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From left, Belding foreign exchange student host parents George and Shannon Rousseau, exchange student Thale Kongsteim-Kokkim, 17, of Tønsberg, Norway, exchange student Victoria Reis, 17, of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, exchange student César Gabriolli, 16, of São Paulo, Brazil, and host parent Patricia Loser applaud during a Belding school board meeting in March after a resident pleaded that a policy be adopted to allow foreign exchange students to participate in the high school graduation commencement ceremony. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding exchange student policy change comes after staff-wide vote

Mia Kaarstein, a foreign exchange student at Belding High School, received an email this week that will now allow her to “have it all.” On Wednesday, the 18-year-old was sitting in a classroom with her fellow senior students, all of whom will soon be dressed in caps and gowns participating in their graduation commencement ceremony less than a month away … all of them, except for Kaarstein.

Greenville’s Trevor Myers putts from the fringe on hole No. 9 at Brookside Golf Course on Wednesday. Myers shot 53 for the round. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville shoots 179 in the wind and snow

The weather conditions were not ideal, to say the least. Playing in a strong wind, snow and bitter cold temperatures for April, the Greenville Yellow Jackets boys golf team hosted an O-K Bronze Jamboree at Brookside Golf Course on Wednesday afternoon.

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CC-Crystal boys, Montabella girls win first MSAC meet

Carson City-Crystal’s boys track team and Montabella’s girls track team got wins in the first Mid-State Activities Conference jamboree of the season Wednesday. The Eagle boys scored 112 points, beating the 89.5 scored by Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart and 84 scored by Coleman. Montabella had 48 and Vestaburg scored 13.

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Funeral Notices for April 24, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, April 24, 2015

The Star-Wars themed Run-2-Bike-2 (R2B2) Duathlon event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 4 at the Greenville Community Center. — Courtesy/Tri-Greenville Committee

R2B2 Duathlon features Jedis and Siths, helps food pantries

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away there was an event which brought peace. That event was the R2B2 Duathlon.

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JUST IN: Greenville Planning Commission tables review, approves amendments

GREENVILLE — The City of Greenville Planning Commission tabled a public hearing and site review, approved a zoning amendment and reviewed some facts on Thursday evening. During the Thursday meeting, the planning commission tabled a public hearing and final site plan review concerning the expansion of the EZ Mart Mobil gas station at the corner [...]

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Former Detroit punk rocker to speak about award-winning book at Carson City library

A Michigan Notable Book Award winner — and former Detroit punk rocker — will make an appearance at Carson City Public Library on Saturday. Sean Madigan Hoen, a native of Dearborn, is the author of “Songs Only You Know,” a searing memoir detailing his growing-up years amidst themes of addiction, depression, the music industry and family love and loss.

Bruce Brown was all smiles Tuesday evening as he thanked members of Belding City Council, as well as members of the community, for the opportunity to serve as the new city manager. — Daily News/Cory Smit

Interim tag removed, Belding City Council promotes Brown to manager

This community found its new city manager Tuesday evening, one who was already seated in the chair he will now fill on a more permanent basis. In a 5-0 vote, the council elected to remove the interim tag and promote Bruce Brown as Belding’s new city manager.

Betty Kellenberger and Erin Roberts, both of Relief After Violent Encounter (RAVE) of Montcalm/Ionia Counties, beam over being the recipients of 100 checks worth $10,000 after the 100+Women Who Care event at Montcalm Community College on Monday. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

‘100 Women Who Care’ donate $10,000 to RAVE

Erin Roberts was one of many women who attended the first Montcalm County 100+ Women Who Care at Montcalm Community College on Monday. She went thinking how nice it would be for some charity to go home $10,000 richer. She never expected it to be Relief After Violent Encounter (RAVE), the organization she directs.

Greenville’s Dair Smith heads the ball over Wyoming’s Ezequiel Sanchez Lagunas during an O-K Bronze soccer match at Yellow Jacket Stadium in 2014. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville senior signs to play soccer at the next level

Greenville High School senior Dair Smith has played soccer since he was 5 years old. Now he will get to play the game he loves for another four years after signing to play collegiately at Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) in Bourbonnais, Ill.