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Construction workers started putting up a wall that will ring around Legacy Field in November. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Legacy Field is official name of Greenville’s new football stadium

A name has been chosen to stand the test of time and one that can be passed down from generation to generation. The new Greenville football stadium officially will be named Legacy Field. “Legacy makes a lot of sense,” said Superintendent Pete Haines.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 13, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011

Greenville junior Colt Harrington (50) gets ready to help finish off a tackle during a game this season. Harrington earned all-state honorable mention honors this season.

Greenville’s Harrington earns all-state honorable mentions

More than just local people noted the play of Greenville’s Colt Harrington during football season. Harrington was named Associated Press Division 1-2 honorable mention all-state and the Detroit News Division 1-2 honorable mention all-state.


SHORT TAKES: Belding restaurant hosts Christmas Eve dinner

An appropriate way to observe the 12 remaining days to Christmas is to call attention to Belding’s free Christmas Eve dinner being offered from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 24 at Belding’s Bridge Street Café.


LETTER: Lack of price tags makes shopping harder

This is a sad but true story. I was at a local grocery store the other day doing my normal price comparison before buying anything. No big deal? Maybe not for you. I happen to be legally blind.

Ted Flynn has many titles, including teacher, professional Santa Claus, athletic director and social studies teacher. Here he is seen in his classroom with his dog Winston, whom he sometimes brings to class.  — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Grattan Academy teacher/Santa helps out on ‘Extreme Makeover’

A local teacher will appear in an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” along with 65 of his professional Santa colleagues. Ted Flynn is a social studies teacher and athletic director at Grattan Academy for most of the year. He dabbles as a professional Santa in winter.


Chippewa Hills downs Lakeview for Tri County mat title; Belding fourth

Lakeview’s wrestling team came up just short at the Tri County Wrestling Invitational Saturday, but the Wildcats won’t complain too much. The Wildcats lost in the championship match to Chippewa Hills 49-22 to take second. It was their only loss on the day.

Greenville’s Jake Hopkins, top, tries to turn over Byron Center’s Lynn Cannon during their 152-pound match at the Greenville Invitational Saturday. Hopkins won the match. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville wrestlers dominate invitational

Greenville’s “A” wrestling team came back from a pair of losses to ranked Division 1 teams with a sweep of its own wrestling invitational Saturday. The Yellow Jackets beat all five opponents in the meet, finishing with a slightly controversial 36-35 win over Byron Center.

Cheryl Vasi of Gowen, left, shows off her horse after winning the American Paint Horse Association world championship in Fort Worth, Texas. — Courtesy photo

Gowen woman claims World paint horse title

American Paint Horse Association (APHA) amateur competitor Cheryl Vasi of Gowen captured a World Championship title at the 2011 APHA World Championship Paint Horse Show. The show, which was Nov. 2–12 in Fort Worth, Texas, is one APHA’s premier events.

The students spent two months constructing this LEGO robot, which was used to accomplish missions assigned to the group during a competition at Michigan State University.  — Courtesy photo

Carson City-area youngsters compete in Lego robotic competition

For seven Carson City-area children, playing with Lego blocks became more than just play. They built Lego-based robots for a competition at Michigan State University (MSU).