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Greenville shooting victim recovering

The victim of a Nov. 12 shooting at the Flat River Inn & Suites is recovering from his wounds. Greenville Public Safety Director Mike Stuck said Frederick Neal, 24, is improving and he may be discharged soon from an area hospital.


Montcalm Community College Drama Club to present murder-mystery

So, you think you can act? Whether you’re a class-act performer on the verge of stardom or a beginner looking for a little fun, the Montcalm Community College (MCC) Drama Club wants to see your talent.


Pellet stove causes Lakeview house fire

A Lakeview-area home was severely damaged in a Saturday morning fire caused by a pellet stove. The Lakeview District Fire Department responded to a reported deck fire at 11494 Eisenhower Road at 7:45 a.m.

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.