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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, May 7

Belding 7, Wyoming Potter’s House 0: The Redskins came within one goal of mercying the Pumas on Thursday. Katie Wood had a “Texas hat trick” with four goals, Mia Karstein added two and Joesi Krieger had one. Tina Griffioen had three assists, Kylee Chickering added two and Mariela Tovar had one…

Vestaburg’s Kaylee McGarvey slides under the tag of Ashley’s Bailey Belongia, left, during the first game of a doubleheader Thursday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Vestaburg softball takes two from Ashley

Vestaburg’s softball team continued their dominance of Ashley. The Wolverines took two games from the Bears on Thursday for the second time this season, winning 6-2, plus winning a 16-0, three-inning mercy.

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Bath school tragedy revisited for historic novel

As the 88th anniversary of the deadliest school attack in American history approaches, an author is hoping Montcalm County residents can help shed some light on two victims with local connections.

Douglas Haney, a retired bio-health research psychologist, has been spending the past year writing a novel titled “The Angels of May: The Inspirational History of Bath Township’s Resurrection From Tragedy.”

The Chosen Ones Vice President Jerry Cook and Assistant Sgt. of Arms Greg Alexander were on hand Wednesday during a public hearing for a special land use permit for their motorcycle club to operate a clubhouse on a parcel in Montcalm Township. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Special use permit moves forward for biker clubhouse in Montcalm Township

Clad in black leather jackets and roaring in on their high-powered Harley-Davidsons, a swarm of bikers descended upon Montcalm Township Hall on Wednesday evening

The group of well-spoken and polite bikers joined a constructive community discussion during a scheduled Planning Commission public hearing.

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Funeral Notices for Saturday, May 9, 2015

Read funeral notices for Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Dr. Dorothy Berg of North Kent Guidance Services asks a question about survey results regarding the health of Montcalm County residents Wednesday in Stanton. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Data shows more action needed to improve health of area residents

The Healthy Montcalm Initiative created a goal three years ago to continue to improve the overall health and wellbeing of residents in Montcalm County. That goal continues, as was evident Wednesday at the Montcalm Human Services Coalition meeting when Marcus Cheatham of the Mid-Michigan District Health Department presented data for coalition members to evaluate.

From left, Nicole Marsh, Paige Wood and Danish exchange student Nicoline Hansen were some of the many young women who enjoyed the photo booth at the Greenville High School Senior Girls Tea at Greenville Community Church on Wednesday. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Greenville High School senior girls gather for tea

As a graduating senior, Michelle McKormick didn’t know what she wanted to do after high school. She went to Central Michigan University and soon picked a job at the CMU radio station doing traffic reports — on a campus where most kids had bikes.

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Greenville native dies in Florida motorcycle accident

Aric James “AJ” Pitchford may have died young, but his friends and family in Greenville will never forget the bonds he formed, bonds that made it seem as if had he never left home. The 22-year-old died on May 1 when he lost control of his motorcycle while driving in Riviera Beach, Fla.

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Funeral Notices for May 8, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, May 8, 2015

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Little Whitefish Lake Association wants county’s help with sewer payments

A groundbreaking ceremony for a long-awaited sewer project on Little Whitefish Lake took place in March 1997.

The $2.2 million project included a $1.262 million loan which would be paid off by property owners in a special assessment district over 40 years at a 5 percent interest rate, plus a $939,000 federal grant. The project included 12,000 feet of sanitary sewer line, onsite pumping facilities, a force main and a lift station on the 181-acre lake in Pierson Township.