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Lakeview senior quarterback Nate Shurlow (9) evades Chippewa Hills senior linebacker Eric Russell (60) en route to a 36-yard run for a first down Friday evening at Warrior Field in Remus. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Turnovers haunt Wildcats in 41-0 loss to Chip Hills

Turnovers are hard to overcome. Seven turnovers are virtually insurmountable. On Friday, the Chippewa Hills Warriors used a dominant defensive performance and special teams to set up its offense in a 41- 0 shutout win over the Lakeview Wildcats in the opening round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 5 playoffs.

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Freeland runs by Central Montcalm 44-16

Central Montcalm’s football team made it to the playoffs, but couldn’t continue on because of a really good team. The Freeland Falcons had no problems with the wind or the Green Hornets, winning the Division 5 contest 44-16 Friday night.

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Montabella football falls to Whittemore-Prescott

The Montabella Mustangs won its last two regular season games to qualify for the postseason. Unfortunately, that meant a playoff matchup with the No. 5 ranked Whittemore-Prescott Cardinals on Friday night in a Division 7 first round game.

Country music recording artist John Berry will be bringing his Christmas tour to Greenville High School’s Performing Arts Center on Dec. 10. The show is sponsored by the Montcalm County 4-H Fair Association. (Courtesy photo)

Country Christmas concert, singer John Berry to support 4-H fairgrounds

Area country music lovers are in for a treat this December, when the Montcalm County 4-H Fair Association brings recording star John Berry to Greenville High School’s Performing Arts Center.

A view of Greenville High School athletic fields courtesy of a Pictometry aerial flyover photo-mapping project. (Courtesy photos)

A virtual tour of Montcalm County: Aerial photo flyover project complete

A bird’s eye view of anywhere in Montcalm County is now just a few clicks away.

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Funeral Notices — Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Funeral notices for Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

At left, Montcalm Community College Vice President for Student and Academic Affairs Rob Spohr discusses the college’s enrollment numbers, as Dean of Student & Enrollment Services Debra Alexander, center, and President Bob Ferrentino, right, listen during a MCC Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Enrollment up, financial forecast down at Montcalm Community College

As Michigan’s economic recovery continues, the same cannot be said for its effect on community college enrollment.

Of the 28 community colleges in Michigan, 26 are currently experiencing a drop in enrollment, and Montcalm Community College has not been immune to that decrease.

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Greenville historian Elsie McNiel dies at 82

When future historians look back at 20th century Greenville, they’ll encounter the usual pantheon of mayors, city managers, business owners.

Those who take time to dig deeper will find Elsie McNiel, a woman who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to chronicle and preserve a record of the community.

The Lakeview Wildcats take offensive reps during a practice last week. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview set to face Chippewa Hills

Unlike last year, the Lakeview Wildcats are familiar with their first round playoff opponent (Maple City Glen Lake). The Wildcats (8-1) will travel to face former CSAA rival Chippewa Hills (7-2) tonight in the first round of the Division 6 football playoffs. The two teams spent the past nine years together in the same league. This year, the league was split into two divisions, with the Wildcats in the Silver and the Warriors in the Gold.

Central Montcalm quarterback Keagan James gets ready to work on a running back drill during practice last week. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm goes on the road to Freeland

Even though they were only 5-4, Central Montcalm’s football team made it to the playoffs. Because of their record, the Green Hornets will go on the road for the first round of the Division 5 playoffs when they go to Freeland to face the Falcons.