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Brasser takes over at United and Kelsey

Brian Brasser has been named Spectrum Health United and Kelsey hospitals president, effective Dec. 8. Brasser is assuming this role from Christina Freese-Decker who was recently named senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Spectrum Health System. Freese-Decker has served as president of Spectrum Health’s United and Kelsey hospitals since 2011.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 26, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Nov. 26, 2013


Montabella’s Clay resigns, cites time commitment

Montabella will be looking for a new varsity football coach. David Clay resigned earlier this month, saying he couldn’t give the time to the program that he would have liked.

Central Montcalm coach Marty James talks with his team during a timeout this season. The Hornets finished the year 4-5.

James pleased with Central Montcalm’s 4-5 season

Central Montcalm’s football team came close to making a playoff run. But the record was 4-5, which fell two games short of automatic qualification.

a 61-year-old Orleans Township woman lost control of her Ford Explorer and left the roadway. The vehicle then rolled over onto its side. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Resident assists woman after icy rollover accident

A woman was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries after her vehicle hit a slick road and rolled over into a ditch this morning.

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Greenville girls form strong bond over leukemia struggle

Friendships can come in all different shapes and sizes, but few are like the relationship between Bree Town and Lola DeYoung, two Greenville girls diagnosed with different forms of leukemia. It’s a friendship founded on understanding — the understanding each has of the hardships the other goes through, something few other friendships have. And even fewer are as strong.

Addison Howard of Greenville and Lainey Van Hoose of Howard City work with Lee Hansen of Greenville to seal bag the filled bags at the Kids Against Hunger event at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Saturday. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Kids Against Hunger bags food for hungry children

They were gathered, laughing and talking, but it was not a celebration. They were working, side by side, local folks representing 12 different organizations in the area, to help feed hungry children through a Kids Against Hunger event.


Crystal home destroyed in Sunday morning fire

A home on East Beardslee Road was completely destroyed by an early morning blaze Sunday.

The building housing the Crystal Post Office will be auctioned Tuesday, but the post office will remain in the building for at least two more years. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Crystal Post Office building to be auctioned

A historic building housing the Crystal Post Office will be auctioned off this week, but the post office will remain in the building for at least two more years. The Crystal Masons have owned the building since at least the 1930s. The post office is downstairs while the Masons historically met upstairs. However, three years ago the Crystal Masons merged with the Hubbardston Masons and both groups now meet at the Hubbardston lodge.


Funeral Notices – Nov. 25, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.