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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.

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Funeral Notices for March 27, 2015

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

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JUST IN: Greenville Planning Commission approves PUD, discusses EZ Mart expansion

GREENVILLE — The City of Greenville Planning Commission was zoned out during its Tuesday night meeting. During the meeting, the planning commission discussed the final site plan for the Hathaway Green Planned Unit Development (PUD) after tabling the issue from the previous meeting. After some discussion about landscaping, fencing and parks, as well as other [...]

The anatomy and physiology I class at Montcalm Community College collected more than 80 blankets and many nonperishable food items and hygienic products as part of a “Warming Montcalm County” service project.  — Courtesy photo

MCC students collect blankets and goods for homeless people

Looking around her hometown of Greenville, Amber Pelak feels like she recently opened her eyes to a major problem in her community: Homelessness.

“Sometimes you can be blind to what’s happening in your community,” she said. “Sometimes you can be immune to it.”

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Montcalm County sends dog kennel ordinance back to committee

Montcalm County commissioners have decided they were barking up the wrong tree regarding proposed changes to a dog kennel ordinance.

After almost an hour of public comment Monday, the board voted 7-1 to send the proposed changes back to the county’s Finance & Personnel committee for further revision.

Orleans Township Supervisor Jim Patrick speaks on the subject of beginning each township meeting with a prayer Tuesday. The board voted 5-0 to start each meeting with a voluntary invocation by board members. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Orleans Township Board votes to start meetings with a prayer

For as long as most residents can remember, Orleans Township Board meetings have begun with the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Beginning in April, meetings will start with a prayer.

An Amish buggy and a pickup truck were involved in an accident last Thursday morning on Fitzner Road in Montcalm Township. — File photo

Amish man mourned after horse and buggy accident

Andrew and Rebecca Miller welcomed their baby daughter into the world almost two months ago.

The young Amish couple and their three sons, Melvin, 5, Robert, 3, and David, 2, were overjoyed at the presence of baby Cevilla.

Lakeview’s Kirsten Johnson slams a triple during the second game of the Wildcats’ doubleheader against Alma Tuesday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview opens season with a pair of losses to Alma

Lakeview softball coach Daryl Johnson was glad to get the first doubleheader of the season out of the way. That was about the only thing he was glad about.