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Lakeview High School Principal Gary Jensen, left, introduces recent Youth Challenge graduate Preston Wirth to the Lakeview school board. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview school board hears Youth Challenge success story

Members of the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education got a firsthand look Monday evening at the positive results Youth Challenge — a Battle Creek military academy — can have on “at risk” students. Lakeview High School Principal Gary Jensen introduced the board to student Preston Wirth, who recently completed six month’s training at the academy. Wirth attended Youth Challenge after Jensen suggested it following numerous school infractions on Wirth’s part.


UPDATE: No foul play suspected in Greenville woman’s death

A woman found dead in her Greenville home on Sunday did not die as a result of a violent crime, according to Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Michael Pousak. Sally May Case, 38, was found in her home on Harrison Street by her ex-husband who came to the home to pick up their 3-year-old son on Sunday afternoon. The child told his father the mother was upstairs.

Kenneth Dittenber takes an opponent to the mat at a wrestling match last season. Dittenber, now a senior at CC-C, has won a pair of individual state championships and is hoping for a third this season. — File photo

Two-time CC-C wrestling champ looks for three-peat

Carson City-Crystal senior Ken Dittenber has already done something very few Michigan wrestlers are able to do. He’s won a pair of individual state championships. This season he’s got a goal in mind after having already stood on the top tier of the podium at Kellogg Arena twice.

Corey Kohler

Lakeview girls basketball coach resigns after texting student

Those who follow Lakeview girls basketball saw a different varsity coach on the sideline last week. That’s because Corey Kohler, who coached the first game of the season in a win over Evart on Nov. 27, resigned on Dec. 4. His resignation was accepted by the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education at Monday night’s meeting.

Woodview Elementary School fifth-grader Lauren Barker, right, hands a cup of tomato soup to Belding resident Scott Gillespie during a free dinner for the community put on by students at the school. Students provided a warm cup of tomato soup, along with sandwiches and fruit punch, for those who took advantage of the free dinner at Woodview Elementary School.

Belding fifth-grader organizes free dinner to feed the hungry

With the thought in her mind that a single member of her community could go without a meal simply because they might be saving money to buy a gift for a loved one during the holiday season, one fifth-grade student at Woodview Elementary School took it upon herself Monday night to give back in a way that might feed anyone who was in need of a warm meal.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 11, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012


Greenville Public Schools meets best practices standards

A Greenville woman remains in critical condition almost two weeks after a two-vehicle collision near Gowen. Debra Wirtz, 79, is in critical condition at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. The other occupant in Wirtz’s vehicle, Annette Rendall, 55, of Greenville, has been released from the hospital.

Belding’s McKenzie Briemayer, left, and Carson City-Crystal’s Mikayla Duflo, two of the areas top point guards matched up against each other on Monday night. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 44-37.

CC-Crystal wins road game against Belding

It was supposed to be a perimeter battle between two of the area’s top point guards. Belding’s McKenzie Breimayer and Carson City-Crystal’s Mikayla Duflo went head-to-head on Monday night with the Eagles coming out on top 44-37 in a game that was played mostly inside.


ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Monday, Dec. 10

Lakeview 53, Holton 32: The Wildcats won their first CSAA game of the season on Monday night at home. Shawn Lindsey led Lakeview with 21 points…


CC-C school board plans for future construction projects

A proposed small renovation to Carson City Elementary School’s south pod is being delayed until a rebid on the project can be completed. During the Nov. 26 school board meeting, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy questioned CARMI Design Group’s role in the project.