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Student enrollment numbers down, homeless student numbers up

Most local school districts experienced a decrease in student enrollment this fall, but not as much as some officials were expecting.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 17, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices fot Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012

Deckerville’s Ryan Stone carries the ball for the Eagles during Friday’s MHSAA 8-player state final in Greenville. Stone scored what turned out to be the winning touchdown in the 14-12 win over Bellaire.

Deckerville holds on to win 8-player state championship

Two things always happen when a football game is decided in the final seconds. One team erupts into celebration while the other drops to its knees, heartbroken and defeated. Those feelings are only compounded in the playoffs, when it’s do or die, and even more so in a championship game.

Three Greenville seniors took home plenty of honors at the Yellow Jackets annual banquet this week. Britta Bernth, left, earned a senior plaque, first team all-conference, all-state first team, team MVP and co-captain; Lauryn Day, middle, senior plaque, first team all-conference, academic all-state, most dedicated and co-captain and Jessica Bohner, right, senior plaque, first team all-conference, honorable mention all-state and most improved.

Greenville’s Bernth, Bohner earn all-state golf honors

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls golf team continues to add honors to its already highly successful season. Individually, senior Britta Bernth earned all-state honors for the third time by the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association (MIGCA).

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SPORTS GALORE: 8-player football final in Greenville

Just two more weeks remain in the fall high school sports season. Winter basketball and wrestling practice has already started, but until football season is over most won’t pay attention to the fast approaching second season.

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MCC Greenville designed to build student futures (PHOTO GALLERY)

Members of the Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG) held their monthly meeting at the Montcalm Community College (MCC) Technology and Learning Center on Thursday to take a tour of the new advance technology building currently being constructed in Greenville.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 16, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices fot Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

Spencer Township, Oakfield Township, Sand Lake and Cedar Springs fire departments responded to a house fire at 15303 Keller Ave. N.E. in Spencer Township. The house is almost a toal loss, but owners made it out of the house safely. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

No injuries in Thursday house fire in Spencer Township

No one was injured from a morning house fire in Spencer Township that left the house almost a total loss. The Spencer Township Fire Department responded to the fire at 15303 Keller Ave. at 8:24 a.m. Thursday for the report of a structure fire.

A spaghetti dinner and auction starts at 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at The Rusty Nail and will go until 8 p.m. Proceeds will help pay hospital bills and living expenses with extra proceeds donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Grand Rapids.  — Courtesy photo

Assistance for baby Alijah: Benefit set for Nov. 18 in Carson City

Friends, family and community are rallying to help the family of newborn Alijah Skye Wysong, who is recovering from surgery at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. Deb Webber of Carson City recalled Oct. 23, the day of her granddaughter’s birth at Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville. The baby girl was diagnosed with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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GUEST VIEW: A Greenville success story over autism

My son Tyler did not start out to be such a success.

When we first found out he had autism he was nonverbal, hand flapped, hummed and paced constantly. At the time when Tyler was diagnosed there was still much unknown about the disease. There was little information online, and according to the Autism Society of Michigan run by Dr. Sally Burton Hoyle, there were only two people in the state who could properly diagnose him.