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John “Johnny O” Ortiz introduces a poised and ready mixed martial arts fighter. — Courtesy photo

Greenville’s John ‘Johnny O’ Ortiz’s dream job is coming to fruition

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, fight fans across Greenville, we welcome you to The Daily News. In the dream job corner, wearing the dream job shorts, fighting for his own enjoyment of life is John “Johnny O” Ortiz. Here we go, here we go.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 1, 2014

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Lakeview driver hits trees, fence

On Sunday a Lakeview driver and two passengers were taken to the hospital after losing control of their vehicle.

Bloomer Township Clerk Sarah Todd only has a few more days to spend at her office at the old Bloomer Township Hall building before township offices are relocated to the new facility on M-57. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Bloomer Township Hall moving outside of Carson City

The building at 217 W. Sherman St. has served as a veterans hall, a library, a school and, most recently, a township hall. Now, the historic facility is about to get its next assignment.

Hundreds of shoppers flocked to Wal-Mart in Greenville Thursday evening, creating a difficult-to-navigate sea of customers, to take advantage of discounted Black Friday deals offered throughout the store. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Local shoppers show up big for Gray Thursday; Black Friday remains popular

When it comes to shopping on Thanksgiving Day, for some, it doesn’t matter how good the leftovers from dinner are or what football game is on TV. When the doors of a shopping center open to reveal a plethora of discounted goodies, shoppers will come in droves.

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VIDEO: Daily News video showcases Belding marching band at finals

The Belding High School marching band never fails to put on an entertaining show, but the time and effort put in by so many students often goes unnoticed.

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Ferris State University defensive end and Greenville graduate Justin Zimmer, left, chases down a player from Northern Michigan University during a game in 2013. Zimmer and the Bulldogs play today in the second round of the Division II playoffs at home against Ohio Dominican. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Ferris State’s Zimmer ready for D-2 playoffs

Justin Zimmer was a dominating football player in high school for the Greenville Yellow Jackets. Zimmer, now playing for Ferris State University, continues to dominate on the gridiron. The preseason All-America selection, Zimmer is up for a host of awards for his play this season. Before that, Zimmer will help lead the Bulldogs in their first postseason contest in 18 years.

The old scoreboards at Alan G. Davis Park will see their last winter. By the start of the 2015 softball season, the park will have three new scoreboards on the softball fields. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Alan G. Davis Park scoreboards to be replaced

During the summer and fall months, Alan G. Davis Park features an invasion that floods the grounds with rambunctious, sweaty people who wave clubs and throw missiles, grunting all the while.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 29, 2014

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Stanton may offer sidewalk snow removal

A proposed master plan and snow removal were the chief topics of Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Stanton City Commission.

Commissioners debated the merits, and related expense, of updating the city’s master plan. According to City Manager Jake Eckholm, a new master plan is long overdue and the cost estimate provided by Rowe Engineering is in line with similar firms.