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Jannelle Rons touches home plate as the rest of Vestaburg’s softball team surrounds her. Rons blasted a home run to put the Wolverines on top 1-0 in the first inning of Vestaburg’s 4-2 quarterfinals win over Ubly Tuesday morning at Saginaw Valley State University. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

No. 6 Vestaburg uses power to win quarterfinal (PHOTOS)

Vestaburg’s softball team will be going to the Division 4 semifinals. The sixth-ranked Wolverines won the quarterfinal game at Saginaw Valley State University Tuesday by beating second-ranked Ubly 4-2.

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Stanton aims for manager interviews within 30 days

The search is on for a new city manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of both the city of Stanton and the village of Lakeview. James Freed, who previously held those positions, left recently to take a job in Port Huron.

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Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Emily Waldon

THE REVIEW: Teammates get the call from the Tigers

If you were to ever pull a starting member of your local varsity baseball team off to the side and inquire as to why they are so invested in the game, don’t be surprised if you are met with a scoff and an eye roll.
The vision of the up and coming generation of high school and collegiate baseball players is an unwritten, universally shared goal. To them, it’s obvious.
They play to get the call.

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OUR VIEW: Greenville aims to be ‘The Right Place’

Boosting our area’s economic development efforts has been a heated topic of conversation in Montcalm County on and off since the fall of last year. Who should spearhead the drive? How should it funded? What entities should be involved?

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Pilot Carl Moore of Cedar Springs is pictured with Young Eagle pilots who completed their flight in his 1978 Piper Cherokee. This Saturday, the  Greenville Area Aviation Association is holding a day-long aviation event with free flights for interested youngsters. — Courtesy photo

Young Eagles event provides free flights for kids at Greenville airport

Now in its eighth year at the Greenville Municipal Airport, the Young Eagles I Can Fly event puts children in the seat of a private aircraft to show them exactly what it’s like to fly. Put on by the Greenville Area Aviation Association (GAAA), Saturday’s event will pair any children ages 8 to 17 interested in a flight with an experienced pilot, who will take to the skies to give a first-hand look at aviation.

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Commissioners continue to grapple over economic development plans

The city of Greenville is moving forward with hiring an economic development service. The question is whether the rest of Montcalm County will follow.

The Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education voted Monday to approve the layoffs of four teachers, as well as a reduction in hours of a fifth. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview schools lay off 4 teachers

The Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education is laying off four teachers and reducing the hours of a fifth employee. The board at Monday’s meeting approved the layoffs of four full time teachers — middle school teacher Ron Patton and elementary teachers Kim Tompsett, Brenda Morgan and Ashley Reese — effective June 19. Also, Lakeview Elementary School teacher Kate Albert will have her hours reduced to half time.

Vestaburg’s Janelle Rons will take to the mound today during the Division 4 state quarterfinals at Saginaw Valley State University against Ubly.

No. 6 Vestaburg preps for SVSU, No. 2 Ubly

VESTABURG — Vestaburg’s softball team has a big game today, but they are going to try to treat it like any other game. The Wolverines will play in the Division 4 state quarterfinals when they take on the Ubly Bearcats at Saginaw Valley State University at 11 a.m. The game is a matchup of the [...]

The Eureka Township Board decided to conduct a complete overlay of a half mile stretch of Baldwin Lake Road after hearing Kent County will not be able to assist in funding roadwork needed on West County Line Road. From left, Trustee Elaine Pendrick, Treasurer Cindy Hanson, Supervisor Rodney Roy and Clerk Linda Ruwersma discuss the project.
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Eureka Township adds Baldwin Lake Road to project list

This township’s board didn’t get the answer it was hoping for when it asked Kent County Road Commission if it would share in the cost of much-needed repair to West County Line Road, so it decided to instead go ahead with work on Baldwin Lake Road.