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Pregnancy can bring up many questions for an expecting mother. Dr. Kristina Mixer of Spectrum Health Obstetrics and Gynecology in Greenville touches on the most important pregnancy questions an expecting mother should ask her doctor. (Metro Creative)

HEALTH: 9 important questions to ask during pregnancy

One of the most important — and probably most difficult — things a woman goes through in her lifetime is giving birth to another human being. During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes from an autonomous form to an incubator for a new life, tasked with growing, feeding and eventually birthing a baby. With so much going on biologically during that nine-month span, it is common for those expectant mothers to have several questions before, during and after pregnancy.

Greenville High School recently received feedback from a self-assessment survey given to students, parents and staff. (Daily News | Brad Klosner)

Greenville High School uses self-assessment survey to improve

Self-improvement does not come easy or fast. Looking at one’s faults and trying to improve on them can be difficult, but one thing Greenville High School does not shy away from is overcoming difficulties.

Lakeview senior Caleb Ruvalcaba directs the offense at home on Tuesday against Chippewa Hills. The Wildcats improved to 5-0 with the win. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview’s Shurlow scores 24 to lead Wildcats

Offensively, the Lakeview Wildcats looked to be in midseason form. Defensively, according to coach Mike Schreiber, Lakeview could have been much better.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan. 6

Central Montcalm 61, Morley Stanwood 42: The Green Hornets are still undefeated after knocking off the Mohawks Tuesday night. Lane Ledford led Central with 20 points, Todd Switzer added 14 and Mason Barnwell added 11 points…

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ROUNDUP: Prep wrestling scores from Wednesday, Jan 7

Belding 2-0: The Redskins won both matches on Wednesday night at Northview. Belding defeated Coopersville 60-9 and the host Wildcats 66-12…

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Funeral notices for Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Funeral notices for Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

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SPORTS GALORE: My own Walter Mitty moment

There it was, laying near the Dallas Cowboys’ 30-yard line, a yellow penalty flag. It was plain as day. Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew was interfered with by Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens on third-and-one, just inside Dallas territory. With a little more than eight minutes remaining in the game, the penalty meant the Lions had an automatic first down and some 15 yards tacked onto their field position.

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THE REVIEW: In Stuart Scott’s departure, battle was not lost

It became a tradition.
The studio lights clicked on, the teleprompters came to life and those red letters reading, “On-Air” illuminated as he sat there in the studio, like so many days before.

This empty parking lot, formerly home to Bollinger’s Chrysler auto dealership, will be developed over the next two years into a combination farmers market and live music venue. The Lakeview Downtown Development Authority recently voted to purchase and develop the lot. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

Former car dealership parking lot may become Lakeview farmers market

It will take several years to complete and cost upward of $1 million, but when it’s finished this village will have a new farmers market and entertainment venue to rival any the area has to offer. All this on a piece of land that has for years been an empty parking lot.

An amendment to the Eureka Township master plan aligns with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Natural River Zoning Standards which sets guidelines for activities on properties within 400 feet of the Wabasis River. This also applies to properties within 400 feet of the Flat River. (Daily News | Brad Klosner)

Setting a future: Eureka Township makes amendments to its master plan

Setting a path for the future for a township is essentially a study in predicting the future. Township officials must track trends, assess patterns and determine residents’ desires and then apply it all to the future to come up with an all-encompassing plan for the township — a master plan, that is.