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Lakeview Community Schools planning bond projects

Lakeview Community Schools Superintendent Kyle Hamlin will act as negotiator for the district with the architectural firm and contractors chosen to work on upcoming school improvement projects. At Monday evening’s school board meeting, board members voted to give Hamlin the power to act on the school system’s behalf, provided the architectural firm’s bids come in at 5.95 percent or less of the projects’ total budget. The improvements are the result of a narrowly passed millage increase approved by voters in February. That millage allows Lakeview Community Schools to borrow up to $12.25 million against the bond.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Demolition of Belding Bros. Clock Tower begins

The demolition of the Belding Bros. Clock Tower, constructed in 1903 and located on the property owned by Electrolux on the corner of Bridge and Main streets in Belding, began Monday with the successful removal of the steeple. Construction workers described the process as “like clockwork” with no major complications.

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Personnel changes coming to Montcalm County offices

Retirements in the Montcalm County Clerk’s Office and Sheriff’s Office are likely leading to promotions and new hires.

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Funeral Notices – May 14, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

Greenville’s Carter Magirl, left, and Michael Schmidt sign to wrestle for Olivet College. Olivet coach Brandon Brissette stands behind the two wrestlers.

Greenville duo signs with Olivet to wrestle

GREENVILLE — Greenville wrestling teammates Carter Magirl and Michael Schmidt will have the opportunity to remain teammates for another four years. After helping the Yellow Jackets to another team state finals appearance, both seniors signed last week to wrestle collegiately with the Olivet Comets.

Greenville’s Sam O’Herron, right, just misses blocking a pass attempt by Northview’s Aly Muth during Monday’s game at Yellow Jacket Stadium.

Northview offense too much for Greenville soccer

Mark Van Slooten thought his Northview Wildcats played a bit sloppy. The score on Monday agains the Greenville Yellow Jackets would suggest otherwise. Northview scored quickly and pressured the entire game in a 7-0 O-K Bronze victory at Yellow Jacket Stadium.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, May 13

Lakeview drops two: The Wildcats lost twice to CSAA rival Newaygo on Monday in a makeup doubleheader at home. Lakeview lost game one 10-0 in five innings…

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SHORT TAKES: In case you missed it …

If you missed reading your local Daily News last Wednesday, May 8:

Alexis Justice says she enjoys school and likes her teacher, but hates that she has to miss so many days due to problems arising from her cystic fibrosis. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview second-grader doesn’t plan to let cystic fibrosis stop her

If she had been born 20 years earlier, Alexis Justice’s life, at age 7 would be nearly half over. As it is, the charming Lakeview Elementary School second-grader, who wants to grow up to be the next Taylor Swift, may live long enough to celebrate her 35th birthday, maybe her 40th.

Nelson's Speed Shop is once again open for business after rebuilding from a fire that destroyed the business in June of 2012. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Nelson’s Speed Shop reopens with ‘cozier,’ smaller store

A longtime local Greenville business that continues to make comeback after comeback has officially opened its doors again after recovering from a devastating fire nearly one year ago. There were no ribbons to cut, no flashing lights and little evidence of any kind that a grand-reopening was occurring at Nelson’s Speed Shop at 4566 N. Greenville Road, north of Greenville Saturday afternoon.