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Greenville Public Schools Transportation Director Joe Knight explains the bus route maps that show which students ride the bus currently and which ones will be added with new routes for the winter months. (Daily News/Kelli Ameling)

Some Greenville school bus routes reinstated for winter

GREENVILLE — Lower than anticipated spending this fall is allowing Greenville Public Schools to reinstate some bus routes in the city for at least the coldest months.
Superintendent Pete Haines said the district is running significantly below its projected fuel budget, allowing buses to transport some students who had to walk to and from school beginning this fall.

Carson City-Crystal’s Maxxton Jolls skies above three Belding players during the teams’ game Dec. 20.

Carson City-Crystal looks to continue momentum from last win

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles are off to one of their better starts in recent years.
At 2-2 overall, there is room for improvement, but the Eagles are hoping momentum from a last-second win at Belding carries over to today and the new year.

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GUEST VIEW: Wiping out Lincoln Lake swans was unnecessary

After 52 mute swans were murdered at Lincoln Lake on Dec. 13, I wondered what is wrong with the people in this world?
I wonder why someone would start a petition or sign a petition to kill a beautiful animal because they get in the way of their pontoon boat or Jet Ski, or because they swim near their dock. They should feel blessed to be graced with the presence of such a beautiful animal. They choose to live on a lake where these animals were in residence.

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2 men attempt to rob woman at Greenville tunnel

GREENVILLE — A woman was injured after an attempted robbery near the Fred Meijer Flat River tunnel last weekend.

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Police Reports — Dec. 28, 2011

BELDING — Police responded to 49 complaints Saturday through Tuesday. Incidents included: Saturday • Hit and run, Ann and Bridge. Sunday • Assault and battery, Orchard. • Suicidal subject, Bridge. Monday • Larceny, E. State. • Drug seizure, State. • Driving while license suspended/warrant arrest, Leroy. • Hit and run, Morton. Tuesday • Breaking and entering, 11:33 a.m., McKinley. • Warrant arrest, 10:50 p.m., [...]

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 28, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Dec. 28, 2011

Dean Voss and his wife, Cindy, showcase a HummerBee Turbo with special paint color and optional hive clamp.

Business born out of founder’s beekeeping interest

EDMORE — Dean Voss, owner of A&O Forklift in Edmore, believes people should never start a business they know nothing about.
Voss knows a lot about beekeeping. He operated a successful apiary business of 2,000 to 3,000 hives for 33 years. His business produced 100 to 150 tons of honey each year and rented 3,000 hives to apple and blueberry farms for pollination.

Brave festival-goers take a chilly dip in frozen Crystal Lake last year. (File photo)

Crystal Lake Winter Festival set for Jan. 21

CRYSTAL — The third annual Crystal Lake Winter Festival is approaching quickly and looks to feature some new events, as well as original fan favorites, such as the polar plunge.
The polar plunge involves taking a chilly dip into a frozen-over Crystal Lake.

Lakeview’s Andrew Hall, right, works to turn his opponent during a match last season. The Wildcats have started this season with an 8-1 record.

Lakeview wrestling team starting out hot

Lakeview’s wrestling team has started out the 2011-2012 season with one of the better records in school history.
The Wildcats are 8-1 in dual meets so far. That has coach Dave Blaser pleased.

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Police respond to Christmas weekend rollover accidents

Police responded to four rollover accidents on Christmas weekend.