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MEETING IN BRIEF: Fairplain Township

Read the minutes from the Fairplain Township Board meeting Oct. 1.

Central Montcalm’s Savannah Case, right, and Paige Switzer block the ball from the Alma Panthers on Wednesday night during the Class B district semifinal game.

Central Montcalm, Belding will meet for district title

At least one of our area teams will be crowned a district volleyball champion at the end of today. The Central Montcalm Hornets and Belding Redskins made sure of that with Class B district semifinal wins on Wednesday night at Belding. The Hornets needed five games to do so, while the Redskins advanced after three games.


Gov. Snyder, AG Schuette, GOP chairman coming to Greenville

Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak will be joined by Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette in Greenville on Saturday. The state Republican team is traveling around the state for the Believe in Michigan Bus Tour. The Greenville stop is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Montcalm GOP Headquarters at 214 South Franklin St. in Greenville.

Greenville’s Leah Somerfield, left, and Sam O’Herron go up for a block attempt during a match this season.

Greenville knocks off defending champs Rockford

Greenville’s volleyball team overcame a rough start, and they are in the Class A District 7 final because of it. The Yellow Jackets knocked off Rockford in the district semifinals 19-25. 25-19, 25-16, 25-21 Wednesday night.

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71-year-old Greenville man arrested for counterfeiting

A 71-year-old Greenville man was arrested in the 200 block of East Summit Street on Wednesday, after a police investigation regarding counterfeit $100 bills.


OUR VIEW: Raines for Montcalm County drain commissioner

When it comes to electing a drain commissioner for Montcalm County, experience is key. Shane Jacobs, a Democrat from Howard City, is running against Sandy Raines, a Republican from Sidney Township, for the drain commissioner position the wake of longtime Drain Commissioner Donald Cooper’s pending retirement.

Future Soldier graduate Melissa Temerowski leads her fellow graduates in reciting the soldiers oath during a ceremony held Tuesday evening at the Greenville Area Community Center. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Program gives area students a jump start on military careers

In five days, Greenville resident Melissa Temerowski will be on a plane to South Carolina, where she will begin her basic training in the U.S. Army at Fort Jackson. Unlike many fresh recruits, however, Temerowski will be entering the service as a private first class, thanks to the Future Soldier program.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 31, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

Greenville’s Quinn Heyboer, left, and Kylee Moody get ready to return a serve during a match this season. The Yellow Jackets host Rockford tonight in the district semifinal.

Greenville ready for Rockford volleyball challenge

The Greenville Yellow Jackets volleyball team isn’t ready for its season to come to an end tonight. To continue their season, the Yellow Jackets (34-11-5) will have to defeat the defending Class A state champion Rockford Rams. This time the Yellow Jackets try for the win at home.

Belding’s Trevor Curtis (613) and Justin Belding (612) run in an early pack at the Division 2 cross country regional on Saturday. Both runners qualified for the D-2 state finals on Nov. 3.

Two Belding boys headed to state XC finals

Even though neither of Belding’s cross country teams qualified for the state finals, there were two boys who are going anyway. The Redskins finished sixth in boys in the Division 2 meet at Fish Creek Sportsman’s Club in Carson City Saturday. The girls were seventh.