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Zach Kunkle marches with others at the United States Military Academy.

Summer program is first step in education at U.S. Military Academy

A 2011 Belding High School graduate has completed the first step in his academic journey at prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point.

Terry Witzel stands looking at her mother’s burial site as she talks about her mother being buried in the wrong plot in East Montcalm Cemetery on Thursday.

Montcalm Township looks to correct burial mistake

A family wants their long-lost mother to rest in peace. That may be difficult now that Montcalm Township officials have realized the township made a mistake 14 years ago, burying Helen Peer in the wrong plot.

Dozens of Montcalm Community College students signed their name to "commit to complete" their college degrees during Thursday's keynote presentation. The banner will be hung in the student commons on campus where everyone can see it and read the names.

MCC students commit to complete

Normally, teachers frown on arriving late to class.

Blake Hulliberger was able to meet some of his favorite superheroes on his birthday in 2009 through the Make-A-Wish Foundation at Universal Studios.

Superheroes donate to save 8-year-old’s life

Typically, children think of superheroes as superhumans who can fly, have super strength and wear cool outfits.

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Casair broadband project moving forward

Casair received its first round of nearly $26.5 million in funding last week for its aggressive broadband expansion project, giving the company 36 months to bring high-speed Internet service to five counties.

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Chamber of Commerce to host motivation seminar

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing back Michael Angelo Caruso for the third time on Sept. 20. Caruso’s seminar is titled “The Awesome Power of Story: How to Sell, Lead and Motivate Almost Anyone.” “Everything is a presentation,” Caruso said. “(The seminar) helps sharpen presentation skills.” He shows how to add [...]

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Competitors sought for Scrabble tournament

GREENVILLE — Local wordsmiths are asked to put their skills — and bribery — to the test in the Montcalm Area Reading Counci’s (MARC) second annual Scrabble tournament on Sept. 24. Scrabble, which has been around since 1948, is a word game in which opponents try to score the most points, with each letter in [...]

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Commissioners concerned about Greenville athletic event standby

STANTON — Montcalm County officials are concerned about the public perception of which ambulance or rescue service is on standby at Greenville Public Schools athletic events. However, County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director David Feldpausch and Greenville Superintendent Pete Haines think a new arrangement is working well so far. Feldpausch told the Board of Commissioners’ [...]

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CMET delivers message to five groups from prosecutor based on appeals court ruling

STANTON — Area medical marijuana dispensaries and cooperatives have been put on warning: Stop illegal transactions or face criminal charges. Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) Sgt. Joel Abendroth said he and other police officers have visited five separate medical marijuana groups in Crystal, Greenville, Stanton and Trufant to deliver that message. “They were told to [...]

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Summer program is first step in education at U.S. Military Academy

BELDING — A 2011 Belding High School graduate has completed the first step in his academic journey at prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point. On Aug. 11, Zach Kunkle, 19, completed the six-week Cadet Basic Training course, considered the first step into the “47 month experience” at West Point. “I learned many things,” [...]