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Greenville Middle School sixth graders Will Koehler, 11, left, and Ryan Burden, 12, work on a drawing assignment Thursday morning in art class at Greenville Middle School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville art teacher playing leading role in new arts education standards

When measuring the value of a student’s education, there are countless factors that are considered and evaluated before a single assignment is eventually handed from teacher to student. Be it math, science, English or history, the coursework educators teach on a national level takes years of study and development before a final curriculum is established.


Spring turkey hunt around the corner

I turned to a person near me and remarked, “You know, I’ve been coming to these events for more than 20 years, and I’ve yet to win one of those guns!” The guy gave me a rather uninterested glance and remarked, “Well, you’ve got to buy some tickets in order to win.”

The Fellowship Baptist Academy boys basketball team poses with the Michigan Association of Christian Schools sttae title trophy.

Fellowship Baptist boys win another MACS title

For the seventh time in the career of coach Kevin McAlvey, Fellowship Baptist Academy’s boys basketball team has won a Michigan Association of Christian Schools state title. The Falcons were winners March 2 when they beat Springfield Christian 62-47 in Clarkston.

Carson City-Crystal’s Mitch Schneider looks to make a pass with defensive pressure from Laingsburg’s Ben Patrick during Friday’s Class C district finals at home. Laingsburg won 53-38.

Laingsburg ends CC-Crystal’s season in district finals

Laingsburg senior Shaun McKinney got hot at the right time. McKinney scored 10 consecutive Wolfpack points in what turned out to be a game deciding 14-2 run in the second quarter of the Class C district final at Carson City-Crystal on Friday.

Sean Bylsma

Man avoids more serious charges after allegedly letting his 4-year-old son steer truck into tree

A Comstock Park man is avoiding more serious charges in Montcalm County after allegedly letting his 4-year-old son drive a vehicle through a field and crash into a tree while the man was drunk. Sean Bylsma, 34, is being charged with fourth-degree fleeing a police officer and assaulting or resisting or obstructing a police officer, both felonies with possible two-year prison sentences, and open alcohol in a motor vehicle and operating while license suspended, both misdemeanors.


Funeral Notices for March 9, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, March 9, 2013.


More shared services is aim for intermediate school districts

Two local intermediate school districts (ISDs) are looking to expand services to better serve students.
The Montcalm Area ISD (MAISD) and Ionia County ISD (ICISD) are creating more formal processes to identify areas where the district can share services in the future.

Veronica Haring

Palo bomb threat culprit sentenced

A 38-year-old Ronald Township woman was sentenced Tuesday involving the bomb threat to Palo Elementary School on Nov. 28.
Veronica Lynn Haring was sentenced in Ionia Circuit Court Tuesday on one count of a false report of threat of a bomb/harmful device and once count probation violation.

Greenville junior Leah Somerfield goes up for a shot during the Class A district semifinals last week. Somerfield was named first team O-K Bronze.

Three Yellow Jackets earn O-K Bronze honors

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team had one of its most successful seasons in school history this year. Greenville finished the season 18-5 overall with a loss in the district finals, but along the way won the school’s first conference title since 1990.

Carson City-Crystal’s Brann Schmitt elevates over a defender earlier this season. The Eagles will face Laingsburg in a Class C district final tonight at Pewamo-Westphalia.

CC-Crystal boys ready for district final

Carson City-Crystal’s boys basketball team knows a little something about its opponent tonight. The Eagles have faced the Laingsburg Wolfpack before, specifically last season when both teams were in the Central Michigan Athletic Conference.