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Canines adopted after 22 months in Montcalm County Animal Shelter

Six puppies were confiscated as evidence of a crime and placed in the Montcalm County Animal Shelter in the summer of 2009. The dogs weren’t released until 22 months later. “This is a happy story,” said Sandra Carlton of Greenville, who helped rescue the dogs. “It was such a sad, sad story that had such a good, good ending.”

Vi Vantil of Grand Rapids Ophthalmology was the 50/50 raflle winner at the Business After Hours that was held at Thursday night at Thomas & Co. salon, owned by Thomas Smith (at right).

Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce: Chamber Check-Up

By Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Business socialites enjoy Business After Hours at Thomas & Co. More than 50 people from the Greenville area business community enjoyed an evening of games, appetizers and prizes at Thomas & Company Dec. 15. Attendees played “guess which Christmas item I am,” with winners receiving prizes and cash. The evening’s [...]

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 17, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011.

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Montabella beats Sacred Heart, remains undefeated in MSAC

Montabella’s boys basketball team held on in a close game against a team coach Cam Gatrell called a rival. The Mustangs survived a late run by Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart to beat the Irish 55-54 Friday night. Gatrell said the difference was Montabella’s defense “other than (Billy) Myler getting 30.”

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SUE ELLEN PABST: Make a Christmas merry

The Michigan Governor’s Office has reported that more than 100,000 Michigan residents don’t have a place to call home. And that “more than 50 percent of Michigan’s homeless population consists of families. The number of families affected by homelessness or at risk of having inadequate or unstable housing continues to grow.”

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Derby Lake home destroyed in fire, cause still unknown

A Derby Lake home was destroyed in a fire early this morning while the owner was about 90 miles away. Stanton Community Fire Department responded to 704 Sunset Avenue at 5:38 a.m. Friday.

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Edmore Estates owner sent to jail

The owner of a condemned Edmore mobile home park was sentenced to one year in jail Thursday after slapping his wife and breaking her cell phone in front of their three children. Corey Davy, 40, previously pleaded guilty to interfering with electronic communication, a felony. A domestic violence charge was dismissed in exchange for his plea.

Ashley Powell, a waitress and bartender at Huckleberry’s Restaurant in Greenville, waits on a customer Wednesday afternoon. Huckleberry’s was one of many vendors in the area to pass a compliance check performed by Drug Free Montcalm in conjunction with area law enforcement earlier this year. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

More Montcalm County retailers comply with not selling to minors

Roughly 15 percent of stores and restaurants sold tobacco, alcohol or both to minors during compliance checks conducted by Drug Free Montcalm. The group annually tests local stores and restaurants by sending in minors with identification clearly showing they are not of age to purchase tobacco and alcohol.

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Central Montcalm confiscates 550 laptops after security tampering

A Central Montcalm High School student is in hot water for bypassing the district’s security measures on laptop computers issued to all high schoolers and middle schoolers. A 15-year-old freshman boy is suspended and the subject of a criminal investigation for his alleged role in removing the security software on the student laptops.

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Montcalm Community College employees OK pay cuts, new insurance plan

Montcalm Community College faculty, support staff and administrators are pitching in to help balance the college’s budget. The college is facing a nearly $800,000 budget shortfall for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.