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5 injured in 3-vehicle accident on M-66

Five people were injured in a three-car accident this morning on M-66 near Holland Lake Road. The Michigan State Police Lakeview Post responded to the accident at about 7:30 a.m.

Jacob Ripley, a pupil in Mrs. Garcia’s kindergarten class, reads Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” — Daily News/Robin Miller

Montabella, Vestaburg get pupils excited about reading

Palm trees, bamboo mats, surf boards and hammocks set the scene for a reading at Montabella Elementary School. It is one of the many ways elementary schools are motivating pupils to get into reading during the month of March.

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Funeral Notices for March 6, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Greenville senior Aaron Crebessa drives to the basket past Northview's Ryan Kapustka during Monday's pre-district game at Rockford High School. Northview defeated Greenville for the second straight time, 71-57. (Mike Mulholland/Special to The Daily News)

Northview ends Greenville’s stellar boys basketball season

It seems as if the Northview Wildcats have the number of the Greenville Yellow Jackets. For the second straight year the Wildcats ended the season of the Yellow Jackets. This year’s loss probably hurts a little more than last season, though.

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Montabella dominates second half, tops CC-C

For one half, both Montabella and Carson City-Crystal were having a close boys basketball game. Things changed in the second half and they changed for the Mustangs’ benefit.

Mitchell Feldpausch and Abby Wieber, both of Westphalia and engaged to be married on Sept. 29, enjoyed some slow dancing during Wednesday evening's dance lessons at St. Joseph's Parish Community Center. (Daily News/Jessica Beery)

1,2,3 … 1,2,3 … Hubbardston couple teaching community how to dance

It was a Valentine’s Day gift for some. Others are just getting ready for their first dance at their wedding. Still others are swinging away “just because it’s fun.” Whatever their reason for participating, about 25 couples have been flooding the floors of the Westphalia St. Joseph Parish Community Center each Wednesday night to brush up on their dancing skills.

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SHORT TAKES: Students shining on mats, courts and stages

This space has been dominated lately with great news coming out of our schools. And the trend continues this week with kudos to top performing orchestra and band students, state title winning wrestlers, and girls basketball district champs.

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Funeral Notices for March 5, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, March 5, 2012

Woods and Waters | Ed Gilbert

ED GILBERT: Sporting Clays Fun Shoot on deck

The Flat River chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) is set to stage its annual Sporting Clays Fun Shoot on Saturday, March 10. The event will take place at the Flat River Conservation Club, located six miles north of Greenville on M-91 (Greenville Road). Shoot registration is 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., with 50-bird shoots scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The last starting time will be 10:45 a.m.

Tri County’s Alexis Firovich moves the ball up the court during Friday’s district final against Sparta. The Spartans won 48-39. — Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Sparta holds off TC for first district title

The Sparta Spartans girls basketball team started quick, but had to hold off the pesky Tri County Vikings. Sparta started the game with a 17-4 run in a 48-39 victory of the Spartans in the Class B No. 54 district final on Friday night. It was the first girls basketball district title in school history.