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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

Christopher Finney Jr.

Man charged with felonies after Sidney Tavern fight

A local man has been charged with three felonies after allegedly starting a fight at the Sidney Tavern early Sunday morning. Christopher Finney Jr., 39, of Sidney Township, was arraigned and charged Monday in 64B District Court with assault with a handgun (a four-year felony), assault with a knife (a four-year felony) and using a firearm in the commission of a felony (a two-year felony) in addition to outstanding warrants he had for his arrest.

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The grads of Greenville: 261 students comprise the class of 2012

Sunday’s commencement ceremony at Greenville High School honored 261 students who have finished one chapter and are about to begin another. Kaitlin Czanderna shakes the hand of Greenville Public Schools Board of Education Trustee Rocky Hansen as she walks across the stage. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling Greenville’s class of 2012 celebrated after students walked across the stage to honor what they have accomplished.

Hope Miller, center, is pictured with Paula Tabor, left, and Nancy Seals, right. — Courtesy photo

Carson City-Crystal Foundation helps send Hubbardston student to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

The Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Foundation has donated $600 to Carson City-Crystal High School 10th grader Hope Miller toward a drama/acting experience at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp this summer.