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Edmore Village Police Chief Luke Sawyer was recognized by the Edmore Village Council Monday evening for his time served as the chief before becoming a deputy with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office on May 1. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Edmore police department set to merge with Sheriff’s Office

As Edmore Village Police Chief Like Sawyer prepares for the switch of the community’s law enforcement to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, members of the village council made sure to recognize him during his final days as the community’s chief. A contract was approved by the Edmore Village Council on March 10 and by the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners March 21.

During a trip to Paris last year, area students had the opportunity to stand under the famous Eiffel Tower. — Courtesy photo

Greenville High School students are Europe bound

Standing in the shadow of history is awe inspiring. A country with a 239-year modern history has its own set of historic significance. Places like the Gettysburg battlefields or the winding streets of Boston or even the shores of the Detroit River are awe inspiring in their own right.

Visible rust spots and faded paint have led to members of the Edmore Village Council to vote on a new paint job for the village’s water tower, which will occur this summer. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Edmore water tower to get new paint job

With fading discolored blotches and growing areas of visible rust, the Edmore’s water tower will finally receive a new paint job this summer. After a year of weighing its options, members of the Edmore Village Council voted to approve a fresh paint job of the village’s water tower during Monday evening’s village council meeting.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 14

Central Montcalm 2-0: The Hornets defeated the Saranac Redskins twice at home on Tuesday. Game was a 16-6 mercy in five innings. Ben West earned the win, allowing seven hits, three walks, five earned runs and seven strikeouts…

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Tri County mercies Lakeview for first win

Tri County’s baseball team was still stinging from going 0-4 in a trip to Indiana over spring break. However, the Vikings came out of that funk in a hurry Tuesday night.

Belding’s Greta Wilker fields a bunt from third base and makes the throw to Julia Rupert at first base during Tuesday’s game against Sparta. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Belding softball opens conference play with a pair of wins

The Belding Redskins broke open a close ballgame with a six-run sixth inning. Holding on to a 2-1 advantage over the Sparta Spartans, the Redskins pounded out six hits, while batting around the lineup to open an 8-1 lead after six innings.

wildfire scorches a large area of wetlands Tuesday afternoon just north of Sheridan in Sidney Township south of Rosa Lake. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Fire races through wetlands in Sidney Township near Sheridan

Firefighters from Sheridan, Stanton and Montcalm Township spent the better part of Tuesday afternoon fighting an acres-wide grass fire that spread across a wetland area in Sidney Township. Though flames approached several homes on the southeast shore of Rosa Lake, firefighters were able to contain the blaze and no structures were damaged. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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THE REVIEW: The Miguel effect

Something is going right in the city of Detroit. Detroit, you say? The city where dreams of professional athletic grandeur have gone to die a slow and painful death for so many years?

Kenowa Hills’ Frances Dodge sends a free kick toward the goal, while Greenville’s Kinsey Golden (10), Olivia Sowerby (9) and Morgan Christensen (16) stand in front to block the shot. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Strong 2nd half leads Kenowa Hills past Greenville soccer

Kylee Krogman scored her second goal of the game just three minutes into the second half. Only it wasn’t a goal, or at least a goal seen by the officials. Instead of Greenville’s soccer team leading 2-0 early in the second half against the Kenowa Hills Knights on Monday, the Yellow Jackets soccer team held just a one-goal lead at that point.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 13

Greenville splits: The Yellow Jackets lost the first game 5-1 and won the second game 3-1 at home against the Sparta Spartans on Monday. Sparta’s Carl Dietrich earned the win in game one. He worked all seven innings, allowing five hits with three strikeouts. Calvin Syrjala took the loss…