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The Greenville wrestling team listens to the national anthem prior to its state finals match with St. Johns in Febryary. The Yellow Jackets finished second in the state.

Top sports stories of 2011, pt. 2

As 2011 comes to a close, The Daily News is taking a look back at the top 10 local sports stories of the year. Friday we looked at 10 to four. Today we reveal the top three local sports stories of the year.
Today’s stories feature three teams from different schools. All three had tremendous success and were some of the best is school history.

A look at the final kickoff at Black Field on Oct. 14. Greenville lost to Lowell in the last high school game at the historic field.

Top sports stories of 2011, pt. 1

As 2011 comes to a close, The Daily News is taking a look back at the top 10 local sports stories of the year. We will count down from 10 to four today and reveal the top three local sports stories of the year tomorrow.
Today’s stories feature six teams from four schools, three individuals from two schools and a football field that played host to its final high school football game.

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One year ending, another opening

I don’t remember getting a year older, but I just glanced at a calendar and here I am.
And as I’ve heard said, “Wherever you go, there you are!” Ah, but rather than say that the glass is almost empty we can at least observe that it will soon be full again. A new year and a bunch of new experiences, good or bad, is soon upon us.

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Greenville wins Cornerstone holiday tourney

GRAND RAPIDS — The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team won its sixth straight game with a dominating second half performance. The Yellow Jackets (6-0) used an 18-4 third quarter run to propel themselves to a 67-47 victory over Forest Hills Central (3-2) in the championship game of the Gold Division at the Cornerstone University [...]

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Huckleberry’s Restaurant plans 20th anniversary festivities

Linda and Mike Huckleberry of Huckleberry’s Restaurant in Greenville are planning a celebration for their business’ 20th anniversary Saturday, Jan. 14. Watch for a feature story on the business in The Daily News next week.

Niles Thompson, left, and Bob Gilman opened their new business — Lake Montcalm Auto & Boat Center in Six Lakes — Labor Day weekend and have been busy ever since.

New Lake Montcalm Boat & Auto Center in Six Lakes enjoying ‘explosion’ of business

SIX LAKES — When a Montcalm County area marine shop went out of business Bob Gilman came up with an idea to start his own business, visioning more than just a marine supply and boat storage shop. With four big buildings on 30 acres of property five miles south of Six Lakes, Gilman and his [...]

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The Right Place’s Jennifer Wangler to serve Ionia County businesses

Special to The Daily News IONIA — As the first step in enacting the terms of a formal contract signed in October, officials from the Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA) and The Right Place, Inc. recently hired Jennifer Wangler, an economic development professional and Right Place employee who will served Ionia County exclusively.
The hiring and [...]

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Santa Claus visits Central Michigan Tire in Lakeview

  Santa Claus made an appearance at Central Michigan Tire in Lakeview Dec. 16-17 when Hayden Randall (at left) and business owner Larry Cole (above) had the pleasure of meeting him.

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Funeral notices for Dec. 31, 2011

Today James Croff — 1 p.m., Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville.
Lillian Shattuck ― 11 a.m., Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Carson City. Tuesday Irene Eickenroth — 2 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church (Heckman Funeral Home, Howard City). Alice May Victoria Mack — 2 p.m., Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Climax Chapel. Wednesday Barbara Sue (Taylor) Hadder —  1 [...]

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Montcalm County Transportation Authority broke

The Montcalm County Transportation Authority is an estimated $10,000 in the red after the failure of a countywide public transportation system millage vote on Nov. 8.
That is leading to questions of whether the authority will be able to pay its costs stemming from the election.
According to Montcalm County Clerk Kristen Millard, the Transportation Authority owes the county $6,000 from the vote, including $3,100 for ballots and $2,800 for programming the question on the ballots.