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Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness endorses Yellow Jacket Challenge

The fifth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge has been recognized as a quality physical activity event by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness. Greenville Public Schools’ Wellness Team is hosting a 5K run, one-mile walk and young Yellow Jacket fun runs at April 15, 2012, at Greenville High School. The primary goal of the event is to challenge and change lifestyles of students, staff and the community.

Stanton Department of Public Works employee Jamie Blum hangs up Christmas decorations in the city's downtown. The city will host Hometown Holidays on Dec. 10. — Courtesy photo

Christmas events: No place like home for the holidays

Santa Claus is coming to town — including just about each and every town in Montcalm County and surrounding areas. Many local Christmas-themed events will be taking place in December. All festivities are community-oriented and free.

Montcalm Community College art student Fallon Carter works on a drawing during art class. — Courtesy photo

MCC hosts unique art display and sale through Dec. 4

Unique artwork will be featured during Montcalm Community College’s annual Holiday Time Art Show and Sale this week. The event features an open house and an artwork sale in the Instruction North Building Art Gallery on the college’s Sidney campus. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Greenville’s Taylor Baker, left, makes a move on Cedar Springs defender Chaya Coxon during Tuesday’s 40-33 season opening win at home.

Dunham, Nichols lead Greenville to victory

GREENVILLE — By the time the fourth quarter began the Greenville Yellow Jackets found themselves trailing by five points. It was also the time they settled down.

Greenville seniors Katie Dunham and Mackenzy Nichols hit shot after shot in the fourth quarter to lead the Yellow Jackets to a season opening victory over the Cedar Springs Red Hawks 40-33.

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‘Fred Meijer was a good man’: Visitors pay respect to Greenville native

Debrah Tubergen remembers May 22, 1946, like it was yesterday. The little girl heard and watched fire trucks race down Lafayette Street as Meijer’s Thrift Market was destroyed in a fire in downtown Greenville.

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CC-C girls open with win over CM

STANTON — It took Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team until mid-January to get their first win last season.

The Eagles needed just one to get their first win this season, as they beat the Central Montcalm Green Hornets 41-28 Tuesday night.

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United Solar’s parent hires new chief executive

The parent company of United Solar Ovonic has a new chief executive at the helm. Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD) announced Julian Hawkins accepted the position of president and chief executive officer. He will begin his new job on Dec. 5.

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GUEST VIEW: Medicaid and health center funding changes will be harmful

Patients waiting to see a doctor at Montcalm Area Health Center may be hundreds of miles from the halls of the U.S. Congress, but how lawmakers decide the future of federal health care spending will likely have an immediate impact on their future. Congress is tasked with the monumental goal of finding over a trillion dollars in deficit reduction.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 30, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Nov. 30, 2011.

Voters will decide whether to approve a 1 mill request to generate $1.5 million for Montcalm County sheriff’s coverage. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Why include Greenville in a Montcalm County sheriff’s millage?

Montcalm County residents are set to vote on a $1.5 million proposal to maintain and increase sheriff’s patrol coverage throughout the county, including in the city of Greenville. The Greenville Department of Public Safety and the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department are the only law enforcement agencies providing round-the-clock patrols in Montcalm County.