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Greenville’s Alec Ward positions himself to take a shot during the individual state finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Johnson had lots to like about Greenville’s year

Greenville wrestling coach Paul Johnson would have loved to get deeper into the Division 2 state finals than the Yellow Jackets did. However, their season ended in the quarterfinals to Lowell. But that didn’t diminish the year, he said.

The Carson City-Crystal wrestling team lines up during the national anthem at the team state finals in Battle Creek at Kellogg Arena.

CC-Crystal had outstanding season on wrestling mat

For the first time since 2004, Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team brought home a conference title. Even though they ended up tied with Montabella after the Central Michigan Athletic Conference tournament, the Eagles could claim a title in the regular season.

Kelly Skarl is hoping to complete extensive renovations on the new location of his Pro Outfitters sports store in time for an April opening. The store will feature a wide variety of merchandise and apparel for the outdoor enthusiast.

BIZ BEAT: Pro Outfitters, new sporting goods store, set to open in April

Area sportsmen will have another choice for equipment, ammo and more come April 1. That’s if Kelly Skarl, owner of the soon-to-open Pro Outfitters, on Lafayette Street, manages to get his recently purchased building ready in time.


OUR VIEW: Appreciate our governor’s leadership

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the gubernatorial leadership we have in Michigan these days.

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.