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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Aug. 27

Greenville boys fifth, girls sixth: The Yellow Jackets finished last in the Red Division in both boys and girls at the Chippewa Hills Warrior Invitational Tuesday, scoring 109 points in boys competition and 140 on the girls’ side…

Troy Hicks, director of the Chippewa River Writing Project, collaborates with Kathy Kurtze, a language arts teacher from Carson City-Crystal High School, on a writing exercise earlier this summer. — Courtesy photo

CMU summer institute fires up local teachers for new school year

Several local teachers had the opportunity to participate in a summer writing project before the start of the new school year. Carson City-Crystal Area Schools teacher Kathy Kurtze, Central Montcalm Public School teacher Shannon Powell, Greenville. Public Schools speech therapist Jamee Gunn, Lakeview Community Schools teacher Ron Patton and Montcalm Community College teacher Kresta Train spent four weeks of their summer break immersed in writing at the Chippewa River Writing Project Summer Institute at Central Michigan University.

Dwight Quinn

Belding welcomes back two teachers, adds new assistant principal

The Belding Area Schools district will begin this school year by welcoming back some new and familiar faces within its faculty. At the Aug. 19 school board meeting, board members unanimously voted to bring back two teachers who had been laid off in the spring due to low projections in enrollment

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Funeral Notices for Aug. 28, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

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SHORT TAKES: 50 years of a dream

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the march on our nation’s Capitol and Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. It was a turning point in an ongoing struggle with our nation’s basic human conscience, and the beginning of new social and legal precepts. Regardless of the work still to be done, we have made meaningful advances in our social well-being.

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OUR VIEW: We deserve better from Eureka, Greenville

FOIA. It’s an acronym that stands for the Freedom Of Information Act and it’s been attached to stories in our local news a lot lately.

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Police investigating Vestaburg-area break-ins

Police are investigating multiple daytime break-ins of Vestaburg-area homes.

Jheramyah Fridline

Teen arrested in Pierson Trading Post break-in

A teenage boy has been arrested and charged in connection with a break-in at the Pierson Trading Post.

A basket sits at the end of a fairway of one of the holes at SMASH Park at Lightning Bend Park in Belding. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding’s SMASH Park to expand from nine holes to 18 holes

It hasn’t yet been two months since the latest area disc golf course, SMASH Park, opened at Lightning Bend Park in Belding, but that hasn’t stopped organizers from looking to the future. The park, which is free to play, opened on July 2 and features nine holes, from which visitors tee off with the throw of a disc with a goal to eventually land the disc into a basket at the end of each hole.

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Montcalm County commissioners reluctantly agree to pay sheep farmer

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners has (mostly) agreed to obey an “archaic” state law and pay financial damages to a local farmer after two dogs attacked and killed his sheep last year. Commissioners have been debating the issue since April, when Kenneth Lund of Sheridan wrote commissioners a letter detailing a Nov. 20, 2012, incident in which a flock of 28 sheep owned by Lund’s wife Deb were attacked by two neighborhood dogs. Six ewes were killed by the dogs and two more ewes had to be euthanized due to the severity of their wounds. The remaining sheep were all injured in some form or another.