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Planter beds project for downtown Greenville has change of plans

A plan to redo 14 planter beds throughout downtown Greenville has taken a different path after lack of help and the condition of the beds. The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) planned to team up with students from the Montcalm Area Career Center (MACC) to make over the planter beds that have not been redone since they were created 10 years ago.

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Funeral Notices for May 9, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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Local athletic directors support MHSAA proposal

A proposal to allow a limited exception for 19-year-old students to play high school sports has the support of a few local athletic directors. Brian Zdanowski from Greenville, Joel Wilker from Belding and Larry Farmer from Carson City-Crystal support a proposal that was passed by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) on Monday.

Belding’s Autumn Thome reaches to bunt the ball during the first game of a doubleheader against Comstock Park Tuesday.

Belding grinds out wins over Panthers

The Belding softball team didn’t have an easy time with the Comstock Park Paanthers, and coach Mikayla Linebaugh knew it. “Good team,” Linebaugh said of the Panthers.

Former Greenville teachers Bill Martin (center) and Kary Scheiern (right) listen as Cedar Crest Elementary fifth-grader Taylor Dimond, 11, portrays the role of American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart for her Living Wax Museum project Monday morning. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Cedar Crest’s Living Wax Museum (Photo Gallery)

During a “Living Wax Museum” project at Cedar Crest Elementary School in Greenville on Monday morning, organized by fifth grade teacher Jean Stevens, students recounted the lives and characters of a variety of individuals from the past representing the United States.

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Funeral Notices for May 8, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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Greenville girls soccer team cruises to 9-1 win over GR Union

The rain and slick conditions did not affect the play of the Greenville Yellow Jackets girls soccer team. The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a quick lead and ended the game early with a 9-1 non conference mercy over the Grand Rapids Union Red Hawks on Monday night at home.

Four Greenville seniors signed to play college basketball next year. The photo includes, from left, Chris Mickey, Aaron Crebessa, coach Mark Haist, Torrey Davis and Austin Somerfield.

Greenville foursome set to play at the next level

Talent and hard work has paid off for a group of Greenville basketball players this year. Austin Somerfield, Chris Mickey, Torrey Davis and Aaron Crebessa all have committed to play college basketball next year.

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Drug trends presentation Tuesday at Montabella High School

Community members, parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend an emerging drug trends presentation at 6 p.m. today in the Montabella High School gymnasium. Many neighboring communities are hosting similar events to educate people of the effects of the latest substances being used as drugs. Edmore Police Department and Drug Free Montcalm will offer information on bath salts, synthetic marijuana and other substances that are becoming increasingly popular among youths.

According to Plant Manager Tim Kelley, about 215 United Solar employees from the Greenville facility will lose their jobs. — File photo

United Solar Ovonic auction canceled; Greenville operation is finished

Tricia Richards didn’t fall to pieces when she learned she was losing her job Monday. The former Electrolux employee and current United Solar Ovonic employee has been through this before.