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Funeral Notices — Friday, January 31, 2014

Funeral notices for Friday, January 31, 2014

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Public schools are a partnership we need to protect

I have now been writing this column at the invitation of The Daily News for about a year. It has been a challenge, a privilege and a pleasure. The greatest gift my parents gave to me was the joy of learning and a passion for education. Today I am concerned that public education, one of the greatest accomplishments in our country, is under attack. There are those who disagree with me and believe that it should be replaced by a system run by the private sector, usually with a goal of making money on the enterprise.

Guest View | Victoria Simon

GUEST VIEW: School choice means families choose

Do you want the best for your child? It seems every parent does. Every family wants children to be healthy, be happy and feel loved. Parents wants their children to have opportunities to succeed.

Sharilee “Charli” Sprowls, seen here with her husband, Simon, at last summer’s Wheatland Music Festival in Remus, is hoping a groundbreaking surgical procedure will be able to remove the pineal cyst that has caused her  to experience terrible headaches for the past seven years. — Courtesy photo

Stanton woman raising funds for her own brain tumor surgery

Sharilee Sprowls, “Charli,” to her friends, is hoping an upcoming surgery will end the debilitating headaches that have plagued her daily for the past seven years. More than just headaches, really, the painful attacks are so severe that all Charli can do when she’s having one is remain in a darkened bedroom; any other activity makes the pain unbearable.

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Historic Lakeview home gets new address, new life as a bed and breakast

When you move a house the size of the old Kazmer place, you don’t rush the job. The historic home, which stood for decades at 432 S. Lincoln Ave., rolled Wednesday toward its new location at 220 E. 4th St., across from the Lakeview Wellness Center.

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West Michigan Virtual welcomes all students to career fair

The school may be virtual, but the chance for a face-to-face meeting with area businesses during West Michigan Virtual’s upcoming career fair is anything but. Designed for any student throughout the community, Monday’s career fair will bring 15 different representatives from 15 different areas of employment to educate students on what it takes for a career in their field.

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Howard City food pantry unveils new facility on Saturday

The volunteers of Helping Hands food pantry and ministry outreach in Howard City have had their sights set on moving to a more capable facility for years. After years of saving and searching, the group purchased a piece of property just south of Howard City. Last summer, construction work began on a new building.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 30, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

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Winter weather is wreaking havoc on school sporting schedules

After back-to-back mild winters, this winter has been anything but. The extreme cold, wind and snow has cause schools to cancel class multiple times this winter already. This week alone, students have missed four straight days.

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School band directors trying to find high note despite snow days

For Greenville High School Band Director Susan Gould, the large amount of snow days this winter — nine to date — has made her teaching routine nearly impossible as students remain home, many without instruments on which to practice.