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Meeting in Brief: Belvidere Township, April 12, 2012

Read a brief report from the April 12, 2012, Belvidere Township Board meeting.

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DDA believes Detroit News article showed Greenville in negative light

The Detroit News published an article Saturday titled “Greenville Struggles To Stage Comeback.” The article by Louis Aguilar detailed how the city of Greenville has experienced hardships since Electrolux closed in 2006 and United Solar Ovonic and its parent company, Energy Conversion Devices in Auburn Hills, filed for bankruptcy in mid-February. Greenville officials would have written the article differently.

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Taxi!: Chippewa Cab Co. coming to Greenville

Chippewa Cab Co. of Mount Pleasant will be bringing its business to Greenville and hiring locally. During the Greenville City Council meeting on Tuesday night, the council approved an application from Chippewa Cab for a new taxi service in Greenville.

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Meeting in Brief: Crystal Township, April 11, 2012

Read the Crystal Township Board meeting minutes from April 11, 2012.

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Montcalm Community College board OKs new trustee

The Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees recently approved the appointment of Stephen Shoen of Stanton as a new trustee. Shoen is replacing Richard Ellafrits of Greenville, who resigned in March. Shoen will fill Ellafrits’ term until November where Shoen can run for the remaining term time.

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Funeral Notices for April 18, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Greenville’s Parker Syrjala swings at a pitch during the first game of a doubleheader against East Grand Rapids Tuesday.

East Grand Rapids baseball team takes two from Greenville

Greenvillle’s baseball team couldn’t find much offense against East Grand Rapids Tuesday, and coach Mike Rasmussen knew it. “We didn’t have many hits (Tuesday),” Rasmussen said. “We put the ball in play, but didn’t have a lot of hits to show for it.”

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Police discover meth lab in Pewamo, arrest Ionia man

The Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) assisted the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post with an investigation into a methamphetamine lab located in Pewamo. Troopers were acting on a tip they had received regarding the manufacture of meth at the home.

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ANDREA KRAUSE: Extending the vision to reach every victim

April 22 begins National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a time to honor crime victims and our nation’s progress in advancing their rights. This year’s theme “Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim” celebrates the vision behind that progress and the ideal of serving all victims of crime.

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Seiter Center students plant pinwheels to bring awareness to child abuse

There was no shortness of wind Monday for a set of pinwheels planted by students at the Seiter Education Service Center to spin wildly for a greater cause. With winds reaching between 30 and 40 mph, bringing down tree branches and power lines throughout the area, about a dozen students placed more than 20 plastic pinwheels in the front lawn of the school. The pinwheels were provided by the We Care for Kids Council and were placed in the ground to bring awareness to Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.