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ED GILBERT: Trout season opener not the best

Once again Mom Nature played tricks on the Michigan general trout season opener. Saturday’s opening day on the rivers and streams found dark water, with silt an sand flowing heavily in many areas of inland waters. Sort of makes one wonder how a trout could even see one’s lure or bait, let alone be in a position to scarf it in.

Belding’s Brendan Zuver, top in orange, leads Tri County’s John Newell, left, in a heat of the 100-meter dash.

Belding takes first, second in Lakeview track invitational

Belding’s track teams continued their dominance of the Lakeview Invitational Friday. The Redskins girls won the meet with 173-1/2 points, beating Evart’s 80-1/2 and Morley Stanwood’s 67.

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Stanton child abuse case resolved with no contest plea

A child abuse case has been resolved after a husband and wife were charged with allegedly “hog-tying and beating” their 10-year-old son. EriErik Kulkoski, 35, and Michelle Kulkoski, 39, of Stanton, were each charged with first- and second-degree child abuse.

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House sustains water, smoke damage after fire

A house sustained major water and smoke damage, but is not being considered a total loss after a Saturday morning fire. The Sheridan Community Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 8:08 a.m. on Wendy Drive in Fairplain Township.

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Vestaburg home saved from garage fire

A Vestaburg home was saved after a fire spread from a nonattached garage on the property on Saturday afternoon. Richland Township Fire Chief Calvin Callison said the department was dispatched at 4:27 p.m. to a report of a garage on fire on North Douglas Road.

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Bittersweet memories: MCC celebrates graduation

Semesters that started with dual enrollment at Montcalm Community College (MCC) during Alexis Brayton’s high school career, and continued for another three-and-half years of classes during her college career, ended Friday night as she was able to walk across the stage and receive her college diploma.

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Funeral Notices — Saturday, May 4, 2013

Funeral notices for Saturday, May 4, 2013

Greenville’s Taylor Baker, left, takes the baton from teammate Ally Berry during the 800-meter relay on Thursday against Forest Hills Northern. The two Yellow Jackets, along with Taylor Bretzke and Audrey Wyse, placed first with a time of 1:48.46.

Greenville boys, girls track top conference rival Northern

With the O-K Bronze Conference track meet just a week away, the Greenville Yellow Jackets had a chance Thursday to improve positioning before the final meet. Both the boys and girls teams did just that with victories over the Forest Hills Northern Huskies at Yellow Jacket Stadium. The boys team won 84-53, while the girls team won 94-42.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, May 2

Greenville 14, Northview 6: Despite committing six errors the Yellow Jackets won the third game of the three-game series with the Wildcats Thursday. Lexii Canterbury went the distance, scattering eight hits, walking two and striking out six…

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Lakeview High School shop class produces popular products

Imagine a school that operates almost entirely without tuition or tax dollars, one that is self sufficient. That’s a scenario likely to remain imaginary, unfortunately, but Dave Albert’s Lakeview High School shop class comes close.