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Autism forum at Seiter Center in Greenville April 30

GREENVILLE — A forum on autism will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Seiter Center in Greenville. The event is designed to provide information, resources, tools, support and strategies for parents, educators and agency staff who care for or work with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Speakers will include Dr. Neera Ghaziuddin [...]

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Montcalm County’s EMS, MAISD staging school bus disaster

If motorists see a host of police, fire and emergency officials swarming about Montcalm Township on Monday morning, they need not worry. Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is teaming up with the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) to stage a mock disaster training session for approximately 90 school bus drivers.

Kim Singh, who is retiring from the Mid-Michigan District Health Department health officer position after 25 years of service, is looking forward to her new position as director of community and government affairs with the Michigan Community Dental Clinics.

Kim Singh retires from Mid-Michigan District Health Department after 25 years

After 25-years of working at the Mid-Michigan District Health Department, Health Officer Kim Singh is retiring.
Over the years, Singh has worked up through the ranks in the department and served the counties of Montcalm, Gratiot and Clinton. “She gave the department a good name all over the state while serving the counties,” said Bonnie Havlicek, community health and education division director at Mid-Michigan District Health Department.

Belding’s Mackenzie Sower high jumps over the four-foot bar during the Belding Invitational Friday.

Belding boys, girls win own track invite

The inaugural Belding Invitational Track Meet had only three teams in it, but the host Redskins didn’t mind. Belding won both sides of the invitational Friday, beating both Tri County and Lakeview for the wins.

Just Thinking | Julie Stafford

JULIE STAFFORD: Conscious eating makes a lot of sense

I’ve been debating with myself for years about whether I want to become a vegetarian — again. And news as of late is pushing me in that direction. There’s the whole issue of the pink slime guck that’s added to beef, recent news of mad cow’s arrival in this country and my forever struggle over what animals go through to get from field to table. Not that I have a problem with other folks enjoying meat. It’s just a personal position and preference.

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Public hearing set to discuss Greenville rezoning possibilities

The Greenville Planning Commission is starting to work on items that were highlighted in the draft master plan to help make Greenville a better place. The items include addressing zoning issues to better accommodate residents and business owners. During Thursday night’s regular meeting, the Planning Commission scheduled a public hearing regarding the these parcels. The hearing will be 6:30 p.m. May 24 at Greenville City Hall.

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In memory of ‘Mac’: Sheriff’s officials remember their fallen colleague

Three decades have passed since Montcalm County Sheriff’s Lt. William “Mac” McCarthy was murdered in the line of duty. The memory of April 27, 1982, still brings Lewis Corwin to tears.

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Filing deadline is 4 p.m. May 15 for Aug. and Nov. elections

Anyone wishing to file for August and November elections in Montcalm County has about two weeks left to do so. All Montcalm County offices will be up for election, as well as city and township offices.

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Funeral Notices for April 27, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, April 27, 2012

Greenville catcher Harleigh Lewis waits for the relay throw before blocking and tagging a potential run for East Grand Rapids on Thursday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets won 11-1 in five innings. — Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville softball team bounces back to mercy East Grand Rapids 11-1

A slow start offensively turned into a rout for the Greenville Yellow Jackets. The Yellow Jackets softball team scored five times in both the third and fourth innings to help mercy O-K rival East Grand Rapids 11-1 in five innings on Thursday afternoon.