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Greenville chamber launches program to battle the ‘blight’

The Detroit News recently published a story about Greenville that was negative and misleading. Oddly, the newspaper used the word “blight” to describe Greenville. The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce has decided to turn those lemons into lemonade.

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Double-up Food Bucks to be offered in Greenville

Families who received food assistance benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may participate in the Double up Food Bucks at the local Greenville Farmers Market. According to Gae Donovan-Wolfe, executive director of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, Double-up Food Bucks is a program through the Fair Food Network that supplies the means to purchase more locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at the Greenville Farmers Market.

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Greenville students raise $2,000 for charity

The Greenville High School National Honor Society raised $2,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through an annual fundraiser. Every year, the honor society chooses a charity to donate money to and they hold at least one fundraiser to help raise money to donate to the charity, said Joyce Zimmer, NHS advi

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Meetings in Brief: Winfield Township, March 8 and April 8

Read a brief report from Winfield Township meetings on March 8 and April 8

During the Country Cruisers’ visit to the Montcalm Animal Shelter, 4-H member Mikalah Gibbell walked one of the dogs that was at the shelter. — Courtesy photo

Greenville 4-H members volunteer at Montcalm County Animal Shelter

A local 4-H group, Country Cruisers, volunteered their time at the Montcalm Animal Shelter and plan to do so again in the future. On April 5, the Country Cruisers went to the shelter bearing homemade gifts and treats for the animals.

School bus driver Terri Witham gives the peace sign to observers as Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services emergency medical technician Richard Enness, in back, emergency medical technician Ryan Klackle and Greenville Department of Public Safety Officer Dave Clifford wheel her away as a "rescued accident victim." — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Emergency and school officials stage mock disaster (Photo Gallery)

More than 100 firefighters, emergency and law enforcement officials and school bus drivers stood in the rain for an hour Monday morning to stage a massive mock disaster involving two cars and a school bus. The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) asked Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to help them create a disaster training session for school bus drivers. The event took place in the parking lot of Montcalm Township Hall.

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Funeral Notices for May 1, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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Greenville man charged with breaking into 11 vehicles and 4 buildings, stealing 2 vehicles

A Greenville man was arrested Sunday after allegedly breaking into and stealing from 11 vehicles and four buildings, plus stealing two vehicles. Jacob Ross, 34, has been arraigned in 64B District Court in Stanton and is currently lodged in the Montcalm County Jail in Stanton.

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20-month-old boy found unresponsive in pond

A 20-month-old boy was found unresponsive in a pond Saturday and is currently listed in serious condition. Michigan State Police Lakeview Post Trooper Patrick Agema responded to the 9100 block of Tessie Court in Bushnell Township.

Tri County’s Jamison Hawley (21) slides into second base safely as the ball gets away from Grant’s Alex Walters, left, during the teams’ game at Fifth Third Ballpark on Monday.

Tri County baseball team hammers Grant at Fifth Third Ballpark

Tri County’s annual trip to Fifth Third Ballpark was a successful one this year. The Vikings had no problems with the Grant Tigers on Monday, winning 10-4 in the annual game at the home of the West Michigan Whitecaps.