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OUR VIEW: To the shores of Tripoli

America and the world might never have known much about the career and work of United States Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, but for the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2012.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Sept. 15

Belding wins, finishes second at Sparta: The Redskin boys were the best team in the White Division of the Sparta Invitational Saturday, as they scored 75 points…

M&S Quick Stop on M-46 north of Howard City was destroyed in a fire Sunday evening.

Family-owned party store destroyed in fire on M-46

A family-owned party store on M-46 was destroyed in a fire Sunday night. The Howard City Fire Department responded to M&S Quick Stop at 9469 Reed Road, just off M-46 north of Howard City, at 6:58 p.m.

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Greenville couple injured in plane crash

A Greenville couple received minor injuries in a plane crash Saturday morning in Mecosta County. The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Mecosta/Morton Airport at 8:11 a.m.

Candle Cottage owner Pamela Greenhoe, with a new sign for her shop, is celebrating her fifth year in business in Crystal.

Crystal’s Candle Cottage celebrates five years

It was a dislike for commuting that prompted Pamela Greenhoe to open her unique gift shop, Candle Cottage, in Crystal. Located at 203 S. Main St., the shop offers a host of interesting items, including a complete line of candles handmade by Greenhoe herself. The shop will soon celebrate its fifth year in business at the same location. Since opening, Greenhoe has seen a fairly steady increase in business as word of her distinctive gifts spread by advertising and word of mouth.

Firefighters from the Greenville Department of Public Safety and Montcalm Township Fire Department worked to put out a fire at 618 Barnard Street in Greenville Friday afternoon.

Greenville house on N. Barnard Street still standing after fire

A house is still standing after firefighters were able to knock down a fire before it consumed the home.

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13 local artists to compete in Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize

Thirteen local artists will be competing in the fourth annual ArtPrize, which gets under way Wednesday in Grand Rapids.
ArtPrize is a unique event which allows the public to vote and choose the winners. Ten cash prizes will be awarded, including a first prize of $200,000. The event ends Oct. 7.


MCC Social science instructor Kendric DeLong will host a discussion about the U.S. Constitution at MCC’s Sidney campus from noon to 1 p.m. It is open to the public.  “I hope to set a little insight and understanding of the Constitution and its history, what’s there and what’s not there,” DeLong said. “It’s going to be a fun, casual, interactive chat.”

U.S. Constitution Day lecture at MCC Sept. 17

If Kendric DeLong ever needs to stimulate conversation — or debate — in his social science classrooms at Montcalm Community College (MCC), all he needs to do is bring up the subject of the U.S. Constitution.

The Carson City-Crystal football team lines up and salutes active military members and veterans prior to Friday’s game against Vestaburg. The Eagles won 28-13.

Carson City-Crystal rallies beat Vestaburg (Video and Photo Gallery)

On a special night, the Carson City-Crystal Eagles put together a special football performance. The Eagles, celebrating “Salute our Soldiers” night, scored three times — twice after trailing 13-12 — to defeat the Vestaburg Wolverines 28-13 at Community Field on Friday night.

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Greenville makes comeback vs. Bulldogs

For the first time in three games the Greenville football team got down but took the lead and hung on. The Yellow Jackets spotted the Byron Center Bulldogs 14 points early on but scored 24 unanswered points to win 24-14 Friday night. This came after Greenville (2-2) committed four turnovers in the first quarter.