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Montcalm Community College amends optional retirement plan

Montcalm Community College (MCC) amended its optional retirement plan as the recent changes to state retirement system eliminated the need for ORP. During Tuesday’s MCC Board of Trustees meeting, James D. Lantz, vice president for administrative services, presented to the board the amendment.


Sheridan street in line for repairs

The Sheridan Village Council approved a bid for some badly needed repairs on a four-block stretch of Sherman Street at its meeting Tuesday evening. The vote to award the contract to Lakeview-based paving company Taylor Asphalt Paving was unanimous. According to Village Superintendent Doug Lane, Taylor not only came in with a bid substantially below the other two bidders, but the contractor comes highly recommended by neighboring communities.


Health department in Stanton is hosting flu clinics

Mid-Michigan District Health Department (MMDHD) officials reminds residents that the flu season is once again upon us and that it’s better to “Get a shot and not the flu!”

More than 150 teenagers stand together with local police officers, firemen and emergency medical responders from the Greenville Department of Public Safety, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, Montcalm Township Fire Department and Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services outside of Greenville Community Church Tuesday evening. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Local youth pay tribute to emergency personnel for Sept. 11

During a portion of the first fall session of the weekly meeting of the IMPACT youth group at Greenville Community Church Tuesday evening, more than 150 teenagers commemorated the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 by inviting local police officers, firemen and emergency responders from the Greenville Department of Public Safety, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, Montcalm Township Fire Department and Montcalm County EMS to stand together in prayer and reflect upon the impact those events have had on everyone’s lives today, as well as honor those who gave their lives and those who continue to serve in those positions today.

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Carson City, Crystal dancers compete in national championship

Members of the DuHadway Dance Dimensions Elite Competition attended the national championships for Applause Talent Competition the week of July 5 in Columbus, Ohio. They traveled with 68 dancers ages 8 to 18 from the communities of Alma, Carson City, Crystal, Ithaca, Merrill, Mount Pleasant, Shepherd, St. Louis and Swan Valley. The dancers performed more than 50 different dance pieces and most placed in the top 10 or higher.


Greenville DDA makes progress on façades grant

The Greenville Downtown Develop Authority (DDA) is one step closer to receiving a façade grant. Members of the DDA have been working on receiving a façade grant since 2010 through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), which is a branch of the state government.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 12, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Belding junior Hannah Linebaugh goes for a kill during Tuesday’s match at home against Grand Rapids Creston. It was the first competition at the new Redskin Arena.

Belding earns conference sweep in new home arena

After a slow start, the Belding Redskins volleyball team put on a show worthy of their brand new arena. With bleachers on three of four sides of the court, daylight coming in from the outside through multiple windows, superior indoor lighting and an indoor track, the new Redskin Arena is among the best in West Michigan.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Sept. 11

Vestaburg 3, Montabella 0: The Mustangs were shut out in an MSAC match by the Wolverines Tuesday…

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Emmons, Outman meet with The Daily News editorial board

In an effort to hear, in their own words, their vision for the state of Michigan, including ideas and current projects in the works, The Daily News editorial board sat down with State Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, and State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, on Monday morning for a question and answer session.