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Carson City-Crystal’s Hunter Clark carries the ball for the Eagles during a game this year. The Eagles host Montabella on Friday.

Montabella, CC-Crystal to renew football rivalry

Friday’s game between Montabella and Carson City-Crystal will be the Eagles’ homecoming game, but it will be more than that for the two teams. The Eagles will be looking to go 5-1 for the first time since 2004 with one game needed after that to make the playoffs for the first time since 1999. They also are looking to keep pace with Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart for the Mid-State Activities Conference South Division.

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Greenville public safety to help install child safety seats

The Greenville Department of Public Safety will have a Child Safety Seat Installation Day to help properly install child restraint seats. From 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, the Greenville Department of Public Safety will be hosting certified technicians to check the installation of the safety seats and ensure they have been installed correctly.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 27, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

The Greenville High School Equestrian team includes, front row from left, coach Duane Putnam, Jen Wisinski, Ella Prawdzik, Kayla Bartosiewicz, Katherine Kilts, Heidi Terry and coach Barb Altizer; back row from left, Kaylee Case, Britney Vanderkodde, Kodde DeVries, Lindsay Vansyckle and Rachel Rodenhouse. — Courtesy photo

Greenville equestrian team to compete this weekend

The Greenville High School Equestrian team has earned a chance to compete at the Michigan Interscholastic Horse Association’s Regional meet Saturday and Sunday in Midland. The 2012 team worked hard all summer and won the Division-A Reserve Championship of the District 8 regular season meets in Big Rapids.

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Punt, Pass and Kick competition Sunday

It’s football season and now area kids will have another opportunity to show off their various skills. The NFL’s Punt, Pass and Kick (PPK) competition is coming to Greenville on Sunday. The event, open to area kids ages 6 to 15 will take place at Legacy Field at Greenville High School beginning at 2 p.m.

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ROUNDUP: Prep results for Wednesday, Sept. 26

Belding 3, Allendale 1: The Redskins picked up an O-K Blue Conference win Tuesday night, beating the Falcons 12-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-22…

Auctioneer Marty Spaulding points to a bidder during the no minimum bid public land auction. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Bidders snap up properties at Montcalm County auction

Unfinished properties in Greenville’s Forest View development were hot commodities at Tuesday’s annual Montcalm County no minimum bid foreclosure auction. Aaron Koehn spent a total of $65,250 on four unfinished townhouses — an average of $16,312.50 each. The four townhouses had conditionally sold just moments before — three for $13,250 each and one for $10,000 — but bidders were then given the option to purchase all four as a package deal. Koehn also purchased an empty parcel in the same development for $2,600. “We’re going to turn them into livable residences,” Koehn said. “We’re going to finish what was started.”

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Greenville car thief caught at McDonald’s

A Grand Rapids man may have almost gotten away with stealing a car in Greenville — but he decided to stop for lunch first. The Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to a stolen vehicle report at 1:10 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of Arby’s on Washington Street (M-57) on the west side of Greenville.

R&R Research, located at 19256 Kendaville Road just north of Howard City, purchases or accepts dogs and cats to sell to laboratories for research and experimentation. — File photo

USDA alleges wrongdoing by Howard City’s R&R Research

R&R Research was the subject of much local criticism and news coverage about three years ago in Montcalm County. Now the Howard City-area facility may be in trouble at the national level.

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Area school leaders meet in Lakeview to discuss technology in the classroom

Administrators and staff from schools throughout the area met Monday evening at Lakeview High School to discuss technology and its roll in education. Nine schools were represented, including Montcalm Community College, the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District, Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg. Officials from each district were given 10 minutes to talk about their own technology programs.