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Greenville designates yard waste drop-off dates

Greenville residents will be able to drop off leaves, grass clippings and brush at the city’s compost site at 1150 Owen Mumaw Drive.

The Carson City-Crystal High School Band performs during a practice session at the MSBOA State Festival Thursday at Belding High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

PHOTO GALLERY: Practice makes perfect for CC-C band

For a group of students so focused on working to create beautiful, flawless music, the Carson City-Crystal High School Band sure has made a lot of noise this year. That noise, of course, is what has followed its majestic, grandiose performances — the cheering, hugging, crying and shear excitement of coming out on top again and again.

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Funeral Notices for May 5, 2014

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Students in Montcalm Community College’s class of 2014 took a minute to say thank you to those who helped them achieve their goals at Friday’s commencement at Central Montcalm High School. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Montcalm Community College graduates told to ‘remember to say thank you’

This year’s class of graduates at Montcalm Community College were reminded of the importance of two things as they enter the job market: a firm handshake and a willingness to thank those who have helped get them where they are today.

Mandy Branderhorst, a school nurse at the Seiter Education Center, left, works with special education students Shane Durfee, center, and Rylee Hoover, right, Friday morning. — Daily News/Cory Smith

MAISD special education proposal in the hands of voters

The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District millage vote on Tuesday may say “special education” on the ballot, but the issue affects all children in Montcalm County. Tuesday’s proposal will ask voters whether to restore the MAISD’s special ed millage — currently 2.1878 mills — to 2.50, as well as add another mill for a total of 3.50 mills.

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Funeral Notices for May 3, 2014

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Ellis Elementary School second grade students Kysa Johnson, 8, left, and Lauren Antcliff, 8, work together to plant a tree on the school grounds Wednesday morning in Belding. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Going green at Ellis Elementary School

In association with Arbor Day, and achieving Ellis Elementary School’s goal of achieving “Green School” status, students at the school planted trees and flowers throughout the school grounds Wednesday morning.

Students exit the Carson City-Crystal Upper Elementary, Middle School and High School complex after school ends Wednesday afternoon. A vote for a millage extension on Tuesday would give nearly $11 million to Carson City-Crystal Area Schools, allowing for upgrades and renovations to buildings, technology and transportation.

Carson City-Crystal school bond vote set for Tuesday

On Tuesday, voters within the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district will decide whether the district will receive a major overhaul to the tune of nearly $11 million in the form of a bond proposal.

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Funeral Notices — Friday, May 2, 2014

Funeral notices for Friday, May 2, 2014

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Summer is coming, how will we use it?

It hardly seems possible that it is May already and another school year is winding down. Although parents and the community have been very understanding and supportive of the added days needed before school recesses due to the many snow days, you do hear an occasional lament about summer starting so late.