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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.

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One injured in three vehicle pile-up involving garbage truck

One person was injured in a three-vehicle pile-up involving a garbage truck Thursday morning.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident just before 9 a.m. on Derby Road just south of Lakeside Drive.

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Central Montcalm board OKs leasing property for new park

The progress on the Stanton Veterans Memorial Park Project took a step forward Wednesday night when the Central Montcalm Public Schools Board of Education, in a 4-1 vote, approved leasing school property to the city of Stanton for the new park.

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.

Doris Moore

Early feminist dies at 97, leaves legacy

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”

These words, by author Shannon L. Alder, could have served as page one of Doris Moore’s lifetime playbook. Doris was born on a farm near Edmore in April 1917. She died at her Nevins Lake home last Wednesday at age 97.

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UPDATE: Police identify Sheridan woman killed in Kent County car accident

A woman was killed in a crash late Wednesday morning when her car crossed the center line.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department responded to the accident on Honey Creek Avenue north of 4 Mile Road NE around 11:25 a.m.

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Village superintendent’s absence sparks controversy in Sheridan

Conflict over the absence of Village Superintendent Doug Lane and Assistant Village Superintendent Ed Lingeman marred Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Sheridan Village Council.

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Montcalm County raises $150,000+ to bring on Right Place coordinator

Montcalm County is quickly becoming The Right Place for economic development. The Montcalm Economic Alliance has raised more than $150,000 to hire a business development coordinator for the next three years with The Right Place, a West Michigan economic development organization.

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‘Apathy’ blamed for 41 percent voter turnout in Montcalm County

More political ads were aired on one West Michigan TV station than anywhere else in the United States, but the majority of voters chose not to go to the polls Tuesday. Just 41 percent of Montcalm County’s registered voters participated in the general election, down from almost 44 percent in the 2010 general election and 56 percent in the 2006 general election.

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Emmons re-elected to second term as senator

Incumbent Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan successfully defeated Democratic challenger Fred Sprague of Alma in Tuesday’s election.

Throughout a district covering four counties, Emmons received 36,416 votes while Sprague received 27,234 votes, or 57 percent to 43 percent.