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ED GILBERT: Excellent time for hiking and scouting

Although the fall seasons aren’t quite here as yet, now is still a good time to scout for small game, turkeys and yes, even deer. The other advantage is that hiking about will be good for one’s health, and should you own a hunting dog it will be thankful for a romp in the woods or fields as well.

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Three area teams meet at football passing camp

On an overcast, humid morning, five football teams strapped on the helmets, huddled and continued to prepare for the upcoming high school football season. With just 22 days until the first official practice and 40 days until the first game of the season, it’s crunch time for each program to make sure they are ready for the start of the season. On Friday, the Lakeview Wildcats and Tri County Vikings squared off with the host Belding Redskins, Ionia Bulldogs and Saranac Redskins in a 7-on-7 passing camp.

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CHIP’S CLIPS: Why Pete Rose should never be reinstated

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game was a great showcase for Cincinnati and their beloved son, Pete Rose. Rose came out to thunderous applause by the Reds’ faithful before the All-Star Game, despite being banned from baseball for life for betting on the game.

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Funeral Notices for July 20, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, July 20, 2015

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Car plows through Pierson cemetery, destroys headstones

A Howard City man allegedly drove his car through this township’s cemetery this afternoon, leaving a path of destruction in his wake. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the cemetery at the intersection of Amy School and Cannonsville Road around 3:30 p.m. today.

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Greenville’s Heartland House celebrates 20th anniversary

Two decades is a long time to put your heart and soul into something, but the Heartland House has been doing just that.

On Friday, the Greenville agency celebrated its 20th anniversary with an open house luncheon.

Former Sheridan Village Council member Don Nassif was one of several residents to receive citations under a new blight ordinance that, technically, had not yet been officially adopted by the village council. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Confusion reigns in Sheridan over new junk ordinance

Although it has been in the works for some time and has been reported in The Daily News, some village residents were still surprised to receive warning letters regarding blight ordinance violations.

The ordinance in question was officially adopted at Tuesday evening’s council meeting. However, citations went out to some residents as early as last month, before the ordinance was official.

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New radios will improve communications in Lakeview

Various departments within this village will soon be communicating more effectively, and over longer distances, thanks to several new radios to be added to the village’s communication arsenal.

Currently, communication between the village office, the Department of Public Works (DPW), fire and police departments is carried out in large part on privately owned cell phones and antiquated radio equipment.

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Crystal Lake Run set for Aug. 1

The annual Crystal Lake Run is set for its 19th installment. The event, which consists of a 3-mile walk/run or 5-mile run, takes place on Aug. 1.

Zach Ingles conducts his ninth annual basketball camp at Greenville High School. The camp ran Monday through Thursday for players from kindergarten through ninth grade. - Courtesy photos/Jamie McNinch

Ingles hoops camp wraps after 4 days

Nearly 80 youths participated in this week’s annual Zach Ingles Basketball Camp at Greenville High School. The camp ran Monday through Thursday and featured two sessions. The first session was for children entering kindergarten through fifth grades and the second session for those entering sixth through ninth grades.