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Stanton city officials hope to have a new downtown clock, similar to one installed this past year in the village of Sheridan, installed by August or September. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Stanton’s clock project a symbol of community involvement

Does anyone really know what time it is? Come next October or shortly thereafter, in this city, they will. That’s assuming a current effort to raise funding for the installation of a new downtown clock is successful. And according to Stanton City Manager Jake Eckholm, there’s no reason to believe it won’t be.

Gifts are still needed for the Greenville Lions Club Carl Barberi Toy Project, and ornaments describing the age and gender of children who need gifts are available at 18 locations throughout Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Donations for Lions Club Toy Project still needed

The Greenville Lions Club has but one mission this time of year, a mission to make Christmas memorable for all Greenville area children. The objective of the club’s members sounds simple in nature, that no child wake up Christmas morning without a gift, but the reality of making that happen requires the affection and charity of an entire community.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 4, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

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Grand Rapids Symphony Holiday Pops returning to Greenville

Whichever winter elements truly mark the start of the holiday season, be they the first snowfall or the first string of holiday lights, they’re always up for debate. In this community, however, it’s hard to argue against the annual Holiday Pops concert filling that role.

On Tuesday, Michigan State Police troopers, representing the Lakeview and Rockford posts, went shopping with local children as part of their second “Shop with a Trooper” event. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Michigan State Police troopers, Meijer partner to let kids shop for gifts

About 20 Michigan State Police troopers were called in to control a group of children who had descended upon the Greenville Meijer on Tuesday evening. The well-behaved children were there at the invitation of both the troopers and Meijer to be a part of the “Shop with a Trooper” event.

From left, Greenville councilmen Brian Greene, Larry Moss and Lloyd Scoby contemplate proposed ordinance amendments at Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council OKs changes to nursing home ordinance

The Greenville City Council discussed amending an ordinance pertaining to “convalescent or nursing homes” during Tuesday’s meeting. The council approved amendments to Article 1, Section 46-1 of the Greenville Code of Ordinances during its regular meeting. The amendments were devised to “clarify terms and requirements for nursing homes, assisted living and foster care facilities” as they related to convalescent or nursing homes.

Lakeview senior guard Saddie Massie (3) sprints past Montabella junior defender Marisol Bucao (10) during a breakaway in the third quarter Tuesday evening. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Defense leads Lakeview to 53-20 season opening win

The Lakeview Wildcats and Montabella Mustangs opened the girls basketball season on Tuesday and both teams showed signs of rust. Lakeview’s defense, though was mostly strong and helped to carry the Wildcats to a season opening 53-20 win over the Mustangs at home.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 2

Belding 44, Lakewood 33: The Redskins opened their season with a road win on Tuesday night against the Vikings. Belding trailed 21-12 at halftime, but came back for the win…

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CC-Crystal spoils Putnam’s CM debut

Rob Putnam’s debut as the new Central Montcalm girls basketball coach didn’t go the way he would have liked. The Green Hornets were beat by the Carson City-Crystal Eagles 57-15 in the season opener for both teams.

Niagara coach Rob McCoy discusses a play with two umpires during a game. - Courtesy photo

THE REVIEW: Coaching beyond the field

Try asking a collegiate coach to display a hard copy of his job description and you are bound to be greeted with a healthy chuckle. Remove the designated photo ops of media day and you will come to discover that a coach’s role is far from simply being the figurehead of a collegiate franchise. Any of them will be the first to tell you that their responsibility goes much deeper than simply shouting instruction against the play clock.