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The loss of Greenville’s emerald ash trees, such as these, foreground, on Orange Street, will change the appearance of many of the city’s streets. The ash trees are infested by the emerald ash borer beetle, an invasive species from Asia. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Greenville’s ash trees coming down in wake of beetle infestation

The emerald ash borer is alive and well in Greenville and it was only a matter of time before the tree-destroying insect’s predations took their toll. By the time city workers finish removing the dying trees, there will be neighborhoods that are noticeably less “green” than they have been in the past.

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Construction begins on Carson Health helipad

After months of decision making and back-and-forth discussions between the city of Carson City and Carson Health, as well as input from residents, the new hospital helipad is officially beginning to take shape as construction crews are now working to dig the foundation of the pad. Ground was broken recently at the sight of the former Carson City water tower, which was purchased from the city by the hospital in January to be used as the site for the new helicopter landing pad.

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Ionia-Montcalm attorney, judge dies at age 89

Judge James Kennedy Nichols was a man of discipline and restraint — which made his rare partaking of a beer all the more pleasurable.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 1, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Greenville’s Jacob Bracey (6) tries to keep Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian’s Yonathan Tessema (11) away from the ball during the two teams’ game Monday.

Greenville kickers lose to NorthPointe 6-1

It was a tough day for Greenville’s soccer team, both physically and emotionally. The Yellow Jackets were beat on the scoreboard by Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian 6-1 Monday at Yellow Jacket Stadium, but they were also physically beaten in a physical game that saw many players knocked down with no fouls called by the referee.

MS Warrior Jalon Ekholm has used her debilitating illness to help inspire other MS sufferers to lead full, rich lives. Here, she is seen atop a 40-foot telephone pole she climbed as a challenge during a PSI Strategies for Life Success seminar. — Courtesy photo

From Airman to Warrior, Greenville woman faces life on her own terms

Fifteen years ago Jalon Ekholm’s life trundled along like a well-oiled locomotive, each day following the next along tracks she had carefully mapped out in her mind. Her career in the Air Force was going well; she served at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in communications. Top-secret messages travelled through her hands on their way to military and civilian recipients.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 30, 2013

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Comstock Park defensive back Sam LaRoche grabs a first quarter interception for the Panthers. Comstock Park grabbed three interceptions in Friday’s 30-7 win over the Belding Redskins.

Comstock Park hands Belding first loss

In a battle of unbeaten teams, it was the Comstock Park Panthers making key plays when needed. Comstock Park forced three turnovers, Jake Bush rushed for 161 yards (scored four touchdowns) and they stopped the Belding Redskins when they needed it the most in a 30-7 O-K Blue Conference win on Friday night.

Central Montcalm’s Keagan James breaks free from a Holton tackler during Friday’s 49-36 homecoming win.

Central Montcalm tops Holton on homecoming

Central Montcalm’s football team got a win on one of their bigger nights of the season. The Green Hornets beat the Holton Red Devils 49-36 on homecoming Friday night, led by quarterback Keagan James.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Sept. 27

CC-Crystal 50, Coleman 48: The Eagles handed the Comets their first loss of the season in an MSAC-South Division game Friday night. Dallas O’Green had three touchdowns…