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Montabella’s Dan Davidson, right, locks up with an opponent during the individual state wrestling finals earlier this month at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Montabella’s Balhorn happy with CMAC co-championship

Even though Montabella’s wrestling team was bounced from the Division 4 district tournament by Carson City-Crystal, the Mustangs were still able to have a good season, according to their coach. Montabella went 25-5 in dual meets this season and won a share of the Central Michigan Athletic Conference title with the Eagles when they won the postseason tournament.

Lakeview’s Terry Greiser, right, battles with Belding’s Michael Walker at the individual state wrestling finals earlier this month.

Youth, numbers held down Lakeview wrestlers

Todd Barton’s first season has Lakeview wrestling head coach didn’t go the way he wanted. The Wildcats were just 6-27 on the season and youth had a part to play in that, Barton said.

Greenville Department of Public Safety (GDPS) on-call firefighters Jim Hopkins, left, and Tim Foster, are the two most senior on-call firefighters of the 15 total that are on the department. The GDPS is currently searching for additional on-call firefighters to join the department. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville looking to hire more paid-on-call firefighters

A job that takes a lot of heart and dedication is one that two senior-level paid-on-call firefighters have been committed to for six decades combined. Greenville residents Tim Foster, who has been with the Greenville Department of Public Safety for 36 years, and Jim Hopkins, who joined the GDPS 24 years ago, said being firefighters is a job that builds a strong secondary family.


Funeral Notices for March 11, 2013

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Vestaburg’s Luverne Dickinson Adamson with her 160-pound Great Pyrenees, Zeus, on one of their many walks.

Vestaburg woman gets new lease on life, control of diabetes with CHIP program

Not long ago, Luverne Dickinson Adamson, 59, of Vestaburg, began her day with a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, fried potatoes, toast with butter and coffee with creamer and artificial sweetener. She enjoyed traditional American foods — cheeseburgers, fries, coney dogs with all the fixings, and onion rings — and frequently ate out on weekends. Dinner often included salad soaked in creamy ranch dressing, steak or a chicken fillet, a hot vegetable and a baked potato smothered in butter and sour cream.

Greenville’s Alec Ward positions himself to take a shot during the individual state finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Johnson had lots to like about Greenville’s year

Greenville wrestling coach Paul Johnson would have loved to get deeper into the Division 2 state finals than the Yellow Jackets did. However, their season ended in the quarterfinals to Lowell. But that didn’t diminish the year, he said.

The Carson City-Crystal wrestling team lines up during the national anthem at the team state finals in Battle Creek at Kellogg Arena.

CC-Crystal had outstanding season on wrestling mat

For the first time since 2004, Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team brought home a conference title. Even though they ended up tied with Montabella after the Central Michigan Athletic Conference tournament, the Eagles could claim a title in the regular season.

Kelly Skarl is hoping to complete extensive renovations on the new location of his Pro Outfitters sports store in time for an April opening. The store will feature a wide variety of merchandise and apparel for the outdoor enthusiast.

BIZ BEAT: Pro Outfitters, new sporting goods store, set to open in April

Area sportsmen will have another choice for equipment, ammo and more come April 1. That’s if Kelly Skarl, owner of the soon-to-open Pro Outfitters, on Lafayette Street, manages to get his recently purchased building ready in time.


OUR VIEW: Appreciate our governor’s leadership

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the gubernatorial leadership we have in Michigan these days.

Greenville Middle School sixth graders Will Koehler, 11, left, and Ryan Burden, 12, work on a drawing assignment Thursday morning in art class at Greenville Middle School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville art teacher playing leading role in new arts education standards

When measuring the value of a student’s education, there are countless factors that are considered and evaluated before a single assignment is eventually handed from teacher to student. Be it math, science, English or history, the coursework educators teach on a national level takes years of study and development before a final curriculum is established.