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Diana Junulis-Gay says a diagnoses of diabetes two years ago actually gave her a new lease on life and encouraged her to adopt a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Greenville woman goes head-to-head with diabetes, and wins

What does it take to change a life? Landing a new job, winning the lottery, finding true love?
For Diana Junulis-Gay, it was 40 pounds. In her case, that 40 pounds not only changed her life, but undoubtedly has extended it considerably.

The start of the 2014 Yellow Jacket Challenge on Sunday began in the Greenville Middle School parking lot and finished on the football field at Legacy Field.

580 people participate in Yellow Jacket Challenge

It was a little windy and a little chilly on Sunday afternoon, but that didn’t stop plenty of runners and walkers from taking part in the seventh annual Yellow Jacket Challenge. A total of 370 runners and more than 200 walkers/fun runners took part in the event, which serves a fundraiser for Education Foundation of Greenville. Proceeds are used exclusively for wellness, exercise and nutrition programs throughout Greenville Public Schools.

Tri County’s Jason VanDyken blasts out of a bunker off the second green at the Lakeview Invitational Saturday.

Greenville golfers dominate Lakeview Invitational

Greenville’s boys golf team had no problems with the wind or the other teams at Brookside Golf Course Saturday. The Yellow Jackets were far and away the winners of the Lakeview Invitational, shooting a team score of 330. That was 51 strokes better than Cedar Springs and 55 better than the host Wildcats’ “gold” team, followed by Central Montcalm (424), Montabella (427) and Lakeview’s “navy” team (501).

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, April 26

Belding goes 1-1: The Redskins went to the Chippewa Hills Invitational Saturday and ended up in a three-way tie with the host Warriors and Whitehall…

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Funeral Notices – Monday, April 28, 2014

Funeral notices for Monday, April 28, 2014

Retired Belding Police Sgt. Judy Taylor, left, stands with Belding Mayor Ron Gunderson, celebrating her 32 years and five months of service with the Belding. (The Daily News | Cory Smith)

Sgt. Taylor retires after 32 years with the Belding Police Department

In the early minutes of March 27, shortly after midnight, Sgt. Judy Taylor of the Belding Police Department signed out of service and into retirement.

Georgia native Scott Rigsby, a double-amputee, finishes the Boston Marathon Monday. Rigsby, who lost both of his legs after a crash, is now a motivational speaker. He has events scheduled for Sunday and Monday in Greenville. (Courtesy photos)

Double-amputee athlete to tell story of tragedy and triumph at upcoming events

Scott Rigsby was just a regular 18-year-old Georgia teen when a serious crash took both of his legs.
Ten years of rehabilitation, 26 surgeries and a battle with prescription drug addiction almost proved too much. But the tragedy would not defeat him. Instead, it motivated him.

Stephanie and Jayson Nemeth opened Aunt Stephie’s Cafe in Ionia last October and pride themselves on offering meals made from scratch.  (The Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

BUSINESS BEAT: Aunt Stephie’s Cafe offers home-cooked goodness

Dining at Aunt Stephie’s Cafe is a lot like eating at your grandmother’s house; the “down home” food is all made from scratch, there’s plenty of it and you feel as if you’re surrounded by friends and family.

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Funeral Notices – Saturday, April 26, 2014

Funeral notices for Saturday, April 26, 2014

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Making it Cool to be Kind: Students ready to lead culture-changing program

Surrounded by students she has mentored, guided and influenced throughout this past year, Laurie Stewart could only smile while shedding a few tears as she came to a realization Thursday evening.

“They don’t need me anymore,” she said. “They are definitely using their peer influence to help other people and they are making it sustainable.”

That was the goal from the beginning — to create a new, positive culture in Montcalm County.