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Central Montcalm’s Dakota James, front, and Byron Center’s Josh Lee are tangled up during their 152-pound match Saturday.

Carson City-Crystal places third at Stanton wrestling invite

After wrestling at the Central Montcalm Hornet Invitational Saturday, a pair of local wrestling teams came out near the top of the 10-team tournament. Carson City-Crystal was the highest-finishing local team, ending up third in the tournament. Central Montcalm was fifth after beating sixth-place Belding.


ROUNDUP: Prep wrestling scores from Saturday, Dec. 15

Montabella second at own tourney: The Mustangs scored 184 points in the Mustang Round Robin tournament Saturday, which was good for second behind Chippewa Hills 284 but ahead of Sanford Meridian’s 171…

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PHOTO GALLERY: Candlestone celebrates 40 years in Belding

In the spring of 1972, the final touches of construction were finished on a restaurant-cocktail lounge with 25 adjoining hotel units on M-91 in the far northwest corner of the Belding city limits.
Now, more than 40 years later, that restaurant and adjoining hotel has flourished into an 18-hole golf course and resort on 255-acres of wooded land.


Greenville teacher, coach Dick Diehl, 86, was blend of ‘humor and dignity’

Author Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” By Emerson’s scale, former Greenville High School (GHS) teacher and coach Dick Diehl lived quite well indeed. His passing Thursday, at age 86, leaves a hole in the lives of countless former students, friends, family and the community itself.


Special prosecutor to investigate alleged incident at Montcalm County holiday party

A special prosecutor is in the process of investigating an alleged physical altercation between two Montcalm County employees at the Montcalm County holiday party last weekend.

Sheridan Village Superintendent Doug Lane surveys the village’s downtown main street, which, like many streets in the village, could use new curbs and gutters, as well as underlying infrastructure. Finding a knowledgeable grant writer to bring some funding dollars to the village might be a good idea, according to Lane.

Sheridan considers grant options for funding village projects

Members of the Sheridan Village Council are in the process of putting together a “wish list” of projects for the village. Some items on the list — such as work on the water tower and street improvements — are more pressing than others, however, they all share one thing in common: They cost money.


Still undefeated: Greenville girls basketball hangs on to beat Lowell 44-34

Greenville’s girls basketball team continued its early-season roll. The Yellow Jackets used a second-quarter shutout to beat the Lowell Red Arrows 44-34 Friday night.


Funeral notices — Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

Funeral notices — Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

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Greenville native keeps hometown close, pursuing dreams in Nashville

Because of the support he received from his friends and family in and around his hometown of Greenville, a country artist returned home to premier his new country video. Scottie Michael Hall, 29, left Greenville during his sophomore year of high school and finished his schooling through the Army National Guard. Hall originally moved to Nashville to become a songwriter with no intentions of being a solo artist.


Belle Tire store coming to Greenville

Because of an expiration, the Greenville Planning Commission re-approved a site plan for Belle Tire. Chris Enright spoke during a public hearing Thursday, asking the Planning Commission to re-approve a site plan for his Belle Tire store to be placed on West Washington Street (M-57) on the vacant lot in front of Meijer and next to McDonald’s. The Planning Commission had previously approved the Belle Tire project in October 2010. That approval has since expired.