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Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: All children can learn

This column was inspired by a well written letter to The Daily News Public Forum last week.

Joanne and Bud Howard are co-chairs of the Hubbardston Area Historical Society's annual fundraiser, set for Saturday, April 26, at St. John the Baptist Hall in Hubbardston. — Courtesy photo

Hubbardston Area Historical Society fundraiser is Saturday

The Hubbardston Area Historical Society chooses the theme of St. Patrick’s Day each year for its annual fundraiser.

This event is an annual opportunity for Irish clans to gather in “A Little Corner of Ireland” (or Hubbardston) from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall to celebrate the green and to support the “Four Corner Hub” of the Hubbardston Area Historical Society (Ionia, Clinton, Gratiot and Montcalm counties).

Tifennie Haddix, 17, is pictured on her Facebook profile. She was involved in an accident while on her way to school Thursday, losing control of her Jeep and crashing into a tree. — Courtesy photo

Montabella teen continues to recover from accident

A local teenager continues to recover after being involved in a serious accident one week ago today.

Tifennie Haddix, 17, is a senior at Montabella High School. She was driving to school around 8:30 a.m. last Thursday, when she lost control of her Jeep and crashed into a tree at North Sheridan Road and East Edgar Road between Belvidere Township and Home Township. Multiple agencies responded to the scene to extricate Haddix from her vehicle.

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Funeral Notices – April 24, 2014

Read funeral notices for Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Vestaburg

Vestaburg Community Schools, prom affected by spring storm

The aftermath of severe spring weather earlier this month has given officials at Vestaburg Community Schools several new projects to juggle.
The school district’s central office building, located at 7188 Avenue B, sustained interior and exterior wind and water damage in a storm on Saturday, April 12. Other school buildings and equipment were damaged as well.

Stanton Mayor Monica Tissue-Daws, left, and City Manager James Freed discuss the city’s newly-adopted capital improvement plan.

Stanton balances, approves 2014-2015 budget

Taxes won’t be going up anytime soon in this city. At Tuesday evening’s meeting, the Stanton City Commission approved a 2014-2015 budget that not only balances, but won’t be adding any tax burden to city residents.

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Former Lakeview coach elected to Hall of Fame

Greg Oshnock spent 22 years coaching football at Lakeview High School. Oshnock led the Wildcats to four Central State Activities Association titles and seven appearances in the state playoffs in his 22 years.

Ryan Oshnock coaches for Eastern Michigan University during a game last season. Oshnock will coach Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern this fall.

Lakeview grad gets FHN varsity coaching job

Ryan Oshnock is keeping high school coaching in the family. The 2003 Lakeview graduate was recently hired as the varsity football coach at Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern High School.

Greenville’s Beth Gantz rips a first inning single against Cedar Springs on Tuesday at home. Gantz had two hits in a 7-6 game one victory.

Greenville softball sweeps Cedar Springs

Fresh off a weekend tournament championship at Morley Stanwood, the Greenville Yellow Jackets softball team was hoping to keep its solid play going against a conference rival. On Tuesday, the Yellow Jackets did just that and swept the Cedar Springs Red Hawks in an O-K Bronze doubleheader at home. Greenville took game one 7-6 and rallied late to win game two 8-5.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 22

Greenville sweeps Cedar Springs: The Yellow Jackets remained undefeated with a pair of wins against Cedar Springs at home on Tuesday. Greenville mercied the Red Hawks 10-0 in five innings in game one…