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School bus driver Terri Witham gives the peace sign to observers as Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services emergency medical technician Richard Enness, in back, emergency medical technician Ryan Klackle and Greenville Department of Public Safety Officer Dave Clifford wheel her away as a "rescued accident victim." — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Emergency and school officials stage mock disaster (Photo Gallery)

More than 100 firefighters, emergency and law enforcement officials and school bus drivers stood in the rain for an hour Monday morning to stage a massive mock disaster involving two cars and a school bus. The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) asked Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to help them create a disaster training session for school bus drivers. The event took place in the parking lot of Montcalm Township Hall.


Funeral Notices for May 1, 2012

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Jacob Ross

Greenville man charged with breaking into 11 vehicles and 4 buildings, stealing 2 vehicles

A Greenville man was arrested Sunday after allegedly breaking into and stealing from 11 vehicles and four buildings, plus stealing two vehicles. Jacob Ross, 34, has been arraigned in 64B District Court in Stanton and is currently lodged in the Montcalm County Jail in Stanton.


20-month-old boy found unresponsive in pond

A 20-month-old boy was found unresponsive in a pond Saturday and is currently listed in serious condition. Michigan State Police Lakeview Post Trooper Patrick Agema responded to the 9100 block of Tessie Court in Bushnell Township.

Tri County’s Jamison Hawley (21) slides into second base safely as the ball gets away from Grant’s Alex Walters, left, during the teams’ game at Fifth Third Ballpark on Monday.

Tri County baseball team hammers Grant at Fifth Third Ballpark

Tri County’s annual trip to Fifth Third Ballpark was a successful one this year. The Vikings had no problems with the Grant Tigers on Monday, winning 10-4 in the annual game at the home of the West Michigan Whitecaps.

Central Montcalm’s Todd Switzer takes a throw from the pitcher in an attempt to pick off Fremont’s Bruno Ishii during Monday’s game at Fifth Third Ballpar

Fremont’s 12-run inning leads to win over Central Montcalm

What should have been a good day at Fifth Third Ballpark on Monday turned into a nightmare for Central Montcalm’s baseball team. The Green Hornets lost to the Fremont Packers 13-8 at the home of the West Michigan Whitecaps thanks to a 12-run fourth inning the Packers tallied.


Taco dinner to benefit Camp Wah Wah Tay See

St. Charles Knights of Columbus will hold a taco dinner to benefit Camp Wah Wah Tay See, which serves area children and adults with disabilities. The Authentic Mexican Dinner will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m., on May 8 at the St. Charles Church located at 505 S. Franklin Street in Greenville.

Eighth-grader Tabor Erskian organizes packages of food. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson City-Crystal students load boxes to feed hungry (Photo Gallery)

Despite the many problems and needs teenagers face on a daily basis — both in one’s personal life and in school — students at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools recently devoted one hour of their school day to selflessly give to thousands of families they will never meet. Students participated in an hour-long food packaging effort Friday, April 20, in the gymnasium of Carson City-Crystal High School, where they packaged 10,000 bags of food to feed the hungry.


Funeral Notices for April 30, 2012

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Child riding bike OK after accidentally struck by father driving car

An eight-year-old boy is being treated for non-life threatening injuries after he was struck by a vehicle while riding a bike Friday. Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a car-bicycle accident at 6:23 p.m. on South Town Hall Road north of Sidney Road.