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JIM STOCKTON: Happy birthday to a war

World War II turned 70 this week, at least our direct involvement did. That’s a lot of Doggie Redbones, 7 or 8, assuming that each lived a full life. Cal Thomas commented, too, but my essay is not based on his. As we once sang in church, “I was here when it happened and I ought to know.” I don’t have to read revisionary history and play “coulda shoulda.” I was there to experience and absorb the mystery, foreboding and anxiety of the day.


Greenville wrestlers drop first two meets of season

Greenville’s wrestling team started the season with two quality teams Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets went to Brighton for a quadrangular meet with the host Bulldogs. They lost both of their matchups, losing to Hartland 37-25 and Brighton 49-18.


OUR VIEW: The post office in transition

The United States Postal Service is requesting Congressional approval of some substantial changes to postal delivery in the United States. Life in these United States keeps changing. With so many of the institutions that we need and enjoy, emerging logistics have changed the rules of the game. The people, the buildings and the challenge involved not surprisingly costs money that the current system can no longer afford.

Joseph (Ed Koutz) and Mary (Audra Tyler) take the baby Jesus to the temple, where they meet Simeon (Jim Wilcox) during the Sheridan Assembly of God Church’s drama. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Music takes the lead in Sheridan church’s first Christmas cantata

Sheridan Assembly of God Church is adding a Christmas cantata this year to its long-standing tradition of presenting an Easter drama. “Changed by a Baby Boy” is a two-hour presentation of music and drama telling the story of Christ’s birth and the meaning of his presence.


Vukin named Montcalm County’s new treasurer

Montcalm County Chief Deputy Treasurer JoAnne Vukin will be the new county treasurer next year. Vukin, of Pierson Township, will fill the remainder of current Treasurer Marcia Sawdy’s term until Dec. 31, 2012, and has the option of running for a new four-year term in the November 2012 election.

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Yellow Jackets hold off Red Hawks 62-55

Twice the Greenville Yellow Jackets held double digit leads and twice the Cedar Springs Red Hawks fought back. In the end, the Yellow Jackets battled and held on for a 62-55 boys basketball season opening win on the road.


Second quarter gives Tri County win over Hornets

STANTON — Had it not been for a single quarter in which Central Montcalm went on a dry spell Tuesday night, the boys basketball game against Tri County would have been a lot closer.

Instead, the second quarter did in the Green Hornets. The Vikings took advantage for a 60-50 win in the first game of the season for both teams, who inaugurated their new coaches.


United Solar returns grant money

United Solar Ovonic has agreed to give back about $11 million of a Community Development Block Grant. The grant was part of an incentive package to lure the Auburn Hills-based company to Greenville.

From left to right, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Snyder, Deputy Jamie Medler, Staff Sgt. Brian Waber and Deputy Kevin Germain convene while investigating a shooting on Briggs Road in Douglass Township. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Gun fired after Douglass Township domestic dispute

A man fired a gun after a domestic disturbance in Douglass Township on Wednesday. Montcalm County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Waber said a boyfriend and girlfriend were arguing in a mobile home around 10:40 a.m. at 5414 W. Briggs Road when a gun discharged.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 8, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011