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No one seriously injured in two-car crash on M-66

FENWICK — No one was seriously injured after a vehicle lost control Thursday night on M-66 near Snows Lake Road striking a second vehicle. At 11:31 p.m. the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-car accident involving three passengers. Justine Bollinger, 25, of Orleans, was driving a 2010 Dodge vehicle southbound with one rear [...]

Jim Stockton

JIM STOCKTON: Skyward the icon

Lloyd Windjammer is dead, called to that great licorice mine in the sky! Born Donald H. Jones, he was my childhood neighbor, a quiet, friendly boy inclined to solitude. The Jones family lived at the end of Earle Street, which ended just short of York Street because of the Jones’ back door. It was normally closed and too narrow, as well, for vehicular traffic. Accordingly, Earle Street ended where Ben Jones’ Model T began. He always had at least one, and I remember being kicked off the property for jumping onto the running board of a roadster as he worked on it. Old Ben seemed not to like me, but I’m not writing about him, anyway. Donald commands the story today.

David Hendrick, right, started a Facebook group to develop individuals within the Greenville community to help keep an extra eye on the streets and to make Greenville a safer place. Gary Huch, left, and Kevin Rickle, who help monitor the group’s page, also support the group. For more information, check out the group on Facebook at Greenville Area Neighborhood Watch-Book. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville community members create neighborhood watch Facebook group

Motivated by recent crimes in the Greenville area, community members have stepped up to form a neighbor watch group. The group, which was started by a Facebook group page on Jan. 13, is called Greenville Area Neighborhood Watch-Book. The Facebook page already has more than 600 members. “I am very pleased to see how fast the group is growing,” said page creator David Hendrick. “The more eyes out there, the better.”

Through her eight years as executive director of the Spectrum Health United Memorial Foundation, Shirley Hayes said she has cherished the fond relationships she has developed and will miss seeing and meeting with them. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Foundation exec Hayes gets new role at Spectrum Health United Memorial

Administrative changes are coming to Spectrum Health United Hospital and Kelsey Hospital. United Memorial Foundation Executive Director Shirley Hayes is being promoted to director of patient and family experience.


Central Montcalm schools start search for new superintendent

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education is kicking off the process of replacing Superintendent Jake Helms. Helms announced in December that he will be retiring on June 30. Board President Doug Bowen, Vice President Bill Simpson and Treasurer Mark Grossbauer will comprise a search committee.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 26, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012


Rep. Rick Outman to meet constituents in Carson City

State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, and State Sen. Judy Emmons will meet with local residents in Carson City on Monday. They will be available from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at McDonald’s, 615 W. Main St. No appointment is necessary.


Sen. Carl Levin to visit Greenville on Saturday

The public is invited to meet Sen. Carl Levin on Saturday. He will be hosting a meet and greet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Huckleberry’s Restaurant in downtown Greenville.

Greenville’s Miguel Nieto plays tight defense during a game this season at Cornerstone University. The Yellow Jackets (11-0) will host Northview on Friday.

Greenville boys basketball team focusing on Northview, not rankings

The last time the Greenville Yellow Jackets faced the Northview Wildcats it was in the 2011 district finals. The end result favored the Wildcats with a two-point victory at home and continued the Yellow Jackets’ district title drought. Greenville last won a district championship in 1983.

Lakeview's Joe Main takes on an opponent. — Daily News/Bruce Bentley

No. 10 Lakeview loses to No. 3 Hesperia, beats Central Montcalm

Lakeview’s wrestling team could only manage a single win in their CSAA quadrangular Wednesday night, but it was against a rival. The Wildcats, ranked 10th in Division 3 by, lost to Hesperia, ranked third in Division 4, by a 50-19 count. They then beat Central Montcalm 51-21.