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Belle Tire Assistant Manager Kevin Hole, a Greenville native who started his tire service career with his father, Grant, who owned Superior Tire, which operated in Greenville from 1971 to 1996.

BUSINESS BEAT: New Belle Tire brings in state of the art equipment, 20 jobs to local area

When Grant Hole walked around the new Belle Tire facility, one of Greenville’s biggest businesses to move in along M-57 since perhaps Walmart, his son, Kevin, could see he was mighty impressed. “Dad thought he had the ‘latest and greatest’ back in his day,” said Kevin Hole, who is the assistant manager at Belle Tire, which opened Aug. 31.


Le Tour de Donut is returning to Greenville

What goes hand-in-hand with cycling several hours over a distance of 30 miles? Doughnuts, of course! At least that’s the case for the fifth annual Le Tour de Donut bicycle race in Greenville next Saturday, Sept. 21.


Funeral Notices – Sept. 14, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.


UPDATE: Police ID dead man’s body found in Belding

A dead body was found Friday evening by a group of children along a dirt walking trail between the Jacklyn and Brentwood apartment complexes near Kenwood Avenue.

Belding’s Cameron Dombrowski returns an interception for a 60-yard touchdown on Friday night.

Belding now 3-0, tops Coopersville 54-35

The Belding football team continued to show its ability to be explosive on the offensive side of the ball Friday night in its Ottawa-Kent Blue Conference opener at Rudness Field. The Redskins scored 36 points in the opening half to take a commanding lead into the third en route to a 54-35 win.

Lakeview senior Garrett Cavendish carries the ball during the first half of the Wildcats’ loss on Friday night.

Newaygo stuns Lakeview with late touchdown

For nearly 45 minutes, the Lakeview Wildcats were on its way to a season opening, third consecutive victory. If only, the final three minutes were different. With Lakeview punting from its own 39-yard line, the snap sailed high and punter Brandon Bisel could not corral the ball. The Newaygo Lions recovered on the Wildcats’ 25-yard line with just 3:16 remaining in the game.


ROUNDUP: Prep football scores from Friday, Sept. 13

Vestaburg 63, Baldwin 8: The Wolverines mercied Baldwin when the game was called with four minutes to go because Baldwin had so many injuries they were down to 12 players

Laura Thompson of Sidney is preparing to ride her bicycle 700 miles around Lake Michigan in the coming week to raise $5,000 for Alpha Family Center in Greenville. — Courtesy photo

Sidney woman to bicycle around Lake Michigan for Alpha Family Center

Laura Thompson is the executive director of the Alpha Family Center, as well as a wife and a mother of four. When it comes to making time for exercise, she’s not exactly a bicycle enthusiast.

Canadian Brass perform on stage at the Greenville high School Performing Arts Center Thursday evening during the 2013 Ash Cultural Event concert. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Canadian Brass Performance Photo Gallery

Canadian Brass perform on stage at the Greenville high School Performing Arts Center Thursday evening during the 2013 Ash Cultural Event concert. — Daily News/Cory Smith PHOTO GALLERY

Members of the Montcalm County Sheriff's Office, Montcalm County Central Dispatch, Greenville Department of Public Safety and the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post participate in the second annual 5K Law Enforcement Torch Run Thursday in Greenville, where more than $500 was raised to benefit the Special Olympics of Michigan. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Torch Run raises funds for Special Olympics (PHOTO GALLERY)

The motivation to complete a race can range from personal accomplishment to the desire to outrun the runner who is paced directly before you just moments in front of the finish line. But on Thursday, during the second annual Law Enforcement Torch Run in Greenville, no one was trying to finish first.