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Kristina Berry became the director of the Greenville Area Community Center on July 1. She will also continue in her role as director of the Greenville Parks & Recreation Department. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville Area Community Center has new director

The Greenville Area Community Center has a familiar face for its new leader. Kristina Berry, director of the Greenville Parks & Recreation Department, also took on the role of director of the Greenville Area Community Center on July 1.

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Montcalm Township firefighters to receive advance training

Three firefighters from the Montcalm Township Fire Department have been selected to receive advance training to help further their skills. During Wednesday night’s meeting, the Montcalm Township Board of Trustees approved sending three firefighters to the training at a cost of $80 each.

Officers with the Michigan State Police, Greenville Department of Public Safety, Montcalm County Sheriff's Office and Carson City Police Department participated in the inaugural Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Law Enforcement Torch Run (Photo Gallery)

Officers with the Michigan State Police, Greenville Department of Public Safety, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and Carson City Police Department participated in the inaugural Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday afternoon. A total of 18 officers participated in the 5K event on the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail in Greenville.

People gathered on Clay Street late Thursday afternoon after a 13-year-old who was riding his bike was hit by car exiting a parking lot. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

13-year-old bicyclist injured after being hit by car in Greenville

A 13-year-old boy from Greenville suffered minor injuries after being struck by a car while on his bicycle. The Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to Clay Street between M-57 and Cass Street around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Sgt. Jamie Sorsen said a green Chrysler was pulling out of a private lot between St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and attorney John Raven’s office on Clay Street.

Montabella’s Maddie Karcher, right, hits over the block of Evart’s Kirsten Parsons (13) and Kristen Kullman (1) during the first game of the teams’ match Thursday night. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Montabella volleyball teams nets first win

Montabella’s volleyball team got their first win of the season Thursday night, and it had a single theme according to coach Jordann Jankowsky. “We never gave up,” she said.

Montabella’s Allie Ball makes an attack during Thursday’s match against Evart. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Montabella’s Ball aims to stay on the volleyball court

The three sports seasons of the previous school year were hard on Montabella’s Allie Ball. That’s because she was injured in every season, and was unable to finish any of them.

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ROUNDUP: Prep results from Thursday, Sept. 13

The Daily News prep results from Thursday, Sept. 13

Sports Galore | Bruce Bentley

SPORTS GALORE: Facilities offer a sense of pride

Belding and Greenville high schools have put themselves on the map with their brand new athletic facilities. Regardless, of how we feel about the cost or need, these two schools have some of the best athletic facilities around. It’s not just one field that sets them apart, but the combination of all.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 14, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

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Second annual Mercy Run is Saturday at Klackle’s

The second annual Mercy Run will take place Saturday at Klackle’s Orchard and Pavilion. Last year’s Mercy Run was a tour around Greenville’s new Fred Meijer Flat River Trail and was an 8-mile run. This year the committee moved the run to accommodate weekend runners with with more popular distances of a 5K and 10K.