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Healthy Montcalm identifies community health priorities

Access to health care, obesity and substance abuse are just a few of the health concerns identified in a countywide survey conducted by Healthy Montcalm. The initiative is dedicated to improving the health of Montcalm County residents. The survey results are currently being reviewed by Healthy Montcalm’s advisory committee, a group of more than 40 county organizations focused on determining health priorities — those specific areas of need that can be addressed through a plan of action.

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Wildcats looking to increase win total

LAKEVIEW — The Lakeview Wildcats were a young team last year. That means the seven returning players this year got plenty of experience a year ago.

This year the Wildcats will be looking to increase their win total after a 5-16 season. They will have to do it without leader scorer and rebounder Brandon Arntz who graduated.

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Huskies exploring move to MSAC

BRECKENRIDGE — Another school on the M-46 corridor is looking to join Carson City-Crystal, Montabella and Vestaburg in the Mid-State Activities Conference.

A committee has been formed to explore the possibility of Breckenridge leaving the Tri-Valley Conference West Division for the MSAC, athletic director Ryan Sklener said.

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UPDATE: Video no help in Greenville bank robbery investigation

Video was rolling during an armed robbery of the Huntington Bank in downtown Greenville. However, surveillance footage has yielded no clues as to the identity of the suspect who allegedly used a gun to rob the bank the morning of Nov. 9.

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UPDATE: Greenville motel shooting victim remains in coma

The man shot at Flat River Inn & Suites more than two weeks ago remains in a coma at an undisclosed hospital. An unknown assailant shot Kenneth Neal multiple times in the chest, abdomen and legs at the motel on Hillcrest Street around 12:25 a.m. Nov. 12. The suspect allegedly came to the door and fired several shots at Neal.

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MEETING IN BRIEF: Lakeview Village Council

A report from the Nov. 14 Lakeview Village Council meeting.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 1, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Dec. 1, 2011.

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OUR VIEW: Fred Meijer was a role model to all

A lot has been said about Greenville’s favorite son, Fred Meijer, since his death on Friday evening. Accolades and compliments have been pouring in from across the county. All of them are well deserved.
Meijer was a model citizen who did Greenville and Montcalm County proud.

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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.