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The front facing of Nelson’s Speedshop in Montcalm Township now stands charred by a fire that consumed the building early Friday morning.

Area firefighters fought Nelson Speed Shop blaze for nearly 10 hours

The cause of a fire that ravaged Nelson’s Speed Shop in the early morning hours of Friday remains unknown. About 75 firefighters from 11 departments began clearing the scene at 11:30 a.m. Friday — 10 hours after the fire was reported at 1:30 a.m. The fire started in the back of the business on the west side of the building where the warehouse is located on M-91 just north of Greenville.

A look at Legacy Field from the player entrance tunnel. Stadium workers are laying the padding that will be underneath the turf playing surface.

Legacy Field making good progress

When the Greenville Yellow Jackets meet the Belding Redskins in football — just 63 days away — they will do so on the high school campus in the newly constructed Legacy Field.

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First Greenville High School hall of fame class announced

Greenville High School will begin to honor individual players, teams, coaches, administrators and community members involved with their athletic programs with a new hall of fame.

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Tri County principal fired, apologizes after embezzlement

The Tri County Middle School principal has been fired after embezzling from the school’s booster fund. Tri County Superintendent Al Cumings announced Friday that William “Bill” Cichewicz’s employment with the school district has been terminated.

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Greenville High School graduate a finalist at student film festival

A recent Greenville High School graduate makes it into the top 10 at the Meijer Great Choices Student Film Festival for the second year in a row. Taylor Sirard, 17, of Greenville, entered a 30-second film called “Diversity” to compete against others students all across the state.

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Funeral Notices for June 22, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, June 22, 2012

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Firefighters battle blaze at Nelson’s Speed Shop (Video and Photo Gallery)

The owners of Nelson’s Speed Shop have experienced another devastating fire that destroyed their business. At about 1:30 a.m. this morning, Montcalm Township Fire Department was dispatched to Nelson’s Speed Shop on M-91 in Montcalm Township for a structure fire.

Torrey Davis of Greenville goes up for a shot against Hudsonville’s BJ VanLoo on Thursday at Cornerstone University.

Greenville grads compete in high school all-star game

Putting together a collection of the best area high school basketball players made everyone want to win that much more. On Thursday, the 6th Annual Champions of Character All-star Basketball Classic took place at Mol Arena at Cornerstone University. The two-day event featured the best current college or professional and high school players for both boys and girls.

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Coach happy with Montabella baseball season

Even though Montabella’s baseball team finished the season under .500, coach Matt Hynes was happy with the season. The Mustangs were 11-19-1 on the season, including a 6-9-1 record in the Mid-State Activities Conference. That record was good enough to tie for third in the conference with Vestaburg.

Central Montcalm’s Sadie Rowland delivers a pitch during a game against Vestaburg this season.

CM softball gains experience this year

Sometimes a young softball team can surprise the coach with their play. Then again, they can frustrate a coach because of their youth.