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Funeral Notices for Jan. 11, 2012

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OUR VIEW: It takes a village … to catch a thief

Hillary Rodham Clinton popularized the phrase, “It takes a village” as the title of a book she authored while serving as first lady in the 1990s. It since has been misused and overused on a variety of subjects over the years. However, in some cases the phrase is spot on. It does take a village — or a city, community or group of people — to do certain things. Solving crime is one of them.


Yellow Jacket girls sink Sailors 44-40

Greenville girls basketball coach Eric Nichols is seeing a lot of good things from his Yellow Jackets in his first season.
Greenville used a lot of assists and rebounds to knock off the Muskegon Mona Shores Sailors 44-40 Tuesday night.


JUST IN: Sheridan Village Council to pursue EPA grant to demolish Carnation building

After a brief discussion about the condemned Carnation building during Tuesday night’s Sheridan Village Council meeting, it appears the wheels are slowly turning if effort to officially demolition the property. Council members agreed to pursue a $400,000 Brownfield Authority Grant through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which would create a three step process to eventually demolish the building and clean up any contamination on the property.

Central Montcalm’s Alex Maxted, left, guards a player from Reed City closely during Tuesday’s game.

Hornet boys’ rally not enough in loss to Reed City

Like the girls game before them, the Central Montcalm boys basketball team fought and rallied, but could not come away with a win.
The Green Hornets were down 37-21 at halftime, rallied, but could not get over the hump in a 54-45 loss to CSAA rival Reed City on Tuesday night.

Central Montcalm’s Savannah Case tries to post up in the paint against Reed City on Tuesday night. The Hornets fell 42-41.

Central Montcalm comeback falls shy

It was a tale of two halves for the Central Montcalm girls basketball team.
The Green Hornets trailed 23-6 midway through the second quarter, but managed to battle back, take the lead and lose to the Reed City Coyotes 42-41 on Tuesday night at home.

Mike “Huck” and Linda Huckleberry stand next to the wide variety of wine they offer at Huckleberry’s Restaurant. Not only is Linda Huckleberry an expert when it comes to selection, but she also hosts wine-tasting events throughout the year. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville’s Huckleberry’s celebrates 20 years

Huckleberry’s Restaurant has served the Greenville area for two decades by keeping up with the demands of its customers. In January 1992, Mike “Huck” Huckleberry bought the Happy-Go-Lucky Saloon at 112 S. Lafayette St. and transformed it into a place for people to enjoy with great food. Twenty years later, Huckleberry and his wife, Linda, still love coming to the establishment.


Montcalm County may contract out for equalization services

Montcalm County may contract with Kent County for equalization services in the near future. Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer told the Finance & Personnel Committee on Monday that he is in talks with Kent County Equalization Director Matt Woolford to possibly contract with Woolford’s department.

Elaine and Frank Leak oversee supply and demand at Edmore’s food pantry. To help promote routine donations, the Leaks often write to local churches informing them of the pantry’s needs. —Daily News/Robin Miller

Montcalm County food pantries still need donations

The holidays are over but local food pantries hope people keep the Christmas spirit of giving ongoing. Donations during the holiday season are typically greater owing to increased hunger awareness and charitable giving, according to several area coordinators. This year’s Christmas holiday boost helped meet the increasing demand for food assistance.


Montcalm Area Intermediate School District pitches millage

The Greenville Public Schools (GPS) Board of Education has until its February meeting to decide whether it agrees with a special education millage the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) wants to put on the August ballot. MAISD Superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht approached the board during its regular meeting Monday night about a countywide millage proposal.