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Returning third baseman Karli Clark throws to first during a game last year.

Central Montcalm softball looks for continued success

The Central Montcalm girls softball team is coming off its first ever district title. Despite some key losses, the Hornets expect to be competitive again this season with the return of a solid nucleus.

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Yellow Jacket boys track defeated twice

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys track team lost twice in non conference action on Monday afternoon at Yellow Jacket Stadium. Kenowa Hills defeated the Yellow Jackets 80-56 and Cedar Springs won 85-52.

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Greenville girls track wins twice

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls track team opened its season with a pair of non conference wins on Monday at Yellow Jacket Stadium. Greenville defeated Kenowa Hills and Cedar Springs. All three teams ran together and the times were used for two separate scores.

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Community input sought in CC-C superintendent search

Representatives from North Star Staffing, who are overseeing the search for the new superintendent at Carson City-Crystal Schools, will be on hand for a meeting Thursday to take input from community members. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the high school media center.

Adeline Hummel was crowned queen and Arija Adkins was crowned princess. Allyson Hubbell was named first runner-up to the queen and Haleigh Hubbell was named junior princess. (Courtesy photo)

Carson City Frontier Days queen and court crowned

The Frontier Days pageant was March 8 at the United Methodist Church in Carson City. Adeline Hummel was crowned queen and Arija Adkins was crowned princess. Allyson Hubbell was named first runner-up to the queen and Haleigh Hubbell was named junior princess.

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SHORT TAKES: Take plant precautions with the cold

What a difference a year makes! Given the rain we’ve had this past week, if this was March 2011, we’d be up to our hips in snow! Now it’s the cold we must worry about. Forecasters say tonight could be too cold for budding flora and fruit trees … so take some precautions with precious outdoor plants …

Greenville Middle School students, from left, Megan Debri, Sam Linderman and Vincent Frank offer up their interpretation of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” during one of this year’s “To Be or Not to Be” performances. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Odyssey of the Mind encourages active and engaged students (Photo Gallery)

Electricity was surging through the crowded hallways of Greenville High School on Saturday afternoon — the synapses of hundreds of elementary, middle and high school students firing together to solve problems, find answers and create new inroads to learning. But mostly, it was kids having a heck of a great time.

Elizabeth Conklin, a Central Montcalm fifth grader, works the shuttle in a hands-on weaving demonstration, which was one of several participatory activities added to this year’s Central Montcalm Education Showcase. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Central Montcalm students ‘show off’ for community (Photo Gallery)

Elizabeth Conklin worked the shuttle back and forth between the threads, weaving on the giant loom. The frame held three looms, and was one of several on-hands demonstrations set up at the 38th annual Central Montcalm Public School Education Showcase on Friday night at the high school/middle school complex.

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Funeral Notices March 26, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices Monday, March 26, 2012

Carson City-Crystal’s Mikayla Duflo, right, defends a player from Morley Stanwood during the Class C regional semifinal game at Kent City. Duflo earned first team CMAC honors as a freshman.

Duflo, Schneider lead four Eagles with CMAC honors

The honors keep coming in for the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team. Of the eight players on the team at the beginning of the season, four were named as all-conference in the Central Michigan Athletic Conference.