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OUR VIEW: Partial government shutdown nothing new

With a partial government shutdown underway, many Americans are wondering if our representatives are comprised of the most cantankerous and contrary politicians in history. As always, some context proves helpful.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Oct. 1

Greenville 3, GR West Catholic 1: The Yellow Jackets stayed perfect in O-K Bronze Conference play with a 25-12, 25-17, 21-25, 25-22 win over the Falcons Tuesday night…


Funeral Notices for Oct. 2, 2013

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Personally Speaking | Sylvia Warner

PERSONALLY SPEAKING: Making laws always messy

During 17 years of working in the world of our state and national legislatures, I learned firsthand that while writing law can be messy, it is not necessarily a bad process. It may be unappetizing, but that does not mean it is broken and should be discarded.

Guest View | Crystallee Crain

GUEST VIEW: Justice includes healing

I’m writing this to the surviving members of the Ringleka family and the greater Stanton community. In 1999, members of the Ringleka family were robbed of a father and husband and the community lost a leader. One of the people responsible for this was my then estranged father, Weldon Lee Mosby, Carla Ringleka and two hired hit men from Detroit.

The loss of Greenville’s emerald ash trees, such as these, foreground, on Orange Street, will change the appearance of many of the city’s streets. The ash trees are infested by the emerald ash borer beetle, an invasive species from Asia. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Greenville’s ash trees coming down in wake of beetle infestation

The emerald ash borer is alive and well in Greenville and it was only a matter of time before the tree-destroying insect’s predations took their toll. By the time city workers finish removing the dying trees, there will be neighborhoods that are noticeably less “green” than they have been in the past.

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Construction begins on Carson Health helipad

After months of decision making and back-and-forth discussions between the city of Carson City and Carson Health, as well as input from residents, the new hospital helipad is officially beginning to take shape as construction crews are now working to dig the foundation of the pad. Ground was broken recently at the sight of the former Carson City water tower, which was purchased from the city by the hospital in January to be used as the site for the new helicopter landing pad.


Ionia-Montcalm attorney, judge dies at age 89

Judge James Kennedy Nichols was a man of discipline and restraint — which made his rare partaking of a beer all the more pleasurable.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 1, 2013

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Greenville’s Jacob Bracey (6) tries to keep Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian’s Yonathan Tessema (11) away from the ball during the two teams’ game Monday.

Greenville kickers lose to NorthPointe 6-1

It was a tough day for Greenville’s soccer team, both physically and emotionally. The Yellow Jackets were beat on the scoreboard by Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian 6-1 Monday at Yellow Jacket Stadium, but they were also physically beaten in a physical game that saw many players knocked down with no fouls called by the referee.