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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

Central Montcalm Elementary kindergartener Jade Soules, 6, sings and waves her flag during the 33rd annual "We Love America Parade" at Central Montcalm High School Friday morning.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

33rd We Love America Parade stirs emotions (Photo Gallery)

Hundreds of elementary students waved flags and sang patriotic songs during the 33rd annual “We Love America Parade” at Central Montcalm High School Friday morning.

Sandy Enness runs along the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail in Greenville. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

YOUNG AT HEART: Greenville woman returns to running after 21 years

When Sandy Enness began whipping herself back into shape at age 52, a whipping is exactly what it felt like. It had been 21 years since the former marathoner had donned a pair of running shoes and, in her own words, she was “far out of shape.”

Julie Momber of Greenville (above) and her college friend, Julie Morehead of Baraga, have exchanged the same birthday card (at left) for the past 40 years. The card contains extra pages of birthday notes the two friends added over the years.

YOUNG AT HEART: Card exchange reaches 40 years

In a time when a “happy birthday” can be sent instantly, via cell phone or on Facebook, two long-standing friends continue to stick to the old fashion way by sending a card. Interestingly, it has been one card that has been sent back and forth for the past 40 years.