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Greenville’s Mackenzie Nichols gets ready to move the ball up the field during a game against Lakeview early in the soccer season. — File photo

Lewis stepping down as Greenville girls soccer coach after 5 seasons

Nathan Lewis had been coaching Greenville girls soccer for the past five years. But he resigned his position after the season ended so he could spend more time with his family.

Lakeview’s Ally Reed, left, chases Greenville’s Rachel Taft for the ball during a game earlier in the season. — File photo

Lakeview’s Reed tops big soccer season with all-state nod

2012 was a record-setting season for Ally Reed. The Lakeview senior upped her own record for most goals scored in a season, scoring 29 in the 2012 campaign.

Daily News/Chip Burch  Central Montcalm’s Tyler Sleet winds up to hit his approach shot on the 15th fairway at Forest Akers East Golf Course Friday.  — Daily News/Chip Burch

Central Montcalm boys golfers shoot 340 at state finals

Central Montcalm boys golf coach Gary Buchholz set a goal for his team to shoot a team score of 320 at the Division 3 state finals both Friday and today. The Green Hornets missed that goal, and they are well behind because of it.

Kryslyn Matthews, 17, performs on the guitar while singing “All This Time” by Brenda Cole Thursday night at the 4-H Style Review and Performing Arts show. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Local 4-H’ers perform at Style & Performing Arts Show (Photo Gallery)

There’s no doubt children throughout the area are intensely preparing for the fast approaching Montcalm County 4-H Fair, whether they are showing animals, working on crafts or honing a special skill. But for one night, 4-H members were placed on the center stage not to earn ribbons for animals or agricultural work, but for unique talents of their own.

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Greenville Planning Commission meeting canceled due to no quorum

The Greenville Planning Commission meeting was canceled Thursday night after not having enough members to have a quorum. Four commissioners were present and decided to wait 15 minutes for one more commissioner to show to make quorum. However, no one else showed.

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Funeral Notices for June 15, 2012

Read the funeral notices for Friday, June 15, 2012.

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OUR VIEW: Detroit and Greenville

Hello, Detroit! We’re Greenville, Michigan, and we have a few things in common. We’re both cities in Michigan, although you’re quite a bit larger than we are. History shows that for both of us employment has been dependent on factory jobs. Until a few years ago, we boasted the world’s largest refrigerator plant, along with several strong automotive suppliers. But with globalization and factories moving away, we lost a lot of jobs.

Construction crewman work on the playing surface of Rudness Field in Belding on Wednesday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

PHOTO GALLERY: Readying Rudness Field in Belding

Construction has begun at Rudness Field in Belding to install a turf playing field for the football and soccer teams to play on. The change from a grass field to turf field will allow more events to be planned on the surface without fear of wear and tear to the playing grounds. The construction is part of a $38.8 million bond levy that voters approved in 2010.

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Montcalm County Juvenile Court child care fund in jeopardy

Like all Montcalm County departments, Juvenile Court is struggling to make do with budget cuts. However, Judge Charles Simon III is worried area children will be affected if Juvenile Court does not receive an increase in funding.

File photo  Emily Bestrom, right, of Ada, helps Jack Hendricks, of Gowen, direct a flight onto the taxi runway during the 2011 Young Eagles event at Greenville Municipal Airport. — File photo

Young Eagles preparing to fly into Greenville on Saturday

Parents, prepare for your children to soar like the eagles as they climb high in the air and glide through the clouds Saturday during the annual Young Eagles “I Can Fly” event at the Greenville Municipal Airport.