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Candidates for races in the upcoming November general election answered a variety of questions Thursday evening during a political forum held at the Sheridan VFW Post. About 40 area residents attended the event. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Political candidates spar at Sheridan forum

With the November general election quickly approaching, Montcalm County residents were given an opportunity to have their political questions answered Thursday evening during an informative political forum.

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ED GILBERT: A tree stand ‘to the next level’

I simply grit my teeth whenever I hear a professional athlete use the term “We’re taking it to the next level,” or when I hear one remark ten or fifteen times during a conversation “You know.” Don’t any of them learn the proper use of words within a conversation? All right, so that’s one of my pet peeves, and I’m sure everyone has one or even a few of them.

Belding defenders Jesse Scheidel (31) and Sean Paauwe (35) tackle Coopersville quarterback Ben Cushway in the second quarter Friday evening at Rudness Field in Belding. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Coopersville spoils special night for Belding with win

The Belding football team was hoping to give its senior players a proper send-off in their final game at Rudness Field and the community a perfect end to the fourth annual Day to Believe. Unfortunately, the Redskins got off to a slow start against the Broncos of Coopersville, and despite scoring 21 unanswered points in the second and third quarters, they suffered their fifth setback of the season by a score of 52-28.

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Reed City starts quick, rolls by Central Montcalm

Winning Friday’s Central State Activities Association showdown with Reed City was all but out of the question after 24 minutes of football Friday night, so Central Montcalm began its playoff push in the second half — with the running clock working against the Hornets. Defending CSAA champion Reed City stayed on pace to repeat by running out to a 36-point halftime lead before settling for a 36-18 victory at Central Montcalm.

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Greenville stunned by FH Eastern 45-16

The Greenville Yellow Jackets path to the postseason just increased in difficulty. The Yellow Jackets began Friday night needing two wins in three games to guarantee their first playoff berth since 2010. After a stunning 45-16 loss to Forest Hills Eastern (FHE), the Yellow Jackets will need to win their final two games to reach the playoffs.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Oct. 10

CC-Crystal 38, Ashley 7: Dallas O’Green had four touchdown runs for the Eagles as they won their MSAC matchup with the Bears Friday night. Zach Pringle and Tabor Erskin had the other scores for CC-Crystal…

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Funeral Notices — Oct. 11, 2014

Funeral notices for Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

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Dicastal North America hiring and training to start in mid-2015

This week, the Greenville City Council approved a $5 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) as well as a development agreement with Dicastal North America Inc. and along with that comes a timeline of when the company will bring its promised 300 jobs.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 10, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

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‘As serious as serious can be’: 4 of 6 suspects arraigned in connection with Spencer Township murder

Four of six men suspected in the death of 34-year-old Brent Luttrell of Spencer Township were arraigned Thursday in a Kent County courtroom.

Friends and family of the victim, as well as some of the suspects, filled the 63rd District Court in Grand Rapids. Between sobs from those in the seats, Judge Sara Smolenski notified the suspects of the charges against them.