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Students from the Virtual Learning Center wait patiently for their diplomas at commencement exercises Tuesday evening. This year’s graduating class included 55 students from Greenville, Central Montcalm, Ionia, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg school systems. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

55 virtual learners get diplomas

If you build it they will come. It worked for Kevin Costner in the movie, “Field of Dreams” and it seems to be working for the Berrien Springs Public Schools & Success Virtual Learning Center, which graduated its class of 2015 on Tuesday evening at Greenville High School.

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Greenville City Council approves annual Items for Accomplishment

When it comes to dreaming big, the Greenville City Council sets its sights high. During Tuesday’s meeting, the council approved an Items for Accomplishment (IFA) list for the fiscal year of 2015-2016. The list of 30 items basically highlights various projects, initiatives and desires the city would like to accomplish during the fiscal next year.

Drivers commute along S. Bridge Street on Wednesday afternoon through downtown Belding. The entirety of the street will go through a complete reconstruction beginning in 2016. The project will cost more than $1 million, with $750,000 in funding provided by the Michigan Department of Transportation.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding plans to reconstruct Bridge Street in 2016-2017

This community’s busiest city street is now on the path to receive a complete overhaul. Members of Belding City Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday to accept a resolution to support the city’s submission of an application for the reconstruction of S. Bridge Street for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Seven vehicles at County Line Auto were struck after a van left the road way on Thursday.

JUST IN: Van leaves roadway, strikes seven parked vehicles

It was a rough afternoon at County Line Auto. Around 1:30 p.m., a van traveling south on M-91 lost control and ran off the east side of the road. After leaving the roadway, the van struck seven vehicles parked outside of County Line Auto.

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Funeral Notices for June 4, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, June 4, 2015

Carson City-Crystal’s Josh Coston, middle, signed his letter-of-intent to compete in track and field at Eastern Michigan University with Eagles’ coaches Marcus LeGrand, left, and Michael Porter, right, on May 27. Coston competes in discus and shot put.  - Courtesy photo

State champion Josh Coston will attend Eastern Michigan

Carson City-Crystal’s Josh Coston just had the week of a lifetime. Coston first signed a letter-of-intent to compete in track and field at Eastern Michigan University on May 27. He followed that up with a Division 3 discus state championship on Saturday and then graduated high school on Sunday.

From left, Montcalm Area Career Center construction instructor Chris Battle, Eureka Township Code Enforcement and Zoning Administrator Mark Wilkin and Eureka Township Supervisor Rod Roy enjoy a break at the new picnic tables fabricated by the Career Center welding and construction students. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Students build picnic tables for Eureka Township Hall pavilion

Seeing a project to the finish is a rewarding experience: Especially at a local government level. Recently, Eureka Township officials have been slapping on the finishing pieces to complete its pavilion project.

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Greenville’s Zimmer a preseason football All-America selection

The Ferris State Bulldogs are receiving plenty of football accolades prior to the beginning of the 2015 season in August. After an 11-1 mark in 2014, their best record in 19 years, and a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) championship for the first time in 15 years, the Bulldogs will not surprise many teams with their talent.

Central Montcalm senior Maddy Christensen takes a swing for a base hit during the Division 2 district final against Portland on Monday. Christensen went 2-for-4 with one run scored. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm falls in D2 softball district final

Even the long ball wasn’t enough for the Central Montcalm Hornets. The Hornets, facing the Portland Raiders in a Division 2 softball district final, hit three home runs, all solo shots, in a tough 12-6 loss at Alma on Monday. It was the second consecutive district title for Portland.

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Lakeview bounced by Kent City in districts

The ending of Lakeview’s softball season came down to a lack of run support. The Wildcats saw their season end in the Division 3 district with a 4-1 loss to the Kent City Eagles in the Eagles’ district tournament.