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Both hailing from Greenville, Taylor Bretzke, front left, and Emily Smith, front right, competed among 34 contestants for the Miss Michigan title. Here they are following the opening dance number. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Greenville women enjoy Miss Michigan experience

“I’ll be back,” is a famous line from the movies, but it’s also the goal of two Greenville women after their weeklong adventure competing in the Miss Michigan Scholarship pageant at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in Muskegon.

Beagles run, jump and climb in excitement at Rick Snow’s kennels in Greenville. Snow says his kennels offer plenty of space and houses for each dog and he is concerned about Montcalm County kennel ordinance updates, which would require him to build a building to house his dogs. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Dog owners say Montcalm County kennel ordinance could do more harm than good

Montcalm County’s kennel ordinance was updated last year with the goal of enacting stricter, more specific requirements. However, a number of dog owners think county officials are barking up the wrong tree.

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Pilot Carl Moore of Cedar Springs is pictured with Young Eagle pilots who completed their flight in his 1978 Piper Cherokee. This Saturday, the  Greenville Area Aviation Association is holding a day-long aviation event with free flights for interested youngsters. — Courtesy photo

Young Eagles event provides free flights for kids at Greenville airport

Now in its eighth year at the Greenville Municipal Airport, the Young Eagles I Can Fly event puts children in the seat of a private aircraft to show them exactly what it’s like to fly. Put on by the Greenville Area Aviation Association (GAAA), Saturday’s event will pair any children ages 8 to 17 interested in a flight with an experienced pilot, who will take to the skies to give a first-hand look at aviation.

The Eureka Township Board decided to conduct a complete overlay of a half mile stretch of Baldwin Lake Road after hearing Kent County will not be able to assist in funding roadwork needed on West County Line Road. From left, Trustee Elaine Pendrick, Treasurer Cindy Hanson, Supervisor Rodney Roy and Clerk Linda Ruwersma discuss the project.
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Eureka Township adds Baldwin Lake Road to project list

This township’s board didn’t get the answer it was hoping for when it asked Kent County Road Commission if it would share in the cost of much-needed repair to West County Line Road, so it decided to instead go ahead with work on Baldwin Lake Road.

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Greenville boasts 4 state pageant hopefuls

Four Greenville women are Muskegon bound, each hoping to come home with a crown and a title as part of the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant. Miss Danish Festival Taylor Bretzke and Miss Greater Kalamazoo Emily Smith will face off against 32 other contestants in the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant with preliminary rounds on Thursday and Friday and a finals round on Saturday.

The 2014 graduating class of the West Michigan Virtual School consisted of 46 students from area school districts who received their high school diplomas. — Daily News/Cory Smith

46 students graduate from West Michigan Virtual School

The West Michigan Virtual School continues to grow in its second year, which was made evident Wednesday evening by the successes of 46 students who earned their high school diplomas through the educational institution. The virtual school, which began its local roots in Greenville in September 2012, launched with 17 students, 10 of them graduating last year.

Two Carson City-Crystal graduating seniors had fun with the outlook of their future, decorating their graduation caps with the “To infinity and beyond” catchphrase from “Toy Story” character Buzz Lightyear during the class of 2014’s graduation ceremony Sunday. — Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

CC-Crystal grads embodiment of confidence, success (Photo Gallery)

For many graduating seniors, there are memories, there are accomplishments and there are regrets. But, as senior Lindsay McClintic said during her speech at Carson City-Crystal’s graduation ceremony Sunday, there is no need for advice for her or her peers as they embark on life after high school. “From here on out, we will be facing many uncertainties in both the immediate and distant future,” McClintic said. “So when you think about it, uncertainty is just another word for opportunity.”

Greenville High School graduates toss their caps into the air Sunday as they were introduced to the crowd as the class of 2014. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville High School graduates toss their caps into the air Sunday as they were introduced to the crowd as the class of 2014.

2014 Greenville grads ponder big ‘what if’ of the future

As 246 Greenville High School graduates sat in their caps and gowns, about to step out of the North Gym and into the next phase of their lives, social studies teacher Michael Radcliffe challenged them to consider one question: What if?

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Belding man arrested for felonious assault

A Belding man is in custody for allegedly assaulting another man after an argument escalated to the point that a gun was raised but not fired.

Greenville Tool & Die began its expansion in December of 2013 and predicts to be finished by the end of July. The new expansion will house a new large bridge mill and a 2,000-ton capacity stamping press. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

$5 million project underway at Greenville Tool & Die

After the economic downfall of 2008, companies specializing in skilled trades had a difficult time staying afloat. But while many closed, Greenville Tool & Die was able to keep its head above water and is now reaping the benefits of a resurgent automotive industry with a $5.25 million expansion project.