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Funeral Notices for Feb. 15, 2012

Read The Daily Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.


A timeline of United Solar Ovonic and Energy Conversion Devices

A timeline of United Solar Ovonic (USO) and Energy Conversion Devices (ECD).

United Solar Ovonic (USO) and its parent company, Energy Conversion Devices (ECD), voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. (Daily News/Cory Smith)

VIDEO: United Solar Ovonic files for bankruptcy

United Solar Ovonic (USO) and its parent company, Energy Conversion Devices (ECD), voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. The news could not be more different than six years ago when plans were announced to construct six solar panel manufacturing facilities in Greenville for a total of 1,200 new jobs. In reality, four plants were created in two buildings and a total of 474 people were employed at the peak of operation.

The Montcalm County 4-H Fair will take place June 24-30 this year, instead of the typical week of the Fourth of July. A new exhibit building currently under construction can be seen in the background. (Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon)

Montcalm County 4-H Fair gets new building, new date, new president

This year is shaping up to be full of positive changes for the Montcalm County 4-H Fair. The biggest difference this year will be a new date for the annual fair.

Miss Michigan Elizabeth Wertenberger, center, poses with the newly crowned Miss Heartland Outstanding Teen Darynn Robinson and and Miss Heartland 2012 Morgan Lind following Sunday's pageant. (Courtesy photo)

Grand Rapids woman wins Central Montcalm’s first Miss Heartland contest

Miss Michigan 2011 Elizabeth Wertenberger and Miss Outstanding Teen 2011 Marissa Cowans not only hosted the first Miss Heartland Scholarship pageant Sunday at the Central Montcalm Upper Elementary School, they also crowned the lucky young women who hope to become their successors.

Greenville Performing Arts Center Director of Technology and Auditorium Manager Chris Chapman shows the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education what current devices for the hearing-impaired look like. (Daily News/Kelli Ameling)

Greenville’s Performing Arts Center to receive upgrade for hearing-impaired

Greenville Public Schools will receive a gift of $13,000 from a resident to install a new system for the hearing-impaired at the Performing Arts Center. The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education accepted the gift during Monday night’s meeting.

Reuben Dean Olson III was booked in the Montcalm County Jail in Stanton on Friday, when this mugshot was taken.

Alleged Huntington Bank armed robber is local transient

The man who allegedly robbed Greenville’s Huntington Bank at gunpoint has a local criminal record and has lived a transient life throughout Montcalm County since he was a child. Reuben Dean Olson III, 22, was arrested Feb. 1 at his girlfriend’s home in Shepard.

Belding’s Morgan Hill gets ready defensively during a game last year. Hill signed last week to play college softball at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Belding’s Hill to play for KVCC

Another of Belding’s softball players will be playing softball in college.
First baseman Morgan Hill signed a letter of intent to play softball for Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) on Friday.

Lakeview’s Megan Leach drives the ball to the hoop during a game this season.

Lakeview guard turns season around

At the start of the girls basketball season, Megan Leach was not doing as well as she would have liked.
“I started off not as well as I should have,” Leach admitted. “I’ve stepped up my game a lot.”


ED GILBERT: Sinkers don’t float like flies

An acquaintance of mine used to be a charter boat captain on Lake Michigan. But he fell on hard times, quit the charter business and started a small shop making sinkers and lures.
His shop was on the first floor of an old building and I happened to walk in on good ol’ Carl one afternoon, unannounced of course. And there I was, amid a hodge-podge of old machinery and almost stepping on one of his cats as I entered.