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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, April 17

Tri County wins two: The Vikings defeated Reed City 5-0 and 11-1 on the road Friday. Kyle Peterman faced just 22 batters in game one to earn the win. He allowed two hits with nine strikeouts. Austin Ching had two hits and three RBIs, while Mikey Johnson had two hits and an RBI…

Greenville’s Haley Ferguson stretches but can’t reach the ball during her singles match against Kenowa Hills Thursday. - Daily News/Chip  Burch

Young Greenville tennis squad falls to Kenowa Hills

A young Greenville girls tennis team improved from their first match to their second, according to coach Cody Staup. The Yellow Jackets lost to Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills 5-3, but Staup still wasn’t too unhappy.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, April 16

Lakeview 5, Ithaca 3: The Wildcats picked up their second win of the season Thursday, beating the Yellowjackets in a makeup game. Lauren Pachaly had three goals and Brooke Reed added two goals and an assist…

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Area hoops teams earn BCAM Academic All-State

High school student-athletes are just that. Students and athletes. Regardless of talent on the court or the field, academics should be the first priority of any student-athlete. This winter, several area basketball teams earned Academic All-State honors from the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM).

During the Thursday Coalition of Greater Greenville meeting, attendees discussed the complexities of Proposal 1. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

COGG discusses the complexities of Proposal 1 during Thursday meeting

Here in Michigan, we are as proud of our potholes as our Legislature’s ability to concoct simple ballot language. Or are we? “I wish our Legislature would come up with ballot language that would be easy to understand,” Greenville Area Community Foundation President and CEO Alison Barberi said. “Complicated ballot language is not a new strategy by far.”

Mancino’s owner Debbie Sellers, left, and Parkinson’s support group leader Becki Hansen will be hosting an event to raise funding for research into the disease Monday at Mancino’s in downtown Greenville. The two are pictured with Sellers’ father-in-law, Lewis Walker, who also suffers from Parkinson’s disease. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Good food for a good cause at Mancino’s Parkinson’s benefit

Great strides have been made in recent years toward the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, but there’s still a long way to go, according to local organizer and Parkinson’s sufferer Becki Hansen. Funding for research is always in short supply, so Hansen and a few friends are doing their part to raise a little more.

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Funeral Notices for April 18, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, April 18, 2015

Al Eicher, who has done extensive research on the orphan trains, shows a picture of a group of children who came from Boston to Battle Creek as part of the orphan train riders. Eicher led the closing program of the One Book One County’s presentation “The Orphan Trains in Michigan.” — Daily News/Lori Hansen

‘Orphan Train’ presentation puts a wrap on One Book One County program

The children, usually ranging in ages from 3 to 16, would line up at the local church or community center, with the boys wearing a new suit and shoes and the girls donning a new dress, coat, hat or bonnet. Prospective parents would come a chose a child, often taking one or two home for an evening to test if it would work out, and returning them in the morning if it didn’t. If the children were not chosen, they were put back on the train to proceed to the next stop, and go through the routine again.

Montcalm Community College is looking into establishing a differential tuition rate for some of its programs, such as nursing, which includes clinicals and laboratory studies along with its lecture studies. — Courtesy photo

MCC board seeks to keep up in review of tuition, fee increases

In the past six to seven weeks, a small team of Montcalm Community College (MCC) representatives have been working on a budget wish list of perceived needs generated from the rest of the faculty.

Edmore Village Manager James Lower, left, listens as Village President Karl Kluwe expresses his thoughts on raising the community’s water rate during Monday’s Edmore Village Council meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Edmore water rate to increase by 7.2%

Residents of Edmore are about to see a rise in their monthly water bill, but it’s a step deemed necessary by Village Council members to prepare for future expenditures. At Monday’s Edmore Village Council meeting, council members voted unanimously to approve a raise in percentage at 7.2 percent for the township’s water rate, beginning with the June 2015 billing cycle.