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Tri County senior Johnathan Becktell returns a kickoff against Lakeview in the Vikings season opener at home. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Tri County’s slow starts having negative impact

If not for the first quarter, the Tri County Vikings just might have a winning record. In three Tri County (1-3 overall) losses this season, the Vikings have been outscored 69-0 in the first quarter. They have returned the favor by outscoring their opponents 71-40 in the final three quarters in those same games. Another slow start against Big Rapids on Friday was too difficult to come back from.


The final Market of the season, moves to Cass Street

Although it has been a less than successful season, The Market is going out with a bang. The Market, a Greenville-based, open-air vendor market which aims to sell everything from homemade craft goods to locally grown produce, has been located in Lafayette Park, the small pocket park in downtown Greenville, the last Saturday of every month since May.

Betrayal of Home

12 local artists in this year’s ArtPrize event

Autumn returns to West Michigan on Wednesday, bringing with it the seventh installment of ArtPrize.
This year, more than 1,500 entries have been submitted to be on display at more than 160 venues across three square miles of Grand Rapids starting Wednesday through Oct. 11.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, Sept. 21.

CC-Crystal falls in 4: The Eagles lost a home match against Portland St. Patrick in four sets 19-25, 25-20, 25-20, 26-24. Jenna Schneider had 18 digs, 13 points and four aces…


Funeral Notices for Sept. 22, 2015

Funeral notices for Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015


JUST IN: Readers showcased at Greenville school board meeting

The Greenville Public Schools Central Services Facility was filled with exceptional readers tonight.

During the regular Board of Education meeting, the Flat River Community Library showcased its star readers from its annual summer reading program.


JUST IN: Flynn appointed president of Belding school board

A familiar face now sits at the head of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education.

Timothy Flynn, who has served as a member of the board for 19 years, was appointed in a unanimous vote this evening to the position of board president.

Michigan State Police Trooper Evan Mize, second from right, was recognized last Tuesday with the “Life Saving Commendation” award from the Carson City Police Department and the “Michigan State Police Life Saving Award” from the Michigan State Police for his actions during a suicide attempt April 20. Pictured with Mize are Carson City Police Officer Phil Andres, right, Carson City Police Chief Dave Ellis, left, and Michigan State Police Lt. Rob Davis, second from left. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

State Police trooper receives Life Saving Award

During last Tuesday’s Carson City Council meeting, Carson City Police Chief Dave Ellis recognized Michigan State Police (MSP) Trooper Evan Mize with the city’s “Life Saving Commendation Award,” an award Carson City Police Officer Phil Andres received in June.

Five-year-old Sophia Hurst of Howard City enjoys some company with friendly animals during Howard City Harvest Festival’s petting zoo at Whispering Pines Mobile Saturday. (Daily News | Lori Hansen)

Howard City’s Harvest Festival fans ‘soak’ up the weekend fun

While folks lined up their chairs Saturday along the parade route, hoping for a glimpse of a special parade entry, one unwanted guest showed up. Minutes before Howard City Harvest Festival’s early afternoon grand parade, sprinkles of rain turned into a heavy drizzle, scattering those lining the parade route to seek shelter under wind-blown umbrellas, doorways and porches.

Reaching the top shelf at a local grocery store is nothing short of a “big deal” for Emily Van Kleek of Stanton. Her new Robotic Mobility Device (RMD) makes this possible. (Courtesy photos)

Stanton paraplegic ‘back on her feet again’ after 12 years in wheelchair

Emily Van Kleek has been trying to reach the top shelf for the past three years. Last week, in the aisles of the Leppink’s store in Stanton, she finally made it.