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Test scores are up dramatically from those achieved by Lakeview High School just two years ago. Administrators say the improvements are the result of an entirely new approach to teaching at the school. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview High School’s ACT scores up dramatically from two years ago

There are 26 letters in the English alphabet, but “P, L and A” are three the teachers and administrators at Lakeview High School intend to never see again, at least not in that order and not when they’re referring to the school’s ACT test scores. On Aug. 16, 2010, those letters, which stand for Persistently Low Achieving, were used by the state to describe Lakeview High School students, along with students from 92 other schools throughout Michigan.

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Greenville planners table request from Barn Cats

A public hearing about a special land use and site plans for outdoor sales at Barn Cats, was held at a recent Greenville Planning Commission meeting. However, the decision was tabled.

Marie Lazar’s ArtPrize entry was a digital entry, requiring visitors to sit down and play through her video game with a mouse and keyboard. Visitors who played the game were taken through a digital world designed by Lazar, featuring vivid and colorful backgrounds. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Grattan Township ArtPrize contestant wows spectators with her digital entry

This year’s ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, which comes to an end this weekend, is showcasing some of the world’s most talented individuals who aim to inspire and create items more unique than the next.

A trio of Carson City-Crystal football players make a tackle during a home game against Vestaburg this season. The Eagles are 5-1 overall.

CC-Crystal to play for MSAC-South title Friday

Carson City-Crystal’s football team hasn’t won a conference title in any conference since winning the Montcalm County Championship in 1962. The Eagles could rectify that if they can beat Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart Friday in Mount Pleasant. If they beat the Irish they would clinch no worse than a share of the Mid-State Activites Conference South Division title. They could claim it outright with a win against Ashley the following week.

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Redskins’ boys place first in O-K Blue Jamboree

The Belding Redskins’ boys cross country team continued its outstanding season with a first place finish in Grand Rapids on Wednesday afternoon. The Redskins finished in first place with 37 points in the O-K Blue Jamboree hosted by Wyoming. Sparta was second with 65 points and followed by Coopersville 75, Allendale 90, GR Creston 105, Wyoming 154 and Comstock Park 180.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Oct. 3

Central Montcalm 3, Newaygo 0: The Green Hornets swept the Lions in the first CSAA game the two teams have ever played, winning 25-16, 25-19, 25-11…

Oakfiled Township Fire Department and the Michigan State Police Rockford Post responded the scene of a single-vehicle accident on M-57 between Morgan Mills and Lincoln Lake Roads in Oakfield Township. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Oakfield Township crash believed to be caused by medical condition

A man was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids after crashing his vehicle on M-57. According to Kent County Central Dispatch, authorities were dispatched a little after 4 p.m., Wednesday for a single-vehicle accident on M-57 in between Morgan Mills and Lincoln Lake Roads in Oakfield Township.

The Flat River Dancers were the first performers of the night at the Greenville Expo and Taste of Home Talent Show. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville expo highlights new high school facility

Tuesday night marked another successful event for the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Greenville Expo and Taste of Home. The event was held at the Greenville High School to help showcase the new facility for those who do not get a chance to see it on a regular basis.

Smash Park, a disc golf course being built in memory of Cody Moore, will be located at Lightning Bend Park in Belding and will be installed in the spring. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding disc golf course is approved for Lightning Bend Park

Cody Moore is best remembered by his friends and family as an outdoorsman who loved working and playing in the surroundings of Mother Nature. A Belding High School graduate, landscaper and friend to many, Moore died unexpectedly on June 9 at the age of 25.

Judy Rogers’ ArtPrize entry “Love is …” was mostly repaired by Tuesday afternoon after it was vandalized on Monday. — Daily News/Darrin Clark

Gowen woman’s ArtPrize piece not completely fixable

A damaged ArtPrize piece does not represent what the theme of the piece was supposed to represent — “Love is …” Artist Judy Rogers, a Gowen resident and former Cedar Crest Elementary School teacher, said she returned to her ArtPrize entry located at the YMCA in Grand Rapids to find it surrounded by police on Monday night. A man had came out of the YMCA and apparently started pushing the piece until it broke.