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Greenville finishes in 10th place at state finals

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls golf team wrapped up its season on Saturday at the second day of the Division 2 state golf finals at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University. Greenville improved by one stroke on day two, but finished 10th overall in the 15 team field. The Yellow Jackets shot 382 on Friday and 381 on Saturday for a total of 763.

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Lakeview-area home destroyed in Saturday fire

A home about four miles north of Lakeview was destroyed in a fire Saturday afternoon after firefighters battled the blaze for nearly five hours. The Lakeview District Fire Department was dispatched at 4:45 p.m. to 3271 100th Ave. in response to a structure fire. Fire Chief Patrick Q. Carr said assistance was provided by Morton Township and Morley Area fire departments, as well as Mecosta County Emergency Medical Services.

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Local leaders talk what’s going on in the community

Local officials gathered Thursday for the monthly Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG) meeting. Each one addressed local happening and updated the group on what is going on at their business.

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John Barry to perform at Montcalm County 4-H benefit Dec. 8

GREENVILLE — A concert will be held to benefit the Montcalm County 4-H Association. John Barry will be performing a Christmas concert at 7 p.m., on Dec. 8 at the Greenville Performing Arts Center.

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Funeral notices, October 20, 2012

Funeral notices for Saturday, October 20, 2012

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Oct. 19

CC-Crystal 36, Potterville 0: The Eagles put the running clock on their former CMAC foes Friday night, scoring all of their points after a scoreless first quarter…

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Greenville golfers ninth at state finals

Most golfers wouldn’t play in the conditions that surrounded Greenville’s girls golf team at the Division 2 state finals Friday. “Most people wouldn’t go out on the golf course and play in this weather,” said Greenville coach Nancy Johnson.

Lakeview’s Garrett Cavendish gets tackled by Big Rapids’ Jon Spicer on the Wildcats first scoring drive of the night. Cavendish rushed for 58 yards.

Lakeview falls short in playoff bid vs. Big Rapids

The Lakeview Wildcats needed to win one final game to secure a spot in the Michigan High School Athletics Association (MHSAA) football playoffs. For a little more than 30 minutes, it looked like the Wildcats were on their way to doing so. In the end, the Big Rapids Cardinals (8-1) made the plays and defeated the Wildcats 28-14 in the regular season finale on Friday night at Kos Field.

Journalist and political television personality Tim Skubick spent part of Thursday evening fielding questions from audience members about politics. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Tim Skubick presents an insider’s look at politics

The worlds of politics and journalism have changed exponentially in the past 30 years or so and, according to Tim Skubick, producer and anchor of the weekly public television series “Off the Record,” these changes have not been for the better. Addressing an appreciative audience Thursday evening at the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology & Learning Center in Greenville, Skubick bemoaned the fact that in today’s political arena, the focus is on winning rather than carrying out the wishes of the electorate.

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Vertis Holdings Inc. files for bankruptcy

The Vertis facility in Greenville is not expected to be affected by a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filed by the company for the third time since 2008. Vertis Holdings Inc. is a premier provider of targeted advertising and marketing solutions to leading retail consumer services companies, according to its website. According to Bloomberg.com, the company filed for bankruptcy, stating it plans to sell to Quad/Graphics Inc., in part of a court-supervised auction.