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Edmore Estates owner facing more prison time

An Edmore-area mobile home park is in worse condition today than it when it was condemned five months ago. Cleaning it up may be more difficult now that the owner of Edmore Estates is facing prison time for an unrelated case.


Laid-off Montcalm County prosecutor employee may be reinstated

A Montcalm County Prosecutor’s Office employee who was laid off due to budget cuts may be called back to her job this week. Office Assistant Connie Turnbull lost her job — along with several other county employees — after the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted Sept. 26 to approve $1.3 million in budget cuts.
However, commissioners voted Monday to recall Turnbull pending final approval of a contract with the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS).


Fred Meijer Heartland Trail seeking ruling against farmers

The Friends of the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail group is asking a judge to rule in its favor on two important issues in an ownership lawsuit.


Centerville releasing debut album

The locally based country music act Centerville is hosting a CD release party Saturday in Grand Rapids.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 2, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Dec. 2, 2011.

Central Montcalm’s Michaela Crooks (3) puts up a reverse layup in front of Vestaburg’s Jannelle Rons during Thursday’s game.

Vestaburg girls defeat Hornets in overtime

STANTON — A game of runs turned into a game of missed opportunities.

But Vestaburg had fewer missed chances than Central Montcalm. It propelled the Wolverines to a 54-50 overtime win over the Green Hornets on Thursday night.


Viking boys ready for basketball season to begin

HOWARD CITY — The Tri County Vikings boys basketball team put together one of the best seasons in school history last year.

The Vikings finished the 2010-2011 season with a 17-7 overall record. They won the school’s first district title in 24 years and led the Class B runner-up Muskegon Heights Tigers at halftime in the regional semifinals.

Greenville junior Michael Schmidt wrestles his opponent from Lowell during a match last year. Schmidt begins the season ranked No. 3 in Division 2 at 103 pounds by

11 area wrestlers begin season ranked in top 10

The 2011-2012 high school wrestling season begins on Wednesday. The sport of wrestling is different than most in the fact wrestlers get a chance to compete as individuals as well as teammates.

Not only do teams compete for tournament, district, regional and state championships, but individuals do the same. — a leading wrestling website — has released its preseason rankings and it is filled with 11 area wrestlers.

Bobbie Kieff, right, shows Becky Berens items used in meetings to discuss food options. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Because of a grant, diabetic Greenville woman turns her life around

One local woman is getting help to change her life around because of a grant the Greenville Area Community Foundation received. Becky Berens of Greenville was diagnosed as a diabetic seven years ago. She was told about the diabetes at the time, but was suffering from other health issues and did not pay attention to it.
“It went out the window,” Berens said. “It didn’t really hit me.”

Jim Stockton

JIM STOCKTON: The epic of turkey noir

This essay isn’t really about turkeys, except furtively and indirectly. I just needed a clever title. The “noir” part, elusively described as “eerily dismal,” neatly captures our current state of awareness. French in origin, it found its way into movies which present life as seen after you’ve been rapped on the noggin.