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Belding’s Dylan Hunt saves the ball from going out of bounds during a game last season. Belding begins the year at Portland on Dec. 6.

Belding boys will ‘give it everything’

BELDING — Belding’s boys basketball team will be looking to turn around last year’s disappointing record.

The Redskins were just 5-16 last season, winning two games in the O-K Blue Conference. But coach Brian Babbitt, who is in his eighth year of coaching, expects the team to “play tough defense and give it everything they got.”

Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber makes a move during a match last season. Dittenber won the Division 4 state title a year ago at 103 pounds.

Carson City-Crystal wrestlers shooting for top 10

CARSON CITY — Carson City-Crystal wrestling coach Kacy Datema has some big expectations for his team.

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SHORT TAKES: Fred Meijer always came home

Fred Meijer was a remarkable man among men — all men — of our age and of these times.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 28, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Nov. 28, 2011.

Fred Meijer addresses those who gathered for a ribbon cutting for the completion second and third phases of Greenville’s Fred Meijer Flat River Trail in 2007. — File photo

Fred Meijer’s trail contributions paved the way for many

Fred Meijer paved the way for an expansive recreational trail system throughout the area. A couple of weeks prior to his death on Friday, Meijer, 91, was honored and recognized for his contribution to Rail-Trails.

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‘Just call me Fred’: Meijer recalled for generosity, kindness

“Generosity” and “kindness” are two words that come to most people’s minds when thinking of Fred Meijer. People who knew Meijer reminisced about who he was as person after he died from a stroke on Friday. Public visitation will be from 2 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids Township. The family will have a private memorial service on Wednesday for invited guests only.

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Fred Meijer’s Obituary

Fred Meijer, a pioneer of supercenter retailing and visionary philanthropist, died Friday, November 25 in Grand Rapids. He was 91. He was a native of Greenville, MI, where his father, Hendrik, a Dutch immigrant barber, opened a grocery store in 1934.

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AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Greenville’s favorite son, Fred Meijer, dies at 91

Black Friday will take on a new meaning at Meijer stores. The company’s Chairman Emeritus Fred Meijer died Friday from complications of a stroke he suffered early Friday. He was 91.

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Greenville grad named MIAA Player of the Week

ALBION — Greenville High School graduate Patty Rewa was named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) women’s basketball Player of the Week for her play on Monday.

Adam Moreland recently shot his second career 300 and a career high 825 series at Greenville Lanes.

Moreland rolls second 300, shoots 825 series

GREENVILLE — Adam Moreland has been bowling for a long time. Five years ago he made a decision to become a serious bowler. It seems to be working.