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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Sept. 8

Belding 1-1-1 at Portland: The Redskins didn’t make it out of pool play at the Portland Invitaitonal Saturday after going 1-1-1 in the pool…


2 dead in 4-vehicle accident near Lakeview

Two people have been identified after being killed in a four-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon. The Michigan State Police responded to the accident, which occurred at approximately 4:55 p.m. at M-46 and Satterlee Road in Cato Township just west of the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post and the village of Lakeview. An investigation revealed that a Ford Ranger pickup truck traveling westbound on M-46 crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound Ford Flex crossover head-on.

215 S. Barry St. residence (circa 1970s).

Earliest residences tell a bit of history about Greenville

The Greenville area has a long history of settlers dating back to 1844 when John Green settled in the area, seven years after Michigan became a state.
Greenville was incorporated into a village in 1867 and became a city in 1871.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Sept, 7

Vestaburg 12, Baldwin 6 (OT): The Wolverines and Panthers were scoreless through the first three quarters Friday until Keegan Ryckman scored on a 1-yard run…


CC-C rips Big Rapids Crossroads for second win

Carson City-Crystal’s football team has started the season 2-1 for the first time since 2004. The Eagles mercied Big Rapids Crossroads Charter Academy 79-0 Friday night at home, keeping the Cougars (0-3 overall) from scoring their first points of the season.

In a pouring rain, Greenville defenders bring down Middleville running back Dan Dykstra in the first half. Middleville defeated the Yellow Jackets 18-15.

Thornapple Kellogg wins mistake-filled game against Greenville (Photo Gallery)

There was rain. There were miscues. It’s probably too close to call as to which happened more. In the end, Middleville Thornapple Kellogg earned its first victory of the season with a slim 18-15 victory over the host Greenville Yellow Jackets on Friday night.

Michigan State University Extension farm management educator Curtis Talley Jr., left and Edmore attorney Trent Hilding, who specializes in agricultural services, speak about the complexities of oil and gas leasing Thursday at a meeting at Douglass Township Hall. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Community gets educated on the complexities of oil and gas leasing

The complexities of oil and gas leasing leave many landowners feeling intimidated and pressured to make a quick decision. More than 70 people packed Douglass Township Hall on Thursday evening to learn how to make smart decisions about whether to lease their land. The educational meeting was sponsored by Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Farm Bureau. Montcalm County is currently home to 30 oil wells, 10 brine disposal wells, nine natural gas wells and 190 gas storage wells.

The team that helped put together funding for the Stanton Fire Department expansion includes Stanton Mayor Monica Tissue-Daws, Assistant Fire Chief Dawayne Peterman, Fire Lt. Brandon Stowell, Douglass Township Board Trustee Tom Jeppesen, Sidney Township Board Supervisor Terry Peterman and Evergreen Township Board Supervisor Lyle Braman. — Courtesy photo

Stanton Fire Department expansion a cooperative effort

Three townships and the city of Stanton are pooling their resources to expand and improve the fire department that currently serves the entire area. Located in Stanton, the fire department has for some time been housed in cramped quarters. According to City Manager James Freed, the expansion is long overdue.

Montcalm Community College President Robert C. Ferrentino, right, and Grand Valley State University President Thomas J. Haas, signed a reverse transfer agreement on Sept. 6 at MCC in Sidney.

MCC, GVSU officials sign transfer agreement

Montcalm Community College (MCC) President Robert C. Ferrentino and Grand Valley State University (GVSU) President Thomas J. Haas signed a transfer agreement on Sept. 6 that will help students who transfer to GVSU complete an associate degree at MCC.


Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office starts school bus safety initiative

Montcalm County Sheriff Barnwell has announced a school bus safety initiative, which started the first week of school. Utilizing a grant-funded traffic deputy, enforcement efforts focusing on school bus red light violators will be increased. The deputy will be periodically following busses on runs and will stop observed violators. This will compliment the reporting procedure, already in place, of violators by bus drivers.