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Optimist Camp, formally know as Camp Wah Wah Tay See, is dedicated to creating a place for campers with special needs to go and have a fun experience. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville’s Camp Wah Wah Tay See is now Optimist Camp

A local camp underwent changes recently, including a new name and a new director with the focus of making sure campers have a fun experience.


Montcalm and Ionia counties improve in health rankings

Both Montcalm and Ionia counties received improved rankings this year through the annual County Health Rankings results, which were recently released. The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published the annual rankings.


Stewart’s single in the 10th gives Whitecaps win in season opener

Jake Stewart had a pretty good debut in professional baseball Thursday night. The ninth-round pick of the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 draft was 3-for-3 with two RBIs, including the game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead the West Michigan Whitecaps to a 7-6 win over the Dayton Dragons in the Midwest League season opener.


Funeral Notices – April 5, 2013

Read funeral notices for Friday, April 5, 2013.

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Mount Pleasant midget hockey team members are state champions

The Mount Pleasant Midget Hockey team is the 2012-2013 ADRAY State Champions.

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Community attends candlelight vigil for injured Greenville toddler

A group of about 75 people consisting mainly of family and close friends showed their support at a candlelight vigil Wednesday night for a young girl clinging to life.


Funeral Notices – April 4, 2013

Read funeral notices for Thursday, April 4, 2013.


Belding approves SMASH disc golf park

With warmer weather tends to comes more plentiful outdoor activities to enjoy, and disc golfing is no exception. And it will only be a matter of weeks now before residents of Belding and avid disc golfers from across the state will be able to enjoy a new nine-hole course at Lightning Bend Park after members of Belding City Council voted unanimously 5-0 on Tuesday evening to approve the construction of SMASH Park.

Relief After Violent Encounter (RAVE) Ionia/Montcalm Executive Director Erin Roberts, center, addressed a group of just over a dozen concerned area citizens at a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening at Heritage Park in Greenville. The event was held to highlight the fact that April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

RAVE sponsors ‘Take Back the Night’

The “Take Back the Night” event was held to highlight the fact that April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.


Greenville assistant city manager takes job in Plainfield Township

Greenville’s assistant city manager will be taking on a new role as manager of Plainfield Township. Cameron Van Wyngarden announced Tuesday during the Greenville City Council meeting he accepted the position after reaching a contract agreement Monday night with the Plainfield Township Board.