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Kathy Jo VanderLaan, business services manager of Central Area Michigan Works Consortium, discusses the several goals  the Coalition of Greater Greenville reviewed and updated during it's monthly meeting Thursday. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Coalition of Greater Greenville eyes three areas of focus for the future

Twenty years after the Coalition of Greater Greenville first put together some of its areas of focus, the group Thursday looked back upon those goals and revamped them to guide its actions moving forward. While the group made great progress in many of the initial goals, members said, what it set out to do in 1994 are still what it hopes to accomplish.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 21, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles during the national anthem prior to last year’s team state quarterfinal match at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. The Eagles return for a second consecutive year with a regional final win over St. Louis.

No. 4 CC-Crystal to battle No. 5 Hesperia at Kellogg Arena

Reaching Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek for the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) team wrestling finals means you have had an outstanding season. Doing it for a second consecutive season means a consistent wrestling program is being built and season expectations continue to rise, as is the case for the Carson City-Crystal Eagles.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: We can learn much from wise leaders of the past

In this column last week I introduced information about legislation that is being considered to study how much money schools need to educate the children in their care. I spoke to a few concerns. I would like to add a few more thoughts this week in the hope that I can provide information to help readers form an opinion about this proposal.

The Belding Veterans Park was neglected earlier in the winter until Belding City Council members volunteered their time to shovel snow from the grounds of the park, allowing visitors an easier time of visiting the monuments. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding Veterans Park moving forward with WWI monument

On a cold, snowy day, Belding Mayor Ron Gunderson pulled his truck up to the Veterans Park, stepped outside, and grabbed himself a shovel. As he began to dig into and heave snow over his shoulder, clearing a more traversable pathway for visitors of the park, he noticed something in the snow.

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Kids ‘grow and blossom’ in Central Montcalm’s multi-age class

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education heard a presentation Wednesday concerning the first semester of a new multi-age classroom at Central Montcalm Elementary School. The board also agreed to begin a search for a full-time principal for that building.

Greenville junior Mitch Niewoonder pulls up for a jump shot during Greenville’s home game against Cedar Springs earlier this season. The Red Hawks won that game 88-55.

Greenville upsets Cedar Springs 61-55

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team is out of the O-K Bronze Conference race. But that doesn’t mean they can’t play spoiler for teams still competing for the coveted league championship. That’s what happened on Tuesday night as the Yellow Jackets pulled off a 61-55 upset win at Cedar Springs. The Red Hawks entered the game tied with Forest Hills Northern at 6-1 in the league. The loss, couple with Northern’s 45-42 win over Northview, leaves the Red Hawks a game back with two league games remaining.

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First half leads Belding over Montabella 66-36

Belding’s boys basketball team dominated Montabella in the first half of their game Tuesday night, and it led to a win. The Redskins picked up just their fifth win of the season when they beat the Mustangs 66-36.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Feb. 18

Lakeview 53, White Cloud 18: The Wildcats continued to win in the CSAA, getting an easy win over the Indians Tuesday night. Shawn Lindsey scored 12 points and Jon Wandel and Brad Hamlin had eight each for the winners.

The Greenville Optimist Club presented a check for $1,000 to EightCAP Inc. Pictured at the presentation are, from left, Larry Anstett, Greenville Optimist Club; France Schuleit, mayor pro tem and camp advisory board member; Dave Kivela, Greenville Optimist Club; Dan Petersen, EightCAP president; and Terry Acker, Greenville Optimist Club. — Courtesy photo

Greenville Optimist Camp’s 2014 fundraising campaign starts

Snow currently blankets the Greenville Optimist Camp (Wah-Wah-Tay-See) and the only sound of children you hear at camp are those screaming with delight as they descend down Tower Mountain. It is time to start thinking about summer and summer means camp.