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According to Plant Manager Tim Kelley, about 215 United Solar employees from the Greenville facility will lose their jobs. — File photo

United Solar Ovonic auction canceled; Greenville operation is finished

Tricia Richards didn’t fall to pieces when she learned she was losing her job Monday. The former Electrolux employee and current United Solar Ovonic employee has been through this before.

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SHORT TAKES: Belding shows why we love where we live

It takes a community, and Belding has done it … that is, to recognize what we’re all about. It’s about our neighbors, our friends, and the people who help us in our hometown institutions. Last week the people of Belding showed the love and appreciation for a person who had served them for nearly 40 years. Library funds are precious and slim; and Betty Jenkins, who has served the library since her high school days, faced the loss of her job. An appreciating community stepped up to say no, we want you to stay.

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Westland man arrested 3 weeks after high-speed motorcycle chase

A man has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes three weeks after leading police on a high speed motorcycle chase through four counties. Andrew Kruczynski, 27, of Westland, was arraigned in 64A District Court in Ionia. He is charged with two counts of fleeing and eluding in the third degree and one count of fleeing and eluding in the fourth degree.

Artman Park in Howard City is one of the most popular parks in Montcalm County for weddings. The park includes a pavilion with picnic tables and activities for all to enjoy.  — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Parks tour offers summer guide to Montcalm County parks (Photo Gallery)

Montcalm County parks and pavilions officially opened for the season on Tuesday and will remain open until Oct. 31. Members of the Montcalm County Parks & Recreation Committee took their annual parks tour on Tuesday.

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Greenville fashion show raising money for needy children

Fashion mavens from throughout the area will converge to see first-hand some of the season’s hottest looks, as well as to raise a little money for a very worthy cause at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Greenville. The free event also features a dessert reception following the show.

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Greenville taco dinner benefits Camp Wah Wah Tay See

Enjoy an authentic, homemade Mexican dinner — and help a camp for disabled youths and adults at the same time. The St. Charles Knights of Columbus will host a taco dinner Tuesday to benefit Camp Wah Wah Tay See. The fourth annual dinner will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Charles Church, 505 S. Franklin St. in Greenville. The meal will be served in exchange for donations.

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Funeral Notices for May 7, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, May 7, 2012

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Woman located after possibly fleeing domestic/suicidal situation in Langston

A woman has been located after Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies received information that a female subject was possibly armed with a handgun and possibly barricaded in a pole barn Sunday afternoon.

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Man burned after mobile meth lab explodes in Eureka Township

A male subject who is believed to have created a one-pot meth lab in his vehicle has been located after Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle fire Sunday night.

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Carson City-Crystal superintendent interviews Tuesday and Wednesday

Interviews for a new Carson City-Crystal Area Schools superintendent will take place Tuesday and Wednesday in the CC-C Media Center. Bob Swanson retired as CC-C superintendent last August, but remains with the district as a financial consultant. Duane Ellis was hired as interim superintendent after Swanson retired.