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MEETING IN BRIEF: Vestaburg Schools

A report for the Jan. 9 Vestaburg Community School Board of Education meeting.

September Buys, a Greenville Middle School art teacher, is serving on a national committee to write the National Art Education Standards. Pictured is Buys talking with her students, from left, Hannah Adams, Buys, Taylor Reese, Haley Peters, Zoe Kerriege, Stephanie Reynolds and Haley Serguson. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville art teacher September Buys selected to serve on visual arts writing team

Greenville Middle School art teacher September Buys has not only been honored with numerous awards, but she has also been selected to serve on the visual arts writing team for the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS). When Buys, who has been a teacher at Greenville Public Schools since 2001, learned she was selected to serve on the writing team, she was “star-struck” when she saw the list of art educators she would be serving with. She said the people on the list are people who wrote curriculum books and research documents she used to shape her teaching practice.

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Greenville’s Danish Festival announces ‘Snow Queen’ theme for 2012

The Danish Festival Board of Directors has chosen “The Snow Queen” as the theme of this year’s 48th annual Danish Festival. “The Snow Queen” was written by Hans Christian Andersen and first published in 1845. The story centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by a little boy and girl, Kai and Gerda. The story is one of Andersen’s longest, told in a series of seven stories, and is considered by many as one of his best.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 7, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012

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Montabella’s quick runs down Central Montcalm

Montabella’s girls basketball team “outplayed” Central Montcalm, according to Green Hornets coach Marty James. The result was a 53-27 win by the Mustangs over Central in a nonconference game Monday night.

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The deer stumps in January

It wasn’t deer season. Rather it was a crisp January morning as I stepped out the cabin door and started walking up one of the local deer trails toward one of my favorite hunting spots.
An evening snowfall had made the trail a little difficult to maintain, as the snow clung to the overhead brush and trees, while occasionally falling to the ground around me as I moved slowly through the woods.

Students who were selected from each grade level stood around the final designs for the cafeteria and student common area. Students include (from left to right) senior Kayleen Sorensen, junior O’Malley Bosanic, senior Peter Lindenman, sophomore Hailey MacMillen, junior Caleb Wolfe, freshman Anne Hilt and sophomore A.J. Ebels. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville students help work on designs for cafeteria and common area

Students at Greenville High School did more than just pick out color schemes for a new cafeteria and common area. They helped design the entire project. “They have given much input, and their perspective has been valuable,” Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines said.

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Former area coach Warren Kent Jr. named assistant baseball coach of the year

A former high school baseball coach in the area was given an assistant coach of the year honor last month. Warren Kent Jr., who had head coaching stints at Greenville, Montabella and Vestaburg, was named the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association assistant coach of the year Jan. 14.

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Montabella wrestlers first in CMAC

Montabella’s wrestling team has won a second conference championship in four years. The Mustangs scored 253 points, which was 10 ahead of Dansville for their first Central Michigan Athletic Conference title since 2009. Carson City-Crystal finished third.

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Lakeview wrestlers third, Central Montcalm fifth at CSAA

For the first time since 1974, Hesperia’s wrestling team didn’t win a conference championship. Instead the Panthers finished second to Chippewa Hills at the Central State Activities Association meet Saturday. Lakeview finished third, Reed City was fourth and Central Montcalm was fifth. The Wildcats had two conference champions at the meet.