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GUEST VIEW: Dave Camp looks at how to fix ‘appalling tax code’

There have been so many changes to the tax code over the past decade that it is now 10 times the size of the Bible, but with none of the Good News. That factual statement usually gets a good laugh.

But what isn’t funny is the effect that constant tinkering with the tax code has had on the people who pay them, and on the economy.

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Carson City Community Recognition Night to honor local veteran

The Carson City Lions Club will be hosting the 21st annual Carson City Area Community Recognition Night on Tuesday night

The event will be held at St Mary’s Hall in Carson City. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and socializing and the program will start at 7 p.m. The event usually lasts a little more than an hour and is open to the public. Admission is free and dress is casual.

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JUST IN: U.S. 131 now open after crash shuts down expressway near Pierson

A crash involving two semi trucks shut down a portion of U.S. 131 near Pierson and Sand Lake this morning.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post responded to the accident around 5:05 a.m. on the southbound expressway south of Pierson Road.

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Funeral Notices for March 18, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Big Rapids varsity boys basketball coach Kent Ingles on the sideline during a game at Lakeview last year. Ingles coached varsity basketball at Greenville High School from 1978-2002.

Former Greenville coach reaches quarterfinals

Kent Ingles has an extensive basketball coaching resume. Last Wednesday night, the former Greenville Yellow Jackets boys varsity coach (1978-2002) added to his resume, which includes hundreds of wins, conference, district and regional championships.

Lakeview freshman Nolan Saxton goes for a pin during the Lakeview Invitational this season. Saxton was one of two Wildcats to qualify for the individual state tournament this year.

Lakeview coach says wrestling team made progress

Lakeview’s wrestling team had a good season, according to coach Todd Barton. “I feel the 2013-2014 season went really well,” Barton said. “I feel we could have done better, but performed well with the amount of young wrestlers we have. The progress from last year to this year has been tremendous. A lot of second year wrestlers stepped up and fulfilled leadership roles. The kids seem excited to be in the room and they enjoy learning and excelling at the sport. When the kids enjoy what they are doing and they have faith in their leaders success will happen.”

Belding’s Neil McCully, top, tries to roll over Allendale’s Jon Nielsen during the O-K Blue Conference championships Feb. 1.

Belding matmen ‘dealt with some adversity’

Even though the Belding wrestling team finished with a good record, it was a trying time for the Redskins. The team had to rearrange lineups constantly, noted coach Travis Meyer.

Greenville’s Ryan Johnson holds his latest 300 ring. Johnson recently bowled a 300 from the left side. He has 16 as a right-hander.

Tragedy leads to rare bowling feat

Bowling is just a game. For some, bowling is just a hobby, a night out of the house. For others, it’s about competition and being the best. But mostly, it’s just a game.

Fifth grade students at Cedar Crest Elementary School in Greenville wrote personal letters to different authors around the world requesting the donation of one book to go to children at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. Pictured are Kennadi Battreall, 11, left, and Pheobe Sower, 10, reading during class Tuesday. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Cedar Crest students persuade authors to donate books to children’s hospital

Inside one of the more than 80 books to be donated to the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is a quote: “Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.” Sometimes the only way children at DeVos Hospital can escape from the confines of their hospital room is through the imagination of reading.

Kellenberger shows her team loyalty while resting for a moment before hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Piccu.

S.H.E.: Community leadership is calling for local women

Local women speak about developing leadership roles in their respective communities.