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Baldwin Heights Elementary School Literacy Intervention Specialist Sarah Shoemaker is committed to fostering reading in students which accounts for her  2015 Michigan Reading Association Teacher Educator K-6 Award. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Baldwin Heights teacher selected for Michigan Reading Association Award

If there is one word that describes Sarah Shoemaker it is humble — even after she was selected as one of the top educators in the state. Shoemaker was recently selected to receive the 2015 Michigan Reading Association (MRA) Teacher Educator K-6 Award.


ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Thursday, March 26

CC-Crystal 1, Ithaca 0: Pitching dominated on a cold Thursday evening with the Eagles pulling out the victory at home. Whitney LaVictor earned the win, throwing seven innings of one-hit ball, while striking out six…

Peyton Mount grabs a rebound in the paint for an easy basket this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville girls up and down this season

The record that Greenville’s girls basketball team finished with wasn’t what they had in mind, but coach Eric Nichols wasn’t completely unhappy with the season. “From dealing with player personnel and the girls, it was great,” Nichols said. “It was a fun group of girls to work with. As far as wins and losses, we were disappointed in how it ended.”

It’s not much to look at now, but this plot of under-utilized property in Stanton will be home to Veterans Memorial Park within five years, if all goes according to plans currently being developed by the Stanton City Commission. Plans call for the park to offer five baseball diamonds, a disc golf course, walking and hiking trails and many other amenities. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Stanton sets interviews with engineers for Veterans Memorial Park project

A project that will likely be at least five years in the making took another step forward Tuesday when the Stanton City Commission selected three engineering firms to be interviewed for the task of creating Veterans Memorial Park.


THE REVIEW: Another day at the office

When the Detroit Red Wings made the decision to produce a fresh face for their American Hockey League affiliate in Grand Rapids, they appear to have landed the golden ticket in the form of head coach Jeff Blashill. Since Blashill’s arrival in West Michigan, the Griffins franchise has seemingly discovered a way to win and do it with consistency. This season being no exception.


Duflo named Class C All-State by BCAM

Four area girls basketball players earned All-State honors by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan on Tuesday. Carson City-Crystal senior Mikayla Duflo was named Class C All-State, while Montabella junior Ashley Swarts earned Class C honorable mention.


Tri County baseball ready for season in new league

The Tri County Vikings begin play in a new conference for the 2015 season. After competing in the Lakes 8 Conference the past several years, the Vikings will participate in the CSAA Gold this season.

Lakeview senior Maddie Shurlow moves to her left by a defender dudring a game at home this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview girls hoops finished season strong

Lakeview’s girls basketball team gathered momentum through a tough league slate and finished strong. The Wildcats went 15-6 overall, but four of those six losses were in the Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Silver Division.

Greenville’s Landon Kemp clears a vault as a freshman in 2014. Kemp holds the school record of 12-feet-0 and just set a national meet record on March 13. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Kemp soars, sets national meet pole vault record

Landon Kemp continues to fly through the air. Each time, she raises the bar…literally. Kemp, who set the Greenville High School pole vault record multiple times a year ago, set another record on March 13, this time at the New Balance Nationals Indoor competition in New York City.


Funeral Notices for March 27, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, March 27, 2015