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Spectators gathered to watch the popular Polar Dip event on Crystal Lake at last year’s Crystal Winter Festival. — File photo

Ideal conditions expected for Crystal Lake Winter Festival

With one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent memory, those hoping to attend the annual Crystal Lake Winter Festival couldn’t ask for better conditions. This Saturday, the festival will bring residents and visitors together to enjoy the icy conditions of the frozen lake.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 6, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Grattan Academy Superintendent Tom Kreiner talks with students during a break between classes in the school cafeteria Tuesday morning. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Grattan Academy officials disagree with Academic State Champs report

Tom Kreiner will be the first person to admit Grattan Academy isn’t perfect. But the worst school in the state of Michigan? That unhappy distinction is according to the third annual Academic State Champs report from Bridge Magazine and The Center for Michigan. The report ranks Michigan’s schools from best to worst, based on a combination of test scores and income levels of families.

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Letter carriers need help to deliver through snow

The continued snow and challenging weather in Michigan has not kept letter carriers from going out and delivering the mail. The United States Postal Service (USPS) thanks its customers for helping letter carriers deliver mail safely by clearing snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes.

A two-car crash involving a FedEx delivery truck and a Chevrolet Suburban on South M-91 at the edge of the Greenville city limits blocked traffic for nearly 30 minutes Wednesday afternoon. One person, a female driving the delivery truck, was transported the hospital via ambulance with non life-threatening injuries. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

SUV loses control, crashes into FedEx truck on M-91

A two-car crash involving a FedEx delivery truck and a Chevrolet Suburban SUV on South M-91 right at the edge of the city limits blocked traffic for nearly 30 minutes Wednesday afternoon.

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Middle school student injured in morning accident

A student from Greenville Middle School sustained minor injuries Wednesday morning after being struck by a car on his way to school.

The Greenville City Council on Monday approved transferring more than $250,000 between multiple accounts to cover some funds which were operating on a deficit. The city moved money from the balances of healthy funds to those considered deficit funds in order to balance them, something that is required by state law. Pictured, from left, are City Manager George Bosanic, Mayor John Hoppough and Mayor Pro Tem Frances Schuleit. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville moves money to comply with state law

The Greenville City Council on Monday approved transferring more than $250,000 between multiple accounts to cover some funds which were operating on a deficit. The city moved money from the balances of healthy funds to those considered deficit funds in order to balance them, something that is required by state law.

Montabella’s Sarah Miller (33) goes up for a shot between a couple of Belding defenders on Tuesday night at Redskins Arena. Belding won 50-31.

Belding holds down Smith, Montabella

Belding girls basketball coach Brad Wilson wanted to make sure Montabella’s Taylor Smith didn’t beat them Tuesday night. “Smith, No. 23 from Montabella, is a special player and we knew that going in,” Wilson said. “We wanted to limit her touches and make the others beat us.”

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Greenville girls basketball remains perfect in conference

The Greenville girls basketball team is in a stretch of five games in nine days. The Yellow Jackets won game one with a 49-40 win at home against Lowell on Monday. Greenville added another win on Tuesday with a 50-31 O-K Bronze win at home against Grand Rapids West Catholic.

Greenville’s Leah Somerfield turns to the basket during a district tournament game last season. Somerfield scored her 1,000th career point on Monday against Lowell.

Greenville’s Somerfield reaches 1,000 points

It’s already been an outstanding 12 months for Greenville senior Leah Somerfield on the basketball court. Last season, Somerfield helped to lead the Yellow Jackets to their first conference (O-K Bronze) title since 1990. Somerfield earned all-state honors at the end of the season and prior to the current season, committed to play college basketball for Oakland University.