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The St. Louis Spirits captured the Gratiot County Baseball League championship with a 4-1 victory over the Sidney Knights on Sunday at Shepherd High School. The Spirits include, front row from left, Scott Horman, Adam Brown and Jonathan Tibaudo; middle row from left, Tyson Grzeskowiak, Kevin Schwedler, Mark Hammond II, Jake Bullard, Jake Hunt and Ben Kinder; back row from left, Ben Crosby, Craig McVicar, Justin Young, Kevin Dore, Joshua Patton, Jeffery Best and Danny Smith.

St. Louis wins Gratiot County Baseball League championship

The St. Louis Spirits are champions of the Gratiot County Baseball League. The end of season league playoffs took place this past weekend with the semifinals on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday.

Lloyd and Andrea Flanagan's home is a total loss after an fire broke out Monday afternoon. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Family loses dog in afternoon fire

A family lost their dog in an afternoon fire on Monday.

Lil Rasmussen, local horse enthusiast and owner of Lazy R Tack Room in Edmore, led a flag salute around the arena to kick off the Super Kicker Rodeo at the Edmore Potato Festival. — Daily News/Robin Miller

Rodeo highlights 2012 Edmore Potato Festival (Photo Gallery)

Cowgirls and cowboys of all ages in Western shirts, boots and belt buckles as big as the Edmore water tower showcased their rodeo skills at the Super Kicker Rodeo at this weekend’s annual Potato Festival. Presented by main title sponsor Randall’s Old Mill, the rodeo stands were filled to capacity at Webb Field, formerly Montabella Community School’s football field.

Racers zoom around the course during the lawnmower races at Sno-motion on Saturday. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Weekend heat doesn’t slow racers at Sno-Motion event

The heat on Saturday didn’t keep snowmobile racing from going on north of Greenville. Sno-Motion at Nelson’s Speed Shop was packed with racing participants, spectators and vendors from all over the country. An event this size could not take place without the help of the many volunteers from the Michigan Snowmobile Association (MSA).

Central Montcalm’s Paige Switzer, right, attacks past the block of Greenville’s Rosalyn Wyse, left, and Leah Somerfield during the Daily News volleyball Invitational Saturday.

Greenville goes perfect to win DN Invitational

Greenville’s volleyball team was perfect enough to win the Daily News Volleyball Invitational Saturday at Central Montcalm High School. The Yellow Jackets didn’t lose a game to any of the six opponents they faced, including Central Montcalm in the finals, where they took the trophy with a 25-14, 25-20 win.


Funeral Notices for Aug. 27, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Aug. 27, 2012


OUR VIEW: Time to restructure Legislature’s calendar

Considerable time, energy and money is being spent by various narrowly-defined groups attempting to rewrite our state’s constitution. Their highly-financed and sometimes misleading campaigns threaten to paralyze future legislative reforms by locking their specific wishes into the constitution. Meanwhile, our full-time legislature is apparently proceeding with a part-time work schedule.

John Reniff

6 months later, no charges issued in fatal Howard City accident

Sunday will mark six months ago that John Reniff died in a multi-vehicle accident in Howard City.


Multiple classes eliminated at Vestaburg Community Schools

Vestaburg Community School students will not have the option of taking technology classes this autumn after the school board voted to eliminate multiple classes to help balance the budget.

Greenville varsity football players celebrate a 43-12 victory against the Belding Redskins Friday night — Daily News/Andy Kraft

Greenville pulls away in second half, defeats Belding 43-12

The Greenville Yellow Jackets couldn’t have asked for a better start in their new home, Legacy Field. Facing longtime rival Belding, the Yellow Jackets scored just 1:20 into the game on a six-yard touchdown run by running back Miguel Nieto. The score was set up by a bad Belding snap on a punt deep in the Redskins’ zone.