News
As his fiancée, Megan Wheaton, looks on, Cpl. Robert “Bobby” Thrailkill Jr. of the U.S. Marines speaks to a crowd of Belding residents, donators, military veterans and family members at a groundbreaking ceremony in Belding on Saturday. Thrailkill and his family will receive a new home that is being specially built to meet Thrailkill’s needs, such as wider doorways, a roll-in shower and drop-down cabinets. — Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

The daily routine of life hasn’t been the same for Cpl. Robert “Bobby” Thrailkill of the U.S. Marines since he lost his legs in an improvised explosive device blast in Afghanistan four years ago. Living in an apartment in Caledonia, Thrailkill, 23, has not only had to get used to his prosthetic legs and the different mobility challenges they present, he also has had to deal with the everyday challenges of just getting on with his day, be it showering, reaching for things in a cabinet or just moving about within his apartment. Life, Thrailkill said, was difficult just doing the simple things.

Michigan State Police trooper discusses dangers of sexting

Posted in: Local Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

People need to think twice before sending a revealing photo via text. Sexting — sending erotic selfie photos via text messaging — can result in a 20-year prison sentence.

Marine injured in Afghanistan to receive special home in Belding

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, News Top Story Monday, October 27th, 2014

The daily routine of life hasn’t been the same for Cpl. Robert “Bobby” Thrailkill of the U.S. Marines since he lost his legs in an improvised explosive device blast in Afghanistan four years ago. Living in an apartment in Caledonia, Thrailkill, 23, has not only had to get used to his prosthetic legs and the different mobility challenges they present, he also has had to deal with the everyday challenges of just getting on with his day, be it showering, reaching for things in a cabinet or just moving about within his apartment. Life, Thrailkill said, was difficult just doing the simple things.

Multiple people injured in Klackle Orchards tractor accident

Posted in: Local Monday, October 27th, 2014

Multiple people were injured in a Klackle Orchards farm tractor accident Sunday afternoon. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident on Station Road near West County Line Road around 4 p.m.

Sports
Greenville’s Keegan Cossou catches the go-ahead touchdown in the final seconds of the first half against Northview on Friday night at Legacy Field. Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Eric Plate’s interception in the final seconds sent the Greenville Yellow Jackets sideline and crowd into a wild victory celebration. The 24-14 win over O-K Bronze rival Northview on Friday night didn’t give the Yellow Jackets a conference title. The win didn’t qualify the Yellow Jackets for the postseason.

THE REVIEW: Rebuilding a roster

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

It was a dream lineup. Some of the league’s hottest hitters all together under the same roof, sporting the storied English D. What was predicted to be a dominating season would ultimately take an unfortunate turn for the Detroit Tigers and thanks to a midseason unraveling, 1984 would continue to hold its place in the franchise’s history.

Emotional win closes out Greenville’s season

Posted in: High School, Sports Top News Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Eric Plate’s interception in the final seconds sent the Greenville Yellow Jackets sideline and crowd into a wild victory celebration. The 24-14 win over O-K Bronze rival Northview on Friday night didn’t give the Yellow Jackets a conference title. The win didn’t qualify the Yellow Jackets for the postseason.

THE REVIEW: Rebuilding a kicker

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

It’s been over 20 years since the Detroit Lions and their fans have had to even entertain the thought of a struggle in their kicking game. They’ve more than made up for it by experiencing difficulty in other areas, as we all know.

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  • Greenville council approves tax abatements for two businesses

    Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
    Posted in: Greenville

    Ways to bring new jobs to the city was the focus of Tuesday’s meeting of the Greenville City Council.
    Council members voted to approve tax abatements to two city businesses in hopes of increasing local employment.

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  • Local students hit the race track with fun, hands-on electric car project

    Monday, October 20th, 2014
    Posted in: Belding, Carson City, Greenville, S.Slider, Stanton

    Darting around hairpin turns and speeding down straightaways, all the while attempting to carefully — yet aggressively — surge ahead of competing racers, the sport of electric car racing by high school students was on full display at Grattan Raceway on Friday.

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  • Cedar Springs defense shuts down Yellow Jackets

    Monday, October 20th, 2014
    Posted in: High School

    Two keys to winning a football game are being able to rush the ball and to play solid defense. The Cedar Springs Red Hawks have mastered both this season. On Friday, the Red Hawks continued its domination on the defensive side of the ball with a 48-16 win over the Greenville Yellow Jackets. Offensively, the Red Hawks controlled the clock with its methodical, Wing-T offense, which makes it nearly impossible to make a comeback when trailing.

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  • Election leads mix of topics at Coalition of Greater Greenville meeting

    Friday, October 17th, 2014
    Posted in: Greenville

    With no agenda and no scheduled speaker, members of the Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG) had a roundtable discussion of random topics at Thursday’s meeting at the Greenville Public Schools Central Services Building.

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