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On My Mind | Maureen Burns

MAUREEN BURNS: All the Presidents men … and women

That is a quote from Christina Beckman, 20, of Greenville. She introduced President Obama as he spoke recently at the University of Michigan. “This was a dream come true and something I’ll never forget! It’s one of the best days of my life and I’ll be talking about it forever.”

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Danish Festival to host art competition

Each year, Greenville’s Danish Festival celebrates the area’s rich Danish heritage. This year’s event will also celebrate local artistic talents with the new Art at the Green contest. Art at the Green, sponsored by Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep, will have artists display their work at selected venues throughout Greenville from Aug. 4-31, including the 48th annual Danish Festival, which is Aug. 16-19.

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OUR VIEW: Task force taking criminals to task

We all breathed a little easier when we heard the news. The alleged bank robber had been apprehended. The armed robbery of Huntington Bank in downtown Greenville was no ordinary crime.

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Greenville middle-school student has opportunity to travel to overseas

Only one student from Montcalm County has been accepted to participate in the Tale of Two Cities program for the summer of 2012. McKailey Bathurst, 11, was nominated to take part in the People to People Student Ambassador program, which will allow her to travel to England and France. “These are places I always wanted to go,” Bathurst said.

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Fundraiser today for man with chiari malformation

36-year-old David Bramen of Greenville has always had issues with balance and coordination but just surmised that he had to work harder than his classmates. Little did he know at the time he was young, he was suffering from muscle movement disorder.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 18, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

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Greenville boys basketball still perfect with win over Red Arrows

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team put on a show in its final home game of the season. Despite a slow start, the Yellow Jackets gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about with its athletic display both offensively and defensively on Friday night.

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Longtime Sand Lake criminal sent back to prison

Bruce Wireman is back where he has spent the majority of his adult life — prison. The 32-year-old Sand Lake man was sentenced Thursday to from 19 months to 10 years in prison for breaking and entering a building with intent.

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JULIE STAFFORD: Annemarie’s story

Reading the paper last weekend, I stumbled across a headline on page three about a Detroit author who died in a car accident. As an avid reader, I decided to delve a little deeper, not expecting to know anything about the victim. So I was blown away to learn it was Jeffrey Zaslow, whom I heard speak in October at a conference in Chicago. You may not be familiar with his name but you certainly have heard about his stories. He’s the guy who authored “The Last Lecture,” a life-changing book about a professor who was dying of pancreatic cancer, and “Highest Duty,” about Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who piloted that U.S. Air flight that landed in New York’s Hudson River without fatalities.

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Help fight hunger at Edmore Burger King

Help fight local hunger during the entire month of February by eating at the Edmore Burger King. Ten percent of all meal receipts placed in the collection container behind the counter will be donated to the Montabella Ministerial Association Food Pantry (MMAFP).