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Belding school board member announces retirement

Byron Davey pushed back his chair, stood up and delivered the final statement of Monday evening’s Belding Area Schools Board of Education meeting.

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Area foundations to distribute Ash funds

GREENVILLE — The remaining assets of the Stanley and Blanche Ash Foundation will be split among two local foundations over the next 60 days or less.

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Greenville’s congressional districts become clearer

GREENVILLE — Elections in Greenville will be more confusing next year under a redistricting plan that splits a handful of voters in each of the city’s four voting precincts.

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Oct. 20

Saturday L.D. Humphrey — 11 a.m., Crystal Congregational Church. Lucile Main — 7 to 9 p.m., Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville Lucile L. Main, 90 GREENVILLE — Lucile L. Main, 90, of Greenville, formerly of Sturgis, died Wednesday at Spectrum Health United Hospital, Greenville. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Marshall [...]

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GR Christian downs Yellow Jacket in volleyball

GREENVILLE – The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls volleyball team played a nice match, but in the end it still wasn’t enough to earn a victory at home on Tuesday night. The Yellow Jackets fell to O-K White Conference rival Grand Rapids Christian in three games 25-15, 25-16, 25-18. Greenville had leads early in both games [...]

Belding’s Rachel Hunt, right, attacks past the attempted block of Grand Rapids West Catholic’s Lauren Bearinger during the first game of the two teams’ match Tuesday night.

Distracted Belding netters fall to Falcons

Right from the first serve, Belding’s volleyball team was having problems trying to focus. The distraction was a couple of early calls by the officials that ended up benefitting Grand Rapids West Catholic.

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Football playoffs are right around the corner

Unlike other high school sports, football teams have to earn their way into the postseason for a chance to win a state championship. Only 256 teams out of the 607 schools sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association will have the opportunity to win that elusive title. The 256 teams are broken down into eight, 32-team divisions. The playoffs begin on Oct. 28 and conclude Nov. 25 and 26 at Ford Field in Detroit.

Montabella's Jemikal Papendick (86) goes up for a pass with teammate Joey Durham during a practice in August.

Montabella ‘on the verge doing a lot of things’

Montabella’s football team could very well set a school record for most wins in a single season. Receiver Jemikal Papendick knows this. “We’re on the verge of doing a lot of things that haven’t happened before,” Papendick said. If the Mustangs knock off St. Louis on Friday, they will have won eight games in a single season for the first time in school history.

Madelyn Karcher of Blanchard began Project Backpack in 2006. (Daily News/Robin Miller)

Edmore youth leadership makes a difference

Today’s youths become tomorrow’s leaders. At the Endeavor headquarters in downtown Edmore, area youths have already assumed leadership roles.

Ashley Wonsey, left, talks about honey with a customer at Wonsey’s “Oh Beeswax” stand at the Edmore Farmers Market this summer. (Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon)

Edmore Farmers Market receives $60,000 grant

The Edmore Farmers Market has received a major boost.
The facility recently received an nearly $60,000 grant as part of the Farmers Market Promotion Program through the United States Department of Agriculture.