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Greenville’s Beth Gantz lays down a bunt during a game this season. Gantz was voted the team’s most dedicated.

Yellow Jackets softball squad gains experience

To say the Greenville Yellow Jackets softball were young and inexperienced would not be an exaggeration. Fielding no seniors and just a handful of juniors the Yellow Jackets faced a rebuilding season in 2012. In the end, they finished the season 12-23, but a group of hardworking girls has given coach Tom Hallock a lot optimism for the future.

Lakeview’s Megan Leach, left, chases a ball with Greenville’s Samantha O’Herron during a game April 10.

Lakeview soccer faced some tough times this season

Lakeview’s soccer team ended up with a 9-7-3 record this season, but there were extenuating circumstances to that. The former district champions were battling the injury bug all season, which made coach Chris Smith have to shuffle players in and out of the lineup.

Brooken Hansen of Greenville connects on a pitch during a Little League game on Monday at home.

Hansen advances in national competition

Baseball isn’t even Brooken Hansen’s favorite sport. But he is good at the game. On Sunday, Hansen became a sectional All-Around Champion for the 2012 Aquifina Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) competition.

New Belding varsity boys basketball coach Jeff Wierzbicki addresses JV and varsity players for the first time after being hired as coach Monday at the high school media center.

BHS introduces new boys basketball coach

Jeff Wierzbicki doesn’t know much about Belding High School basketball. But he will learn quickly. Wierzbicki was hired as Belding’s varsity head basketball coach on Thursday, and he introduced himself to his players and the media Monday.

James Freed

GUEST VIEW | JAMES FREED: Class of 2012 can be an agent of change

To the class of 2012, this is your mission should you choose to accept it: Today more than 20 percent of Americans live in poverty. More than 1 billion people around the world live on less than $1 a day. Today, 22,000 children will die from completely preventable causes, dying quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world.

From left, Ethan Henry, 3, Emily Buscemi, 7, Emily Henry, 7, and Elisabeth Buscemi, 5, chase after a Tootsie Roll candy that has been thrown from a parade float in the grand parade during the 40th annual Frontier Days festival at Carson City on Saturday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson City’s 40th annual Frontier Days survives windy weekend

It was a windy and sometimes wet occasion at the 40th annual Frontier Days in Carson City this past weekend, but that didn’t stop people from attending and enjoying the local festival, all the way up until a fabulous fireworks show Saturday night. For 5-year-old Corin Medler of Fenwick, the evening fireworks were the moment she had been waiting for.

The Greenville High School class of 1962 who visited the high school Saturday are, front row, from left, Stan Blumburg, Betty Rigdon Knapp, Ann Briggs Corner, Jackie Anstett Dahl, Kay White Coierter, Luanna Jensen Russell, Rusty Schlienz and Clara Fisher VanDellen, middle row, from left, Jim Babcock, Marlene Wheeler Grams, Mary Cairns Daniels, Jan Staffen Jones, Julie Van Allen Buckley, Linda Tanner Strodtman, Jeanne Rasmussen Dart, Sue Christensen Chris Lyndrup and Kathy Thomas Holt; and top row, from left, Doug Daniels, Pat Vos Willison, Pat Roberts Bissell, Owen Hansen, Bob Mc Meeken and Kenneth Bissell. — Daily News/ Lonnie Allen

Greenville High School’s class of 1962 tours ‘new’ school again

On Saturday, 23 alumni of Greenville’s class of 1962 took a tour of the current Greenville High School. In September 1959, voters passed a third millage, paving the way for a new Greenville High School. It was more than half a century ago that 145 seniors entered this building on Hillcrest for the first time in September 1961, according to Ann Arbor resident and 1962 graduate Susan Christensen.


Fairplain Township Board adjusts budget for lawn care services and software

The Fairplain Township Board adjusted its budget to make room for lawn care services and computer software. During Monday night’s regular scheduled meeting, the Fairplain Township Board took $15,000 from the roads budget and divided it into three other budgets.

Lori Hansen

GUEST VIEW | LORI HANSEN: Graduation a benchmark

It began in August with the last first day of school. And then there was the last homecoming dance, the last football game, the last Lights Out. It is senior year, the last year of a 13-year adventure. The last half of the school year began, and they finally had a snow day, and about that same time the seniors became more aware of the days they had left in high school, thinking ahead to that last day of school.


Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 5, 2012