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JULIE STAFFORD: What’s your personality type?

According to ancient Chinese wisdom, each of us has personality characteristics that are defined by five elements — wood, fire, Earth, metal and water. The idea is that everyone possesses certain aspects of all five elements, but that one tends to be more dominant than the others. Knowing where you fall, it’s said, can help you make healthier lifestyle choices when it comes to diet, jobs and relationships.

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Greenville planners OK rezoning request

One Greenville resident has been working with the planning commission to see his property rezoned to be able to update his residency up-to-date.

Grattan Academy student Jayde Stevens, 15, of Belding will be the guest of honor at a fundraising event slated for Monday at the high school. - Courtesy photo

Belding teen with arthritis finds strength and courage in family, friends

Jayde Stevens, 15, was barely 3 years old when she was first diagnosed with systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Although the disease can be devastating, Jayde’s particular case wasn’t as bad as some, at least at first.

Jim Byrum spoke on global warming and other ag-related topics to a mix of farmers, politicians and area business owners Thursday evening at Montcalm Community College. - Daily News/Mike Taylor

Is global warming affecting Michigan farms?

It was an eclectic mix gathered Thursday evening at Montcalm Community College — politicians, local business owners and farmers. But they all had one thing in common – a shared interest in the continued health of the state’s agriculture business.

Nora Ryan was named Citizen of the Year on Tuesday evening. - Daily News/Jessica Beery

Nora Ryan named Carson City Area Citizen of the Year

A spunky nurse with a knack for getting her move on was honored Tuesday evening during the 19th annual Carson City Area Community Recognition Night at St. Mary’s Hall. Nora Ryan, a registered nurse at Carson City Hospital and local Zumba instructor, was named Citizen of the Year on Tuesday evening in front of her family, friends and co-workers.

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Montcalm County offices to close for 5 furlough days

Montcalm County offices will be closed today for the first of five furlough days this spring and summer.

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Greenville Middle School student expelled for 180 days

A Greenville Middle School student was expelled from Greenville Public Schools for possession of a knife.

Miss Belding 2011 Arianna Leppink is shown at Belding High School with food gathered for a Greenville vs. Belding food drive competition. - Courtesy photo

Belding and Greenville engage in royal food challenge

A friendly competition between two rival towns will result in a winning situation for both communities. Miss Danish Festival 2011 Audrey Frank challenged Miss Belding 2011 Arianna Leppink to a Greenville vs. Belding food drive competition this week at the two high schools to see which community can round up the most nonperishable food items to contribute to local food pantries.

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Funeral Notices for March 23, 2012

Read the Funeral Notices for Friday, March 23, 2012

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Names released in fatal Ionia car-motorcycle accident

Names have been released regarding a fatal car-motorcycle accident Wednesday night in Ionia.