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Carson City soldier killed in Afghanistan

FENWICK, Mich. (WZZM) - A Montcalm County soldier serving in Afghanistan is dead.

Our pertner, the Greenville Daily News is reporting Joseph "Joey" Prentler, 20, died Monday after the vehicle he was riding in struck an improvised explosive device while on a drive to pick up new materials and vehicles.

Prentler grew up in Carson City with his parents, Joe and Tammy Prentler. He was a 2008 graduate of Carson City-Crystal High School.

Prentler is survived by his parents and 13-year-old brother. Funeral arrangements are pending.

GHS Performing Arts Department fall musical - The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse

Directed by Ruth Hansen

Cast: 7 Women, 5 Girls, 4 Men, 2 Boys, and Ensemble

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.

Keller Ford Kia MVP - Zach Burris of Greenville

(WZZM) - Greenville quarterback Zach Burris is the winner of the Keller Ford Kia MVP Award for week five.

In a win over Northview, Burris totaled 240 yards to go along with 4 touchdowns.

Congratulations to Zach Burris, the week five winner of the Keller Ford Kia MVP Award.

East Grand Rapids wins battle of undefeateds

EAST GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Two of the three undefeated teams in the O-K White met at Memorial Field as the East Grand Rapids Pioneers hosted the Greenville Yellow Jackets.

First play of the game for the Yellow Jackets they go with the halfback pass but Mickey Christopher threw up a duck and it would be picked off by Alec Strauss. The Pioneers couldn't do anything with it though. EGR would settle for a field goal.

Greenville would go into the half with the lead thanks to Zachary Burris who scored on a quarterback keeper. The Yellow Jackets 7-6 lead would short-lived. Pioneers David Drummond would run it in from a yard out and East would add a two-point conversion to go up 14-7.

Greenville cut the lead back to seven in the fourth after Zachary Burris found Sean O'Brien for a 72 yard touchdown. But, EGR would shut the door thanks to another Drummond touchdown.

East Grand Rapids tops Greenville, 35-14 the final.

BAS - Trends in technology & social media

From: http://www.bas-k12.org

Learn more about social networking sites, cyber bullying, sexual cyber predators, “sexting” and more! Presented by Sgt. Josh Lator of the Michigan State Police. This is hosted by Greenville High School and will be held at the Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, November 9th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

This event is open to anyone interested. It is designed for parents, students, teachers, administrators, technology leaders… you name it! Everyone is invited.

The event is free of charge and there is no need to register. Just walk in.

Greenville teen arrested for vandalizing church

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - We now know the name of a teenager who police say ransacked a Greenville church earlier this month.

Justin Gardner, 17, is charged with six counts which include breaking and entering and malicious destruction of property.

The Montcalm County prosecutor says he and another teenager broke into Saint Paul's Episcopal Church on September 16th, causing $30,000 in damage.

Detectives say Gardner also caused damage at the Free Wheeler bike shop and the VFW hall.

A tip led to the arrest. Prosecutors have not yet decided if they will charge the other teenager.

Halloween fun

From: http://www.greenvillechamber.net

Get your little goblins, superheroes and fairies ready for a little Halloween fun! Join the merchants of Greenville for Treat Parade in the City of Greenville. Participating merchants, indicated by an orange Jack-O-Lantern sign, will have treats available for costumed kids.

Halloween Treat Parade - October 29, 2010 (Friday), 3:30pm-5pm

Neighborhood Trick-or-Treating - October 31, 2010 (Sunday), 6:00pm-8:00pm