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Greenville’s Sarah Newhouse delivers a pitch during an early season game last year. Newhouse has signed to play softball for Kalamazoo Valley Community College. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville duo signs to play softball in college

Sarah Newhouse and Elizabeth Niemiec have yet to begin their season seasons of softball, save for practice, for the Greenville Yellow Jackets. Still, they both know they will continue to play softball following their Greenville careers.


Funeral Notices for March 26, 2015

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Greenville/Belding trail connection part of final project to connect 125 miles

Trail lovers will soon have access to 125 miles of Michigan trails starting right from Jackson’s Landing Park in Greenville.

During the latest Greenville City Council meeting, the council voted in favor of applying for a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) Trust Fund grant to complete a portion of the Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail-Trail from Greenville to Belding.

Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, holding a pamphlet on the OK2SAY confidential student hotline, reaches out to the audience at Monday’s Legislative Update meeting at Montcalm Community College to promote the new program.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Emmons, Outman working to promote OK2SAY student safety hotline

The best way to stop a violent act, be it suicide, bullying or the manifestation of a serious bomb threat, is to prevent it from happening in the first place.

That’s the message Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, was hoping to convey when her legislation to create the new OK2SAY confidential student safety hotline was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder in December 2013.


Tri County has solid hoops season with new coaches

Tti County’s girls basketball team had to deal with a new coach this season. In fact, two new coaches. The Vikings had Chris Overbeek and Shelly DeGeer take over as co-coaches this season, and they ended up 13-9 overall and 9-3 in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division.

Lakeview’s Brookelyn Reed fires a shot on goal during a game last spring. The Wildcats open the season on Thursday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview soccer ready to improve on field

The Lakeview Wildcats girls soccer team will look to get back to its winning ways in 2015. The Wildcats, just 7-9 overall a year ago and 2-4 in the CSAA, returns every key player from last year’s squad.

Montabella’s Hunter Myers, at left, tries to escape the hold of Lakeview’s Kevin Johnson during a meet earlier this year. - File photo

Montabella matmen ‘learned a lot,’ says coach

Montabella’s wrestling team had some question marks coming into the season about how they were going to do. The Mustangs ended up 12-11 in dual meets this season and finished fourth in a loaded Central Michigan Athletic Conference.

Greenville’s Alex Budge, at top, tries to roll over Wyoming High’s Sutavo Moreno during a meet earlier this year.

Greenville wrestlers had to feel out season

Expectations were high for a Greenville wrestling team that had made multiple state quarterfinal appearances. That is unless you are coach Paul Johnson, who didn’t know what to expect when the season started.

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ON THE RECORD: Man jailed after attempting to neuter dog using livestock implement

A Fenwick man has been sentenced to jail time and fines after attempting to neuter a dog using a castration banding tool commonly used on farm livestock.

Wilmer Nolt Martin, 50, was convicted of abandoning/cruelty to animals, two counts of a stray dog and two counts of an unlicensed dog.

Central Montcalm junior Kalika Wernette drives in for a basket during a game this season. - File photo

Central Montcalm trio earn CSAA Gold honors

The Central Montcalm Hornets girls basketball team had three players earn league honors for their play this season. Earning CSAA Gold first team honors was Kenzie Rutz. Makayla Studley was named second team, while Kalika Wernette earned honorable mention.