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Central Montcalm senior Paige Switzer signs her letter of intent to play college volleyball for Lander University in South Carolina on Wednesday. She is surrounded by, left to right, father Andy Switzer, high school coach Haley Dawe, AAU coach Lisa Gettys, high school coach Amy Tasker and mother Roxanne Switzer.

Central Montcalm’s Switzer signs with Lander U.

On Wednesday afternoon, Central Montcalm senior Paige Switzer realized a dream come true. Switzer, a volleyball and softball star for the Hornets, signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball in college for Lander University in Greenwood, S.C.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, April 17

Yellow Jackets 4th: Greenville finished fourth at the preseason O-K Bronze jamboree at Boulder Creek on Wednesday. The Yellow Jackets shot 353 to finish fourth

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Classy new commons at Belding High School

BELDING — It’s been a year of adjustments at Belding High School with the construction of a new gymnasium, auditorium, band room and other various additions to the school. But as of last week, the final touches of interior construction were completed with the opening of the new spacious high school cafeteria and commons area. [...]

An estimated $350,096 will be used to reconstruct the student parking lots at Belding High School. The amount is part of a remaining $1,412,313 in unallocated bond funds, part of the $38 million bond project for the district that was approved by voters in 2010. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding Area Schools using remaining bond funds for projects

Members of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to approve spending the remaining funds of a $38 million bond project that was approved by district voters in 2010. According to Belding High School Assistant Principal Leslie Mount, of the $1,412,313.02 that sits in the unallocated contingency fund, approximately $1,234,632,95 will be used for additional projects not previously included in the bond plan.


Greenville’s Flat River Trail to be repaired

Phase one of the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail will get a seal coating to improve its condition. During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council approved a bid to Pittman Asphalt Maintenance Inc. of Holland in an amount not to exceed $9,729.


Funeral Notices – April 17, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Wednesday, April 17, 2013.


Yellow Jacket Run to close streets in Greenville on April 21

Several streets in Greenville will be closed temporarily on Sunday afternoon for the Yellow Jacket Challenge 5K run and 1 mile walk. The events get underway at 2 p.m. at Greenville High School. The 5K course goes from Blackburn to Hillcrest streets, where it enters the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail.

This quad struck the driver's side of a southbound car after the quad failed to yield the right-of-way. — Courtesy photo

Pierson teen injured after quad strikes car

A teenager riding an off-road vehicle was injured after his quad runner collided with a car. According to the Howard City Police Department, a 16-year-old from Pierson on a quad runner was stopped at a westbound stop sign at Lake Montcalm Road when the quad proceeded across the intersection at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday.

Carson City-Crystal’s Garner Cusack, left, awaits the slide of Vestaburg’s Mason Darmody at second base during the teams’ first game Tuesday.

CC-Crystal take two from league rival Vestaburg

Carson City-Crystal’s baseball team got their first two wins on Michigan soil Tuesday, and did it two different ways. The Eagles battled back late to beat the Wolverines 3-1 in the first game of a Mid-State Activities Conference doubleheader, then outscored Vestaburg 13-7 in the second game, which was shortened by darkness after six innings.


Greenville track opens with conference victories

The Greenville Yellow Jackets track teams are off and running, finally. Both the girls and boys teams earned victories in their first meets on Tuesday at Northview High School. The girls defeated the Wildcats 117-20, while the boys picked up a conference win 93-44.