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OUR VIEW: State of the State redux

There had to have been a lot of anticipation in the audience as Gov. Rick Snyder gave his 2013 State of the State address Wednesday evening. We came away from the occasion wondering if the expectations were largely in vain. This was to be about the sate of the state. We got an admirable picture of where we’ve been and what part of the relentless positivity has been achieved. Only we in Michigan always want to know not just what have you done for us lately, but where do we go from here?

Carrie Venema, left, and John McBride stand alongside the Busy Bee taxi cab they will be driving throughout the Greenville area as they hold their licensed certificates. — Daily News/Cory Smith

New taxi service to debut in Greenville area

A taxi-cab service has received permits from the Greenville City Council to start and operate its business in and around Greenville. During Tuesday night’s regular scheduled meeting, a recommendation from Greenville Assistant City Manager Cameron Van Wyngarden was presented to the council to approve a permit for Busy Bee Taxi LLC.

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Funeral Notices Jan. 24, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2012

The Greenville Department of Public Safety closed one lane of M-91 Wednesday night due to an accident that caused a power pole to snap in half and left power lines hanging close to the road. This morning, police closed all of M-91 from Charles Street to Gibson Street while work is being done to repair the pole and lines. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Belding man strikes utility pole on Lafayette Street in Greenville

A single-vehicle accident Wednesday night left one lane closed on M-91 before completely closing the road this morning. A 22-year-old driver from Belding, was driving his truck north on Lafayette when his truck left the roadway and struck the utility pole, said Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Michael Pousak.

Carson City-Crystal’s Hailey Geister, white jersey, goes up for two of her team-high 13 points despite being surrounded by Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart players during Wednesday night’s game.

CC-Crystal tops Sacred Heart for first place tie

Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team is now the leader in the Mid-State Activities Conference – sort of. The Eagles, who trailed Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart in the standings by a game, grabbed a share of the lead from the Irish with a 42-24 victory at home Wednesday night.

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CC-Crystal wrestlers win CMAC title

Needing only one win to clinch a Central Michigan Athletic Conference title, the Carson City-Crystal Eagles had it easy. The Eagles were the beneficiary of eight forfeits by Dansville to win their dual meet 55-15 Wednesday night.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Jan. 23

Montabella 2-0 at Fulton: The Mustangs closed out CMAC play with a 66-15 win over Fulton and a 65-9 win over Laingsburg Wednesday night. Winning both their matches for Montabella was Nick Boyer (103), Tristan Viglianco (125), Dalton Kuklewski (135), Zach Taubitz (140), Mike Hyde (145), Joey Durham (152), Jonny Durham (171) and Hunter Myers (285)…

Former Trufant resident and 1962 Lakeview High School graduate Lynne Andrews-Britt, third from left, is featured in this stock photo from Metro Creative Graphics. The photo, which Andrews-Britt says she cannot remember, appeared in a recent Young at Heart special section of the Daily News. — Courtesy photo

Former Trufant woman’s forgotten picture winds up as stock photo

When you’ve lived a life as rich and full as former Trufant resident Lynne Andrews-Britt, chances are you’re going to forget a thing or two along the way. Memory, like elusive mercury freed from a thermometer, has a way of slipping from our grasp just when we’d most like to hang onto it.

Baldwin Heights Elementary School received a check for $4,385.10 for the 43,851 Box Tops the school collected from April 2012 until November 2012. Pictured from left to right are Principal Michael Walsh, Grace Harvey, Alaina Ashley, Averi VanHoose and PTO President Ann Harvey. — Courtesy photo

Baldwin Heights Elementary School receives hefty check for Box Tops

Baldwin Heights Elementary School received one of its largest checks just by collecting Box Tops. According to boxtops4education.com, Box Tops for Education has helped schools earn more than $475 million since 1996.

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Greenville OKs liquor license for business

The Greenville City Council approved a liquor license for a business to produce vodka and wine in Greenville. During Tuesday’s regular-scheduled meeting, Greenville Assistant City Manager Cameron Van Wyngarden presented to the council a recommendation to approve the license for Salacious Spirits LLC.