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Tri County Area Schools privatizes custodial services

The Tri County Area Schools Board of Education has voted to privatize another service. The school board voted Monday to contract custodial and related services with Grand Rapids Building Supply. The school board previously voted in August 2011 to privatize transportation.

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Funeral Notices for May 16, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, May 16, 2013

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Working together works for education

Working together is what creates good school systems — and other systems. I have intended to have these columns be about public education and not about Greenville Public Schools. But comments in a recent Daily News editorial have prompted me to deviate in this column.

Greenville’s Sarah Newhouse connects for a hit during the fifth inning. Newhouse had three hits in a loss to West Catholic.

West Catholic clinches share of league with win over Greenville

The Greenville Yellow Jackets and Grand Rapids West Catholic Falcons began a three-game series on Tuesday that would help decide the outcome of the O-K Bronze. After three games, it was the Falcons who clinched at least a share of the league title after taking two-of-three games from the Yellow Jackets, including Wednesday’s 6-3 win at Greenville.

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Yellow Jackets to face FHN at Fifth Third Ballpark

Football is still a few months away from starting, but the Greenville Yellow Jackets already have a new twist to the upcoming season. The Yellow Jackets will face Forest Hills Northern at Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, this October 11. The Friday night game will begin at 7 p.m.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, May 15

Lakeview 2, Crossroads Academy 1: The Wildcats pulled out a nonconference road win on Wednesday night. Tori Nielsen and Maddie Shurlow found the back of the net for Lakeview goals…

The driver of a tan Jeep Cherokee was transported to Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville by ambulance after he ran a stop sign and crashed into into a semi truck Wednesday afternoon.  Daily News/Cory Smith

Stanton man injured after crashing into Freightliner

A Stanton man was taken to the hospital after failing to stop at a traffic sign and crashing into a Freightliner dump truck Wednesday afternoon.

The new monument honoring veterans from all branches of the military is placed at the new Veterans Park in front of the Freedom Wall in Belding Monday via a mobile crane. — Daily News/Cory Smith

New monument added to Belding Veterans Park

More than 64 years ago, veterans in the Belding area celebrated Memorial Day by marching through the streets of the city and holding a ceremony at the original Freedom Wall located on the corner of Bridge and Main streets. Now, years after that wall was decommissioned, leading to holding Memorial Day ceremonies in various locations including the Veterans Memorial Bridge and Riverside Cemetery, veteran and Belding resident Denny Craycraft is proud to see that once again, Belding has a central location in Veterans Park for the community to come together and honor its veterans.

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Proposed Greenville budget toughest in 20 years, city to see cuts in service and staff

As the Greenville City Council sat down Tuesday for its first meeting regarding the proposed budget for fiscal year 2013-2014, the city manager warned it was his toughest budget yet to balance.

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Sheridan considers new junk ordinance

If you live in the village of Sheridan and have an old ’74 Pacer rusting away in the back yard, you may want to consider finding a new home for it. At Monday’s regular meeting, the Sheridan Village Council discussed the possibility of adopting a recently drafted ordinance dealing with junk within village limits. The present ordinance, some council members say, doesn’t have much teeth when it comes to enforcement.