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With bond passing, ‘Carson City-Crystal just became a destination district’

Chalk it up as a win for Carson City-Crystal Area Schools. With 1,406 votes cast in Tuesday’s election, an $11 million bond proposal passed with 58 percent of the vote.

Greenville City Manager George Bosanic, left, said legislation currently making its way through state congress could mean lower costs for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and would also force municipalities to adopt their own policies, so the city went ahead and did it on its own. Also pictured is Mayor John Hoppough. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville City Council adopts new FOIA policy

The Greenville City Council adopted a new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) policy Tuesday in an attempt to jump ahead of likely requirements by the state. City Manager George Bosanic said legislation currently making its way through the state legislature could mean lower costs for requests and force municipalities to adopt their own policies, so the city went ahead and did it on its own.

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THE REVIEW: A long journey for the Detroit Tigers

Welcome to Detroit, Michigan, not only famous for automobiles, but also for its reputation as the mecca of soul, thanks to the likes of Gladys Knight. Take a stroll down East Montcalm Street and you will find it impossible to ignore the passion for the game of baseball that is embodied by the locals. These are residents who have been clinging to the hope of bringing celebration back to a hurting city.

Bob Hansen, pictured plucking the strings of a guitar at his Greenville business, will be closing the music store after more than 60 years of business. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville music store almost silent

It started in 1948 with a passion for music and a check for $3,000. More than 60 years later, Hansen’s Music Store building has been sold and is closing its doors for good.

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OUR VIEW: Votes ‘yes’ for 911 surcharge

Three years ago, Montcalm County voters approved increasing a 911 surcharge fee from $1.89 per line to up to $2.85 per line per month to fund emergency calls.

Lakeview High School Principal Gary Jensen learned recently he has been named Principal of the Year for the state of Michigan. He has been instrumental in moving Lakeview High School from an at risk school to one of the best in the state. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview High School’s Gary Jensen earns statewide honor

Just a few short years ago, Lakeview Community Schools were in deep trouble. Academically, the situation had grown so bad that Lakeview High School made the state’s “dishonor roll,” being named as an “at risk” school. Test scores were low, morale was lower.

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Funeral Notices for May 6, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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Greenville designates yard waste drop-off dates

Greenville residents will be able to drop off leaves, grass clippings and brush at the city’s compost site at 1150 Owen Mumaw Drive.

The Carson City-Crystal High School Band performs during a practice session at the MSBOA State Festival Thursday at Belding High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

PHOTO GALLERY: Practice makes perfect for CC-C band

For a group of students so focused on working to create beautiful, flawless music, the Carson City-Crystal High School Band sure has made a lot of noise this year. That noise, of course, is what has followed its majestic, grandiose performances — the cheering, hugging, crying and shear excitement of coming out on top again and again.

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Funeral Notices for May 5, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, May 5, 2014