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West Michigan Virtual School instructors are in classes that are provided for students to help them succeed.

West Michigan Virtual school making the grade after six months

After opening just six months ago, West Michigan Virtual is already seeing success with four students graduating from the program.
In August, West Michigan Virtual opened its doors on 8153 Satterlee Road in Greenville after partnering with Berrien Springs Public Schools to teach outside of the traditional classroom.

Kenneth Dittenber, top, is tangled with New Lothrop’s Cole Hersch during Friday’s Division 4 quarterfinal at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.

Wrestling: New Lothrop too much for Carson City-Crystal

Carson City-Crystal put up an honorable fight, but in the end New Lothrop just had too much. New Lothrop (32-4) started quick, battled through some defeats and finished strong in a 45-18 win over the Eagles in the Division 4 team wrestling quarterfinals on Friday at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.

Belding junior Neil McCully matches up with Dundee’s Teddy Warren in a battle of top 10 wrestlers at 189 pounds. McCully won the battle with an 11-3 major decision.

Wrestling: Belding battles tough but falls to No. 1 Dundee

The Belding Redskins didn’t have the recent history of playoffs success like Dundee, nor could they compare season resumes with the Vikings. What Belding did have that was comparable was the heart to compete to the best of its ability despite the extreme odds against the No. 1 team in Division 3.

Greenville’s Jordan Dassinger wrestles with Lowell’s Taylor Kornoely during Friday’s Division 2 quarterfinal match at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.

Wrestling: Greenville Yellow Jackets make it close but fall to Lowell

Former O-K White Conference foes Greenville and Lowell renewed their rivalry — which was still as competitive as ever — this time on the grand stage of the Division 2 state quarterfinals Friday.

The Dolores Halvorsen Memorial Pantry is running low on supplies and funds. If items are not donated, the pantry will have to close.

Sheridan pantry faces threat of closure owing to low funds, supplies

A local food pantry is looking for help as products and funds are running low and the possibility of shutting down is threatening to become definite.

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Millage issue goes before Lakeview voters Tuesday

Voters in Lakeview will go to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of a millage proposal under consideration there. Though the projects covered in the bond proposal are sweeping, the actual increase in taxes for the average homeowner would be minimal, about 33 cents per month or less.

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Funeral notices — Saturday, February 23, 2013

Funeral notices for Saturday, February 23, 2013

Mary M. Judnich, a representative from U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s office, center, joined state Sen. Judy Emmons and state Rep. Rick Outman at a town hall meeting in Trufant to address planned changes to the village’s post office hours. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Residents meet to discuss hour cuts at Trufant Post Office

A large crowd of residents from Trufant and surrounding areas gathered at the village’s community center Thursday evening in the hope of getting answers from the U.S. Postal Service as to why hours will soon be severely curtailed at the post office there. They left 90 minutes later with most of those questions unanswered; nobody from the postal service showed up. However, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s representative, Mary Judnich — along with state Rep. Rick Outman and state Sen. Judy Emmons — were there to hear the concerns of the residents.

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United Lifestyles gives update to COGG members

Members of the Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG) received a presentation Thursday on how Spectrum Health United Lifestyles is working toward making a healthier community. During the regular COGG meeting, United Lifestyles Executive Director Jodie Faber gave a presentation on programs the facility offers to help make Greenville a better, healthier place to live.

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‘Do Over’ Prom offers night of fun for a good cause

Remember senior prom? The ill-fitting tuxes on the guys, the elaborate silk and satin dresses on the girls, the awkward attempts to replicate John Travolta’s “Saturday Night Fever” moves on the dance floor? Sure, there are probably adults who recall their senior prom as a magical time, filled with fun, romance and excitement. For others, prom was more reminiscent of the climactic scene from “Carrie.”