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Funeral Notices for April 27, 2013

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Bill Braman, former MCC Trustee, pioneering fruit farmer and primary donor in MCC’s Creating Futures, Strengthening Partnerships capital campaign, speaks Thursday afternoon at the ribbon cutting of the new Bill Braman Family Center for Education. — Daily News/Cory Smith

MCC Bill Braman Family Center for Education opens in Greenville

Nearly one year ago, the first shovel was planted firmly into the ground of the former Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds to make way for an historic endeavor undertaken by Montcalm Community College (MCC). After months of construction, community input, government assistance and many donations, the MCC Greenville Campus officially expanded Thursday with the opening of the new Bill Braman Family Center for Education, named after the former MCC Trustee and pioneering fruit farmer and located at 1315 Yellow Jacket Drive.


Area getting back to normal after flooding

A week after massive flooding throughout Montcalm County, things are starting to get back to normal and roads are being reopened. “We are in pretty good shape,” said Mark Christensen, managing director of the Road Commission for Montcalm County. “It was a challenging week.”

Greenville starter Parker Syrjala delivers a pitch during the Yellow Jackets’ 13-3 win over Cedar Springs on Thursday at home.

Greenville continues perfect start with Cedar Springs sweep

The cold weather has not done a thing to cool the Greenville Yellow Jackets hot start. On Thursday, the Yellow Jackets knocked out 13 hits — 11 of them over the final three innings — en route to a five inning 13-3 mercy win at home against the Cedar Springs Red Hawks.


Funeral Notices for April 26, 2013

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, April 26

Central falls twice: The Green Hornets went down to the Vestaburg Wolverines in a doubleheader Thursday, losing 9-8 and 12-9. In game one, Cody Veltkamp took the loss, giving up a game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh…

The Winfield Hustlers include, front row, from left, Abigail Rushmore and Kelly Olger; back row from left, Jessica Black, Hailey Olger, Joy Johnson, Serena Johnson, Lindsey Olger, Kristina Brasington, Dominic Black, Nathan Rousseau, Tyler Keilholtz and Aaron Johnson. — Courtesy photo

Winfield Hustlers sew blankets for young heart surgery patients

Hailey Olger wants to be a doctor when she grows up. The aspirations of this 12-year-old are due in part to watching her little sister Kelly struggle with heart defects. Kelly is 5 years old and has already had three open heart surgeries.

Guest View | Bob Ferrentino

GUEST VIEW: New day dawns for area education

On behalf of everyone associated with Montcalm Community College, I am pleased to announce Thursday’s grand opening of the Bill Braman Family Center for Education located on our Greenville campus.

This 1994 Mercury Tracer was destroyed by an arson on Saturday at Weatherbrook Auto Sales in Stanton. — Courtesy photo

Police investigating arson at Stanton business

Police are investigating an arson that took place over the weekend at a Stanton business. The Stanton Fire Department was called to a car fire at Weatherbrook Auto Sales at 106 S. State St. at 5:52 p.m. Saturday. The Stanton Police Department also responded to the scene.


Road work season is on the way

Construction work and how a majority of projects are funded were popular topics during the Greater Greenville Transportation meeting Wednesday evening. The committee met at Courtland Township Hall during its quarterly meeting just in time to talk about the upcoming construction season.