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Lakeview foundation celebrates 10 years

LAKEVIEW — Scholarship recipient names were shared, 2012 grants were announced and the 5th Quality of Life award was presented at the 10th Annual Community Dinner hosted by the Lakeview Area Community Fund (LACF).

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Montcalm Township to decide on treasurer’s recall

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — Montcalm Township residents get a chance to decide on whether to recall their treasurer on Tuesday.

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Countywide transit up for vote

Should the Montcalm County Transportation Authority levy up to 0.3 mills for a countywide public transportation system?

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Slideshow: Trick-or-treaters invade Greenville

Enjoy this photo slideshow of trick-or-treaters invading downtown Greenville taken outside The Daily News on Lafayette Street.

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Nov. 11

Wednesday Floyd W. Elmer — 11 a.m., St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church (Dodson Funeral Home, St. Ignace). Melvin LeRoy Ludlow — 2 p.m., Grace Community Church, Howard City (Heckman Funeral Home, Howard City). Friday Rodger Gary Skaggs – 10 a.m., Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville.

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In Montcalm County, 11.5 percent of all income comes from social security

If Montcalm County residents didn’t receive their monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, 11.5 percent of total personal income in the county would be lost, a total of $170,888,348 in 2009.

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High schoolers get easier access to college classes

The Michigan Senate approved four bills last week sponsored by Sen. Judy Emmons to expand opportunities for high school freshmen and sophomores and nonpublic students to take public community college and university courses.

Daily News/Lori Hansen  Miss Michigan Elizabeth Wertenberger and A.J. Stephens paddle at the start of their four and a half hour canoe adventure on the Flat River from Greenville to Belding.

Local pageant contestants complete Adventurous Journey on canoe, bike

GREENVILLE — Most people think of pageant contestants as parading around in sparkling gowns and tiaras or waving in parades.

Daily News/Kelli Ameling  Spectrum Health United Memorial President Tina Freese-Decker, left, talks with nurse Karrie Lenon about the new telemetry monitor system at the nurse’s station.

New hospital president charts a course to ‘exceed in excellence’

The vision and mission of Spectrum Health brought Tina Freese-Decker from Iowa to Michigan. Tina Freese-Decker came to accept a fellowship at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.

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Belding senior recognized as paralympic ‘All-American’

To Belding High School senior Erik Doty, the phrase “blessing in disguise” has a unique meaning. On Oct. 27, 2008, Erik was riding to school in the passenger seat of his brother Kevin’s truck while his cousin, Wade, sat in the back. But the three never made it to school.