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New Lakeview/Stanton manager hits the ground running

There’s more than enough work to keep the recently hired manager of Lakeview and Stanton busy for months and years to come.

That’s one reason why Jake Eckholm says he’s “hit the ground running” in his new position.

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Home intruder shot, killed at Greenville residence Saturday morning

A man is dead after he entered a Greenville residence Saturday morning, fell asleep on a couch, and was then fatally shot by the homeowner after a struggle ensued between the two.

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Have Mercy hosts 5K and 10K on Sept. 13

For the fourth consecutive year, the non-profit organization Have Mercy will be hosting 5K and 10K races to help raise funds for emergency housing and food for the homeless in Montcalm and Ionia counties. Scheduled for Sept. 13, the event will be held at Klackle Orchards and will feature the two races, plus a Wag-n-Walk dog walk and a pancake breakfast.

Central Montcalm tight end Bo Studley catches a touchdown in the endzone during the second quarter of play against Clio Friday evening. - Cory Smith

Central Montcalm falls in heartbreaker 30-29

Central Montcalm broke open a tie game by capitalizing on two fourth-down, fourth-quarter gambles Friday night and appeared to be on its way to a 2-0 start before Clio stunned the Hornets with its own version of fourth-and-a-miracle. The Hornets had a 15-point lead with just 2:10 remaining in the game before Clio turned the tables by scoring two touchdowns — including one with no time remaining on the clock — to pull off an improbable 30-29 victory at Central Montcalm.

Belding’s defense gangs up on Lakewood’s quarterback, running him out of bounds for little to no gain during second quarter action Friday evening at Rudness Field. - Ryan Schlehuber

Belding holds off Vikings in home opener

The Belding football team waited through a 90-minute rain delay Friday night before taking the field for its home opener against Lakewood. Despite the delay, the night ended on a positive for the Redskins as they walked off the turf at Rudness Field with a 22-14 victory. Although pleased with the effort of his players, Belding coach Joe Schwander said he is looking for his team to improve their execution going forward.

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Kenowa Hills dominates Greenville

What a difference a week makes. A week ago, the Greenville Yellow Jackets were rolling up 600 plus yards of total offense in a lopsided win over rival Belding. On Friday, the Yellow Jackets failed to find any semblance of week one’s powerful offense.

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Funeral Notices – Sept. 6, 2014

Read funeral notices for Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.

Disc golfer Brent Spencer, of Smryna, putts his disc into a basket on one of the newly finished back-nine holes at SMASH Park in Belding Thursday. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Greenville Area Community Foundation donations help enhance Smash Park

Through painful bee stings, endless mosquito bites and countless hours of removing trees, stumps and brush from the heavily forested Lightning Bend Park, the original vision of SMASH PARK has slowly been brought to life.

After nearly two decades at the lectern, Pastor Jerry Jones of First Congregational Church in Greenville will be retiring come October. (Daily News | Curtis Wildfong)

Greenville church to bid farewell to longtime pastor

Pastor Jerry Jones of First Congregational Church in Greenville is the third longest tenured pastor in the church’s 162-year history.

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Greenville Athletic Hall of Fame to induct third class

The Greenville High School Athletic Hall of Fame is about to increase in size. On Sept. 12, the third class will be inducted into the hall of fame during a halftime ceremony of the Yellow Jackets football game against Comstock Park at Legacy Field. A tailgate dinner and pre-game celebration will also take place for family and friends of this year’s inductees.