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Pilot Jimmy Bearens and wife Barb drop golf balls onto a target below during the helicopter golf ball drop at the third annual PMS golf fundraiser on Saturday in Howard City. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Howard City golf event raises more than $11,000 for MS

Many families and friends teamed up Saturday at Birchwood Golf Course during the Play “Fore” the Cure for Multiple Sclerosis (PMS) golf fundraiser that raised more than $11,000. For Grand Rapids resident Steve Broekema the good weather was a chance to be around friends and support PMS fundraiser.


Funeral Notices for July 23, 2012

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Griffin wins Sky is the Limit race at Crystal

A huge crowd was on hand Saturday night at Crystal Motor Speedway to watch a spectacular night of racing sponsored by Engine Pro.

Team Rowdy’s Felix Perez fires to first base after a force out at second base on Saturday during the Greenville Classic Men’s Softball Tournament.

Team Rowdy wins Greenville Classic

In order to repeat as champions of the Greenville Men’s Slowpitch Softball Tournament, Sports Galore would have to win three straight games, including two in the finals. Team Rowdy allowed them to win one of the two finals games, but then came back from a deficit to take the tournament.

M-57 will be closed from Monday morning to Wednesday evening in Greenville. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

M-57 project to start Monday in Greenville

Full road closures of M-57 will begin on Monday and last until Wednesday night. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesman John Richard said the full road closure of M-57 will begin at 6 a.m. Monday from Hillcrest Street to the Flat River and last until 8 p.m. Wednesday for a resurfacing project.

Randy Hansen of Lakeview recently retired as a road patrol deputy with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office. — Courtesy photo

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputy retires after 36 years

LAKEVIEW — Randy Hansen was 10 years old when he saw a police officer stop a car and write someone a ticket. “I thought that looks like a lot of fun,” chuckled Hansen. “And it is,” he added. Hansen, 55, of Lakeview, recently retired after working 36 years with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and related county offices He was hired as a dispatcher in 1976, when he was 19 years old. He had no background in law enforcement whatsoever.

Paul McKinnon of Greenville recently retired as a corrections officer with the Montcalm County Jail. — Courtesy photo

Montcalm County Jail corrections officer retires after 25 years

Paul McKinnon has witnessed many changes at the Montcalm County Jail in his 25 years there. McKinnon, 59, Greenville, recently retired as a corrections officer. He had worked in retail management, but decided to switch jobs. He was hired in 1987 after he heard about an opening at the jail from former Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Gary Durham.

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Ionia Free Fair underway, continues through July 28

Sporting a red mohawk and proudly wearing his Belding football T-shirt, Hunter O’Connor, 9, confidently gripped a red and yellow rubber sledgehammer as he approached the High Striker carnival ride at the Ionia Free Fair. With one quick strike onto the game’s metal pad, he successfully rang the bell at the top of the carnival game Friday evening, as did his two cousins, who all quickly began sword fighting with the inflatable swords they had just won.


Funeral Notices for Saturday, July 21, 2012

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Mike Huckleberry

Democratic pamphlet referred to wrong bill

Mike Huckleberry is used to getting dirty in the kitchen of his Greenville restaurant. However, the egg on his face today is of the political sort.