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Cedar Springs man injured in Greenville motorcycle accident

A 32-year-old Cedar Springs man was injured and remains hospitalized after he was struck by another vehicle while driving his motorcycle Sunday afternoon. According to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, Denny Walter was southbound on South Greenville Road at approximately 4:40 p.m. when a 2011 GMC, driven by Karen Burkholder, 58 of Gowen, was leaving the Petersen Oil parking lot to head north on South Greenville Road.

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Korean War veteran enjoys special visit to Belding Veterans Park

Murl “Red” Sanders wasn’t expecting much for his his birthday this year. The Korean War veteran and Greenville resident has resided at Metron of Greenville in extended care since last October after health complications resulted in the amputation of his left leg from the knee down. But on Friday, on his 84th birthday, Sanders was given a gift he found difficult to express in words.

Frank Stankey, former physical education teacher and coach at Greenville High School, waves to the crowd last September after being inducted into the inaugural hall of fame class at Greenville High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Longtime coach, mentor Frank Stankey dies

I never met Frank Stankey. I wish I had that opportunity. By all accounts, Stankey was a legend. The longtime Greenville High School physical education teacher, coach and mentor passed away early Saturday morning at the age of 71. His passing brought tears to many, an unbelievable outpour of condolences and rekindled fond memories in the community.


Funeral Notices – Aug. 10, 2013

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Greenville man turns his 2-wheeled dreams into riding reality

“Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.” These words, written sometime around the turn of the last century by author H.G. Wells, ring as true today as on the day they were first set to paper. There is a certain liberation of spirit that comes with riding a bicycle; an exhilarating escape from the limitations and demands of the internal combustion engine.


Greenville Planning Commission looks at goals

The Greenville Planning Commission board looked over the 2013 work plan and prioritized what it wanted to address next. “We have had a light workload the past few months,” Chairman David Ralph said. “We are ready to tackle some new things.”

The 2013 Stanton Old Fashioned Days royalty include, front row from left, Duke Gage Almas, Prince Carter Denman, Miss Stanton LaShae Wright, Princess Emma Simpson and Duchess Grace Dennis; back row from left, Miss Stanton Second Runner-up Mackenna Myers, Miss Stanton First Runner-up Christa DePue, Miss Stanton court member Erica Wyatt, Junior Miss Stanton Regan Western, Junior Miss First Runner-up Kae-Leigh Basney, Junior Miss court member Hannah Salliote and Junior Miss Second Runner-up Faith Smith. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Recent Central Montcalm grad reigns as Miss Stanton

LaShae Wright had wanted to compete in the Miss Stanton Scholarship Pageant in previous years, but hesitated as “I don’t like talking in front of people.” The 17-year-old Stanton resident didn’t show that fear last night as she competed — and then won — the queen’s title, edging out three other contestants.

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Man pleads guilty to killing ex-girlfriend in Pierson Township

Robert Munsell and Julie Danielson had dated and then broke up, but family members say he wouldn’t leave her alone. Six months after the relationship ended, Munsell went to Danielson’s home in Pierson Township. What they discussed is a mystery, but the main fact is a certainty — Danielson was found dead in her home in the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Her throat had been slashed. Thankfully, her twin 4-year-old sons were not in the home at the time.


Funeral Notices for Aug. 9, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Aug. 9, 2013


Repairs, upgrades coming to Whites Bridge and Button roads

Starting Monday, the Ionia County Road Commission will begin safety improvements on Whites Bridge Road from M-44 south to 4 Mile Road and Button Road from Montcalm Avenue east to the Flat River. According to Ionia County Road Commission Engineering Director Paul Spitzley, the project was originally submitted for Federal Safety Hazard Elimination Funding through the Michigan Department of Transportation in March 2011 and was awarded in January 2012 for the 2013 construction year.