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Funeral Notices for Nov. 16, 2015

Wednesday Tina Marie Bristol — 1 p.m., Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville.   Thursday Mary E. (Hansen) Sculley-Meade — 11 a.m., Turk Lake United Methodist Church, Turk Lake. (Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville)   Friday Merilyn Jeanette Russell — 11 a.m., Calvary Baptist Church, Greenville. (Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville)   Mary E. (Hansen) [...]

Montcalm County Jail Administrator Mark Sabin will be retiring Dec. 11 after three decades of working at the jail. He was hired as a corrections officer at the Stanton jail by Sheriff Don Godell in 1985. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm County Jail admin retiring; jail may contract for Wayne County inmates

Changes are coming to the Montcalm County Jail. On Monday, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners learned the longtime jail administrator will soon be retiring, along with another corrections officer.

Ken Brandes was recently promoted to deputy fire chief with the Grattan Township Fire Department. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Grattan Township gets new deputy fire chief

It goes without saying that fire is dangerous. Sometimes deadly. However, residents in GrattanTownship can rest assure a competent man is helping run their fire department.

Otisco Township Supervisor Paul Reeves smiles during Tuesday’s board meeting. Reeves agreed to rescind his resignation in order to finish the final year of his term after an upcoming winter absence, after board members agreed to hire a deputy supervisor. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Otisco Township leader rescinds his resignation

After 37 years of service on the Otisco Township Board, Supervisor Paul Reeves is ready for a vacation. But at the request of township residents and fellow board members, Reeves will have to wait another year before his time at the helm comes to an end.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 14, 2015

Funeral Notices for Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

The Crystal Township Board is discussing whether to seek bond funds from voters to make improvements to the community center, which previously housed Crystal Elementary School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township Board considers bond proposal for community center

In the past five years, the Crystal Community Center has steadily become a social hub of the township.

Since the former elementary school was purchased by the township from Carson City-Crystal Area Schools for $1 in 2010, the center has hosted township board meetings, adult education classes, pickup basketball games and many other activities.

Fran Schuleit presents Amy Homich, at right, with a framed copy of a proclamation from Greenville Mayor John Hoppough. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Amy Homich named 2015 Woman of the Year

Amy Homich is not only a person who has a heart for others, she is also a mover and shaker, and knows how to get things done.

This was repeatedly illustrated Tuesday night at the Women’s Action Network’s (WAN) 32nd annual Woman of the Year award ceremony, where accolades were given for Homich’s community volunteerism.

Greenville Public Schools Board of Education Janet Ralph, left, and newly appointed Superintendent Linda Van Houten discuss the district’s strategic plan during Monday’s meeting. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville’s new superintendent is already busy

When starting a new job, sometimes it’s challenging to hit the ground running.

Yet, newly-signed Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Linda Van Houten is doing just that.


MAISD makes improvements for students with autistic disorder

Since Nov. 2, local middle school students with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) have been enjoying a classroom specified for their needs.

During Thursday’s meeting of the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Board, Superintendent of Special Education Jodi Willard announced the William J. Seiter Educational Service Center has a classroom now open to students with ASD.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 13, 2015

Read funeral notices for Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.