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Attorney Michelle Lyons, standing, argues a motion involving her client, Erik Kulkowski at left, as Michelle Kulkowski and her attorney, Lori Shearer, listen Thursday in 8th Judicial Circuit Court. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Judge considers motions leading up to Stanton child abuse trial

A husband and wife were in court Thursday regarding an upcoming trial to determine whether they are guilty of “hog-tying and beating” their 10-year-old son. Erik Kulkoski, 35, and Michelle Kulkoski, 39, of Stanton, are each charged with first- and second-degree child abuse.

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Montcalm Community College gets site plan approval

Montcalm Community College (MCC) is able to move forward with its expansion of the Greenville campus.

During Thursday night’s Greenville Planning Commission meeting, the commission approved MCC’s final site plan and a land use permit under certain conditions.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 24, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

Carson City-Crystal’s Mackenzie Geister (34) and Allison Seals (2) battle with Fowler’s Rebecca Thelen (15) for a rebound during Thursday night’s game.

Eagles beat Fowler for share of CMAC

For the first and last time in Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball history, the Eagles are co-champions of the Central Michigan Athletic Conference.
The Eagles beat the Fowler Eagles 38-21 without the services of Sara Schneider, who didn’t play until there was less than a minute left. Even then she just held the ball and ran out the clock with the student section chanting her name.

Students in the Belding Symphony Orchestra are seen playing new tubas and euphoniums purchased for the band during a rehearsal Thursday afternoon at Belding High School. (Daily News/Cory Smith)

VIDEO: Belding Symphonic Band playing with a new shine

When Belding High School junior Cody Van Buren was able to pick out one of four brand new baritone horns to play in the Belding High School Symphonic Band, he looked at the situation with a new sense of pride.

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GHS reaches state finals for 3rd straight year

The Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team is becoming quite familiar with Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.
The Yellow Jackets will wrestle at Kellogg Arena tonight in the Division 2 team state finals for the third consecutive season and fourth time in five years. They were state champions in 2008.

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JIM STOCKTON: Round and round, the same old tunes

I woke up thinking about the one that got away. Everybody does. I grieve not of a fish, though. My piscatorial IQ leaves something to be desired. I speak of an inspiration, a burst of clarity the came in the night, a mystic comprehension that reconciled and unified all the contradictions of everyday life. There I lay in the glow of ultimate enlightenment! Then it was gone. As fleeting as quantum and as elusive as a quark, it fled into the mists of slumber. Could I remember, I would share it in grandeur, pearlescently ecstatic and exit in a crescendo of bluegill feathers!

Albion senior and Greenville graduate Patty Rewa goes up for a layup during a game this season. Rewa is averaging 16.4 points and 10 rebounds per game.

Greenville graduate dominating at Albion

Greenville High School graduate Patty Rewa has spent the past four years making a name for herself on the Albion College basketball team.
The 2008 graduate was recently named Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) women’s basketball player of the week for two consecutive weeks.

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Belding girls break losing streak, rip Saugatuck

Belding’s girls basketball team had a complete game for the first time in a long time, noted coach Mike Nelson.
The result was a 77-33 win over the Saugatuck Indians Wednesday night at Redskin Arena.

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New pub brewing in Greenville

A liquor license was recently approved by the Greenville City Council as the first step to opening a new brew pub in Greenville. On Feb. 7, the council approved a resolution from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission in connection with a brew pub liquor license request. The 57 Brew Pub and Bistro is being planned for the site where J.R. Roller Castle once sat at 1310 W. Washington Street (M-57).