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Montcalm Township Board OKs pay increase for fire chief

When it comes to keeping employees happy, nothing does it better than a pay raise. If there are any employees in the county whose happiness should be a priority it is township firefighters. And that goes double for the fire chief.

The winners of the annual Tri-Greenville Travelin’ Trophy were Greenville Middle School and Baldwin Elementary, bottom left, in 2014. Each year the elementary and secondary school with the highest percentage of participants in the Tri-Greenville win the trophy to be displayed at their respective school.

Third annual Tri-Greenville Triathlon & Duathlon May 30

The third annual Tri-Greenville is fast approaching and this year has a couple of new features to entice participation. This year’s Tri-Greenville on May 30, in addition to the adult and youth triathlon, has added an adult duathlon for those who want to avoid the swim portion of a triathlon.

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ED GILBERT: Don’t fish with your knife

Yes, most certainly a knife plays an important role when you’re fishing, but most often it helps to clean or scale a fish later on, not when you’re actually fishing. Well now, here’s a case where a knife played a very important role while actually on the water.

Central Montcalm senior Makayla Studley takes a cut during batting practice prior to spring break. The senior hit 12 home runs as a junior, which was a school record. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Studley set to lead Central Montcalm Hornets in final season

Makayla Studley has a passion for the game of softball. That passion has created a relentless work ethic, which helped developed the skills to make Studley one of the areas best softball players.

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Montabella golfers ready for season

The Montabella golf team has been pretty successful the past two seasons, both individually and as a team. In 2013, the Mustangs qualified for the Division 4 team regional tournament. In 2014, three individual golfers reached regionals with Josh Balhorn qualifying for the state tournament.

Tri County School Board President Jill Fennessy, right, shakes hands with Montcalm Area Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht after received the Level 4 Master Certification for improving her leadership skills and becoming a more effective school leader March 30 during the countywide school board meeting in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Tri County board president elected to MASB Board of Directors

Tri County Area Schools Board President Jill Fennessy approaches her position with an energy and passion that is sometimes lacking in today’s world of public education. And now, Fennessy will take that dedication to public education to the state level, as she has been elected to serve on the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) Board of Directors.

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Saranac man dies in Sunday night crash

A Saranac man died following a Sunday evening vehicle crash. At 8:19 p.m., Michigan State Police (MSP) Lakeview Post troopers responded to a crash on Parsonage Road, just east of Darby Road, in Boston Township in Ionia County.

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Funeral Notices for April 13, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, April 13, 2015

Taekwondo student Bruce Lund works through his moves during a recent class at the Sheridan Community Center. (Courtesy photos)

Martial arts are for more than just self-defense in Sheridan

Like a lot of men with young children, Troy Eckert’s dad was looking for an activity he could share with his son, who then 9 years old. Some hunt, some wrench on cars, others play sports.

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Crystal Township approves brine contract

Members of the Crystal Township Board approved a number of contract agreements Wednesday evening for the overall improvement of local roads.