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Mr. Orange (who’s unadoptable) perches on the cat room sink and watches the other cats in Cannonsville Critter’s cat room. The no-kill, nonprofit cat rescue is raising money to build a bigger cat building. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Local cat rescue raising money for expansion

Driving down Cannonsville Road in Stanton, the house atop the hill doesn’t look like it accommodates over a dozen cats, but that’s how many rescue cats Tom and Michelle Hocking care for in their house.

Carson City-Crystal’s Jamison Ward finished the season with a 55-4 record and was this year’s Division 4 103-pound state runner-up as a freshman. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Carson City-Crystal’s Ward, Seida so close to wrestling titles

Carson City-Crystal’s Jamison Ward and Braxton Seida may have not known it before this past weekend, but both have been on the same path with success and failure this wrestling season, but also having greater expectations for the near future.


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Tri County junior Dakota Greer, right, makes a quick move on Hemlock’s Stuart Massa in the Division 3 119-pound title match at The Palace of Auburn Hills Saturday. Greer won the match, giving him his second state individual of his career. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Tri County’s Dakota Greer earns second individual wrestling title

Two years ago, as a freshman, Dakota Greer was on top of the world, winning an individual state wrestling title. On Saturday evening, he relived that feeling, earning his second state individual title with a convincing 23-8 victory over Stuart Massa of Hemlock in the Division 3 119-point title match at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Tri County's competitive cheer team does a handstand roll during the second round of the Division 3 state finals Saturday night.

Tri County cheer team finishes eighth in Division 3 finals

GRAND RAPIDS — Tri County’s competitive cheer team went to the state finals for the third time in four years Saturday at the DeltaPlex. The Vikings weren’t able to score among the top teams, but they still set schools records in the process.   The Vikings scored 748.58 points to take eighth place in the [...]

Members the Adults with Disabilities Association bowl together at Jacket Lanes in Greenville Feb. 27. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Adults with Disabilities Association in Greenville celebrates 10 years

A decade ago, when Debra Thornton was asked by her son’s teacher to start a local special needs club, she did so with a simple idea to schedule a few events to bring her son and his friends closer together. But in the time since, the club has blossomed into a full nonprofit 501C3 organization, now known as the Adults with Disabilities Association, a group consisting of special needs adults, both physically and mentally.

A closing sale of 50 percent off merchandise will begin today to deplete inventory as Radio Shack in Greenville, after 32 years in the community, will close for good later this month. — Daily News/Cory Smith

After 32 years in downtown Greenville, Radio Shack to close later this month

After more than 30 years of proudly serving its loyal customers, the downtown Radio Shack electronics store will be making its final sale this month. Opened in 1984 by Doug Robbins, the Greenville location has survived every change that both the economy and culture could throw its way, but that well of success finally ran dry.


Funeral Notices for March 6, 2017

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Jim Lower

GUEST VIEW: A tale of two bills

I serve as chairman of the Local Government Committee as well as a member of the Tax Policy Committee in the Michigan House of Representatives. On Feb. 15, House Bill 4058 and House Bill 4001 were reported from these respective committees, roughly an hour and a half a part.

Belding’s Mitchell Ward reacts to his blood round win against Mount Morris’ Jesse Munsell during the second round of consolation matches Friday. He was 2-1 on the day and has reached Saturday’s next consolation round.

15 of the 21 local wrestlers still alive in state finals

With each wrestler that walked onto the mats at the state individual wrestling finals, there is a story of hard work, dedication as well as triumph and heartbreak.