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Jim Wood’s vision of a memorial honoring members of the U.S. military who attended Lakeview Community Schools is fast becoming a reality. The memorial currently carries the names of more than 635 service men and women with more being added weekly. - Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview High School veterans featured on memorial display

“All gave some — some gave all.” These words, etched deep into the polished wood of the veterans memorial at Lakeview High School, tell the story of the hundreds of young men and women who over the years have left this small, quintessentially American hometown to serve with the U.S. military at locations around the world. Among those who served during wartime, too many never made it home again.

Belding High School is partnering with Davenport University for a “Middle College” program, which will enroll students, beginning their junior year of high school, as students at Davenport. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding High School partnering with Davenport for free associate degree

A free college education? It’s not easy to believe, but at Belding High School earning an associate degree one year out of high school will soon be a reality — at no cost to the student. Belding is partnering with Davenport University for a “Middle College” program, which will enroll students, beginning their junior year of high school, as students at Davenport.

Stanley “Kempy” Saussy’s extensive collection of military memorabilia is now on display at Greenville’s Fighting Falcons Military Museum. - Daily News/Mike Taylor

Kempy collection added to Fighting Falcon Military Museum

Since the early 1970s, Stanley Saussy — “Kempy” to those who knew him well — was a fixture at Danish Festival parades. Dressed in World War I, Civil War and World War II regalia, Kempy marched proudly through the streets of Greenville in honor of the many area veterans who served in the military.

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Police Reports for May 4, 2012

Read the Police Reports for Friday, May 4, 2012.

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Funeral Notices for May 4, 2012

Read the funeral notices for Friday, May 4, 2012.

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High winds in Greenville

After being under a severe thunderstorm watch for most of the day on Thursday, Greenville was hit with more than just a threat.

Reality Check | Mike Taylor

MIKE TAYLOR: I’m only alive because of the women in my life

I’m beginning to realize that — when it comes to women — I’ve led a charmed life. Sure, some of the women I’ve known were bad for me; dishonest, low-down, Wicked Witch of the West, cheating good-for-nothings with the sole goal of making my life a waking nightmare. Others have been real sweethearts; rosy-cheeked Dorothy-on-the-Yellow-Brick-Road country girls with smiling faces and virtuous hearts. The ones I liked best were usually something in-between.

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Carson City native recovering after Afghanistan explosion

Gunner Sgt. Dave Boire II wasn’t too worried as he walked through the deserted Afghanistan village. He was surrounded by his fellow Marines and military officers had swept the path before them, looking for dangers, such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Pictured from left, Karen Hafey, as Twink Futrelle, Becky Tower, as Honey Raye, and Kurt Schuster, as Wiley Hicks, perform a scene in the Flat River Community Players’ production of “Dearly Beloved.” — Courtesy photo

PLAY REVIEW: Flat River Community Players’ ‘Dearly Beloved’ a fun, fast-moving comedy

When you walk into the Greenville Area Community Center Theater for Flat River Community Players’ latest play, be prepared to have fun. The stage is set with bright streamers flowing down from two white paper wedding bells and tables full of food and flowers. The play’s title, “Dearly Beloved,” tells you there is a wedding going on. Maybe and maybe not.

Lee Ann McCarthy (center), who is graduating from Montcalm Community College, stand with her son Mike McCarthy (right), who recently graduated from Lake Superior State University and her daughter, Kaelyn McCarthy (left) who will graduate from Montabella High School. All three are graduating within a one-month span. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Edmore family will watch together as mother, son and daughter all graduate

For members of the McCarthy family, the value of an education is a common bond soon to be shared by mother, son and daughter. They just didn’t expect to watch each other graduate in cap and gown all within a month.