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Funeral Notices Jan. 18, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

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Combining Greenville rec department and community center saves dividends

Physically it was just a move upstairs, but in actuality the combining of the Greenville Recreation Department and the Greenville Area Community Center under one office was far more than that. In an effort to reduce costs and increase convenience, the city decided to move the recreation department from the basement of the community centers to the main level and combine the two staffs.

A house fire in the basement at 933 S. Franklin St. in Greenville on Thursday morning was quickly extinguished by firefighters, preventing the fire from doing damage to the rest of the house. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Quick response, smart thinking saves Greenville home from basement fire

A quick response by firefighters and smart thinking by three children helped in stopping a basement fire from spreading through a Greenville home Thursday morning.


COGG takes a look back at its own history

It’s been more than two decades since the founding of the Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG), and the group Thursday sat down to look back at what the community has accomplished while looking forward at more future plans.

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Brotherly partnership takes over The Phenix in Edmore

Two brothers have been looking to get into the restaurant business for several years. Jason Wieber, 34, and Justin Wieber, 29, finally found their calling in a century-old bar and restaurant in northeast Montcalm County. The Wiebers are in the process of purchasing The Phenix at 413 E. Main St. in Edmore from Travis Jensen.


Funeral Notices – Jan. 17, 2014

Read the funeral notices for Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.

Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Our public schools — whose schools are they?

I borrowed the question in the headline for today’s column from an article I read recently. The beginning of a new calendar year seems like an appropriate time to raise this question. For the past year this column has been dedicated to informing parents and all citizens about issues impacting the public schools. In this space today, I want to share some information that can be used as we communicate with policy makers in Lansing and Washington, D.C.

Guest View | Judy Emmons

GUEST VIEW: Ending human trafficking begins with awareness

Theresa Flores travels across the country in her effort to free all women and children from the nightmare of human trafficking. She is also a survivor. When I’m asked to put a face on the problem in Michigan, I think of Theresa. She was forced into sex trafficking in high school while living in a prominent Southeast Michigan community.

Michael Bussell

Carson City man causes drug-fueled series of car crashes in Ionia

A Carson City man was arrested after allegedly causing a series of drug-fueled car crashes Wednesday afternoon, leaving a teenage girl injured.

Members of the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education listen to a presentation during the Monday evening evening board meeting in Carson City. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-Crystal contracts with new auditing firm

In an effort to be more timely with its auditing processes, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools will now be operating with a new auditing firm. After a unanimous board vote at Tuesday evening’s Carson City-Crystal school board meeting, Maner Costerisan of Lansing will now handle auditing duties for the district for two years.