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Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, shows off an original election pin from his 1978 election campaign, which was gifted to him Saturday evening at the 8th annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner hosted by the Montcalm County Democrats at the VFW Hall in Sheridan. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Sen. Levin visits, thanks Montcalm County for more than 30 years of support

Sen. Carl Levin may have had one of his busier weekends in Washington, D.C., in recent memory, but that didn’t stop him from making a scheduled stop in Montcalm County Saturday evening. After a 13-hour process resulting in the first formal United States budget proposal in four years finally ended at 5 a.m. Saturday, Levin boarded a plane and flew back to Michigan with his sights on the VFW Hall in Sheridan for the eighth annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner, hosted by the Montcalm County Democrats.

Central Montcalm’s Mason Barnwell brings the ball up the court during the Class B district tournament this season.

Different facets to Central Montcalm boys hoop season

Sure, Central Montcalm’s boys basketball team could have had a better season. The Green Hornets were 4-17 on the season, but not all was lost, according to coach John Kearney.

Greenville senior Curtis Heppe leans in for a shot this past season.

A down season for Greenville boys hoop team

Greenville’s boys basketball team had some big expectations for the past season despite losing almost all their starters from last season to the college ranks. The Yellow Jackets were heading into a new conference in the O-K Bronze and the season started with some optimism.

Carson City-Crystal sophomore Kyler Simmon defends Ryan Wade of Laingsburg during the Class C district tournament this month.

Experience pays off for CC-Crystal boys hoops

Carson City-Crystal’s boys basketball team had a chance to make a name for themselves. The Eagles were within a game of sharing a Mid-State Activities Conference title and ended up in the championship game of a Class C district.

Belding senior Tyler Strevel, middle, signs his letter of intent to play for Aquinas College coach Doug Greenslave, right, as Belding coach Mike Ostrander, left, looks on.

Belding’s Strevel signs baseball letter of intent

Belding senior Tyler Strevel said playing college baseball “has been a dream for a long time.” That dream came true on Wednesday when he signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Aquinas College next season.

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Funeral Notices March 25, 2013

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Fourth grade science teacher Fran Gibbs demonstrates how a wind turbine, made by a fourth-grader, produces energy.  Pictured with Gibbs are Sutton Schroeder, 6, and Tony Mangold, 9. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Lincoln Heights Science and Engineering Expo showcases student projects

Sinking submarines, wind turbines, duct-taped hammocks and boiled golf balls were just a few inventions created by third- and fourth-graders. The annual Science and Engineering Expo at Lincoln Heights Elementary School had the little inventors showcasing their tested theories and engineering projects Thursday night.

September Oberlin’s new home-based shop, Home Baked Just for You, offers a wide variety of daily and special-order baked goods.

BIZ BEAT: Home Baked Just For You offers old-fashioned service

Is there anything that tastes so good as home-baked bread, fresh from the oven? That’s a rhetorical question; there is not. Once a staple of the American household, home-baked bread has for the most part gone the way of pipe-smoking dads and stay-at-home moms. Most folks simply no longer have time for the luxury of creating their own baked goods. Fortunately, there’s a nearby alternative to making your own: Home Baked Just for You, a new cottage business at 116 N. Webster St. in Greenville.

Seven DECA students advanced from the state competition to the DECA International Competition. Pictured from left are DECA Advisor Kelly Roney, senior Kaitlyn Balko, senior Mattie Hogan, senior Taylor DeWildt-Christensen, senior Lauryn Day, senior Britta Bernth, senior Emily Smith and sophomore Mikayla Davis. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville DECA students advance to international conference in California

In April, seven Greenville DECA students will be showcasing their talents and marketing skills at the International DECA Conference in Anaheim, Calif. DECA is a student organization comprised of sophomores, juniors and seniors. It prepares its members for careers in marketing, management, finance and hospitality.

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Funeral Notices-March 23, 2013

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