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The pedestrian bridge spanning across Fish Creek, connecting West Park to Haradine Memorial Park in Carson City, is an example of a connecting bridge that city officials, in collaboration with officials from Bloomer Township, would like to see to connect property in the township to West Park. 
 (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Carson City, Bloomer Township working together on parks and rec plan

With various playgrounds and pavilions located throughout this community, city officials are seeking public input about the future of three city parks.

The Carson City Council is looking to implement a new five-year recreation plan and, in doing so, are prepared to work collaboratively with officials from Bloomer Township, which encompasses the city.

Vestaburg’s Christian Keeler, right, is pursued by Montabella’s Austin Pawlowski on Thursday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Vestaburg overcomes slow start to beat Montabella

Vestaburg’s football team overcame a slow start and a tough opponent Thursday night.

The Wolverines got their second win of the season with a 46-26 win over the Montabella Mustangs in the Mid-State Activities Conference opener for both teams.

Tri County senior tight end Quentin Stevens (80) makes a leaping catch in the first quarter Thursday for a 20-yard gain over Central Montcalm defenders, juniors Devin Williams (4) and Blake Ryan (7). (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Tri County makes comeback in defensive battle, beating Central Montcalm

Both teams only scored twice each during the rivalry game between the Tri County Vikings and Central Montcalm Green Hornets, but every second of the 48-minute game was a nail-biter.

With Central Montcalm’s scoreboard down for the entire game, the anticipation of time built, especially in the last few minutes.

Down 13-6, the Vikings were staring down the end zone 71 yards away with less than three minutes to play in the game, time being shouted out periodically by the referees.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 2, 2016

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Located between the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce and Haan’s Bakery, Lafayette Park is being looked at by the Greenville Downtown Development Authority as a location for a potential open market structure for a farmers market, concerts and other group events. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville DDA revives discussion of creating open market structure

Collecting dust on the agenda of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is an item that was once thought to be the spark this city needed to rejuvenate its downtown district. Last discussed in detail in 2011, the idea of an open market structure that could host a number of activities — a farmers market, concerts and other group events — has long been on the back burner.

Julie Stafford is pictured with her daughter, Emma, a cancer survivor. — Courtesy photo

GUEST VIEW: Go gold in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness

“Your child has cancer.”

These are the words no parent ever wants to hear.

But every day, the families of at least 43 children around the world will hear just that.

The Vestaburg Wolverines will come in to Blanchard looking for their second consecutive win and first MSAC league win against the Montabella Mustangs, who are seeking their first win of the season. Kick-off is 7 p.m. tonight. (File photo)

Montabella, Vestaburg prepare for first MSAC match-up of the season

The first game in the Mid-State Activities Conference for Vestaburg and Montabella is a rivalry game.

The Wolverines face the Mustangs in Blanchard in the first conference game of the season for both teams tonight.

Recent Grand Valley State University graduate Jake Eckholm started his new job as village manager of Lakeview and city manager of Stanton on Tuesday. He will divide his time equally between the municipalities. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Eckholm leaving Lakeview and Stanton to manage Muskegon Heights

The dual manager of the city of Stanton and the village of Lakeview has accepted a new job. Jake Eckholm will be the next manager of the city of Muskegon Heights. He accepted the job Tuesday and will start Oct. 1.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 1, 2016

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Sam Johnson of Lakeview, at left, congratulates Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Director Nick Lyon at the grand opening of My Town Services of Montcalm County in Howard City on Monday. Johnson is excited to start his new cleaning job at the business at 208 Edgerton St. in downtown Howard City, which will offer a variety of health, senior citizen, veteran and employment services. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

My Town in Howard City offers variety of health and human services

Montcalm County residents have access to a variety of health and human services in Stanton, but for those who live on the outskirts of the county, the county seat isn’t always the most accessible location.

As of Monday, those who live in the Panhandle (the northwest section of Montcalm County) will be able to enjoy many health and human services in downtown Howard City.