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Aric Pitchford

Greenville native dies in Florida motorcycle accident

Aric James “AJ” Pitchford may have died young, but his friends and family in Greenville will never forget the bonds he formed, bonds that made it seem as if had he never left home. The 22-year-old died on May 1 when he lost control of his motorcycle while driving in Riviera Beach, Fla.

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Funeral Notices for May 8, 2015

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Little Whitefish Lake Association wants county’s help with sewer payments

A groundbreaking ceremony for a long-awaited sewer project on Little Whitefish Lake took place in March 1997.

The $2.2 million project included a $1.262 million loan which would be paid off by property owners in a special assessment district over 40 years at a 5 percent interest rate, plus a $939,000 federal grant. The project included 12,000 feet of sanitary sewer line, onsite pumping facilities, a force main and a lift station on the 181-acre lake in Pierson Township.

Carson City-Crystal’s Josh Coston, left, releases a discus attempt at the MSAC track meet on Wednesday. Coston set a school record with a throw of 159 feet, 8 inches. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Montabella girls, Coleman boys win MSAC track meet

The Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) is very competitive in track and field. On Wednesday, at Montabella High School, the host Mustangs edged Carson City-Crystal 124-112 on the girls’ side. Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart was close behind with 91 and followed by Vestaburg (20 points) and Coleman (4).

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Belding balances budget

As one of his first tasks as city manager, Bruce Brown dove head-first into the community’s upcoming fiscal year budget. His goal: Create a balanced budget, without any major cuts, that includes a healthy “rainy day fund.”

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Carson City-Crystal’s Seals resigns as volleyball coach

Ashley Seals spent one year as varsity volleyball coach at Carson City-Crystal. Seals resigned to take a full-time job in Alma. Seals remains as the Eagles’ first-ever varsity girls soccer coach.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, May 6

Montabella takes two: The Mustangs were double winners over Coleman Wednesday, winning 4-1 and 10-2 over the Comets in an MSAC matchup. In the first game Dan Cutler went the distance and allowed three hits and four walks while striking out nine. Colby Butler and Brady Burggren had two hits in the game…

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Greenville to host Lions youth mini-camp

The Detroit Lions are coming back to Legacy Field in Greenville. For the third consecutive summer, the Detroit Lions will host a fundamentals mini-camp for boys and girls ages six to 14.

A volunteer for Anderson & Girls Orchard was seriously injured after falling and being struck by a tractor this morning. — Courtesy photo

JUST IN: Anderson & Girls Orchards volunteer injured by tractor

A volunteer for Anderson & Girls Orchards was seriously injured after falling and being struck by a tractor this morning. Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Stanton-area orchard at 2985 N. Sheridan Road (M-66) at 11:38 a.m.

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Funeral Notices for May 7, 2015

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