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Greenville area officials remember Fred Meijer

Greenville native Fred Meijer gave back not only to his hometown community, but also to the whole county. Franz Mogdis, Montcalm County Alliance executive director, said Meijer has left a positive impact all over the county, especially through the trails.


Candidates line up for Montcalm County treasurer

The slate of candidates for a pair of local treasurer positions is set. Seven people have applied to become the next Montcalm County Treasurer. Only one woman’s name will be on the ballot in February’s special election for Montcalm Township treasurer.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 29, 2011

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Crystal party store broken into

Montcalm County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a breaking and entering incident at Wilson’s Party Store near Crystal.

Belding’s Dylan Hunt saves the ball from going out of bounds during a game last season. Belding begins the year at Portland on Dec. 6.

Belding boys will ‘give it everything’

BELDING — Belding’s boys basketball team will be looking to turn around last year’s disappointing record.

The Redskins were just 5-16 last season, winning two games in the O-K Blue Conference. But coach Brian Babbitt, who is in his eighth year of coaching, expects the team to “play tough defense and give it everything they got.”

Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber makes a move during a match last season. Dittenber won the Division 4 state title a year ago at 103 pounds.

Carson City-Crystal wrestlers shooting for top 10

CARSON CITY — Carson City-Crystal wrestling coach Kacy Datema has some big expectations for his team.


SHORT TAKES: Fred Meijer always came home

Fred Meijer was a remarkable man among men — all men — of our age and of these times.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 28, 2011

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Fred Meijer addresses those who gathered for a ribbon cutting for the completion second and third phases of Greenville’s Fred Meijer Flat River Trail in 2007. — File photo

Fred Meijer’s trail contributions paved the way for many

Fred Meijer paved the way for an expansive recreational trail system throughout the area. A couple of weeks prior to his death on Friday, Meijer, 91, was honored and recognized for his contribution to Rail-Trails.

Fred Meijer 1919-2011-3

‘Just call me Fred’: Meijer recalled for generosity, kindness

“Generosity” and “kindness” are two words that come to most people’s minds when thinking of Fred Meijer. People who knew Meijer reminisced about who he was as person after he died from a stroke on Friday. Public visitation will be from 2 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids Township. The family will have a private memorial service on Wednesday for invited guests only.