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Greenville fends off Wildcats

In the end it was free throw shooting that sealed another win for the Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team.
The Yellow Jackets lead by as many as 22 points in the first half against O-K White rival Northview. They needed to finish the game with five consecutive free throws to clinch a 61-56 victory at home on Friday night.

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Candlestone murder-mystery dinner theater benefits Belding Project Graduation

Audience members can enjoy a delicious meal, help support a Belding High School student and may become part of the performance in “Murder at the 19th Hole” at the Candlestone Resort Saturday, Jan. 28. Deadwood Productions, of Muskegon, will present the comedic, interactive murder mystery performance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. where audience members may become a detective or a suspect. The $40 ticket includes dinner and the show with 10 percent of the proceeds being given to Belding’s Project Graduation. Reservations are required by calling the Candlestone at (616) 794-1580 or at www.candlestone.com.

Baldwin Heights Elementary School Principal Michael Walsh nominated the school to win $100,000 from Target to enhance student learning. Walsh got the idea after a teacher told him she saw information about the grant on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where views were encouraged to nominate a school. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Baldwin Heights to get $100,000 grant as soon as next week

It was a tip from a teacher who avidly watches The Ellen DeGeneres Show that led to Baldwin Heights Elementary School receiving a $100,000 grant from Target. “(The Target representative) had to tell me six times over the phone that this was not a joke, that our elementary school really won,” said Michael Walsh, Baldwin Heights Elementary School principal.

2010 Greenville High Schook Graduate and University of Michigan sophomore introduces President Barack Obama at his stop in Ann Arbor on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012

Greenville High School graduate Christina Beckman introduces Obama

Christina Beckman was told less than 24 hours prior to President Barack Obama giving his speech at the University of Michigan that she would be introducing him. That staff at the Office of Public Affairs on the university’s campus nominated their employee Beckman, 20, of Greenville, to introduce the president in front of a crowd of about 4,000 at Al Glick Field House on the school’s Ann Arbor campus. Beckman said she had so many emotions running through her when she was selected including being nervous, scared and excited.

Plans call for the old Meijer building to look like this at the completion of a $250,000 remodeling project.

$250,000 project ongoing at former Greenville Meijer facility

The old Meijer building is fast becoming a focal point for community activities. Members of Jesus Non-Denominational Church on Peck Road accepted the donation of the North Lafayette Street building in 2009 with the goal of renovating it into a community facility.

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Greenville Planning Commission OK work program

The Greenville Planning Commission made a jump start to its master plan Thursday night by approving a work program. Most of the items on the plan come from a master plan that Planning Commission members have been working on to help make Greenville a better place.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 27, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Jan. 27, 2012

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AUDIO: 911 phone call during robbery of Family Dollar in Greenville

The Daily News, using the Freedom of Information Act, acquired the audio from the 16-minute 911 call made on Jan.5, 2012, during the robbery of the Family Dollar in Greenville. This video includes an 8-minute portion of that audio, which has been edited to protect the individuals involved.

Montabella’s Sarah Miller moves along the baseline looking for a shot in the Mustang’s 42-16 win over Vestaburg on Thursday.

Slow start doesn’t stop Montabella

The first and second halfs for the Montabella girls basketball team were night and day.
The Mustangs couldn’t buy a basket in the first half, but unloaded in the the final two quarters to top MSAC rival Vestaburg 42-16 at home on Thursday night.

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No one seriously injured in two-car crash on M-66

FENWICK — No one was seriously injured after a vehicle lost control Thursday night on M-66 near Snows Lake Road striking a second vehicle. At 11:31 p.m. the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-car accident involving three passengers. Justine Bollinger, 25, of Orleans, was driving a 2010 Dodge vehicle southbound with one rear [...]