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It’s not much to look at now, but this plot of under-utilized property in Stanton will be home to Veterans Memorial Park within five years, if all goes according to plans currently being developed by the Stanton City Commission. Plans call for the park to offer five baseball diamonds, a disc golf course, walking and hiking trails and many other amenities. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Stanton sets interviews with engineers for Veterans Memorial Park project

A project that will likely be at least five years in the making took another step forward Tuesday when the Stanton City Commission selected three engineering firms to be interviewed for the task of creating Veterans Memorial Park.

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THE REVIEW: Another day at the office

When the Detroit Red Wings made the decision to produce a fresh face for their American Hockey League affiliate in Grand Rapids, they appear to have landed the golden ticket in the form of head coach Jeff Blashill. Since Blashill’s arrival in West Michigan, the Griffins franchise has seemingly discovered a way to win and do it with consistency. This season being no exception.

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Duflo named Class C All-State by BCAM

Four area girls basketball players earned All-State honors by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan on Tuesday. Carson City-Crystal senior Mikayla Duflo was named Class C All-State, while Montabella junior Ashley Swarts earned Class C honorable mention.

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Tri County baseball ready for season in new league

The Tri County Vikings begin play in a new conference for the 2015 season. After competing in the Lakes 8 Conference the past several years, the Vikings will participate in the CSAA Gold this season.

Lakeview senior Maddie Shurlow moves to her left by a defender dudring a game at home this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview girls hoops finished season strong

Lakeview’s girls basketball team gathered momentum through a tough league slate and finished strong. The Wildcats went 15-6 overall, but four of those six losses were in the Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Silver Division.

Greenville’s Landon Kemp clears a vault as a freshman in 2014. Kemp holds the school record of 12-feet-0 and just set a national meet record on March 13. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Kemp soars, sets national meet pole vault record

Landon Kemp continues to fly through the air. Each time, she raises the bar…literally. Kemp, who set the Greenville High School pole vault record multiple times a year ago, set another record on March 13, this time at the New Balance Nationals Indoor competition in New York City.

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Funeral Notices for March 27, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, March 27, 2015

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JUST IN: Greenville Planning Commission approves PUD, discusses EZ Mart expansion

GREENVILLE — The City of Greenville Planning Commission was zoned out during its Tuesday night meeting. During the meeting, the planning commission discussed the final site plan for the Hathaway Green Planned Unit Development (PUD) after tabling the issue from the previous meeting. After some discussion about landscaping, fencing and parks, as well as other [...]

The anatomy and physiology I class at Montcalm Community College collected more than 80 blankets and many nonperishable food items and hygienic products as part of a “Warming Montcalm County” service project.  — Courtesy photo

MCC students collect blankets and goods for homeless people

Looking around her hometown of Greenville, Amber Pelak feels like she recently opened her eyes to a major problem in her community: Homelessness.

“Sometimes you can be blind to what’s happening in your community,” she said. “Sometimes you can be immune to it.”

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Montcalm County sends dog kennel ordinance back to committee

Montcalm County commissioners have decided they were barking up the wrong tree regarding proposed changes to a dog kennel ordinance.

After almost an hour of public comment Monday, the board voted 7-1 to send the proposed changes back to the county’s Finance & Personnel committee for further revision.