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Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: The important partnership of teachers, students and parents

While legislators struggle with how to evaluate and grade the performance of your public schools, teachers and administrators continue to show up every day with a single goal of educating the students under their care. They need to be concerned about the grade they receive whether it is a color or a letter or some other method because so much hangs in the balance. But they will still invest most of their time trying to find the best way to make students successful.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 4, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

John Deere tractors lumbered down the Trufant Jubilee Grand parade route Saturday afternoon. See Page 3 for a story and more photos from this weekend's 35th annual Trufant Jubilee. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

35th annual Trufant Jubilee visitors enjoy wonderful weekend

What originally began as a one day fundraising event 35 years ago is now a fun-filled, three-day celebration, and this year’s Trufant Jubilee went off without a hitch with great weather and attendance.

Greenville’s Brian Zdanowski enjoys the view from San Francisco’s AT&T Park during a Giants game. Zdanowski has been to every current MLB stadium, plus many of the stadiums that have closed.

Sports fanatic visits every MLB stadium and more

Greenville High School athletic director Brian Zdanowski is a sports fanatic, more specifically a baseball fanatic. Currently, there are 30 Major League Baseball organizations, meaning 30 different professional ballparks.

Howard City police officers responded to the accident on northbound U.S. 131 just south of Cutler Road in Reynolds Township around 9:30 a.m. A resident in the area called 911 after hearing a crash on the expressway and found a 2005 Jeep Liberty concealed in a heavy brush and wooded area not visible from the roadway. – Courtesy photo

Pregnant woman injured, dog missing after Howard City accident

A pregnant woman was injured in an accident this morning when her jeep collided with a tree. Meanwhile, a dog is missing from the vehicle.

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ED GILBERT: Turkeys are next target

The season dates for the Michigan fall wild turkey hunt are Sept. 15-Nov. 14, and with September just around the corner it’s time for serious hunters to get serious. I refer mostly to scouting for those sneaky birds, unless you have 20-or-so wandering around your farm or have a huge strutter tied up somewhere! (Na, you wouldn’t do that, would you?).

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SPORTS GALORE: Redskins offense explodes to start the season

I believe there was a collective “Wow” said several times from both the Belding Redskins and Greenville Yellow Jackets’ fans on Thursday night. On Thursday, the word expressed good and bad sentiments. As always with high school football, it is very tough to predict just how a season will fare. At least for schools not named Rockford, Lowell and East Grand Rapids, to name a few.

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Belding Labor Day festival brings summer to a close

When Belding resident Byron Davey and his wife Debra celebrated their first Belding Labor Day celebration together in 1972, it was just the two of them for the newlywed couple. Forty-one years later, and the Daveys found themselves celebrating yet another Belding Labor Day celebration this holiday weekend, but this time, it was with their three children, their spouses, and seven grandchildren.

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Funeral Notices – Sept. 3, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.

Sisters Paris Yarhous, 14, left, and Darby Stroud, 11, of Belding, let out a scream in excitement Friday evening as they ride the “Scramber” carnival ride in downtown Belding during the Belding Labor Day Celebration Festival. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding’s annual Labor Day festival continues through Monday

While the world may be settling down for the final holiday weekend of the summer, the wheels are turning in Belding — as in ferris wheels and tilt-a-whirl carnival rides, which have transformed the city for the weekend as it celebrates the 108th annual Belding Labor Day Celebration festival.