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New Carson City-Crystal coach Devin Pringle, left, talks to his players before practice starts. — Daily News/Chip Burch

New CC-C football coach likes what he sees so far

Carson City-Crystal’s football team has a few weeks of practice under their belt, and as far as coach Devin Pringle is concerned, so far so good. The Eagles started practice Monday, Aug. 12, by going to Camp Northwoods northeast of West Branch. They stayed there for three days while there were no pads allowed for practice by Michigan High School Athletic Association rule.

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Clean Up Greenville event returns

For the second year in a row, Greenville residents have come together to make sure the city is in tip-top shape for the annual Danish Festival. Steve Schofield of Greenville wanted to make a difference last year and there was such a large amount of community support that the second annual “Clean Up Greenville” returned this year.

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Funeral Notices – Aug. 16, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.

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49th annual Danish Festival underway

Turnout was good Thursday evening for the official start of this year’s Danish Festival. Held at Heritage Park, the event featured appearances by several area dignitaries, the Danish Festival queen and her court, the Danish Festival Band and this year’s grand marshal Katherine Hansen. Also on hand were members of Greenville’s VFW and American Legion posts, who presided over the flag raising ceremony.

Greenville resident Spencer Brandt lost his right leg to cancer in 2006, but is now planning to cycle across the country using a handcycle bike, which is powered by his arms.

Greenville amputee ‘out to change the world’ with cross-country cycling trek

Spencer Brandt didn’t have an average childhood. In fact, he was nearly robbed of it entirely.

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High school marching bands bring life to autumn season

As summer begins to wind down, there are many elements that begin to signify that autumn is approaching. Leaves begin to shift from green to various shades of orange and red, temperatures turn from warm and humid to crisp and cool and families prepare as the school year begins once again. But another sign of autumn comes in the sound that can be heard nearly every Friday night. As residents and fans pack into home stadiums and students take to the gridiron to best their weekly foe, the initial kick of a leather football is a sure sign that autumn is upon us.

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Greenville to host five home games in 2013

As they have every year since 1991, the Greenville Yellow Jackets will begin the high school football season against its longtime rival Belding Redskins. Greenville will travel to Rudness Field on Aug. 29 with a five game winning streak in tact. The Yellow Jackets won 43-12 last year in the first game ever at Legacy Field.

Greenville running back Brennan Ramirez splits through two defenders during practice on Wednesday at Legacy Field. The Yellow Jackets open the season Aug. 29 at Belding.

Greenville primed for return to postseason

The Greenville Yellow Jackets have gone two seasons without a football playoff appearance. As the Yellow Jackets begin their quest to snap that streak, they do so with a team that is displaying the kind of leadership and chemistry that leads to successful seasons.

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Central Montcalm opens season with Chip Hills

The Central Montcalm Hornets expect 2013 to be a bounce back season. After finishing 2-7 a year ago, the Hornets are ready to get back to the postseason after a two-year span without an extra game.

Central Montcalm’s Todd Switzer, middle, works as the gunner during punt team practice on Tuesday. Austin Phenix, left, is defending Switzer, while Keagan James, in back at right, is punting.

Central Montcalm is ready to get back to the playoffs

When the Central Montcalm Hornets football team took the practice field on Tuesday evening it felt more like late September than the second day of the preseason practice. The Hornets are coming off their first losing season (2-7 in 2012) since going 4-5 in 2006. Central Montcalm went to the postseason four consecutive seasons (2007-10), but have missed that goal the past two seasons (5-4 in 2011).