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Redskins get rematch with league rival Comstock Park

Football rematches don’t happen very often. Well, the Belding Redskins and Comstock Park Panthers get to do just that, a rematch. Same teams, same location, different meaning.

Center for Michigan Outreach Director Amber DeLind led a community discussion to gage residents’ thoughts on the direction of the state of Michigan and what solutions there may be to some of the state’s challenges.

Center for Michigan seeks voters’ issues to bring to legislators

GREENVILLE — What’s your agenda for Michigan? That was the question posed by The Center for Michigan to more than two dozen Greenville residents Thursday evening in a town hall session seeking input on the direction the state is headed.

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Funeral Notices — Friday, November 8, 2013

Funeral notices for Friday, November 8, 2013

Guest View | Rick Outman

GUEST VIEW: We should observe Veterans Day every day

This month we observe Veterans Day, which is a special holiday first set aside by Congress in 1919. Originally it was called Armistice Day, and declared by President Woodrow Wilson as a day to be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory” of World War I.

Hundreds of patrons and more than 50 businesses turned out for Greenville Expo 2013, held Wednesday at Greenville High School. Everything from the health field to restaurants and non profits will set up shop at Greenville High School to help promote their businesses and offer patrons freebies and interactive activities. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville Expo beneficial for businesses and customers alike

Hundreds of area residents were able to rub elbows with business owners and their staff members as more than 50 businesses were present during the Greenville Expo 2013, held Wednesday at Greenville High School. “That’s a really good aspect of (the expo), I think,” said Mary Mitchell, who attended the event. “We get to meet people we don’t know.”

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Carson City-Crystal Area Schools to host Veterans Day ceremony

A special Veterans Day ceremony will take place from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Carson City-Crystal High School east gymnasium.

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Greenville approves United Solar payback agreement

This city has reached a tentative agreement in a United Solar Ovonic bankruptcy case. A bankruptcy trustee representing the failed manufacturer and its parent company, Electric Conversion Devices, sought reimbursements on paid taxes and the payments of remaining grant money the city awarded the company in 2006 for opening up shop in Greenville.

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MAKING THE GRADE: What can we learn from high performing Chinese schools?

Last week I introduced a discussion about Finnish schools in this column. My reason for doing so was that Finland was once an “also ran” in international test rankings but has in recent years soared to the top. I raised the question as to why we are not studying their system to see if we can learn from them.

Scott Hammer is led from jail into the courtroom by a Kent County Sheriff’s deputy Wednesday afternoon in Grand Rapids. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Forensic exam next for area man accused of killing girlfriend

A man accused of murdering his girlfriend will undergo a forensic examination before heading to trial. Scott Hammer, 51, is charged with open murder in the death of his girlfriend Danielle Scholten-Linderman, 29, during the early morning hours of Oct. 23.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 7, 2013

Read The Daily Funeral Notices for Nov. 7, 2013