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From left, eighth-graders Alicia Miller, Cassie Barr and Meghan Ferrall all sustained minor injuries after lightning struck Grattan Academy near Greenville on Monday morning. — Courtesy photo

Grattan Academy hit by lightning, students injured

They heard it a split second before they felt it … a big bang followed by an electrifying jolt. Cassie Barr, 14, was standing by her locker at Grattan Academy, talking to her friend Meghann Farrell, 14, about math homework Monday morning. Alicia Miller, 13, was washing her hands in the restroom.

Central Montcalm volleyball coach Haley Dawe, right, watches during last summer’s volleyball camp at Central Montcalm High School. Dawe has stepped down as coach.

Central Montcalm to hire 2 varsity coaches

Pending approval by the Central Montcalm Board of Education, a pair of new varsity coaches will be roaming the sidelines for the Green Hornets. John Johnson will take over the varsity volleyball program in the fall, while Rob Putnam will be promoted from JV girls basketball to varsity in November.


Greenville DDA sets dates and times for ‘trial market’

GREENVILLE — As the Greenville Downtown Development Authority zones in on an open-air structure downtown, the group has set dates for its trial market and is hopeful for funding thanks to a new grant opportunity.


THE REVIEW: Detroit Lions fans thirsty for a Super Bowl

The slogan, “Patience is a virtue” is lived out on a daily basis in Allen Park and has become the lifeblood to the never-say-die faithful who stick with the Detroit Lions organization each season.

Since the franchise landed on the east side of Michigan in 1934, there has been little cause for celebration.


Funeral Notices for May 13, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Eureka Township Board fires cemetery lawn care company

EUREKA TOWNSHIP — The Eureka Township Board has fired its contracted lawn care service company for allegedly conducting illegal burns at the cemetery it provides service for.


Montcalm County 911 surcharge won’t be levied to the max

One week ago today, voters overwhelmingly approved renewing a 911 surcharge for Montcalm County Central Dispatch up to $2.85 per line. However, once again, the Central Dispatch Authority Board is only requesting that $2.49 per line be levied this year.

Roger and Linda Coles, pictured, were selected as the Danish Festival’s grand marshals for this year, which marks the 50th anniversary for the hometown festival. The Coleses have been active in the festival for more than 30 years. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Longtime volunteers honored as Danish Festival grand marshals

For more than 30 years Roger and Linda Coles have had a hand in organizing, volunteering and managing the Danish Festival.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, May 10

CC-Crystal splits at tourney: The Eagles won one game and lost one at their own invitational Saturday. The win was over Fulton 6-2, as Jeremy Bigford struck out seven and allowed two hits…


Belding dominates at Lakeview Invite

Belding’s baseball team had everything going at the Lakeview Invitational Saturday. The Redskins scored 23 runs and allowed only one in winning the four-team tournament.