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SPORTS GALORE: Facilities offer a sense of pride

Belding and Greenville high schools have put themselves on the map with their brand new athletic facilities. Regardless, of how we feel about the cost or need, these two schools have some of the best athletic facilities around. It’s not just one field that sets them apart, but the combination of all.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 14, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

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Second annual Mercy Run is Saturday at Klackle’s

The second annual Mercy Run will take place Saturday at Klackle’s Orchard and Pavilion. Last year’s Mercy Run was a tour around Greenville’s new Fred Meijer Flat River Trail and was an 8-mile run. This year the committee moved the run to accommodate weekend runners with with more popular distances of a 5K and 10K.

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OUR VIEW: To get a flu shot, or not?

The Mid-Michigan District Health Department is giving flu shots at $30 a pop to anyone willing to bare their arm at the Stanton office. The service is appreciated by some, but is greeted with skepticism by others.

Sgt. Randy Elzinga, second from left, works at the scene of the November 2011 Huntington Bank robbery in Greenville. Elzinga retired from the Greenville Department of Public Safety in late August. — File photo

Greenville sergeant retires after almost three decades

After 29 years of serving the Greenville Community, a sergeant is hanging up his hat as he prepares to enjoy the next chapter of his life. Sgt. Randy Elzinga retired from the Greenville Department of Public Safety in late August. He first joined the department when it was switching over to the public safety concept.

Green Acres Retirement Living in Greenville broke ground Aug. 22 on an expansion project that will add eight additional assisted-living apartments, a dining and living area and more office space. The retirement facility is holding an open house for the public for tours and other activities from 3 to 5 p.m. today. — Courtesy photo

Green Acres breaks ground, celebrates assisted living week

Ground was broken for expansion at Green Acres Retirement Living Aug. 22 and work is underway to create eight additional apartments, a community living and dining area and additional office space. The facility is celebrating National Assisted Living Week with an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. today.

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Montcalm Area Intermediate School District school year off to smooth start

As the new 2012-2013 school year starts, the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Board of Education touched base on the beginning of the school year.

Stanton resident Bill Simpson holds up two of the fish that helped to a seventh place finish at the 2012 TBF Northern Division Championship last week. Simpson qualified for the 2013 TBF National Championship in 2013.

Simpson earns trip to bass fishing national championship

When it comes to fishing, Bill Simpson knows how to finish. The Stanton resident spent last week in Lacrosse, Wisc. along the shores of the Mississippi River competing in the 2012 The Bass Federation (TBF) Northern Division Championship.

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‘Salute Our Soldiers’ highlights CC-C vs. Vestaburg

The first Mid-State Activities Conference South Division game between Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg has taken on added significance. The game was originally designated by the Eagles and Wolverines as the “Salute Our Soldiers” game, with a large number of activities surrounding Friday’s game.

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ROUNDUP: Prep results from Wednesday, Sept. 12

Greenville 2nd at jamboree: The Yellow Jackets shot a team score of 191 at the O-K Bronze jamboree Wednesday at Egypt Valley Country Club…