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If you missed reading your local Daily News last Wednesday, May 8:

Alexis Justice says she enjoys school and likes her teacher, but hates that she has to miss so many days due to problems arising from her cystic fibrosis. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview second-grader doesn’t plan to let cystic fibrosis stop her

If she had been born 20 years earlier, Alexis Justice’s life, at age 7 would be nearly half over. As it is, the charming Lakeview Elementary School second-grader, who wants to grow up to be the next Taylor Swift, may live long enough to celebrate her 35th birthday, maybe her 40th.

Nelson's Speed Shop is once again open for business after rebuilding from a fire that destroyed the business in June of 2012. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Nelson’s Speed Shop reopens with ‘cozier,’ smaller store

A longtime local Greenville business that continues to make comeback after comeback has officially opened its doors again after recovering from a devastating fire nearly one year ago. There were no ribbons to cut, no flashing lights and little evidence of any kind that a grand-reopening was occurring at Nelson’s Speed Shop at 4566 N. Greenville Road, north of Greenville Saturday afternoon.

Area 6 Special Olympics Michigan Summer Games Athlete of the Year John Lee of Greenville, right, receives support from Harley Killgore of Greenville Friday at Montabella Junior/Senior High School. — Daily News/Robin Miller

Special Olympians compete at Area 6 Summer Games at Montabella

Nearly 200 Special Olympians from Montcalm and Ionia counties didn’t let a little wet weather rain on their parade at Friday’s Area 6 Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) Summer Games at Montabella Junior/Senior High School. Activities were moved inside and modified — four square replaced the softball throw, shuffle board replaced bocce ball and plastic horseshoes replaced metal ones.


Funeral Notices for May 13, 2013

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The Belding Redskins girls track team won the O-K Blue league title on Friday night at Coopersville.

Belding girls win O-K Blue track championship

Conference champions. For the first time ever, the Belding Redskins girls track team can say they are conference champions after Friday’s victory at the O-K Blue Conference meet at Coopersville.

Greenville’s Taylor Christensen, right, beat out teammate Audrey Wyse, left, in the 110-meter hurdles on Friday at the O-K Bronze Conference meet. Forest Hills Eastern won the conference title.

Greenville girls finish 2nd in O-K Bronze

In a reversal of fortune from a year ago, the Greenville Yellow Jackets girls track team finished second at the O-K Bronze Conference meet. A year ago, Greenville trailed after day one of the league meet (then in the O-K White), before making a comeback to win the championship on day two. This year, the Yellow Jackets held the lead after day one, but could not hold on as Forest Hills Eastern was crowned league champions on Friday night.


Sheridan teen seriously injured in weekend car crash

A 16-year-old Sheridan teenager was seriously injured and flown to a Grand Rapids hospital Sunday after the car transporting the teen struck a tree.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, May 11

Belding wins at Lakeview: The Redskins were the winners of the Lakeview Invitational Saturday when they beat Scottville Mason County Central 2-1 and Clare 7-6…

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Deaf Pride Games bring students together, reignite friendships

Todd Wells of Stanton makes a living as a local disc jockey, playing music at numerous parties and weddings throughout the year. One might wonder then, why his favorite gig year after year is one where he blasts his music at full volume for an audience of students who can’t hear a single note or lyric. Enter Friday’s annual Deaf Pride Games at Montcalm Community College, where Wells set up his equipment and cranked the volume to levels that shook the college.