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SPORTS GALORE: Donovan’s World Cup omission surprises many

For the first time since the 1998 World Cup, the United States will field a soccer team without superstar Landon Donovan. This comes as a surprise to many, not just diehard fans of soccer, but to casual fans, as well. I fall into the casual category and I use the term casual, loosely.

57 Brew Pub & Bistro Chef Michael Santo, left, and General Manager Sherry Aellen are ready to bring the business’ classic cuisine to the alfresco crowd beginning next weekend. The first summer concert features Those Delta Rhythm Kings, a Lansing-based band known for its blues and big band-style music, on Saturday. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

BUSINESS BEAT: 57 Brew Pub & Bistro to offer outdoor music

Folks who complain there’s nothing fun to do on weekends in Greenville are going to have to find something else to gripe about beginning at precisely 7 p.m. May 31. That’s when 57 Brew Pub & Bistro, 1310 West Washington St., debuts its new outdoor live music and dining venue.

From left, Belding VFW Post 4406 Honor Guard members Joel Pena, Gary Hoisington and Thomas “Tag” Gleason fire off their rifles during a 21-gun salute ceremony Friday morning outside of the Belding McDonald’s restaurant. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Belding praises, honors war veterans to start Memorial Day weekend

As more than 30 million Americans begin their various trips across the country for Memorial Day weekend and millions of others remain close to home to celebrate the holiday, Belding Mayor Ron Gunderson hopes that everyone will keep a single thought in their mind — remember your veterans.

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Funeral Notices for Saturday, May 24, 2014

Funeral notices for Saturday, May 24, 2014

Members of the Belding High School graduating class of 2014 celebrate together Thursday evening by tossing their caps into the air after receiving their diplomas in Redskin Arena at Belding High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

156 graduate from Belding, enter next chapter of life

With 156 graduates standing before him, guest speaker Gerald Hopkins had one important question to ask of the 2014 graduating class of Belding High School. “What will be your legacy?” he asked.

Tri County High School graduated 133 seniors during Thursday evening’s commencement exercises. Here, seniors wait for their turn to cross the stage and receive diplomas. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

133 Tri County High School grads advised to ‘shoot high’

One-hundred-thirty-three Tri County seniors said their goodbyes to the school that for the last four years has been their home away from home. Some were glad to be leaving, others mourned the passing of friendships that have endured since grade school.

Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Co-director Candy Kerschen prestents to the Coalition of Greater Greenville group a new marketing campaign developed by a Michigan State University student. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Marketing campaign coming to Greenville

The Coalition of Greater Greenville is launching a marketing campaign to attract people and businesses to the Greenville community by highlighting its assets. The theme of the campaign and new motto for Greenville and the surrounding areas would be “Living large in a small town.”

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Funeral Notices for May 23, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for May 23, 2014

Montabella’s Emily Lint fires a pitch during the first game of the teams’ doubleheader Thursday against Saranac.

Montabella loses last two before districts

Montabella’s softball team will have to find something to help them get ready for the district tournament next week. The Mustangs didn’t find much Thursday in their final regular-season games, losing to Saranac 3-1 and 17-2.

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Wandel helps Lakeview golfers advance to regionals

The Lakeview Wildcats earned the opportunity on Thursday to continue its golf season. The Wildcats were one of six teams advancing from a Division 3 district tournament at Lakeside Links to the regional tournament.