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Fortunate timing saves Montcalm Township home from fire

A house that is home to five Montcalm Township residents is still standing today thanks to fortunate timing and a closed door that prevented a bedroom fire from spreading.

Models Laila Nielsen, Claire Akin, Torie Snider, Petra Mark, Hannah Burtch and Abby Deacons show off New Beginnings’ line of fuchsia outfits for spring. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

New Beginnings hosts second annual benefit fashion show in Sheridan

After the success of last year’s inaugural New Beginnings Fashion Show in Sheridan, it was a given that organizers would provide an encore performance. They weren’t disappointed by the turnout Saturday at Central Montcalm Community Church. Seating for the show, held to raise funding for the New Beginnings Upscale Resale Shop in Sheridan, was sold out well in advance of the actual event.

Local author Doreen Rickert Rademacher, right, will speak about writing her book, “I Can and I Did! The Kelly Finger McNeela Story,” based on the life of MS sufferer Kelly Finger, left. The talk will take place Thursday at Spectrum Health United Lifestyles in Greenville. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Author to talk to multiple sclerosis group on Thursday

Few people know the problems associated with multiple sclerosis better than Kelly Finger McNeela. The former Belding High School student was first diagnosed with MS when she was only 15, yet graduated after being voted homecoming queen, then went on to earn her degree from Michigan State University.


Funeral Notices for April 22, 2013

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Wildcats finish third at Lakeview Invitational

The Lakeview Invitational was held on Saturday after being postponed on Thursday due to rain. Held at St. Ives Golf Course, the teams still needed to wait for a thin layer of snow to melt before the tournament could begin.

The start of the 6th annual Yellow Jacket Challenge on Sunday in Greenville. A total of 529 people participated in the event.

Yellow Jacket Challenge takes place with sunshine

After weeks of rain and clouds, the sunshine finally made an appearance. It was perfect timing as the 6th annual Yellow Jacket Challenge took place at Greenville High School on Sunday.

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Spring Fling an avenue of empowerment

Style, health and empowerment are the key themes local women will experience on a day out dedicated specifically to women. The Spring Fling for women presented by The Daily News will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 at the Greenville High School and is free to the public.


Funeral Notices for April 20, 2013

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Nancy Muller of Sheridan appeared in 8th Judicial Circuit Court in Stanton with her attorney, John Raven, to enter a guilty plea Thursday. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Sheridan woman pleads guilty to animal crime

A Sheridan woman pleaded guilty as charged Thursday after 62 animals were seized from her home last autumn. Nancy Muller, 57, pleaded guilty to abandoning/cruelty to 10 or more animals, a felony with a possible four-year prison sentence. However, it’s possible she will serve 60 days of jail or less due to a sentencing agreement with the Montcalm County Prosecutor’s Office.

Wanda Sankey, 16, a junior at Greenville High School, painted a mural as part of her senior project through the Girl Scouts. She received the Gold Award, which is the highest honor. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville teen receives highest Girl Scout award

The purpose behind a new mural at the Cherry Street Health Services’ Montcalm Area Health Center in Greenville was to make a more enjoyable experience for younger children at the doctor’s office. Wanda Sankey, 16, a junior at Greenville High School, is a senior Girl Scout in Troop 02859 Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore. She received the highest honor for a Girl Scout after revealing the mural in the waiting room of Cherry Street Health Services on Thursday.