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Belding’s Mackenzie Sower high jumps over the four-foot bar during the Belding Invitational Friday.

Belding boys, girls win own track invite

The inaugural Belding Invitational Track Meet had only three teams in it, but the host Redskins didn’t mind. Belding won both sides of the invitational Friday, beating both Tri County and Lakeview for the wins.

Just Thinking | Julie Stafford

JULIE STAFFORD: Conscious eating makes a lot of sense

I’ve been debating with myself for years about whether I want to become a vegetarian — again. And news as of late is pushing me in that direction. There’s the whole issue of the pink slime guck that’s added to beef, recent news of mad cow’s arrival in this country and my forever struggle over what animals go through to get from field to table. Not that I have a problem with other folks enjoying meat. It’s just a personal position and preference.

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Public hearing set to discuss Greenville rezoning possibilities

The Greenville Planning Commission is starting to work on items that were highlighted in the draft master plan to help make Greenville a better place. The items include addressing zoning issues to better accommodate residents and business owners. During Thursday night’s regular meeting, the Planning Commission scheduled a public hearing regarding the these parcels. The hearing will be 6:30 p.m. May 24 at Greenville City Hall.

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In memory of ‘Mac’: Sheriff’s officials remember their fallen colleague

Three decades have passed since Montcalm County Sheriff’s Lt. William “Mac” McCarthy was murdered in the line of duty. The memory of April 27, 1982, still brings Lewis Corwin to tears.

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Filing deadline is 4 p.m. May 15 for Aug. and Nov. elections

Anyone wishing to file for August and November elections in Montcalm County has about two weeks left to do so. All Montcalm County offices will be up for election, as well as city and township offices.

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Funeral Notices for April 27, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, April 27, 2012

Greenville catcher Harleigh Lewis waits for the relay throw before blocking and tagging a potential run for East Grand Rapids on Thursday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets won 11-1 in five innings. — Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville softball team bounces back to mercy East Grand Rapids 11-1

A slow start offensively turned into a rout for the Greenville Yellow Jackets. The Yellow Jackets softball team scored five times in both the third and fourth innings to help mercy O-K rival East Grand Rapids 11-1 in five innings on Thursday afternoon.

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MIKE TAYLOR: The perfect pet was right there all along

My new lakeside apartment is so small, it’s like a (cue Rodney Dangerfield voiceover) “Hoo! I’ll tell ya! My new apartment is so small…” joke. You know, “I’ve got to step outside to change my mind,” “Even the mice are hunchbacked,” “I turn around and bump into myself” … that sort of thing. It is, by far, the smallest place I’ve ever lived. Over the years I’ve stayed in a lot of hotel rooms, all of them bigger than my new apartment. Those brightly-painted cement barrels that once were a staple of elementary school playgrounds? Yup, even those were bigger than my new apartment.

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OUR VIEW: Detroit News story missed the mark

We’re not often quick to criticize one of our own, but we’re disappointed in a recent Detroit News article published about Greenville’s attempt to once again become a “manufacturing hub”. The reporter’s angle was that Greenville is struggling to stage a comeback to what it was like a decade ago when Electrolux was in full swing; and that today we’re riding on the success of big box stores like Wal-Mart and Meijer.

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Greenville historian to speak about rare books in Hubbardston

William “Bill “ Delp, 91, of Greenville, has lived a life rich in a variety of experiences.