turned down in 2002, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is giving it a second look.

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UPDATE: Woman injured in rollover crash, passersby help firefighters

Greenville Department of Public Safety officers and firefighters responded to an accident at the intersection of M-57 and Youngman Road shortly before 1 p.m. today. A black sedan left the road and flipped onto its side and into a ditch on the northwest corner of Youngman Road.

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Rock ‘n’ roll author to visit Carson City Public Library

Award-winning author Susan Whiteall will be a special guest Thursday evening at Carson City Public Library to talk about her new book, “Fever: Little Willie John — A Fast Life, Mysterious Death and the Birth of Soul.” Whitall will be at the library at 7 p.m. Thursday for storytelling, questions and answers and book signing as part of the Library of Michigan’s 2012 Michigan Notable Authors Tour.

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Spectrum Health United Hospital’s Emergency Department entrance move starts today

Spectrum Health United Hospital’s Emergency Department will begin providing patient care services in the newly constructed portions of the Stanley and Blanche Ash Emergency Department. The move was set to begin at 7 a.m. today and will allow the existing emergency department to begin renovation.

Lakeview’s annual Summerfest celebration features a parade at 2 p.m. on Saturday. It typically features area marching bands, Lakeview Wildcat sports teams, tractors and floats. — Courtesy photo

Lakeview’s annual Summerfest celebration taking shape

There’s just something about a small town summer festival — the banners, flags, music and food. All the folks with whom you already have at least a nodding acquaintance getting together at one time in one place to celebrate … well … to celebrate the simple pleasure, that is life in a small town. Few small towns do it better than Lakeview, which will host Summerfest on Friday and Saturday. Sponsored by the Lakeview Area Jaycees in cooperation with the village government and many local businesses, this year’s celebration is shaping up to be a good one.

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Montcalm Community College receives small increase in funding

Montcalm Community College will receive an increase from last year’s state appropriations fund. President Bob Ferrentino announced the news at Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting at the college’s Sidney campus.

Players on the Belding softball team walk off the field for the last time in 2012 after losing to Wayland Union during the Division 2 state quarterfinals game at Wolters Softball Stadium at Hope College Tuesday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding players, fans enjoyed ride to quarters, look forward to next year

The general mood was somber on Belding’s side of Wolbers Field Tuesday. The Redskins had just lost the Division 2 quarterfinals to Wayland Union 11-1.

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Funeral Notices for June 13, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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Crystal racers take advantage of good weather

Saturday’s weather was warm and dry, giving racers at Crystal Motor Speedway a fast track to take advantage of. The street stocks kicked the night off with a couple of heats. The first of them would see Kyle Prochazka in victory lane over Chris Wiggins and Bill Wilkins Jr.