For the fourth consecutive year, the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team, family, friends and fans will make the trip down M-66 to Battle Creek for the team state wrestling championships at Kellogg Arena. The Yellow Jackets — ranked No. 7 in Division 2 — earned the trip with two more convincing victories in a regional that was expected to be a little more competitive.
When it comes down to it, a ranking doesn’t mean a thing in high school wrestling, so says Carson City-Crystal (CC-C) head coach Kacy Datema. His Eagles team, however, earned every bit of its reputation as the ninth-ranked team in District 4, winning the regional title with a tough 45-33 win over the St. Louis Sharks at Montabella High School on Wednesday night.
It’s been a long time since Belding’s wrestling team claimed a team regional title. But the Redskins did just that Wednesday night, winning the Division 3 regional at Lake Odessa Lakewood High School with wins over Chesaning and Leslie.
It is no secret that this newspaper is a huge supporter of the local public schools.
The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education took a step closer to the Early College proposal. During its regular scheduled meeting on Monday, the board of education authorized Superintendent Pete Haines to reach an agreement to provide additional opportunities for Greenville students through the Early College program. However, the decision came after much discussion from the board on whether the benefits outweighed the risks.
Alternative education led the Lakeview Board of Education’s agenda Monday evening as board members heard presentations on behalf of Montcalm Community College and West Michigan Virtual, a learn-at-home program for at-risk students. Career Center Principal Selena Mills also made a short presentation on various programs there.
An Orleans Township woman is missing from Ionia County where she was last seen walking away from Ionia Sparrow Hospital at 5:30 a.m.
Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines received high praise from the Board of Education’s annual review of his position. Haines had his annual review presented to the board Monday during a special meeting on Jan. 28, which the board met in executive session to discuss the evaluation of Haines.
With spring just around the corner, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is planning ahead to spruce up the flower beds downtown. During its meeting on Tuesday, the DDA discussed what it would like to see done with the flower beds throughout downtown Greenville.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013