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Carson City-Crystal senior runningback Dallas O’Green (1) escapes Pewamo-Westphalia junior linebacker Nathan Smith (24) en route to scoring a rushing touchdown in the first quarter Friday evening. - Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-Crystal can’t stop Smith, Pewamo in playoffs

In the end, Carson City-Crystal’s football team made the Pewamo-Westphalia Pirates sweat a little. The Eagles led the undefeated Pirates at halftime, but turned the ball over three times in the second half and lost 42-21 in the first round of the Division 7 playoffs Friday night. The loss ends Carson City’s season at 6-3. But the Eagles had the looks to pull the upset.

Vestaburg senior Zach Johnston reaches to bring down Beal City running back Chase Rollin during the first round of the MHSAA football playoffs on Friday. Rollin scored twice and intercepted two passes in Beal City’s win. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Beal City ends Vestaburg’s season with 37-0 shutout

Aside from one game this season, the Beal City Aggies have proven itself to be one of the best football teams in the state and a Division 8 state championship contender. A first round playoff shutout did nothing to diminish those thoughts, as the Aggies used a dominating first half to top the Vestaburg Wolverines 37-0 at home on Friday night.

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MACC students using robotics to prepare for ‘real world’ industry

On the surface, the building of small robots in Art Ward’s engineering and technology class looks like an opportunity for students to flaunt the excitement of their inner child.

But buried beneath the assembly of erector pieces, the smiles and laughter that bubble to the surface from students during successful robot demonstrations, are lessons and skills that will guide them into becoming successful future engineers and technicians.

Several establishing shots for the independent film, “Project Zemph,” were filmed in Greenville. Pictured here at work on the set are, from left, K. Charles Wight, Bobby McElgunn, Nick J. Brower and Tyler Shane Seeley. — Courtesy photo

Movie filmed in Greenville to debut in Grand Rapids

What’s real and what’s only the product of imagination? How much of our experience can we trust? How much is embellished by the amber lens of time?

These are questions examined, and to some degree answered, in the upcoming film by Grand Rapids-based director Tyler Shane Seeley, “Project Zemph.”


Funeral Notices for Nov. 2, 2015

Read funeral notices for Monday, Nov. 2, 2015.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Oct. 31

CC-Crystal 3-2: The Eagles hosted the MSAC tournament on Saturday and finished in a tie for third with Montabella. CC-Crystal defeated Ashley 25-19, 25-9, Vestaburg 25-11, 25-21 and Montabella 25-20, 19-25, 15-11…


OUR VIEW: Greenville, don’t forget to write in your vote Tuesday

Tuesday’s ballot may be a blank one in Greenville, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an important election.

Two four-year terms are open on the Greenville City Council. Although four candidates are campaigning for the job, they are all running as write-ins, meaning their name will not appear on the ballot unless a voter writes it.


4 contesting 2 seats on Greenville City Council

A current councilman, an attorney, a former city manager and a former journalist/legislative worker are all running in Tuesday’s Greenville City Council election.

Two four-year terms are up for grabs. Councilman Brian Greene is not running for re-election, but Councilman Larry Moss is, albeit as a write-in candidate due to a paperwork error. Kathleen Dunne, Meg Mullendore and Sylvia Warner are also running as write-ins, meaning Tuesday’s ballot will be blank and voters will need to write in the names of the two candidates they wish to elect.

Serena Allen’s new shop, Forever Yours Bridal, offers both traditional wedding attire as well as unusual offerings such as camouflage-themed weddings. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

BUSINESS BEAT: Forever Yours Bridal offering several lines

Serena Allen admits she’s “taking a chance” with her new store, Forever Yours Bridal, 701 S. Greenville Road. But it’s a calculated — and educated — risk.

Montcalm County Commissioner Dale Reyburn, Greater Greenville Transportation Committee Chairman Ron Blanding and Michigan State Police Lakeview Post Community Liaison Trooper Roger Hunt listen to a comment concerning traffic on M-57 during the Greater Greenville Transportation Committee on Wednesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville transportation committee hears from police community liaison

Typically, getting some face-to-face time with a Michigan State Police (MSP) trooper means you are about to get a ticket and pay a fine.

However, that was not the case at the Greater Greenville Transportation Committee meeting on Wednesday.