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Funeral Notices — May 25, 2013

Funeral notices for Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Daily News Publisher Julie Stafford, left, and Julie Devereaux unveiled this year’s One Book One County selection, “The Language of Flowers,” a novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

One Book One County title revealed

The wait is over and this year’s One Book One County selection has been revealed at a banquet held Thursday afternoon at the Stanley & Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center. Maureen Burns, who brought the One Book One County program to Greenville nearly a decade ago, spoke to a capacity crowd prior to the unveiling. Burns gave the audience a quick history of the program and explained is goal.

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Belding High School graduates 140 seniors

This was a year of many firsts for graduating seniors at Belding High School. A new arena with an indoor track, auditorium, cafeteria and commons area, sports facilities — the list goes on and on. Through a year of constant transformation, where the very school they attended changed dramatically before their eyes, the 140 graduates experienced their final moment as members of the student body Thursday evening before walking out of the school one last time as official alumni.

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Tri County High School graduates 162 seniors

Graduating seniors from Tri County High School have said goodbye to a way of life they’ve come to know well over the past four years. Some will move on to college, others to careers and families; but whatever the destination, Thursday night’s commencement ceremony represented a turning point none of them will forget. The class of 162 seniors marched into the school’s packed-to-the-walls gymnasium to the traditional strains of “Pomp and Circumstance,” played by the school band.


Crystal teen crowned Sheridan Springfest queen

It was a night of misplaced tiaras and a misprinted program, yet it was a perfect night for Riann Rohn, as she was crowned the 2013 Miss Sheridan Springfest queen. Organizers originally planned a 6 p.m. pageant, yet when the schedule came out in print, it stated a 7 p.m. start. Combined with the tiaras somehow lost en route to the event, organizers made a last-minute decision to postpone the start to 7:20 p.m., giving time for a quick run to Mount Pleasant for replacement crowns.


Funeral Notices – May 24, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Friday, May 24, 2013.


Belding freshman Greta Wilker a state finalist

Belding High School athlete Greta Wilker is only a freshman. But she’s a state finalist. Wilker is going to the Division 2 state finals in track after winning the regionals Saturday. Wilker threw a 35-3 in the shot put and a 107-7 in the discus.

Petra Mark of Lakeview Elementary School dances to “Accidentally in Love” during the Make a Difference awards Wednesday night. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Making A Difference: Annual event honors teachers and students

The seventh annual Make a Difference Awards was held Wednesday to recognize those who have gone above and beyond in helping students with special needs. About 100 people were in attendance at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center to show their support for those who were nominated and honored for going beyond what the job description states.

Montabella’s Marisol Bucao, left, leads Carson City-Crystal’s Samantha McCrackin over the last hurdle during the MSAC track championships Wednesday.

Carson City-Crystal wins Mid-State Activities Conference meet, girls title

Carson City-Crystal’s track teams showed why they are going to be a perennial contender for the Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) title.

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Montcalm County Emergency Services honor late county commissioner

A rainy Wednesday gave way to a clear and pleasant evening, just in time to honor a longtime Montcalm County commissioner and emergency rescue advocate. Montcalm County Emergency Services employees gathered at the Stanton base for a dedication ceremony for the late Carl Paepke, along with Paepke’s two daughters, Priscilla Heimbecker and Jeanne Poulsen, both of Trufant.