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Officers with the Michigan State Police, Greenville Department of Public Safety, Montcalm County Sheriff's Office and Carson City Police Department participated in the inaugural Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Law Enforcement Torch Run (Photo Gallery)

Officers with the Michigan State Police, Greenville Department of Public Safety, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and Carson City Police Department participated in the inaugural Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday afternoon. A total of 18 officers participated in the 5K event on the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail in Greenville.

People gathered on Clay Street late Thursday afternoon after a 13-year-old who was riding his bike was hit by car exiting a parking lot. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

13-year-old bicyclist injured after being hit by car in Greenville

A 13-year-old boy from Greenville suffered minor injuries after being struck by a car while on his bicycle. The Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to Clay Street between M-57 and Cass Street around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Sgt. Jamie Sorsen said a green Chrysler was pulling out of a private lot between St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and attorney John Raven’s office on Clay Street.

Montabella’s Maddie Karcher, right, hits over the block of Evart’s Kirsten Parsons (13) and Kristen Kullman (1) during the first game of the teams’ match Thursday night. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Montabella volleyball teams nets first win

Montabella’s volleyball team got their first win of the season Thursday night, and it had a single theme according to coach Jordann Jankowsky. “We never gave up,” she said.

Montabella’s Allie Ball makes an attack during Thursday’s match against Evart. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Montabella’s Ball aims to stay on the volleyball court

The three sports seasons of the previous school year were hard on Montabella’s Allie Ball. That’s because she was injured in every season, and was unable to finish any of them.

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ROUNDUP: Prep results from Thursday, Sept. 13

The Daily News prep results from Thursday, Sept. 13

Sports Galore | Bruce Bentley

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.