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Mid-Michigan Working Dog handlers pose with their bloodhound friends. Some handlers and K9s will be at a fundraiser on Sunday. From left, Sheila Eldridge is with Dixee Rose, Tom Eldridge is with Daisy, Elizabeth Dyer is with Rudy and Allen Buskirk is with Goober. Courtesy photo

Mid-Michigan Working Dogs is holding a Christmas fundraiser

Mid-Michigan Working Dogs is having a fundraiser to support its efforts in Montcalm County and surrounding areas.

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Greenville Planning Commission eyes riverfront development

Greenville planners presented some new ideas for the development of riverfront property that would connect people to the downtown.


Carson City businesses burglarized

At least four Carson City businesses were violently burglarized recently.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 9, 2011

Read The Daily News funeral notices for Friday, Dec. 9, 2011.

Julie Stafford

JULIE STAFFORD: A matter of choice

It seems like such a basic concept, the notion that you have a choice in almost everything about how you live your life. Whether you exercise today or don’t, whether you eat that cookie or refrain, whether you allow someone’s comment to bother you or let it go.

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VIDEO: A Tribute to Black Field

Check out this nearly 19-minute video production on Greenville’s historic Black Field. Daily News staff writer Cory Smith filmed 2011 Greenville High School football games, interviewed local subjects with ties to Black Field and used dozens of historic photos as a backdrop to this presentation.

Friends and family of Helen Peer watched in tears on Tuesday as Peer was lifted from her grave in East Montcalm Cemetery to be placed in the right plot five rows away. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Montcalm Township cemetery dispute resolved

Helen Peer’s surviving children have reached an agreement with Montcalm Township to move her body without taking a months-long dispute to court. Peer’s family and friends watched in tears Tuesday as Montcalm Township officials unearthed Peer’s vault and casket. Both were moved to a grave five rows away in East Montcalm Cemetery, where Peer was supposed to get buried 14 years ago.

Stanton attorney Scott Millard found himself in jail last week while representing a client in Ottawa County. Judge Kenneth Post sent Millard to jail for invoking his client’s right to the Fifth Amendment. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Stanton attorney thrown in jail by Ottawa County judge

A local attorney fresh off passing his bar exam was thrown into jail by a judge for invoking his client’s right to the Fifth Amendment. Scott Millard, 29, is the newest attorney at Miel & Carr in downtown Stanton, where he works alongside Joshua Blanchard, Keeley Heath and Duane Carr.

The gully: The site of Black Field was a deep gully in 1880. The Union School building looms in the foreground.

From a deep ravine to home of the Yellow Jackets

Greenville’s Black Field, site of many football games over the past 90-plus years, once was just a deep ravine. “Years ago what is now known as the Black Athletic Field was simply a gully left as the result of glacial action and was used for no purpose at all,” according to a paper by Wyman Bock in the archives of the Flat River Historical Society.

Dr. Duncan K. Black

Dr. Black’s interest in young people led to creation of field

Duncan K. Black was born March 8, 1861, in Belmont, Ontario. He received his medical training at the Michigan College of Medicine in Detroit, graduating in 1886, and later completed a post-graduate course at the New York School of Medicine.