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Blanchard resident wins $1 million Powerball

A Blanchard resident who does not usually play the lottery was Wednesday’s $1 million Powerball winner. Kristen Martin claimed her $1 million lottery winnings Friday after realizing she had the winning ticket.

Cranbrook Institute of Science Director Michael Stafford explains to
Baldwin Heights Elementary School students how the new deep-space
telescope system works. Courtesy photo.

Greenville students enjoy visit to science institute

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Fifthgraders from Baldwin Heights Elementary School had the opportunity to spend a day at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills on Monday — expense free.

On May 19, 1943, Glider Day was a celebration held in Greenville as the Fighting Falcon was dedicated before heading into battle in WWII. — Courtesy photo

Greenville museum to observe 70th anniversary of WWII glider

A celebration of the 70th anniversary of when the original Fighting Falcon glider was dedicated will be held on Sunday. The event will include a reception honoring the anniversary of Glider Day from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Fighting Falcon Military Museum at 516 W. Cass St. in Greenville.


SPORTS GALORE: Time for a change

By the time you read this, or at least soon afterward, I will be a father for the first time. The arrival of Addyson Lou Bentley will turn my world upside down. And that is a good thing.


AUDIO: Three phone call recordings from Greenville child abuse case

The Daily News has obtained three telephone call recordings from a Greenville child abuse case via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 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.

This year’s contestants in the Sheridan Springfest Pageant include, from left, Alexis Brown, Kelsey Ross, Riann Rohn and Anna Lake. Contestants met Thursday evening at the Sheridan VFW for the traditional annual Pageant Tea. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Sheridan Springfest offers new activities during Memorial Day weekend

It’s going to be a busy Memorial Day weekend in Sheridan. That’s when the Sheridan VFW Ladies Auxiliary hosts the annual Springfest celebration. In addition to the carnival and parade, this year’s event offers a variety of new activities for adults and children. Event organizer Jean Peterson is especially excited about the addition of a pie contest.


Blanchard store sells $1 million lottery ticket

Employees at a gas station in Blanchard are celebrating after discovering they sold a $1 million Powerball ticket Thursday — the only ticket to match five numbers. Employees at Goldsworthy’s Inc. (Marathon station three), located at 6993 W. Blanchard Road, are full of excitement as they wait to see who the winning ticket belongs to.

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Lakeview park to see $200,000 in improvements

Lakeside Park is about to receive $200,000 worth of improvements thanks to a private donation and a contribution from the Lakeview Downtown Development Authority. Lakeside Park, located on the banks of the Tamarack Lake, will see a host of proposed improvements, including a new fishing and boat pier, parking enhancements and a professional amphitheater to host the annual Music in the Park series. There will also be upgrades to park lighting and walkways so that the entire park will be handicap accessible, including the new pier.


Funeral Notices – May 17, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Friday, May 17, 2013.

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.