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One Book, One County finale speaker explains floral messages

Though “flowers speak a language without using words” Jeanne Hawkins, an expert on the language of flowers, used the eloquence of words as guest speaker at the closing event for the year-long One Book, One County presentation Thursday night.

Business Services Manager for Central Area Michigan Works Consortium Kathy Jo VanderLaan, left, and Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West Regional Director William Small, speak about trying to improve the “soft skill” sets of the local unemployed during Thursday’s Coalition of Greater Greenville meeting at the Greenville Public Schools Central Services Building in Greenville.

Coalition of Greater Greenville presentation focused on improving soft, hard skills of unemployed

Members of the Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG) received a presentation Thursday on how Michigan Works is focusing on improving the soft and hard skill sets of the local unemployed with a goal to get them back into the work force.

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Community Dinner extols Lakeview’s financial, scholastic improvement

Five years ago, the village of Lakeview was in trouble. The small community was hemorrhaging jobs; foreclosures were rampant; the schools were being listed as “at risk” by the state. What a difference five years can make.

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2 Tri County teachers placed on leave amid computer investigation

Two Tri County High School teachers have been placed on leave amid an internal investigation regarding possible inappropriate computer usage.

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Funeral Notices — Friday, October 18, 2013

Funeral notices for Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

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Central Montcalm gains some students during recent count

Student counts and copier equipment are two very different subjects, but both could mean increased revenue for Central Montcalm Public School. Superintendent Kristi Teall explained to the Board of Education at their monthly meeting Wednesday night that the student count taken in February totaled 1,708 students, and administrators estimated a decline of 10 students, or 1,698, going into this school year.

The Tri County High School Marching Band performs at the MSBOA District 7 Marching Festival Wednesday at Legacy Field in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Local bands compete at marching festival in Greenville (PHOTOS)

Standing on the sideline, with instruments and flags in hand and a focus that could not be shaken, students from 13 high school bands waited for the same single instruction before playing their first notes on Legacy Field.

CC-Crystal quarterback Rhett Pringle tries to break a tackle during a game against Vestaburg this season. The Eagles are 7-0 overall.

CC-Crystal picks up another forfeit win

For the second time this season the Carson City-Crystal football team will get a win without even taking the field. The Eagles will get their eighth win after Ashley forfeited Friday’s game to the Eagles.

Art Compton

Engineer, researcher, longtime Daily News columnist dies

An engineer is defined as a person trained and skilled in design, construction and use. Art Compton was the exemplification of an engineer.

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Funeral Notices or Oct. 17, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Oct. 17, 2013