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Ionia Free Fair underway, continues through July 28

Sporting a red mohawk and proudly wearing his Belding football T-shirt, Hunter O’Connor, 9, confidently gripped a red and yellow rubber sledgehammer as he approached the High Striker carnival ride at the Ionia Free Fair. With one quick strike onto the game’s metal pad, he successfully rang the bell at the top of the carnival game Friday evening, as did his two cousins, who all quickly began sword fighting with the inflatable swords they had just won.


Funeral Notices for Saturday, July 21, 2012

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Mike Huckleberry

Democratic pamphlet referred to wrong bill

Mike Huckleberry is used to getting dirty in the kitchen of his Greenville restaurant. However, the egg on his face today is of the political sort.

Camper Elisabeth Heilbronn, left, laughs as geologist John Zawiskie, acting as the zany “Dr. Kelp,” demonstrates the size of a sabertooth tiger skull by placing it behind her head Thursday afternoon at camp Wah-Wah-Tay-See in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Wah-Wah-Tay-See campers see presentation about Michigan’s Ice Age

During a month in Michigan where temperatures have smashed record highs during various heat waves, there could no more appropriate of a theme for a presentation for campers at camp Wah-Wah-Tay-See than that of the Ice Age. On Thursday afternoon, as much needed rain that finally fell onto the dry campground forced campers to gather inside, archaeologist Mike Stafford and geologist and paleontologist John Zawiskie put on their ninth annual educational performance for the special needs campers.


Greenville woman injured after being hit by pickup truck

A Greenville woman sustained injuries after she was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the street at the intersection of Washington and Grove Streets this morning. According to Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Michael Pousak, the pedestrian, a 65-year-old Greenville resident, was struck by a gray Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a 45-year-old woman from Greenville while attempting to cross the street at approximately 8:20 a.m.


Fireworks, parade featured at Saturday’s Vestaburg Community Days

The inaugural Vestaburg Community Days is set to bring the community together with fun events for all ages. Community Days committee member Bonnie Walker aid they wanted to bring something for everyone to do.

The Montcalm Community College Greenville campus construction is on schedule and on budget. Following the completion of the steel framing, the next step will be to install steel joists, steel decking and steel studs. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Montcalm Community College Greenville Campus construction project on schedule

Construction of the advance technology center on Montcalm Community College’s (MCC) Greenville Campus is on schedule and on budget. Once the steel framing is in place, constructions will begin on steel joists, followed by steel decking and steel studs, MCC Vice President for Administrative Services Jim Lantz said in a press release from MCC.


Funeral Notices for July 20, 2012

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Howard City man dead after being hit by a car, one in custody

Scott Michael Gregory, a 25-year-old Howard City man, died at the scene after being struck by a vehicle early this morning.
Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident at 2:28 a.m. on West Edgerton Street in Howard City.

New Metron of Greenville Administrator Deb Gomez talks with a patient about her new haircut. Gomez officially became the administrator on June 1 after holding the interim position since February. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

New Metron of Greenville administrator proceeds with facility’s goals

Metron of Greenville’s new administrator aims to reach new goals, which includes being involved in the community to raise awareness about Metron. Deb Gomez was hired in to fill the interim administrator position in February. In June, her interim title was lifted and she was named the director of administration at Metron in Greenville.