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Funeral Notices for Feb. 3, 2017

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Jason Dillingham is the pastor in transition for First Congregational Church in Greenville. He has moved back to Greenville with his wife and four children three times since 2003 and is excited to be in a place his children call home. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville’s First Congregational Church welcomes new pastor

Pastor Jason Dillingham is the new kid on the block at First Congregational Church of Greenville. He came to the church to conduct some services in November 2016 and then began working as the pastor in transition for the church through Christmas. He is still technically considered in transition, but he has taken over the duties of the pastor position for the church and will work in coming months to have his ordination transferred to the church.

Greenville's Paige Hallock, left, and Landon Kemp each signed their letters of intent to play at the college level, with Hallock set to play basketball at Grand Valley State University while Kemp will continue her long jump career at South Dakota University.

HIT THE LINE HARD: Enjoying the hype of committing

This is the time of year I always love, when “National Signing Day” is upon us. I love all the hype of which highly-touted high school football recruit is going where and which team has raked in the most studs and whose team is going to be crazy good next year, or so we think. One of the the trends I’ve gotten caught up in and enjoy watching are the creative announcements these recruits have been posting online lately.

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DDA approves Flo’s brownfield grant

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has finally reached a decision regarding financial assistance for a downtown business. During a special meeting Jan. 24, the DDA unanimously voted to approve a brownfield grant for Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar. The decision came following the regular meeting on Jan. 10, in which the DDA asked for additional time to review the proposal.

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UPDATE: Trufant woman dies in Spencer Township crash

A Trufant woman died after her vehicle ran off the road and hit a tree Thursday morning.

Dren Bartrum earned his 100th career victory against Lowell’s Carter Bierling in the 152-pound match in Wednesday’s home dual match. He almost pinned Beerling but ended up with a decisive 14-0 major decision. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Greenville’s Dren Bartrum earns 100th career win against Lowell

Dren Bartrum gave Greenville’s best highlight of the dual meet against Lowell Wednesday, earning his 100th career win.

Greenville senior quarterback Cal Syrjala (2) breaks through Belding defenders, juniors Andrew Gonzales (13) and James Daniel (2), en route to scoring a touchdown at Legacy Field in Greenville in last season's rivalry game, in which the Yellow Jackets won 49-6. (File photo)

JUST IN: Greenville-Belding football rivalry on two-year hiatus

The long-standing football rivalry between the Belding Redskins and the Greenville Yellow Jackets will be postponed at least for the next two years, a decision made by Belding Area Schools this week.

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Belding schools narrow mascot choices to top 10

Suggestions from Belding Area Schools students, staff and community members are in and the top 10 choices for the new mascot have been chosen. The top 10 contenders for the next mascot in Belding are Bison, Bandits, Bruins, Buccaneers, Black Bears, Black Hawks (bird), Black Knights, Bengals, Pride and Lumberjacks.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 2, 2017

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Lakeview's David Bannen, middle, looks to go up for a shot between Chippewa Hills' Kurt Ray, left, and DeAngelo Lowery during the teams' game Tuesday night.

Lakeview comes from behind to beat Chippewa Hills, 44-34

Lakeview coach Pete Wurm knew his team was still in the boys basketball game despite being down at halftime. Wurm made the adjustments that worked, holding Chippewa Hills to just 12 points in the second half and taking a 44-34 win Tuesday night.