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Kate (Laura Thompson) and Laurie (Mindy Crouse) listen as Jesus (Ben Crouse) explains His story. The trio are the main actors in "What if Sunday had not come?" an Easter presentation performed by Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Stanton. (Daily News | Lori Hansen)

Trinity Church hosts Easter play Friday and Sunday

On Sunday, many will don the new dresses, or have a big family dinner or search for dyed boiled eggs. These are all traditions reserved for Easter Sunday.

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Central Montcalm school board considering digitalized sign

In May 2010, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education voted unanimously to purchase a digitalized sign to replace a vinyl letter sign currently in use.

Now, nearly four years later, the board is acting on that proposal and accepting bids for a new, updated version of the attention-grabbing sign.

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Greenville school board OKs food workers for possible summer camp employment

Most Greenville Public Schools personnel will have a summer break. Those two or three months of no work often means no paycheck. The Greenville Board of Education on Monday night approved an opportunity for some employees of the food service department to earn some extra wages over the summer and help a local camp feed its campers.

Molly McAlvey of Carson City was named this year’s Frontier Days queen. She and her court include first runner-up Kelsey Dennis, Junior Princess Haley DePue and Princess Jelynn Staff, will participate at various events throughout the Frontier Days celebration, which is June 5-8. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Musical teen crowned Carson City Frontier Days queen

Molly McAlvey was encouraged to run for the Carson City Frontier Days queen last year. Instead, she waited one more year. The choice paid off.

Hallways were filled with spectators, and artwork, at Thursday’s annual Central Montcalm Education Showcase. Daily News/Lori Hansen

Student talent on display at Central Montcalm Education Showcase

Spectators think nothing of it when they wait in line to get into a basketball arena or a football stadium to watch their favorite team. They are excited to see what their team can do. That same excitement was visible last Thursday ight at the 40th annual Education Showcase at the Central Montcalm Middle School-High School complex.

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Weather hits Greenville Public Schools finances

The excessive number of snow days have not only hurt instructional time for the students of Greenville Public Schools, but have also created a financial storm as well.

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Kids ‘grow and blossom’ in Central Montcalm’s multi-age class

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education heard a presentation Wednesday concerning the first semester of a new multi-age classroom at Central Montcalm Elementary School. The board also agreed to begin a search for a full-time principal for that building.

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Central Montcalm sees improving numbers

Like a wobbly gait of a toddler, Central Montcalm Public School took baby steps in the right direction. On Wednesday evening, the school board approved amendments to two different funds after hearing from Chief School Business Official Ron Simon that the district had gained revenue in both the general fund and food service fund.

First runner up Emily Webster, left, and 2014 Michigan Apple Queen, Elizabeth Wittenbach. — Courtesy photo

Belding woman crowned Michigan Apple Queen

BELDING — Elizabeth Wittenbach of Belding has grown up as part of the apple industry. Her grandparents, Ed and Linda Wittenbach, and her parents, Mike and Marnie, are growers at Wittenbach Orchards on 225 acres in Belding that began as a dairy farm. Elizabeth, 19, will now represent both the apple industry and her family’s [...]

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Greenville schools aim to update some policies

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education considered policy changes on behavior, bugs and conflict of interest during its Monday night meeting at the Central Services Office. The policy changes were presented for information-only purposes and will be voted on at the next regular meeting. All three were slight changes more in wording than the policy itself.