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ACT scores continue to climb at Lakeview High School

It’s not yet official that Lakeview High School’s ACT scores are the best in the county, but it’s looking likely. According to High School Principal Gary Jensen, recent test results are more than encouraging. The ACT test — a college readiness exam administered to high school students nationwide — showed impressive improvement for Lakeview’s junior class, which will be graduating in 2014. Test scores for current students graduating in 2015, 2016 and 2017 also have gone up since 2010.

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Funeral Notices – May 3, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Friday, May 3, 2013.

In part of promoting health and wellness, students from Baldwin Heights Elementary School walk from the school to M-91 along the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail on Wednesday as part of the ACES walk. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville elementary students promote health

With temperatures into the 80s on Wednesday, students had the perfect opportunity to be outside, not just for education, but to promote health and wellness. All Baldwin Heights Elementary School students participated in a walk on Wednesday designed to promote health and wellness as part of the Michigan Fitness Foundation program.

Students from all seven public school districts in Montcalm County sing and dance to “YMCA” in darkness Tuesday, an exercise to showcase how comfortable students are when no one can see them to judge their reaction to the music, during a training session at Greenville High School for the county-wide Cool to be Kind program. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Students come together, embrace countywide program (PHOTOS)

When Tabitha Schaub put on her backpack for the very first time, she did so like everyone else, full of wonder, excitement, fear and every other emotion that goes through a young child’s mind as they take their first steps into the world of education. The 16-year-old junior from Lakeview High School made friends, learned from teachers, played on the playground and eventually made her way to where she is now as she prepares to enter the world of adulthood.

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Funeral Notices for May 2, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, May 2, 2013

Lakeview’s Brookelyn Reed spins away from Newaygo’s Gina Hestetun toward the goal on Wednesday. Reed scored Lakeview’s lone goal.

Newaygo hands Wildcats first loss of season

The Central State Activities Association league soccer title may very well come down to a rematch between the Lakeview Wildcats and Newaygo Lions. As of now, the Lions have the advantage after Wednesday’s 2-1 win over the Wildcats. A fast start by Newaygo (5-2, 2-0) gave the Wildcats their first blemish of the season.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, May 1

CC-Crystal, P-W split: The Eagles and Pirates split a doubleheader that last year would have been in the CMAC. CC-Crystal won the first game 7-4, but lost the second 5-4…

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: We need to clarify issues if we want to solve problems

A recently released report from Education Trust Midwest, which describes itself as a nonpartisan policy, research and advocacy organization, expresses concern that Michigan students are losing ground on national exams when compared to their peers in other states. They believe Michigan’s strategies need retooling and more focus.

A surveillance photo of the Edmore bank robbery.

Alleged Edmore bank robber kills self in Georgia

A man allegedly robbed four Michigan banks in one month and walked away from each one without being caught, including a bank in Edmore. In the end, a traffic jam proved to be his downfall.

A total of 37 area businesses were on hand for the 17th annual Belding Community Showcase on Tuesday evening in the new Redskin Arena gymnasium at Belding High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding Community Showcase shines in new facilities, welcomes visitors

More than 2,500 people crowded the halls of Belding High School for the 17th annual Belding Community Showcase on Tuesday night, where area community groups and businesses came together to show off what the area has to offer. According to event organizer Tiffany Jackson, 53 community groups and 37 businesses were at the event, handing out goodie bags and endless amounts of information about services they provide.