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UPDATE: Video no help in Greenville bank robbery investigation

Video was rolling during an armed robbery of the Huntington Bank in downtown Greenville. However, surveillance footage has yielded no clues as to the identity of the suspect who allegedly used a gun to rob the bank the morning of Nov. 9.


UPDATE: Greenville motel shooting victim remains in coma

The man shot at Flat River Inn & Suites more than two weeks ago remains in a coma at an undisclosed hospital. An unknown assailant shot Kenneth Neal multiple times in the chest, abdomen and legs at the motel on Hillcrest Street around 12:25 a.m. Nov. 12. The suspect allegedly came to the door and fired several shots at Neal.


MEETING IN BRIEF: Lakeview Village Council

A report from the Nov. 14 Lakeview Village Council meeting.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 1, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Dec. 1, 2011.


OUR VIEW: Fred Meijer was a role model to all

A lot has been said about Greenville’s favorite son, Fred Meijer, since his death on Friday evening. Accolades and compliments have been pouring in from across the county. All of them are well deserved.
Meijer was a model citizen who did Greenville and Montcalm County proud.


Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness endorses Yellow Jacket Challenge

The fifth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge has been recognized as a quality physical activity event by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness. Greenville Public Schools’ Wellness Team is hosting a 5K run, one-mile walk and young Yellow Jacket fun runs at April 15, 2012, at Greenville High School. The primary goal of the event is to challenge and change lifestyles of students, staff and the community.

Stanton Department of Public Works employee Jamie Blum hangs up Christmas decorations in the city's downtown. The city will host Hometown Holidays on Dec. 10. — Courtesy photo

Christmas events: No place like home for the holidays

Santa Claus is coming to town — including just about each and every town in Montcalm County and surrounding areas. Many local Christmas-themed events will be taking place in December. All festivities are community-oriented and free.

Montcalm Community College art student Fallon Carter works on a drawing during art class. — Courtesy photo

MCC hosts unique art display and sale through Dec. 4

Unique artwork will be featured during Montcalm Community College’s annual Holiday Time Art Show and Sale this week. The event features an open house and an artwork sale in the Instruction North Building Art Gallery on the college’s Sidney campus. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Greenville’s Taylor Baker, left, makes a move on Cedar Springs defender Chaya Coxon during Tuesday’s 40-33 season opening win at home.

Dunham, Nichols lead Greenville to victory

GREENVILLE — By the time the fourth quarter began the Greenville Yellow Jackets found themselves trailing by five points. It was also the time they settled down.

Greenville seniors Katie Dunham and Mackenzy Nichols hit shot after shot in the fourth quarter to lead the Yellow Jackets to a season opening victory over the Cedar Springs Red Hawks 40-33.

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‘Fred Meijer was a good man’: Visitors pay respect to Greenville native

Debrah Tubergen remembers May 22, 1946, like it was yesterday. The little girl heard and watched fire trucks race down Lafayette Street as Meijer’s Thrift Market was destroyed in a fire in downtown Greenville.