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JUST IN: Greenville school board continues superintendent search

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education is getting geared up for another school year.

With school opening in a matter of weeks, the school board discussed the current superintendent search during its Monday meeting. The board is in the process of accepting applications for the position. Deadline for applications is Aug. 21. Interviews are scheduled to start Sept. 9.


JUST IN: CC-C Area Schools ‘will be open on time’ despite ongoing construction

Time is not on the side of construction workers, but despite ongoing work on facilities at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools, school will start on time.

Greenville High School class of 1995 Jon Coles is now the Associate Athletic Director at Ferris State University. — Courtesy photo

GHS class of 1995 prepares for reunion, remembers high school fondly

The year was 1995. The economy was up while employment was down. World opinion of the United States was still (relatively) positive. Bill Clinton was president while John Engler ran Michigan, each with their own sets of supporters and critics.


JUST IN: Lakeview Schools accept $15,000 band donation

LAKEVIEW — If the high school band sounds just a little sweeter this coming fall, thank the Padden family and the $100,000 donation they made in July to the Lakeview Area Community Fund (LACF). The donation was made by the family in honor of Larry and Pearl Padden, following the death of Larry, the family’s [...]

Lakeview’s Jonathan Hansen, left, tries to keep the ball away from Tri County’s Bryce Ruppert during a game last September. - File photo

Lakeview to start season with new boys soccer coach

Longtime boys soccer coach Chris Smith will not be on the sidelines when the season begins Aug. 24. Smith was replaced by someone who helped start the soccer program he coached. Jeff Bennett has taken over.

Lakeview’s Sadie Massie serves during the Lakeview Invitational last September. - File photo

Lakeview’s new volleyball coach ready for season

Amber Fifelski Ingraham was one-and-done with the Lakeview volleyball program. And she went out on top. Ingraham, who married in the spring, resigned last March as varsity volleyball coach, leaving after taking the Wildcats to their first district title in years.


THE REVIEW: Voelker’s talent not on radar

Every organization has one. That inconspicuous talent who, for one reason or another seems to stay off the radar, despite their success. For Erie Seawolves closer Paul Voelker, it’s never been a desire for excessive attention. As with any incoming draftee, the goal has remained the same for Voelker; perform, win, advance, and repeat. The 10th round selection out of Dallas Baptist University in the 2014 Detroit Tigers draft class may not meet the visual criteria of a pitching blue print, but he’s discovered a way to bypass assumption and has entered this season setting a bar that only seems to rise on a game by game basis.

Randy Cairns of Gowen does a 536-pound deadlift at a competition in 2010. - Courtesy photo

Gowen powerlifter winning medals

Just eight years ago, Randy Cairns started doing powerlifting competitions. It’s taken him all over the world, where he has been very successful. Cairns, 49, of Gowen, has a mantle full of trophies from all over the world.

Greenville’s Abbey Moreland with her dog, Bear. Moreland, 25, has been working part-time as a dog sitter, using the website, which allows dog owners to easily find nearby dog-sitters that fit well with their furry loved ones. (Courtesy photos)

BUSINESS BEAT: Greenville woman part of growing national dog-sitting website

Normally, part-time jobs are a necessity for a person to make ends meet, cutting in to one’s free time. Sometimes, however, those part-time jobs can be fun, especially when dogs are involved.

The Montcalm Township Planning Commission discussed medical marijuana legislation during Wednesday’s meeting. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Montcalm Township planners discuss marijuana legislation

Marijuana is legal to use recreationally in four states and one district (Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Washington, D.C.). Marijuana is also legal for medicinal use in 23 states, including Michigan. It seems only a matter of time before marijuana is legal to consume in a recreational matter in Michigan.