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Shirley Grube of Six Lakes practices her therapy on the balancing board in the new rehab gym at Spectrum Health United Hospital on Wednesday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Spectrum Health United Hospital upgrades include new gym and kitchen

To help rehabilitating patients function on their own, Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville has revamped its facilities to cater to their needs. Shirley Grube of Six Lakes has been using the rehab gym for about two weeks.

Greenville’s Levi Helms brings up a cloud of rubber pellets while making a tackle on Belding’s Neil McCully during Friday’s season opening game at Legacy Field.

Kenowa Hills presents football challenge for Greenville

The Greenville Yellow Jackets and Kenowa Hills Knights are ready to renew their rivalry on the football field tonight in Grand Rapids. The two schools last met in 2010, when the Yellow Jackets defeated the Knights in the first round of the playoffs at home 46-21. Prior to that they met for seven straight seasons from 2003 to 2009, with Greenville winning five.

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Central Montcalm ready for first home football game

New week, new opponent. With that being said, the Central Montcalm Green Hornets will be looking to bounce back from a season opening loss a week ago. Chippewa Hills defeated the Hornets 47-32 last week.

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Lakeview football tries for second victory in a row

The Lakeview football team was given a win Friday when the Morley Stanwood Mohawks gave way the ball six times in a 24-8 win. The Wildcats hope to continue the trend when they have their first home game of the season tonight against Holton. The Red Devils were 27-7 losers to Newaygo in their season opener.

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Horse show set for this weekend at Montcalm County fairgrounds

The Great Lakes Buckskin Association (GLBA) has an all-breed horse show set for 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday at the Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds.

From left, Tim Tremain, Jerry McCoy and Eric Liddy Jr., all of whom have ties to Montcalm County Emergency Services, are working to create a Michigan EMS Memorial to honor those who lost their lives while responding to emergency situations. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Local group working to create Michigan EMS Memorial

Emergency Medical Services isn’t as historically established in Michigan as firefighting and police work. But EMS work can be just as dangerous.

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Belding Labor Day offers parades, car shows and much more (Schedule)

Amy Pethers is more than proficient at planning parades. She has been organizing Belding Labor Day parades for four years now. Pethers and her husband reside in Sheridan, but Pethers grew up in Belding. Every year, the couple packs up and relocates about 20 miles southwest to stay with Pethers’ parents during annual Labor Day festivities in Belding.

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This year’s 2012 Belding Labor Day Celebration Grand Marshal Art Mahar has worked as a pharmacist at Belding Apothecary in downtown Belding for 27 years. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Pharmacist ‘honored, humbled’ to be Belding Labor Day grand marshal

When Art Mahar was just a young boy, he learned three very important steps to a philosophy passed down by his father that helped shape him to be the man he is today. That man, and this year’s Belding Labor Day Celebration grand marshal, continues to welcome customers with a smile and open arms at Belding Apothecary in downtown Belding after 27 years of filling prescriptions for patients young and old as a pharmacist.

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Funeral Notices for Aug. 30, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Aug. 30

Mary Lou Hornbrook is pictured at a dance with the singles group she started in Greenville in 1978. — Courtesy photo

Mary Lou’s Legacy: Founder of Greenville singles group changed lives

“If my parting has left a void / Then fill it with remembered joys. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss / Oh yes, these things, I, too, will miss.” In November 1999, these words appeared on the memorial card at the funeral of Mary Lou Hornbrook. More than a decade later, they still ring true to those who knew her well. The pebbles Mary Lou tossed into the waters of Greenville’s social scene continue to create ripples all these years after her death.