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Kurtis Perry

Montcalm Township hires new firefighter

Twenty-year-old Kurtis Perry will join the Montcalm Township Fire Department. The department requested to hire Perry as a probationary firefighter during Wednesday night’s Montcalm Township Board meeting. “I’m very excited,” said Fire Chief Cliff Dickinson of Perry joining the team.

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Ice rescue training exercise (Gallery)

The Greenville Department of Public Safety conducted an ice water rescue training session Tuesday morning on Baldwin Lake in Greenville.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 9, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

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Man charged after M-66 hit and run accident

A local man was arraigned this afternoon after allegedly committing a hit and run accident, fleeing from police and refusing to cooperate. Kevin Brower, 32, was charged in 64B District Court with operating while intoxicated, resisting and obstructing and driving while license suspended.

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Only minor damage sustained in Home Township fire

The Home Township Fire Department responded to a structure fire that left only minor damages to the porch. Fire Chief Randy Linton said the department responded at about 3:15 p.m. to 9300 N. Peoples Road in Home Township.

Carson City-Crystal’s Andre Collins, top, has a half-nelson on Kent City’s Jose Aguilar during their 152-pound match Wednesday night. Aguilar won the match 4-1.

Carson City-Crystal wrestlers fall in Division 4 semifinals

A couple of matches didn’t go the way of the Carson City-Crystal wrestling team Wednesday night. Because of it they were ousted from the Division 4 district at Fulton High School by Kent City 51-30. “We had all the matchups we wanted,” CC-Crystal coach Kacy Datema said. “Kids didn’t perform the way we needed to (Wednesday night).”

The Yellow Jackets hoist a district championship trophy for the seventh straight season on Wednesday night.

Greenville wrestlers win 7th straight district title

It wasn’t the anticipated wrestling district final everyone was expecting, but for the Greenville Yellow Jackets it was a familiar outcome. The Yellow Jackets (ranked No. 5 in Division 2) won its seventh straight Division 2 district title with a convincing 67-3 victory over the Cedar Springs Red Hawks on Wednesday night.

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Sheriff’s office investigating a string of vehicle break-ins

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to a string of vehicle break-ins on M-46 between Vestaburg and Howard City Wednesday evening.

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Firefighters battle 5-hour blaze in Pierson (Video and Photos)

Multiple fire departments battled a blaze for at least five hours this morning in downtown Pierson. Randy and Denise Granger’s home at 321 Amy School Road just off Federal and Stanton roads was left in shambles after a fire raged through the 22-room old farmhouse.

Brian Greene has been appointed to fill the vacant seat on the Greenville City Council. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville City Council fills vacant position

The Greenville City Council has appointed a former councilman to fill the vacancy on the council. During Tuesday night’s regular meeting, the council voted to appoint Brian Greene to the council. The vacancy came after the council accepted the resignation of former councilman and mayor Kenneth Snow during the last meeting on Jan. 17.