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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.


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.

Edmore Police Chief Luke Sawyer

CHIEF’S CHAT: Facebook a valuable tool for police departments

A few years ago, the Village of Edmore Police Department created a Facebook page to help promote a seminar we were hosting at Montabella High School. We quickly found that this page served as an excellent tool in getting information to the masses quickly and efficiently.

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Sisters fight hunger and loneliness with community Thanksgiving dinner

There’s more than one kind of hunger. Particularly around the holidays; a time of family and friends, of gathering together with loved ones. For those with none of the above, it can be a lonely time, a time when the hunger for simple human companionship can grow every bit as sharp as the need for a warm holiday meal.


Funeral Notices for Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

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Jackson’s Landing will feature a new bike rack next spring as part of the grant to the city from the Greenville Area Community Foundation. (Daily News | Brad Klosner)

Greenville’s bikes project receives $13,122 from Community Foundation

In an effort to make bicycle enthusiasts feel more welcome to tour the city and its parks, the city of Greenville is taking steps to make cycling more accessible and safe.

This passenger car was involved in a fatal accident on Thanksgiving Eve at Almy and Federal roads just north of Howard City. — File photo

UPDATED: Woman killed in two-vehicle accident in Howard City

A woman was killed and two others were injured in a two-vehicle accident this evening just north of Howard City.

Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident at the intersection of Almy and Federal roads at 5:49 p.m.

Jaime Newell poses for a photo in her “bubblegum pink” wheelchair alongside her husband Matthew at their home in South Carolina near Fort Gordon, Georgia, where Matthew is stationed with the Army. (Courtesy photos)

Montcalm County woman working to walk after motorcycle accident

Last summer, Jaime Gibson Newell went for a motorcycle ride while on vacation. She crashed in a horrific accident and woke up from a coma three weeks later to find herself paralyzed. This holiday season, Jaime, 35, is in a wheelchair, but she says she has so much to be thankful for.