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The start of the eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge on Sunday. Nearly 500 people participated in the 5K and one-mile walk. More participated in the youth fun runs. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Stowe, Ringleka win Yellow Jacket Challenge

Take away an occasional strong wind and the eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge (YJC) was perfect. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, with temperatures in the 60s, nearly 500 people participated in the annual 5K, one-mile walk and youth fun runs, which benefits Greenville Public Schools.

After Roger Gooding was able to lease a new digital projector, the Crystal Box Office Theatre reopened after closing in November 2014. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Box Office Theatre reopens with digital projector

After months of sitting quiet in the dark, doors closed to the public, the image of patrons enjoying movies all but a memory, the sun is now shining on the Crystal Box Office Theatre again. Owner Roger Gooding was forced to close the business in November 2014. Now, for the first time in more than five months, the single-screen theater is illuminated with a new movie and plenty of guests.

Belding’s Monica Baylis, second from right, talks with teammates while waiting for pictures to be taken prior to Friday’s practice. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding’s Monica Baylis to run track at MSU

Belding runner Monica Baylis has her future plans set. The senior track standout announced Tuesday on Twitter she will be running track for Michigan State University next spring.

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UPDATE: Belding Burger King burglar pleads guilty

A local man charged with robbing the Burger King restaurant near Belding last January has pleaded guilty to robbery and drug charges.

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JUST IN: Gowen man pinned in vehicle for hours after accident

A Gowen man was pinned in his vehicle for what may have been several hours following a collision Sunday morning.

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Funeral Notices for April 20, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, April 20, 2015

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, April 17

Tri County wins two: The Vikings defeated Reed City 5-0 and 11-1 on the road Friday. Kyle Peterman faced just 22 batters in game one to earn the win. He allowed two hits with nine strikeouts. Austin Ching had two hits and three RBIs, while Mikey Johnson had two hits and an RBI…

Greenville’s Haley Ferguson stretches but can’t reach the ball during her singles match against Kenowa Hills Thursday. - Daily News/Chip  Burch

Young Greenville tennis squad falls to Kenowa Hills

A young Greenville girls tennis team improved from their first match to their second, according to coach Cody Staup. The Yellow Jackets lost to Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills 5-3, but Staup still wasn’t too unhappy.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, April 16

Lakeview 5, Ithaca 3: The Wildcats picked up their second win of the season Thursday, beating the Yellowjackets in a makeup game. Lauren Pachaly had three goals and Brooke Reed added two goals and an assist…

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Area hoops teams earn BCAM Academic All-State

High school student-athletes are just that. Students and athletes. Regardless of talent on the court or the field, academics should be the first priority of any student-athlete. This winter, several area basketball teams earned Academic All-State honors from the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM).