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Vestaburg volleyball to be young this year

Experience means an awful to high school sports teams. With nine seniors lost to graduation, four of them starters, the Vestaburg Wolverines will begin the 2015 season with an extremely young squad.

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CC-Crystal runners looking to compete with Sacred Heart

Both the boys and girls Carson City-Crystal cross country teams placed second in the Mid-State Activities Conference a year ago. Both teams placed second behind Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart. This year, The Eagles will again have to get past the Irish if they want to win the MSAC championship, which the girls team did in 2011.

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JUST IN: Greenville school board discusses superintendent interviews

GREENVILLE — Searching for a new superintendent is meticulous work. During a special meeting on Monday, the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education discussed the interview process it will follow when it comes to choosing a new superintendent for the district. During the evening, the school board discussed various interview etiquette points from both the [...]

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JUST IN: Two former board members appointed to fill vacancies on Belding School Board

Two former Belding Area Schools Board of Education members are officially returning to the board to fill two vacancies.

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ED GILBERT: A memory of 12 letters

Last weekend I drove up to the hamlet of Baldwin. I was prepared to fish for some trout in the Pere Marquette River, but a wrong turn in town altered that, almost with a startling swiftness. Pulling out of a gas station I turned west rather than east, and suddenly I was looking at the empty spot where my old high school used to be.

This year’s Danish Festival royalty includes, front row, Prince Zack Cameron, Miss Danish Festival Brianna Van Houten and Princess Courtney Havens; back row, Jr. Miss First Runner-up Alison Skogseth, Jr. Miss Danish Festival Kenadee Ferguson, Miss Danish Festival Second Runner-up Abigail Donnelly, Miss Danish Festival First Runner-up Shelby Klinert, Young Miss Mariah Meier and Young Miss First Runner-up Alexa Neumann. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Miss Danish Festival is ‘dream come true’ for Greenville teen

Brianna Van Houten began competing in pageants when she was 9 years old, half of the now-18-year-old’s life. Her goal was to someday be Miss Danish Festival.

That determination paid off Saturday night, as the Greenville teenager was crowned.

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Michigan House to consider Outman’s road proposal as framework

In the midst of the Michigan Legislature’s summer vacation, one state representative came up with an idea for road funding that is now set to be considered by the state House as soon as Tuesday.

Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, first shared his idea for a state road funding proposal with The Daily News editorial board in July. Inspired by his constituents in the 70th District who called for a simple proposal focused solely on roads with only as much funding spent as needed, Outman brainstormed a $1.2 billion plan.

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Funeral Notices for Aug. 17, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

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CC-Crystal volleyball looking to compete in MSAC

The Carson City-Crystal volleyball team won 21 matches in 2014. This year’s team returns just five players along with coach Ashley Seals returning. Despite the youth, the Eagles are hoping to continue that success this season.

Montabella’s Brynn Lobert competes at The Hornet Invitational in 2014 as a sophomore. The now junior is one of five returning runners to the Mustangs girls cross country team this year. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Experienced Montabella runners return for 2015

The Montabella Mustangs cross country program has been pretty successful the several years. With five returners on both the boys and girls teams, the Mustangs are expected to continue that success.