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Jordyn Wagner, 7, from Cedar Crest Elementary School, was the winner of Meet Downtown’s Santa Block coloring contest in December. Money raised from the event was donated to local food pantries.

Jordyn Wagner is Santa Block coloring contest winner

The Daily News awarded a few subscribers prizes from a December-long drawing. Pictured are Stafford Media Solutions subscription services accountant Teresa Haverstick and prize winners Ilo and Laurel Basney of Lakeview, who won a stereo surround sound DVD system; Jackie Gable of Gowen, who won a Nikon Coolpix L24 digital camera; and Barb and Ken Moser of Greenville, who won a 26-inch HD LCD t.v. Gift card winners (not pictured) were Brenda Klingbeil of Sheridan, who won a $20 Ace Hardware gift card; Jyll Mitchell of Sidney, who won a $25 Applebee’s gift card; and Dean Iverson of Stanton, who won a $20 Wayside Garden gift card. Contestants qualified by prepaying for a subscription to The Daily News for at least six months.

Winners of The Daily News subscriber drawing

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MeetDowntown group holding evening meeting Jan. 25

GREENVILLE — The MeetDowtown group is holding an evening meeting at Huckleberry’s Restaurant from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The public is welcome. Topics will be reviewing the past year and planning events this year.

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BUSINESS BRIEF: Not 2 Shabby showcases local artistic talent

GREENVILLE — The resale shop Not 2 Shabby, which opened in November, has “a little bit of everything,” owner Sarah Jeffrey said, including items made by local artists. Jeffrey, from Mount Pleasant, took over the building at 124 Lafayette St., formerly The Office Store. Her shop includes antiques, clothing, furniture, consignment items, handmade items and [...]

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BUSINESS BRIEF: Kaleidoscope of Times to be open on first Sundays of each month

GREENVILLE — Kaleidoscope of Times, an antiques shop that opened in August, will add open hours every first Sunday of the month, starting in February. Starting Feb. 5, owner Ida Church, of Gowen, who opened her business at 701 N. Lafayette St., will have Sunday hours from noon to 4 p.m. Kaleidoscope of Times has [...]

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BUSINESS BRIEF: New towing business in Lakeview

LAKEVIEW — Larry Cole of Lakeview opened a new towing business called WildCat Towing LLC Dec. 14, 2011. The new company covers the counties of Mecosta, Macomb, Isabella and Gratiot and offerings towing, fluid delivery, winching, tire changing, locksmithing, tire changing and battery service, to name a few. WildCat Towing is available 24 hours a [...]

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Montcalm County Commission on Aging now a nonprofit

Montcalm County Commission on Aging is now a nonprofit organization. The Commission on Aging Advisory Board applied for and recently received 501(c)3 status through the newly created Partners with Commission on Aging of Montcalm County.

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Taste of Home is back! Tickets on sale Tuesday

Tickets for the annual Taste of Home Cooking School will go on sale Tuesday. Taste of Home will take place at 6:30 p.m. March 8 at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. Taste of Home will feature Culinary Specialist Eric Villegas, an award-winning chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and television personality.

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JULIE STAFFORD: Small town gangs

When I was a kid, I belonged to a gang. Not the carry guns, sell drugs kind of gang. We were more of the rag tag toilet paper houses, pull practical jokes, play baseball on a warm summer day kind of gang. I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus, but our group consisted of my brothers on most occasions and a handful of the kids who lived down the street.

Lakeview’s Robbie Robbert goes for a pin during a match against Reed City this season. The Wildcats are ranked No. 10 in Division 3 by michigangrappler.com

Wrestling teams gear up for Lakeview Invite

A couple of local wrestling teams will find out more about their wrestlers when the Lakeview Invitational wrestling tournament takes place Saturday.
The host Wildcats will join Belding at the individual tournament, which starts at 9 a.m. The teams went in opposite directions Wednesday night.