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JUST IN: Greenville man critically injured after vehicle strikes bicycle

A Greenville man is in critical condition after a vehicle struck the bicycle he was riding Friday evening. A Michigan State Police trooper responded to the accident around 6 p.m. on Montcalm Avenue just north of M-57.

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Sixth grade students in Belding Middle School teacher Jennifer DiSpirito’s classroom listen attentively to a presentation on unhealthy relationships from Relief After Violent Encounter’s Domestic Assault Response Advocacy Coordinator Amanda Peterson on Thursday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Expert helps Belding middle schoolers learn to identify unhealthy relationships

As children enter adolescence and jump headfirst into the ever-changing world of relationships, there’s no questioning that the distinction between right and wrong grows more important.

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CM board elects officials, OKs interim superintendent deal

Interim Superintendent Amy Meinhardt opened the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education organizational meeting Wednesday evening so that the board — with its rookie board members — could elect their officers.

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VIDEO: Soldier surprises daughter with homecoming in kindergarten classroom

Five-year-old Gabby Petersen knew she was getting a present Friday, but as to what could be hidden beneath wrapping paper was a mystery.

Tammy Hollinshead is planning the Turk Lake Haunted Days, which will be held May 1 to May 3. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Montcalm Township business owners creating a haunted festival in May

Tammy Hollinshead is planning a zombie apocalypse. Ground zero will be Turk Lake.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, Jan. 15

CC-Crystal 54, Montabella 41: The Eagles snapped a two-game losing streak on Thursday with a road win over MSAC rival Montabella. CC-Crystal led by two points at halftime, but used a 17-8 third quarter to stretch the lead for a win…

Greenville senior Cole Antcliff, top, works on the arm of Byron Center’s Collin Stein during a match at home this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville’s Cole Antcliff has state title hopes

Cole Antcliff has state championship aspirations. The Greenville senior is currently 23-1 this year and ranked No. 4 at 285 pounds in Division 2 by www.michigangrappler.com. With those accolades, Antcliff is correct when he says he is a state contender.

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SPORTS GALORE: Tigers still need Scherzer

In a mere five weeks, another Major League Baseball season will begin with the reporting of pitchers and catchers to spring training facilities around Arizona and Florida. The Detroit Tigers’ battery mates report to Lakeland on Feb. 19 with their first workout a day later. Position players report on Feb. 23 with their first workout, also a day later.

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Online registration is open for Yellow Jacket Challenge

By mid-January in Michigan, spring and summer are long forgotten seasons of joy. With temperatures well below freezing, snow and ice everywhere, spring is a wish for many. After a long holiday season, meaning filling up on food and dessert, this is the time of year to get back in shape.

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Greenville grad Torrey Davis earns Midwest Conference honors

Greenville High School graduate Torrey Davis is in the midst of an outstanding junior basketball season for Lake Forest College. Davis, a forward, was just named the Midwest Conference Performer of the Week for his play in wins over Beloit College (Jan. 7) and Illinois College (Jan. 10).