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JUST IN: Teenage pedestrian and baby injured in 2-vehicle crash in Howard City, pregnant woman goes into labor

A teenage pedestrian and a baby were injured and a pregnant woman went into labor when two vehicles collided this afternoon in Howard City.

This passenger car was involved in a fatal accident on Thanksgiving Eve at Almy and Federal roads just north of Howard City. — File photo

UPDATE: Victim of fatal Howard City car accident ID’d

A woman who was killed in a Thanksgiving Eve accident just north of Howard City has been identified.

Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident at the intersection of Almy and Federal roads at 5:49 p.m.

Hundreds of shoppers flocked to Wal-Mart in Greenville Thursday evening, creating a difficult-to-navigate sea of customers, to take advantage of discounted Black Friday deals offered throughout the store. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Local shoppers show up big for Gray Thursday; Black Friday remains popular

When it comes to shopping on Thanksgiving Day, for some, it doesn’t matter how good the leftovers from dinner are or what football game is on TV. When the doors of a shopping center open to reveal a plethora of discounted goodies, shoppers will come in droves.

This passenger car was involved in a fatal accident on Thanksgiving Eve at Almy and Federal roads just north of Howard City. — File photo

UPDATED: Woman killed in two-vehicle accident in Howard City

A woman was killed and two others were injured in a two-vehicle accident this evening just north of Howard City.

Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident at the intersection of Almy and Federal roads at 5:49 p.m.

No one was injured when a pick-up truck rear-ended a Tri County school bus Tuesday afternoon in Pierson Township. — Courtesy photo

Tri County school bus rear-ended by pickup truck

A teen driving a pickup truck rear-ended a Tri County Area Schools bus Tuesday afternoon, but no one was injured.

Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the incident at 2:30 p.m. on Lake Montcalm Road near Maple Hill Road.

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Toys for Tots of Montcalm County to hold fundraisers

Toys for Tots of Montcalm County will be holding several fundraising events in the next few weeks.

There is a fundraiser dinner from 5 to 8 pm. tonight at the Greenville Eagles, located at 11690 SW Greenville Road. There is a requested donation of $10 with all proceeds going to the Toys for Tots program.

Stanton resident Phil Kava is a subtle energy worker, which is someone who has the ability to control their energy flow. — Daily News/Katlyn Vuillemot

Subtle energy worker to offer MCC classes

More than 30 years ago when Phil Kava learned about his grandfather’s work as a faith healer, it sparked more than just an interest; it sparked the beginning of his many years of research to have the ability to do what he does today. Once Kava was inspired by his grandfather’s work, he established his own set of goals.

Howard City Village President S. Michael Scott is stepping down after 40 years on the village council. He is the fourth generation of his family to serve on the council. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Retiring Howard City village president is a fourth generation public servant

A member of the Scott family has sat on the Howard City Village Council for four generations in a row — three times as village president. That notable feat ends tomorrow.

Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

The Howard City Village Council discusses how to hire a village manager at Monday night’s meeting, from left to right, retiring Village President S. Michael Scott, incoming village president Randy Heckman and council members Tom Harris and Janice Williams. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Howard City Village Council to interview new batch of manager candidates

Three candidates have been interviewed and found wanting for this village’s manager position. The Howard City Village Council voted tonight to forgo three finalists and interview three new candidates.

Brad Klosner

Greenville area reporter back for a second stint

The newest face on The Daily News editorial staff is a familiar one. Brad Klosner was a reporter on the Greenville area beat back in 2010. But after about six months on the job here, his wife Becca’s company transferred the Klosners overseas. They returned to West Michigan earlier this year, decided to buy a home in the Greenville area and, last week, he returned to his old job.