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Vestaburg Community School vandalized, thousands in damages

Vestaburg Community Schools is facing thousands of dollars in damages to the Community School Complex after the building was vandalized on Sunday.

Nelson's Speed Shop has reopened in the south end of its property to cater to customers with its outside showroom. Business hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Nelson’s Speed Shop to rebuild by winter

Less than a month after a devastating fire, Nelson’s Speed Shop has opened for business. The Montcalm Township business is operating out of an office with an outside showroom and is trying to continue business as close to normal as possible. But the shop will not be outdoors for long, according to owner Jack Nelson, who said he plans to start layout plans next week and have a new shop rebuilt by winter.

Lakeview’s Alex King, left, battles Central Montcalm’s LaShae Wright in the 100-meter hurdles at the Central State Activities Association track championships May 23.

Lakeview’s Alex King to hurdle at Aquinas

Alex King isn’t done jumping over hurdles yet. The Lakeview graduate will be jumping hurdles for Aquinas College after accepting a scholarship offer from the private university.


Funeral Notices for July 14, 2012

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Greenville’s Jaclyn McNeal to travel 11 countries in 11 months

After finishing college a year early, Jaclyn McNeal is following her calling by participating in a mission trip to 11 countries. McNeal, 21, of Greenville, attended Michigan State University to study journalism and graduated in this spring.


Rezoning of Washington Street in Greenville on hold

The Greenville Planning Commission decided to postpone a decision to rezone a section of W. Washington Street after wanting to look over options. This decision will also affect the Master Plan.

From left, Rachel Kilduff, Tasha Welsh, Tesha Peterman and Kristin Kilduff fielded at team at last year’s Putt for Parkinson’s golf outing. — Courtesy photos

Glenkerry hosts golf outing for Parkinson’s research Aug. 25

No one knows the heartbreak and emotional trauma that accompany a diagnoses of Parkinson’s disease better than those afflicted with the malady and those who serve as caretakers. One of the strongest defenses against symptom-induced malaise, according to Parkinson’s sufferer Becki Hansen, is knowing you’re not in it alone. When she was diagnosed with the disease about five years ago she was already familiar with its symptoms; her father had been dealing with Parkinson’s effects for years.

Sports Galore | Bruce Bentley

SPORTS GALORE: Following the Tigers

Prior to this season I had only been to one other Major League ballpark not home to the Detroit Tigers. A few years back I made a trip to Milwaukee to catch a Brewers and Chicago Cubs game. It was an excellent ballpark and time, but It wasn’t the same not watching the Tigers.

Gus Macker tournament will be in Greenville this weekend. There will be 174 teams signed up for the two-day event. — File Photo

Greenville Macker ready for weekend of playing ball

South Lafayette street in Greenville will be busy during the coming weekend with lots of basketball fans and players. The Gus Macker tournament will start Saturday in downtown Greenville, with 174 teams signed up for the two-day event, according to “Gus Macker” himself, Scott McNeal.

Thomas tires to keep Lowell’s Gabe Dean on the mat this past winter. Thomas defeated Dean and would go on to defeat him a second time in March in the Division 2 189 pound individual state finals. It was Thomas’ third straight state title. — File photo

Jordan Thomas training hard for wrestling career at Michigan

Greenville graduate Jordan Thomas is no stranger to hard work. Thomas, after all, finished his Greenville wrestling career with the most wins in school history, three O-K White Conference titles, four Division 2 district and regional titles and three individual state championships. Those sort of accomplishments don’t happen without a little sweat and pain.