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Greenville senior Miguel Nieto defends a player during a game last season. The Yellow Jackets went 19-2 last year. They open the season Dec. 4, at Muskegon Reeths Puffer.

Greenville boys hoops looking for new identity

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team is coming off one of its most memorable seasons in school history. The Yellow Jackets finished 19-1 in the regular season a year ago and were crowned O-K White champions with a 9-1 league record.

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Emotions run high at Pierson Township murder arraignment

Julie Lynn Danielson’s family and friends packed a small courtroom Monday afternoon to witness the video arraignment of her alleged murderer. Robert Michael Munsell, 29, of Grand Rapids and Ionia, is charged with the open murder of Danielson, 31, of Pierson Township. Munsell was arraigned before Magistrate Richard Palmer in 64B District Court.

Greenville senior Megan O’Brien battles for a loose ball during a game last season.

Greenville girls basketball return six players for upcoming season

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team will look to continue its development under second year head coach Eric Nichols. The Yellow Jackets finished a year ago with a winning record at 12-10, but could have won a few more games with stronger finishes.

Lakeview’s Megan Leach drives to the basket during a game last season. Leach earned second team CSAA honors last year as a junior.

Lakeview girls looking to win CSAA title

The Lakeview Wildcats girls basketball program is always in contention for league and district titles. Those again, are the expectations for this coming season. The Wildcats went 14-8 a year ago. Their season ended with a 53-29 loss to eventual district champion Sparta Spartans.

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Greenville girl runners set sights on improving

Greenville’s girls cross country team finished fifth in the O-K Bronze Conference this season, but coach Chelsea Cates knows why. “The O-K Bronze is a tough conference with many outstanding schools,” Cates said.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 20, 2012

Read funeral notices for Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.

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Carson City Lions Club donate to CC-C High School track project

The Carson City Lions Club presented a check to Carson City-Crystal Area Schools totaling $3,571.37 at Monday night’s school board meeting. The money was raised during the 38th annual Don Baese Cross Country Invitational in September. The Lions Club manages parking during the annual event and all proceeds raised will go toward renovating the high school track.

Hand crafted inlays featuring ivory, ebony, abalone and other exotic materials are found in many of Jack Stutting’s pricier cues. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

When it comes to hobbies, business, Greenville collector follows his muse

How much would you pay for a 5-foot-long wooden dowel? If your answer is, “Um, about $50,000,” then Greenville collector Jack Stutting would like to hear from you. But odds are he won’t be willing to part with any of the “top shelf” pool cues that make up his elite stockpile. According to Stutting, who has been collecting cues since 1965, he generally has between 60 to 80 cues on hand at any given time, many valued at somewhere between $6,000 and $35,000.

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SHORT TAKES: No easy answers on affirmative action

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati last Thursday overturned Michigan’s 2006 voter-approved ban on affirmative action in college admissions and public hiring. The court’s action brought an immediate response from Michigan’s Attorney General Bill Schuette, who will appeal the ruling. The ultimate result of this question will have a lot to do with the cost of, and access to, higher education in this country.

Drake’s Place owner Bob Drake and manager Kim Taylor.

New Drake’s Place restaurant pays tribute to Greenville community, history

After more than a year of planning, construction and remodeling, Bob Drake now offers another option for a classic breakfast and a unique lunch in the area.