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Central Montcalm Public School’s new superintendent, Amy Meinhardt, hopes her lifetime of experience with the school district will help her meet the challenges of the job. Meinhardt was hired to the position in January. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Central Montcalm superintendent brings lifetime of district experience

On a blustery September morning in 1978, a subdued, wide-eyed 5-year-old girl named Amy made her way up the steps of Central Montcalm Elementary School. Lunchbox and notebook in hand, she was swept through the doors and into halls teeming with friends, strangers, teachers and innumerable “big kids.”

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Funeral Notices for March 10, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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JUST IN: Lakeview Council still unsure regarding snow removal

LAKEVIEW — Members of the Village Council remain undecided with regard to snow removal options for village residents. After several months of discussion and research, council members have yet to come up with a solid plan on how to keep sidewalk’s clean. Just as it seemed the council would vote to approve the purchase of [...]

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JUST IN: Greenville Public Schools Board of Education talks graduation rates, focus schools

GREENVILLE — Greenville Public Schools graduation rates are up, dropout rates are down and the focus school is focused on improvement. During its regular Monday meeting, the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education discussed the districts graduation and dropout rates as well as the progress of the district’s focus school, Baldwin Heights Elementary. The graduation [...]

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Pair of adults board Belding school bus, refuse to leave

The Belding Police Department is pursuing the arrest of two Belding residents after they allegedly boarded a school bus and refused to leave at the instruction of the bus driver. At approximately 3:17 p.m. Friday, Belding police officers were dispatched to the bus parking lot at Ellis Elementary School, located at 100 W. Ellis St., to a report of an adult on a school bus that was refusing to get off the bus.

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JUST IN: $500 cash reward offered after Carson City home invasion

Police are looking for leads in a home invasion that robbed a Carson City family of items they valued in relation to the death of their son. The home invasion occurred the last week of February in Carson City.

Carson City-Crystal's Dillen Decker points to his family after defeating Montabella’s Joey Durham 15-6 in the Division 4, 152-pound final on Saturday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Four area wrestlers win individual state titles, 13 place in top eight

Blood, sweat and tears. Not in any particular order, but that is the life of a wrestler. Without any of the three, success on the mat is hard to come by.

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ROUNDUP: Individual state wrestling finals results

Individual state wrestling finals results, with 13 of 22 area wrestlers placing.

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Greenville sophomore learns from first finals appearance

Stephen Hilliker has been making annual trips to the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s state wrestling finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills for years. The past seven, in fact, to watch Greenville wrestlers like Jordan Thomas, Alec Ward, Michael Schmidt and others.

Tri County freshman Dakota Greer, top, tries to pull Richmond’s Roy Costello over during Friday’s Division 3 103-pound championship semifinal match at The Palace. Greer won by decision 7-3. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Six area wrestlers advance to individual state finals

After two days, six area wrestlers are in position to earn the ultimate achievement — an individual state championship. The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s season-ending extravaganza — with nearly 900 wrestlers taking part — began on Thursday and concludes with the championship matches today starting at 4:45 p.m.