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Stanton Mayor Monica Tissue-Daws, left, and City Manager James Freed discuss the city’s newly-adopted capital improvement plan.

Stanton balances, approves 2014-2015 budget

Taxes won’t be going up anytime soon in this city. At Tuesday evening’s meeting, the Stanton City Commission approved a 2014-2015 budget that not only balances, but won’t be adding any tax burden to city residents.

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Former Lakeview coach elected to Hall of Fame

Greg Oshnock spent 22 years coaching football at Lakeview High School. Oshnock led the Wildcats to four Central State Activities Association titles and seven appearances in the state playoffs in his 22 years.

Ryan Oshnock coaches for Eastern Michigan University during a game last season. Oshnock will coach Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern this fall.

Lakeview grad gets FHN varsity coaching job

Ryan Oshnock is keeping high school coaching in the family. The 2003 Lakeview graduate was recently hired as the varsity football coach at Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern High School.

Greenville’s Beth Gantz rips a first inning single against Cedar Springs on Tuesday at home. Gantz had two hits in a 7-6 game one victory.

Greenville softball sweeps Cedar Springs

Fresh off a weekend tournament championship at Morley Stanwood, the Greenville Yellow Jackets softball team was hoping to keep its solid play going against a conference rival. On Tuesday, the Yellow Jackets did just that and swept the Cedar Springs Red Hawks in an O-K Bronze doubleheader at home. Greenville took game one 7-6 and rallied late to win game two 8-5.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 22

Greenville sweeps Cedar Springs: The Yellow Jackets remained undefeated with a pair of wins against Cedar Springs at home on Tuesday. Greenville mercied the Red Hawks 10-0 in five innings in game one…

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Funeral Notices — Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Funeral notices for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Greenville Council sets street closure schedule for downtown events

The thermometer dipped into the waters of Baldwin Lake this week and read a chilly 58 degrees, but that won’t stop the hundreds of athletes gearing up for next month’s Tri-Greenville Triathlon.

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Belding Area Schools facing budget deficit for coming school year

According to Finance Director Adrienne Barna, the budget projection will change based on information from the state and additional reductions that may be necessary prior to the June board meeting where the 2014-2015 budget will be presented to the board for approval. In its current state, the proposed budget will operate at a deficit of $846,373.

Superintendent Kyle Hamlin

Lakeview technology program puts iPads into the hands of students

According to Superintendent Kyle Hamlin, the decision to go with iPads and Chromebooks, rather than less expensive Android tablets, was based on security. The most recent crop of Android tablets, apparently, lack the filtering capacity required for use in a public school system.

Randy Linton is retiring as Home Township’s fire chief after more than four decades with the fire department. An open house for Linton is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Edmore VFW. — Courtesy photo

Longtime Home Township fire chief retiring

When Randy Linton signed up as a junior firefighter at age 17, he had no idea more than four decades later he would be fire chief in his own hometown.

As a youth, he decided to try out firefighting duties in 1971, tagging along with his firefighter uncle and helping burn off old grass in the springtime. When Linton turned 18 years old, he signed on as an official firefighter. He ended up staying with the department for 41 years, the last 24 years as fire chief.