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Alyssa Ruggles, 18, of Stanton, holds up a giant papier-mâché cupcake made for a class project at school. Ruggles has been running her own cake-making business out of her house called “The Cake Kid” since she was in seventh grade. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Central Montcalm senior started business in seventh grade

It started in the seventh grade with a challenge of making her first cake … and spiraled into running her own cake business a short time later. Alyssa Ruggles, 18, of Stanton, has been running her own cake-making business called “The Cake Kid” from her home after her mother received a request to make a graduation cake.

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Judge dismisses child abuse charges against Greenville mother

Child abuse charges were dismissed Thursday against the mother of a toddler who remains on life support. Samantha Slater and Benjamin Wilkins, both 26 and both of Greenville, were each charged with first-degree and second-degree child abuse of Slater’s 2-year-old daughter Brooklyn Weimer, who has been hospitalized in intensive care with severe abdominal and head injuries since March 24.


Eureka Township signs lawsuit consent judgment

The Eureka Township Board approved signing a settlement regarding an ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit between the township and the city of Greenville. According to township board members, attorneys on both sides have worked out the consent judgment.


OUR VIEW: The ‘catastrophic’ price of health care

Michigan’s leadership status in matters relating to the automobile industry may soon rise or fall depending on how we settle a very serious matter. Our state has the nation’s only no-fault law that includes unlimited lifetime benefits for medical expenses resulting from auto accidents.


Tri County Area Schools privatizes custodial services

The Tri County Area Schools Board of Education has voted to privatize another service. The school board voted Monday to contract custodial and related services with Grand Rapids Building Supply. The school board previously voted in August 2011 to privatize transportation.


Funeral Notices for May 16, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, May 16, 2013

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Working together works for education

Working together is what creates good school systems — and other systems. I have intended to have these columns be about public education and not about Greenville Public Schools. But comments in a recent Daily News editorial have prompted me to deviate in this column.

Greenville’s Sarah Newhouse connects for a hit during the fifth inning. Newhouse had three hits in a loss to West Catholic.

West Catholic clinches share of league with win over Greenville

The Greenville Yellow Jackets and Grand Rapids West Catholic Falcons began a three-game series on Tuesday that would help decide the outcome of the O-K Bronze. After three games, it was the Falcons who clinched at least a share of the league title after taking two-of-three games from the Yellow Jackets, including Wednesday’s 6-3 win at Greenville.


Yellow Jackets to face FHN at Fifth Third Ballpark

Football is still a few months away from starting, but the Greenville Yellow Jackets already have a new twist to the upcoming season. The Yellow Jackets will face Forest Hills Northern at Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, this October 11. The Friday night game will begin at 7 p.m.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, May 15

Lakeview 2, Crossroads Academy 1: The Wildcats pulled out a nonconference road win on Wednesday night. Tori Nielsen and Maddie Shurlow found the back of the net for Lakeview goals…