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Funeral Notices for April 18, 2012

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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.”

Raymond Eller

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.

Andrea Krause

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.

Stacy Rosset

Howard City woman pleads no contest to drunken driving crash that killed boy

A Howard City woman pleaded no contest Friday to drunken driving last summer, causing the death of an 8-year-old boy. Stacy Rosset, 37, pleaded no contest in Kent County Circuit Court to operating under the influence of liquor causing death. Rosset likely will be sentenced to from two to 15 years in prison as part of a plea agreement. A second charge of operating under the influence of liquor causing injury will be dismissed in exchange for her plea.

Valerie van Heest is a veteran shipwreck explorer who combines her passion for documenting historic shipwrecks with her creative abilities to preserve and promote Great Lakes maritime history. She is the recipient of multiple awards for her books, exhibits, films, as well as her volunteer work promoting Michigan’s maritime history, and is a founding member of Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates in Holland, Mich. She is the author of four shipwreck books with another due out this summer. For more information, visit www.valerievanheest.com online. - Courtesy photo

Carson City library presents ‘Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan’

Local shipwrecks will take center stage this month, marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic. On Wednesday, Michigan shipwreck hunter and member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame Valerie van Heest will present a program called “Lost & Found: Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan” at Carson City Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

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Funeral Notices for April 17, 2012

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Protesters and members of the community gathered at Monday night’s Belding Area Schools Board of Education meeting against the privatization of Belding’s janitorial workers. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding Board of Education votes to privatize janitorial staff

With a quiver in his voice and a tear in his eye, Belding Middle School janitor Wayne Addis thanked the Belding Area Schools (BAS) Board of Education last night for giving him the “opportunity of making my dream come true in employing me as a custodian at Belding Area Schools for a very happy period in my life.” That happy period will now come to an end after school board members voted unanimously 6-0 to approve the privatization of the school district’s janitorial staff Monday night in front of a crowd filled with protesters and concerned members of the community.

Michael Giacoletti

Greenville man arrested after falling asleep in car while drunk

A Greenville man was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence. Greenville Department of Public Safety officers responded to the 800 block of Clay Street around 2 a.m.