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Montabella’s Charley Helmer, left, tries not to allow a pass down low during a game last season. Montabella opens the year Dec. 5 at home against Lakeview.

Mustangs look for another solid season

BLANCHARD — The Montabella Mustangs boys basketball team will be looking to carry over its recent regular season success into a district title this year.


‘A really joyful man’: Friends and colleagues remember Fred Meijer

Fred Meijer kept his trademark wit and vigor until the end. Friends are remembering the Meijer Inc. chairman emeritus for the humble, pleasant presence he brought to any gathering and the many ways he helped West Michigan — especially Greenville.


OUR VIEW: Supercommittee full of Thanksgiving turkeys

Americans were served up a big helping of Thanksgiving turkey this year in the form of the supercommittee appointed to stave off a federal budget deadlock. The question for most of us right now might be how much longer and for whom will Thanksgiving have real meaning?

On My Mind | Maureen Burns

MAUREEN BURNS: Turn, turn, turn

How wrong is it to complain at Thanksgiving time? I mean, am I missing the point? Remember that song that went, “Turn, turn, turn…”? Well, everywhere I turn lately, there is change. I don’t like change very much. I like growth. Is there a difference here? Am I being too picky? Please don’t email me with answers to that.


Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Check-up

Upcoming events from the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Preferred Federal Credit Union raises money for veterans

Tiffany Carr of Grand Rapids Home for Veterans accepts a $368 check from Preferred Federal Credit Union Manager and CEO Andy Kempf as part of a fundraiser the credit union held for Veterans Day, selling $1 flag pin-ups to their clients. The flags were also given to the veterans facility.

Joshua Gibbs

Gibbs named new Commercial Bank Greenville branch president

oshua Gibbs has been promoted to president at Commercial Bank’s Greenville branch. Gibbs is a Greenville native and Greenville High School graduate. He is also a graduate of Kalamazoo College and earned his MBA at Central Michigan University. He has completed extensive training through the MBA, SBA and MACB in the field of commercial lending, cash flow analysis and documentation.


Carson City Hospital receives Michigan Rural Health awards

Carson City Hospital (CCH) received a few awards from Michigan Center for Rural Health during the 12th annual Critical Access Hospital Conference in Gaylord Oct. 27.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 26

Daily News funeral notices for Nov. 25, 2011.


Some hunts closing, others beginning or continuing

While we have but a few days left in the regular firearms deer season, other hunting will be taking the spotlight.