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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, May 1

CC-Crystal, P-W split: The Eagles and Pirates split a doubleheader that last year would have been in the CMAC. CC-Crystal won the first game 7-4, but lost the second 5-4…

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: We need to clarify issues if we want to solve problems

A recently released report from Education Trust Midwest, which describes itself as a nonpartisan policy, research and advocacy organization, expresses concern that Michigan students are losing ground on national exams when compared to their peers in other states. They believe Michigan’s strategies need retooling and more focus.

A surveillance photo of the Edmore bank robbery.

Alleged Edmore bank robber kills self in Georgia

A man allegedly robbed four Michigan banks in one month and walked away from each one without being caught, including a bank in Edmore. In the end, a traffic jam proved to be his downfall.

A total of 37 area businesses were on hand for the 17th annual Belding Community Showcase on Tuesday evening in the new Redskin Arena gymnasium at Belding High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding Community Showcase shines in new facilities, welcomes visitors

More than 2,500 people crowded the halls of Belding High School for the 17th annual Belding Community Showcase on Tuesday night, where area community groups and businesses came together to show off what the area has to offer. According to event organizer Tiffany Jackson, 53 community groups and 37 businesses were at the event, handing out goodie bags and endless amounts of information about services they provide.

Steve DeWitt

Howard City police planning to crack down on junk vehicles

Howard City residents have less than one week to get rid of junk vehicles. On Monday and Tuesday, Howard City police officers will begin checking every property in the village for enforcement of the village’s junk car and general trash/debris ordinance.

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Perrinton man ticketed in Mennonite buggy crash

A pickup truck driver was ticketed after an accident which resulted in three women being thrown from a Mennonite buggy, as well as the death of a horse. Troopers responded to the accident at 2:25 p.m. Sunday, April 19, on M-57 near Sloan Road in the Carson City area.

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Funeral Notices for May 1, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Belding assistant football coach Brian Houser holds his MHSFCA Assistant Coach of the Year award.

Belding’s Houser wins Assistant Coach of the Year award

Brian Houser has been a volunteer assistant football coach for the Belding Redskins the past 16 years. Through those 16 years, three head coaches and countless practices, Houser has remained a loyal Redskin doing whatever he can to help improve the Belding football program.

Carson City-Crystal’s Caleb Geselman, far left, tags Montabella’s Colby Butler at third base during the first game of the teams’ doubleheader Tuesday.

Montabella, CC-Crystal split doubleheader

After the baseball doubleheader between Carson City-Crystal and Montabella, both coaches had something good and something bad to talk about. That’s because each team won one game of the doubleheader Tuesday. The Mustangs won the first game 7-5, while the Eagles took the second game 16-7.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 30

Greenville 1-1: The Yellow Jackets split with the Wildcats in an O-K Bronze Conference doubleheader on Tuesday. Greenville won game one 6-4 behind two hits each from Nick Reamer, Max Little and Jacob Crittenden…