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Montcalm Community College industrial technology instructor Charles Clise, far left, demonstrated how the new “Baxter” robot purchased by the college can be used by students in front of the Board of Trustees Tuesday evening at the Bill Braman Family Center for Education in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

VIDEO: Robot aims to enhance MCC advanced manufacturing training

A new robot at Montcalm Community College (MCC) appears to be bringing (artificial) life to the college’s manufacturing curriculum. Meet “Baxter,” the newest addition to college’s Greenville campus.

Kyle Reamer, right, leads the start of a distance race for the Yellow Jackets during a meet at home last year. Reamer graduated last year.

Greenville track teams ready to continue season

Greenville High School has a long tradition of solid performances, both individually and as a team, on the track and in the field. The Yellow Jackets are expecting more of the same this season.


Funeral Notices for April 9, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Verlander helps Whitecaps to home opener victory

The West Michigan Whitecaps were able to put Jan. 3 aside for one night and enjoy some baseball. The Whitecaps beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3-2 Tuesday night in the home opener at Fifth Third Ballpark in front of 7,182 fans.

Belding’s Teresa Myles, second from right, starts a distance run during The Daily News Track Classic last year at Greenville High School.

Belding girls ready for more track success

The 2013 girls track season was an incredible one for the Belding Redskins. Last year included a 6-0 dual meet record, invitational wins at home and Lakeview, first place at the O-K Blue Conference meet and the O-K Blue championship. The Redskins placed fourth at regionals, ninth out of 15 teams at the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association (MITCA) team state meet and broke eight school records last year.

Carson City-Crystal’s Mackenzie Geister, far left, tags a Greenville runner during a game last season.

CC-Crystal softball coach says 2014 is not a rebuilding year

arson City-Crystal’s softball team lost seven seniors from last year’s team. But coach Samantha Jensen won’t call this a rebuilding year.

Montcalm Community College Vice President for Administrative Services James D. Lantz, left, explains the rationale behind raising the college’s 2014-2015 tuition by 5 percent Tuesday as Trustee Patricia Hinrichs listens during the monthly Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees meeting at the Stanley & Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm Community College to raise 2014-2015 tuition 5%

Students attending Montcalm Community College (MCC) will notice a hike in their tuition as they enroll for their next semester of classes. During Tuesday evening’s MCC Board of Trustees meeting at the MCC’s Stanley & Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center on the college’s Greenville campus, board members voted unanimously to increase the 2014-2015 tuition by approximately 5 percent.


SHORT TAKES: Water working well for area towns

What a time for water! We all appreciate the fact that a long winter’s snow and ice is turning to something that is undeniably life-sustaining. But here comes the hangover — the stuff that has been stored since maybe last November is melting and becoming part of your life in April and beyond.

Leader Dog for the Blind representative Tammy Bartz explains to the Vestaburg Lions Club how the Rochester program works. Bartz spoke Monday evening at the club’s regular meeting. — Mike Taylor/Daily News

Some leader dogs begin their training in prisons

A good dog can change a life. A great dog can change the lives of many. The business of the Leader Dogs for the Blind program is to create good dogs and place them where they will do the most good.

Samantha Slater

Abused Greenville girl remains in the care of court

A Greenville child remains under court jurisdiction as her mother continues to work toward regaining custody. Brooklyn Weimer, now 3, was hospitalized on March 24, 2013, with severe abdominal and brain injuries after being in the care of her mother’s boyfriend.