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Linda Mae Maroulis

Orleans Township woman missing, last seen walking away from Ionia hospital

An Orleans Township woman is missing from Ionia County where she was last seen walking away from Ionia Sparrow Hospital at 5:30 a.m.

Pete Haines

Greenville superintendent receives annual evaluation from school board

Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines received high praise from the Board of Education’s annual review of his position. Haines had his annual review presented to the board Monday during a special meeting on Jan. 28, which the board met in executive session to discuss the evaluation of Haines.

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Greenville Downtown Development Authority talks flower beds

With spring just around the corner, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is planning ahead to spruce up the flower beds downtown. During its meeting on Tuesday, the DDA discussed what it would like to see done with the flower beds throughout downtown Greenville.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 13, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Carson City-Crystal coach Jason Gray talks with his team following a victory over Vestaburg in 2012. Gray resigned on Tuesday and has accepting the same position for Chesaning Union High School.

CC-Crystal football coach Gray resigns

In three years, Jason Gray built the Carson City-Crystal football program into winners. If they are to continue winning, Carson City will be doing so with a new head coach in 2013. On Tuesday, Gray officially resigned as head coach and informed his coaching staff and team he has accepted the same position for Chesaning Union High School.

Greenville’s Kyle Reamer goes for a pin during his district final match against Big Rapids on Thursday. Greenville is one of five area teams to win district titles last week.

5 area wrestling teams look for regional titles

Every wrestling team begins winter practice in November dreaming of the chance to reach Battle Creek for the team state championship. Just eight teams in each of the four divisions get to realize this dream. Tonight, five area teams will have the chance to claim a regional title and a spot in the final eight, which will take place Feb. 22 and 23 at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Tuesday, Feb. 12

Greenville 47, Hastings 40: The Yellow Jackets outscored the Saxons 12-7 in the fourth quarter to help pull out the win on Tuesday at home. Leah Somerfield scored the first nine points of the final quarter and finished with a game-high 26 in the win

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Belding robotics teams claim first place (Photos and Video)

From a distance, the nuts, bolts, gears, wires, batteries, sweat and tears that go into building a robot at the high school level are hard to measure or place in the proper perspective when the mechanical machine is sitting lifeless on a classroom desk within Belding High School. But with the flip of a switch Saturday, eight students put all of those components and months of effort to work, bringing their robots to life as they raced, battled and bruised their way through the first robotics competition to be held at Belding High School in the Redskin Arena gymnasium.

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Montcalm County commissioners OK funding requests for Marine Patrol, Animal Control

Two organizations in search of extra funding have now found some relief, even if only temporary, after Montcalm County Commissioners approved additional funds to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and Animal Control Monday morning. The addition of two officers to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s marine patrol and an increase in hours and pay of a kennel attendant position were voted through unanimously by members of the Finance and Personnel Committee to recommend to the full board of county commissioners.

John Van Nieuwenhuyzen

GUEST VIEW: Walk for Warmth coming this weekend

February is the month for EightCAP Inc.’s annual Walk for Warmth. In Michigan, that means putting on your walking shoes. Walking for warmth is our local community way of saying to those who are less fortunate, “We know that it is very important for you to be warm.” It’s one of the basic needs — shelter, food, clothing, health care — all of those things need to be in place before a person can become a productive citizen.