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Amanda Wing, 34, of Carson City, has been racing dirt track cars for the past two years. Her father, Roger Wing, is a state legend in racing,

S.H.E.: Growing trend of female racers at Crystal Motor Speedway

There is something special happening at Crystal Motor Speedway. For the past few years, owner Ron Flinn has seen more and more female drivers take to the track, and he expects more to come when the racing season starts back up again in April.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 22, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Lydia Richardson of Greenville, at left, and Chelsea Allen of Belding enjoyed a photo shoot and dress-up with Era Exposures of Trufant. The small business is operated by two photographers, Sara Herzog and Sadie Haglund.

S.H.E.: Trufant-based photography company helping women recapture youth, sexiness

Women are typically their own harshest critics, picking apart appearance from head to toe, failing to recall the joy they felt when dressing up as young girls playing roles and creating scenarios pieced together using untethered imaginations. There is, however, a quaint, secluded place in Trufant where women can actually recapture a little youthful fun and feel like a sexy, vibrant woman at the same time.

Lakeview sophomore linebacker James Smith (55) forces a fumble from White Cloud junior quarterback Bowman Seabrook (44) in the first quarter of play Friday evening. Lakeview junior linebacker Tony Seaborn (12) recovered the fumble for the Wildcats. — Cory Smith/Daily News

Lakeview wins 3rd game, tops White Cloud

It was the Wounded Warrior Project Game at Lakeview Friday night, and the Wildcats honored the nation’s hometown heroes with a 37-0 victory over White Cloud. Wearing camouflage style uniforms sporting the school’s blue, gold and white colors Lakeview (3-1) dominated an undermanned White Cloud team to win its third consecutive game after a season-opening, one-point loss to Tri County.


Greenville starts quick, wins big 52-12

The Greenville Yellow Jackets wanted a fast start. They did just that. The Yellow Jackets scored twice and added a pair of two-point conversions on their first two drives to open a 16-0 advantage en route to a 52-12 thumping of Wayland Union on Friday night.


Belding falls 49-13 in crossover

The offensive assault started early for the visiting Maroons of Holland Christian Friday night, as they scored a pair of touchdowns in four plays en route to a 49-13 victory over Belding. The Maroons scored on plays of 65 and 24 yards, the first coming on a run by junior David Williams and the second on a pass from senior quarterback Jared Stygstra to receiver Jake Kalkman to stake their team to an early 13-0 lead.

“Beavis and Butt-Head go to Hell” by Darryl Love

Several local artists showing their work at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids

Autumn returns next week and, with it, ArtPrize.
The annual contest will officially get underway Wednesday, lasting through Oct. 12. During that time frame, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids will be featuring unique achievements both inspiring and challenging as artists offer up some of their most prized work for the West Michigan community to judge.

Cindi Proctor, left, and her mother-in-law, Marsha Proctor, handle the store operations at Dave’s Carpet in Greenville while Cindi’s husband, Dave, tackles the installation chores. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

BUSINESS BEAT: Floor covering with a family touch

If shopping at Dave’s Carpet seems just a little more comfortable than it does most places, it might be because the store is run like a family, by a family. Greenville’s newest outlet for a wide variety of floor coverings, Dave’s opened in June at 6505 S. Greenville Road and has been growing steadily ever since.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 20, 2014

Funeral notices for Saturday, September 20, 2014


Carolyn Slocum named Spirit of Caring Award recipient

This year’s recipient of the Fred and Lena Meijer Spirit of Caring Award has a lengthy history of giving back to the community, especially to hundreds of students, whose lives she changed over her many years of teaching.

In surprise fashion, Carolyn Slocum was announced by last year’s Spirit of Caring award winner Joyce London as this year’s winner to a room full of applause at the Winter Inn on Thursday evening.