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Daily News/Kelli Ameling  Many participated in the groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning. From left, Dave Oehring, Sen. Judy Emmons, Dr. Rocky Hansen, Rita Huffman, Byron and Dolores Cook, Dr. Matthews DeWys, Caroline Slocum, Gordon Stauffer, the Rev. Jerry Jones, Bill and Jelane Braman, Paul Bonis, Tina Freese-Decker, Marc Chircop, Dr. Dominico Ausiello, Dr. John Merchun, Emily Merchun, Dr. Roger Coles, Phil Tower, Shirley Hayes, Brian Brasser and Jodie Faber.

Spectrum Health United Hospital holds groundbreaking ceremony

GREENVILLE – Spectrum Health United Hospital’s United For Health project officially began on Friday with a groundbreaking celebration at the hospital.

Greenville quarterback Curtis Heppe hands off to Kyle Trowbridge during practice on Wednesday afternoon. Greenville hosts Lowell on Friday.

Yellow Jackets to meet Lowell in final game at Black Field

Friday night will be the final varsity football game ever at Black Field. The field has been home for decades and accounts for many memories in the lives of Greenville residents past and present. The Yellow Jackets will to create even more memories when the Division 2 No. 3 ranked Lowell Red Arrows visit Black Field on Friday.

The Greenville girls varsity golf team consists of, from left, coach Nancy Johnson, Jessica Bohner, Tori Sanders, Britta Bernth, Jessica Meloche, Lauryn Day and Megan Hallman. (Daily News/Bruce Bentley)

Greenville ready for state finals

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls golf team will leave for the metro Detroit area following school today. They will begin competing in its third straight Division 2 state final tomorrow. The two-day tournament takes place at Katke-Cousins Golf Course in Rochester and is the home course of Oakland University. The last two state finals have taken place in East Lansing at Forest Akers East (9th place finish in 2009) and Forest Akers West (4th in 2010).

Vestaburg’s Ryalee Dove, left, hits an attack at the attempted block of Montabella’s Sarah Ranney during the first game of the two teams’ match Tuesday night.

Vestaburg spoils Montabella volleyball’s ‘Dig Pink’ night

Montabella’s volleyball team celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month with their own pink game, but Vestaburg did all the celebrating. The Wolverines kept the Mustangs winless on the season after a 25-11, 25-23, 25-16 win Tuesday night. Montabella coach Corrin Simon thought the special night may have had something to do with the team’s lackluster performance.

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Belding boys win Saranac XC race

Belding’s boys cross country team enjoyed a break from stiff O-K Blue competition with a victory at the Saranac Color Run. “It’s fun to escape the O-K Blue every once in a while,” coach John Carlson said. “It feels like we’re in purgatory.” The Redskin boys won the event with a score of 40 points. That was 34 better than host Saranac and 44 better than Delton Kellogg.

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OPINION: Breast cancer: A patient’s perspective

Cancer is the most disheartening diagnosis a patient and family can receive.
It is natural to have anxiety immediately when hearing the dreaded C-word. Jean Southward and her family from Carson City knows this experience all too well.

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Planning commission working on adjusting and adding ordinances

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Planning Commission is working on amending ordinances to bring them up-to-date and adding new ones.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

GREENVILLE — The inaugural Montcalm County Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 10 raised $6,400, which will go to research on Alzheimer’s disease. The walk attracted 67 participants. The Boys from Amsden provided music as the walkers registered. Each walker had a personal story and reason for walking. Families walked in honor of a loved [...]

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Area schools do their part to fight breast cancer

Cancer doesn’t discriminate among young or old and male or female. Neither do area schools helping to raise money to fight the disease. The Lowell Red Arrows have set the standard when it comes to raising awareness and prevention of cancer among area high school districts. For four years, the “Pink Arrow Pride Project” has [...]

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‘I am the face of life after cancer’

Early 2004 looked to be a great year for Rockford resident Julie Elyea and her family.
“I cruised along through February, March, April and May,” she said. “Everything was going as I had planned. Then came June 23.”