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Bridgette Devine, 13, of Sparta, left, and Bree Town, 9, of Greenville, were both diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. A bone marrow drive is being held at Baldwin Heights Elementary School in Greenville on Saturday in their honor. — Courtesy photo

Baldwin Heights bone marrow event aims to make a difference

Baldwin Heights Elementary School is receiving supplies to possibly help save the lives of not only two young girls in the community, but others like them across the country. A bone marrow drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the cafeteria in Baldwin Heights Elementary School.


Orleans woman found safe in Westland

An Orleans Township woman who walked away from Ionia Sparrow Hospital on Wednesday has been found safe in Westland. Linda Mae Maroulis, a 51-year-old white female, is suffering from a health condition and walked away from from the hospital about 5:30 a.m.


Montcalm County drain commissioner to reorganize office

The Montcalm County Drain Commissioner’s Office is about to be reorganized with old positions leaving and new positions being brought on. Drain Commissioner Sandy Raines, who was elected in November, approached the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners Finance and Personnel Committee Monday to explain her reasoning for bringing changes to her office.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 14, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

The Greenville Yellow Jackets pose with its Division 2 regional championship trophy on Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets defeated Bay City Western 45-20 to advance to the state finals.

Greenville wins 4th straight regional title

For the fourth consecutive year, the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team, family, friends and fans will make the trip down M-66 to Battle Creek for the team state wrestling championships at Kellogg Arena. The Yellow Jackets — ranked No. 7 in Division 2 — earned the trip with two more convincing victories in a regional that was expected to be a little more competitive.

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles wrestling team earned its first District 4 regional title since 2003, winning against Laingsburg in the first round and finishing off St. Louis in the final, held at Montabella Community Schools Wednesday evening. The 2013 State Finals are Feb. 22-23 at Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena.

CC-Crystal earns regional title after two tough wins

When it comes down to it, a ranking doesn’t mean a thing in high school wrestling, so says Carson City-Crystal (CC-C) head coach Kacy Datema. His Eagles team, however, earned every bit of its reputation as the ninth-ranked team in District 4, winning the regional title with a tough 45-33 win over the St. Louis Sharks at Montabella High School on Wednesday night.

Belding celebrates it’s Division 3 regional title on Wednesday at Lakewood High School.

Belding claims D-3 regional wrestling title

It’s been a long time since Belding’s wrestling team claimed a team regional title. But the Redskins did just that Wednesday night, winning the Division 3 regional at Lake Odessa Lakewood High School with wins over Chesaning and Leslie.


OUR VIEW: More options needed before closing school

It is no secret that this newspaper is a huge supporter of the local public schools.

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education listens as student representatives give their monthly reports at Tuesday’s meeting. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville board struggles between opportunities for students, budget

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education took a step closer to the Early College proposal. During its regular scheduled meeting on Monday, the board of education authorized Superintendent Pete Haines to reach an agreement to provide additional opportunities for Greenville students through the Early College program. However, the decision came after much discussion from the board on whether the benefits outweighed the risks.

Resources such as this computer lab at Montcalm Community College will be available to the high school students participating in the Early College program, as it is available to current students now. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Alternative programs presented to Lakeview school board

Alternative education led the Lakeview Board of Education’s agenda Monday evening as board members heard presentations on behalf of Montcalm Community College and West Michigan Virtual, a learn-at-home program for at-risk students. Career Center Principal Selena Mills also made a short presentation on various programs there.