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OUR3 athletic fund official for the Education Foundation of Greenville

The Education Foundation of Greenville is entering into its fourth year of its OUR3 campaign and officials are excited about the results.

Since beginning the campaign, it has raised more than $526,000 through pledges or donations for academic enhancements and performing arts funds.

To add to the success of the campaign, the foundation has announced a new opportunity for the OUR3 campaign and is expanding the foundation’s endowments.

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Greenville infant dies despite father’s CPR efforts

A 1-month-old baby died Thursday morning in Greenville. Officers from the Greenville Department of Public Safety responded at 10:45 a.m. to a home on W. Grove Street after a report was made of an infant not breathing

Greystone Print Solutions consolidated with Foremost Graphics LLC on Feb. 1 and has most of the relocating complete. Daily News/ Kelli AmelingGreystone Print Solutions consolidated with Foremost Graphics LLC on Feb. 1 and has most of the relocating complete. Greystone Print Solutions consolidated with Foremost Graphics LLC on Feb. 1 and has most of the relocating complete.

Greystone Print Solutions closing its doors in Greenville

Greystone Print Solutions is consolidating with Foremost Graphics LLC and will be leaving Greenville to operate out of a Walker location. The name of the two companies will now be Foremost Communications. Greystone Print Solutions printed primarily books, magazines, catalogs and promotional materials.

Daily News/ Cory Smith

No one injured in attic fire

Firefighters responded to an attic fire at the home of JoAnn Bupp at 6730 W. Schmeid Road north of Lakeview at 2:59 p.m. Thursday.

Queenie "Mad Woman" Malone, played by Heather Johnson, questions cigarette saleswoman Sophie Davenport, played by Tyler Young, as she attempts to peddle her wares to the theater audience. Daily News/ Jessica Beery

MCC Drama Club presents dinner theater

The time is March 1932. Prohibition is in full swing and Franklin D. Roosevelt will soon be elected president.
But a child has been kidnapped and a woman has been murdered — all during a live radio broadcast.
But “who-dunnit?”

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 17, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

Carolyn Kane, secretary of the Friends of Fred Meijer River Valley Rail-Trails group, asks for input from the rest of the group during a meeting Monday night at the Pere Marquette Depot in Belding. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Trail ‘Friends’ offer support for Belding River Valley Trail grants

On a cold, 19-degree February afternoon, George Raimer braved the winter temperatures on his bicycle riding from Saranac to Ionia to survey the future River Valley Rail-Trail. During his ride through the snowy, unpaved trail, Raimer spotted deer, ducks and other winter wildlife and described a vision of what he one day hopes to be a regular trip for anyone with a desire to go for a walk or bike ride near and in the Belding area.

Laurie (Jared Loomis) with Meg (Lizzy VanderLaan), Jo (Emily Smith), Amy (Meagan Draper) and Beth (Ana Holmes) tries to convince the March sisters to let him join them in acting out Jo’s plays. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

PLAY REVIEW: Greenville High School’s ‘Little Women’ a show for all ages

Louisa May Alcott wanted to write so her stories could be told years and years later. The Greenville High School Theater Department brings to life her classic “Little Women” in performances slated for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $6 across the board and are available at the door, Hansen’s Music House or online at www.greenville.k12.mi.us.

This graph shows the MEAP scores for Greenville’s third grade testing in mathematics and reading. Blue indicates previous years before the cut score was increased. Green shows the Greenville’s scores with the new cut score applied. Pink shows the state’s score with the new cut scores applied.

Greenville, Belding, Carson City-Crystal schools react to MEAP results, changes in scoring

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) scores for fall 2011 were released Wednesday and local school officials are analyzing the results in light of changes to the testing system. State officials raised the “cut scores” last year to determine whether students are proficient in certain subjects.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 16, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012