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Lakeview’s Megan Leach drives the ball to the hoop during a game this season.

Lakeview guard turns season around

At the start of the girls basketball season, Megan Leach was not doing as well as she would have liked.
“I started off not as well as I should have,” Leach admitted. “I’ve stepped up my game a lot.”

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ED GILBERT: Sinkers don’t float like flies

An acquaintance of mine used to be a charter boat captain on Lake Michigan. But he fell on hard times, quit the charter business and started a small shop making sinkers and lures.
His shop was on the first floor of an old building and I happened to walk in on good ol’ Carl one afternoon, unannounced of course. And there I was, amid a hodge-podge of old machinery and almost stepping on one of his cats as I entered.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 14, 2012

Read The Daily Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012

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JUST IN: Resident will give donation for installation

Greenville Public Schools will receive a gift of $13,000 from a resident to install a new system for the hearing impaired at the Performing Arts Center.

Greenville's Chris Mickey takes a last second shot near the buzzer.

VIDEO: A game to remember … and now you can.

It was a game to remember. And for those of you who missed it, you can catch up on all the highlights right here.

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SHORT TAKES: Spectrum’s Charity Ball fulfills its mission

What an evening it was! Saturday night was the occasion of the 10th annual Many Hearts One Mission Charity Ball, a fundraiser dedicated to life-enhancing facilities at Greenville’s Spectrum Health United Hospital. More than 400 people were on hand at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in support of United Hospital’s new Heart and Vascular Center.

Ellis Elementary School Principal Jesus Hernandez

Ellis Elementary School principal resigns

The principal of Ellis Elementary School in Belding has resigned. Last week, Jesus Hernandez announced to his staff his intent to leave at the end of the school year, according to Belding Area Schools Superintendent Leslie Mount.

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Vestburg girls top Evart in overtime

The Wolverines evened their record by getting 49-43 win against the Eagles Saturday night. Taylor Darmody led Vetaburg with 17 points and Emma Schuch added 14 points and 17 rebounds. Record: 8-8. Next game: at home against Evart Wednesday.

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Central Montcalm, Lakeview, Montabella wrestlers headed to regional action

There were 10 other wrestlers from around the area that are headed to the individual regionals come Saturday. In Division 3, Central Montcalm had three wrestlers move on from the districts. Cody Veltkamp (103 pounds), Jason Backley (125) and Jesse Judge (171) all finished fourth at the Whitehall district in their weight classes, so they will move on.

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Greenville sending 11 wrestlers to regionals

Greenville’s wrestling team got almost all their wrestlers to the individual regional tournament come Saturday. The Yellow Jackets sent 13 wrestlers to Gaylord High School for the district tournament and 11 are moving on to the regionals. Of the 11 that are moving on, five won their weight classes.