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MAKING THE GRADE: It takes it all to create successful schools

I have just ordered the next book I will read. The title is “I Got Schooled,” and the author is M. Night Shyamalan, a noted filmmaker. I just finished reading a review of his book.

Greenville artist Judy Rogers works on her drawing titled “The Promise,” a depiction of Noah’s Ark. Rogers, who is a retired school teacher from Cedar Crest Elementary School, will enter the piece in the third annual Art @ the Green art competition. The event begins Tuesday and will run through Aug. 16. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Annual Art @ the Green event kicks off Tuesday

Now in its third year of displaying the works of some of this area’s top artists, this year’s Art @ the Green event promises the best variety of art pieces in the event’s early existence. “We have an outdoor installation, this is the first year we’ve had that. We have more 3-D (pieces) this year than we’ve ever had,” said Kathy O’Donald, one of the event’s coordinators. “This year is very interesting.”

Shurlow sends a pass down field during Tuesday’s passing camp at Greenville.

Lakeview’s Shurlow ready for 2nd season under center

A year ago, Lakeview’s Nate Shurlow was a first-year starting quarterback. Actually, he was a first-year high school football player. Shurlow, an all-around talented athlete, was a member of the Wildcats soccer team the previous two fall seasons.

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16 running for 5 seats in Edmore; Sheridan and Pierson candidates disqualified

Sixteen candidates have filed to run for five open seats on the Edmore Village Council, while multiple potential candidates have been disqualified for running for election in the villages of Sheridan and Pierson.

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Funeral Notices for July 25, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for July 24, 2014

Greenville cornerback Eric Plate, right, checks a Lakeview receiver off the line during Tuesday’s passing camp at Legacy Field. The first official football practice in Aug. 11.

Lakeview competes vs. GHS at passing camp

What a difference a week makes. A week ago, the temperature was more reminiscent of late-September (mid-60s). On Tuesday, the temperature felt like summer again (upper 80s).

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JUST IN: Greenville-area man killed in M-57 crash, 3 others injured

The Michigan State Police Rockford Post is investigating a fatal crash involving two vehicles Wednesday evening near Greenville.

The crash occurred at approximately 11:37 p.m. on 14 Mile Road (M-57), east of Wellman Road, which is about six miles west of Greenville.

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Central Montcalm wraps up first round of interviews

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education continued its quest to find a new superintendent as two more candidates were interviewed at a special meeting Tuesday evening.

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Central Montcalm board picks 3 superintendent finalists

Six candidates for superintendents have been interviewed by the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education within the past five days. After the final interviews Tuesday, school board members discussed how to proceed.

Daniel Leussenkamp's prison mugshot.

UPDATE: Crime spree trio arrested in Grand Rapids and New York

Two members of a crime spree trio were arrested today in Grand Rapids after allegedly committing a stabbing, a carjacking, an assault and a robbery.
Daniel Edward Leussenkamp Jr. 25, and Kimberly Ann Wonsey, 20, both of the Grand Rapids area, were arrested today by U.S. Marshalls in Alpine Township, according to Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Mark Reiss.