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Greenville senior Sarah Newhouse slides in under the tag of Lowell’s Megan Summerfield to give the Yellow Jackets a game one 6-5 win at home on Monday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville opens softball season with a sweep

For the first game of the season, on a windy and chilly evening, the Greenville Yellow Jackets were seeing the ball well at the plate. The Yellow Jackets knocked out 25 hits over two games, while opening the 2015 softball season with a non-conference sweep over the Lowell Red Arrows at home on Monday.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, March 30

Grant 5, Lakeview 2: The Wildcats hosted the Tigers in a non-conference matchup after Grant’s Field was not ready for play. It didn’t matter as Lakeview lost, getting only goals from Brooke Reed and Laura Pachaly in the loss…

Greenville’s Wayne Knickerbocker rolled his first 300 recently at Jacket Lanes

Longtime Greenville bowler rolls first 300, 786 series

Close but no cigar. That was usually the case for longtime Greenville bowler Wayne Knickerbocker.

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Funeral Notices for April 1, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Director of Bands Chad Parmenter conducts his high school band during class as he and his students prepare to perform at the State MSBOA Festival in April. Parmenter said the band has been focusing on comments received from judges at the district festival to prepare for the state festival. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson City-Crystal bands preparing for state MSBOA Band Festival

When the legendary steamship Carpathia raced toward the doomed and sinking Titanic with all its might, it did so behind a tireless effort from the captain and crewmen aboard the vessel. Like the skipper behind the wheel, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Director of Bands Chad Parmenter has been directing his middle school band students, who attempt to follow his every command, as the students perform a piece of music dedicated in honor of the rescue ship.

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Bloomer Township supervisor abruptly resigns

This township’s supervisor abruptly resigned from his post without explanation this month.

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Steeplechase Tool & Die expansion could lead to new jobs in Lakeview

A new piece of equipment being installed at Steeplechase Tool & Die could eventually spell new jobs for the village. According to Steeplechase co-owner Tim Caverley, the new 1,600-ton press will be used as a “try-out” press to test dies manufactured at the plant. At present, the press is essentially installed in a soon-to-be completed addition to the plant at 9307 Howard City-Edmore Road, though some electrical work must be completed before it becomes operational.

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UPDATE: Police investigating murder of 80-year-old Sidney Township man

An 80-year-old Sidney Township man who was found dead in his home was the victim of homicide, police say.

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Carson City-Crystal’s Farmer not taking 20 wins for granted

Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team started the season as the top team in the state in Class C, according to the Associated Press. The Eagles finished their season earlier than they would have liked, losing to No. 1-ranked Laingsburg in the district final.

Central Montcalm coach Rob Putnam talks with his team during a timeout this season. The Hornets went 7-14 overall this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Inexperience leads to struggles for Central Montcalm girls hoops

Rob Putnam took over the Central Montcalm girls basketball team this year and admitted it was a learning experience for both him and the team. The Green Hornets ended up 7-14 overall and 4-8 in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division. Yet Putnam liked the way his first season went.