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Belding High School graduate Ryan Ruble performs the playing of taps on his trumpet at the U.S.S. Serpens memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on May 19. Ruble was one of 200 trumpeters to play in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the first playing of taps in the Civil War. - Courtesy photo

Belding grad gets rare opportunity to perform taps at Arlington cemetery

There may not be another 24 notes that more profoundly echo the importance of American history than those which are strung together during the playing of taps at military funerals. For 2007 Belding High School graduate Ryan Ruble, the playing of the song on his b-flat trumpet took on a deeper meaning after he had the opportunity earlier this month to play the musical piece on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Va.

The da Vinci surgical technician Scott Young explains to Veljko Samardzic of Montenegro and Diego Gaitan of Spain how robotic arms give a surgeon more movement than the previous hand-held, long-shafted instruments, which have no wrists. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Exchange students use robotic surgical device at Carson City Hospital

Four Greenville and Belding foreign exchange students who attend Grattan Academy were at Carson City Hospital on May 21, learning about da Vinci in the surgical ward. However, the students were not learning about the legendary inventor. These students got the hands on experience of the da Vinci Surgical System, a robotic surgical device, which is designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach.

Randy Bunce

3 teens arrested for multiple Greenville crimes

Three teenagers were arrested Thursday after allegedly breaking into the Baldwin Lake Beach House and stealing candy. Two of the teens also allegedly stole a laptop computer from a Greenville High School construction trailer and also broke into and caused major damage to a city building.

A 1955 Crown Victoria was on display downtown during the Sheridan Springfest car show on Saturday. Buddy Deacons Jr. displayed the car in honor of his father, Buddy Deacons Sr., who never missed his son’s car show. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Man honors father with Memorial Day car show

One of the most anticipated events of the Sheridan Springfest is the car show. This year, 158 cars were registered and 180 cars actually showed up.

Commander Terry Dowdell of St. Louis leads rifle man Frank Sawdy of Stanton, American flag bearer Eldon Shattuck of Carson City, POW flag bearer Dale Walter of Edmore, rifle bearer Herb Bergsma of Sheridan and Officer of the Day Arlen Jenks of Sheridan during the Memorial Day parade Monday in Sheridan. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Sheridan Springfest parade honors veterans

Warm weather did not slow people from coming to Springfest this Memorial Day weekend. Flea market, carnival rides and children relays in the park were just a portion of the activities that more than 4,000 spectators got to enjoy during the four-day festival.


Funeral Notices for May 29, 2012

Read the Funeral Notices for Tuesday, May 29, 2012.


Police Reports for Memorial Day weekend

Read the Police Reports for Memorial Day weekend.

Dillon Wood makes a jump in the long jump during the CSAA championship meet in Lakeview Wednesday.

Lakeview’s Wood preps for final meets

Dillon Wood is going to have a busy week. The Lakeview track runner will be getting ready for two big meets that are happening this week.

Greenville’s Taylor Christensen finished fifth in the high jump during Saturday’s MITCA Division 1 championship at Jenison High School.

Greenville girls 7th at D-1 MITCA finals

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls track team battled some of the best competition in the state this weekend. The Yellow Jackets competed in the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association Division 1 state championship at Jenison High School on Saturday.

Kevin Murphy

Carson City-Crystal schools chooses new leader

After a nearly six-month search and 20 candidates, the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education has selected Kevin Murphy to lead the district. Murphy, 42, is currently the superintendent of Houghton Lake Community Schools, about 100 miles north of Carson City. He will replace Interim Superintendent Duane Ellis, who has been serving as superintendent since Bob Swanson retired last summer. The school board was guided in the hiring process by Karl Hartman of North Pointe Group