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Greenville’s Kyle Swindell falls to the ground after catching the game tying two-point conversion with 17 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The Yellow Jackets tied the game 21-21 to force overtime with Forest Hills Eastern on Friday.

Greenville football falls in overtime to FH Eastern

Forest Hills Eastern scored the first and final touchdowns against the Greenville Yellow Jackets. It was the last one that hurt the most. After the Yellow Jackets pulled off a dramatic, final drive score to force overtime, the Eastern defense stepped up and their offense found the end zone one final time to defeat the Yellow Jackets 27-21 on Friday night at Legacy Field.

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Belding football rolls past Sparta

The Redskins are still in a position to achieve their biggest goal of the season. With its 35-14 win over O-K Blue rival Sparta Friday night, Belding ended its three-game skid and kept the possibility of a playoff berth intact with one week left to play.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Oct. 18

Montabella 18, Vestaburg 16: The Mustangs got a touchdown by Zach Taubitz with just over two minutes left in the fourth quarter to notch an MSAC-South win Friday night…

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New Greenville firefighters train with veteran officers

Ever since Marcus Roy can remember, he has had his hair cut by barber Jim Hopkins. In the 20-plus years that they’ve visited each other for Roy’s regular appointments, the two have had countless conversations about Hopkins’ 24 years of experience as a firefighter for the Greenville Department of Public Safety. After listening intently to Hopkins’ stories of battling structure fires and rescuing victims from car accidents, all while remaining humble and continuing to work as a barber in the process, Roy decided that a similar path might work in his future.

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Edmore welcomes new police officer

There’s a new police officer in town. The Edmore Village Council approved hiring Sarah Chamberlain at Monday night’s council meeting, effective Tuesday. She worked her first full shift Friday night.

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Snowplowing service a hot topic in Edmore

Cold weather is rapidly approaching, but the issue of snowplowing is a heated one in this village. The Edmore Village Council was at odds at Monday night’s meeting over which company to hire for snowplowing services this winter, as well as lawn mowing services next spring and summer.

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Funeral Notices – Oct. 19, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.

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One Book, One County finale speaker explains floral messages

Though “flowers speak a language without using words” Jeanne Hawkins, an expert on the language of flowers, used the eloquence of words as guest speaker at the closing event for the year-long One Book, One County presentation Thursday night.

Business Services Manager for Central Area Michigan Works Consortium Kathy Jo VanderLaan, left, and Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West Regional Director William Small, speak about trying to improve the “soft skill” sets of the local unemployed during Thursday’s Coalition of Greater Greenville meeting at the Greenville Public Schools Central Services Building in Greenville.

Coalition of Greater Greenville presentation focused on improving soft, hard skills of unemployed

Members of the Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG) received a presentation Thursday on how Michigan Works is focusing on improving the soft and hard skill sets of the local unemployed with a goal to get them back into the work force.

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Community Dinner extols Lakeview’s financial, scholastic improvement

Five years ago, the village of Lakeview was in trouble. The small community was hemorrhaging jobs; foreclosures were rampant; the schools were being listed as “at risk” by the state. What a difference five years can make.