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CM school board gives support to Veterans Memorial Park plan

It was a good news/bad news evening for the seven members of the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education at its monthly meeting Wednesday. The board voted to endorse a Stanton Veterans Memorial Park project and heard of an increase in projected student enrollment. It also conducted two student disciplinary hearings and agreed to accept the resignation of a support staff member.

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Greenville student count is higher than expected

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education listened to some good news Monday evening when it learned the initial projected enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year was actually too low. “When we planned the budget for this year, we made a projected guess,” Director of Finance John Gilchrist said. “But we are actually coming in at 58 students higher.”

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Mary K. Hoodhood and her husband, Jeff, shared her inspiring story to an enraptured crowd at the closing ceremony for this year’s One Book One County at the Greenville Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night.

One Book One County closing event wraps up 10th year of program

In 1980, Mary K. Hoodhood was a 27-year-old woman, engaged to be married and working as a guidance counselor and for the Michigan Legislature. She left for a holiday trip to Silver Lake with her fiancé and his daughter to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. Life was looking good. The next day she woke up as a quadriplegic.

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CM continues contract with school nurse

Years ago, every elementary school had its own school nurse to clean and bandage playground scrapes, provide a cot to rest on with an upset stomach and to hand out an aspirin for a headache. Those days have gone by the wayside.

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Central Montcalm school board maps out year

When the school year started, many teachers passed out rubrics so their students would know the expectations for the class.

On Wednesday, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education and superintendent met at a special meeting to do a similar task.

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Greenville schools use new measure for students

As 11- and 12-year-olds recently entered the Greenville Middle School as new sixth grade students, the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education members are already thinking ahead to when the class of 2021 will graduate.

Trufant Jubilee royalty includes Junior Miss Trufant Hannah Schwandt, Prince Tyler Gitchel, Princess Lia Hunzinga, Junior Miss court member Grace Schwandt, Miss Trufant court member Krista Frye, Junior Miss court member Jenna Funk and Miss Trufant Megan McPherson. (Daily News | Lori Hansen)

Trufant Jubilee fans shine through elements

The rain showers came, but didn’t dampen the mood of those enjoying the 36th annual Trufant Jubilee.

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New Miss Trufant Jubilee overcomes her fears to win

Megan McPherson has always wanted to compete for the title of Miss Trufant Jubilee, but was too scared to try it. This year, she faced her fears and did it, and walked away with the title.

“It was one of those things that seemed pretty scary, but once I did it, I realized that my thinking that way was making it worse than it really was,” said the demure McPherson, 17, who was crowned Thursday night as the 35th Trufant Jubilee queen.

Ashtin Arambula, 9, Dustin Arambula, 9, Zachary McMillan,10, and Terra McMillan look over the selection of backpacks and other school supplies that were donated. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Operation School Supplies helps out 364 area children

As the final days of summer vacation dwindle, the need for school supplies increases. That need was met for 364 children during Saturday’s fourth annual Operation School Supplies distribution at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.

The new Miss Belding Allison Harrison is crowned by Miss Belding 2013 Sarah Thompson following Saturday evening’s scholarship pageant. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Allison Harrison crowned 2014 Miss Belding

“Don’t Rain on My Parade” was the song Allison Harrison chose to sing for her talent phase of the Miss Belding Scholarship competition. That may be her motto for the year now that she has been chosen as Miss Belding 2014 and will reign over not only the Labor Day festivities but also will represent her hometown at various parades and community events this next year.