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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 11

Fowler 58, CC-Crystal 57: CC-Crystal tied the game at 57 with a pair of free throws by Grant Gage but with four seconds left CC-Crystal fouled, allowing Fowler to hit a free throw to win the game…

Lisa Jensen, regional manager of the CCI Greenheart student exchange program, right, shared her experiences with the program with members of the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education on Monday evening. Pictured here with Jensen is exchange student Anniken Sletta, right, from Norway. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview school board hears from exchange students

Cultures from around the world were the main topic of interest at Monday evening’s meeting of the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education. Board members heard a presentation from Lisa Jensen, regional manager of the CCI Greenheart student exchange program. Several exchange students currently taking part in the program also were on hand to discuss their experiences, so far, in the United States.


Greenville schools aim to update some policies

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education considered policy changes on behavior, bugs and conflict of interest during its Monday night meeting at the Central Services Office. The policy changes were presented for information-only purposes and will be voted on at the next regular meeting. All three were slight changes more in wording than the policy itself.

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Eureka Township expresses disgust with Greenville funds transfer

Apparently even water under a bridge can run a little hot. It’s been just over a month since the settlement of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit between the city of Greenville and Eureka Township and officials had seemingly put the issue to rest. But even after a resolution, the two sides are still taking jabs at one another.

Scott Hammer is led from jail into a courtroom by a Kent County Sheriff’s deputy Oct. 23 in Grand Rapids.

Man accused of killing girlfriend dies in jail of apparent suicide

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of an inmate that occurred early this morning at the Grand Rapids Correctional Facility.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 10, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

The role of Mary is played by Rachel Powers, center. Joseph is played by Brent Eubank, right.  In the background are, from left, shepherds Paul Taylor, Dan Wilson and Larry Bush. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Orleans church brings Christmas story to life at God’s Restful Acres

This passage, from the book of Luke, explains the Christmas story with a fluidity and beauty that, in more than 2,000 years, has yet to be matched. More than one believer, and some who do not, have dreamed of witnessing the story of Christ’s birth first-hand, as it unfolded in the hills and fields surrounding long-ago Bethlehem.

Russell Plumbing and Heating relocated to a bigger building in Greenville, swapping a 3,500-square foot building for a 11,000-square foot building. The 10-year-old business moved only a block from its previous location Nov. 1. Pictured, from left, are owners Terry Russell, Jeff Jensen and Patricia Jackson.

BUSINESS BEAT: New location for Russell Plumbing and Heating

After 10 years in business, Russell Plumbing and Heating has finally outgrown its headquarters on Fairplains St. and moved into a larger facility only a block away.

Reagan Johnson, 3, of Stanton, talks to Santa Claus. Not only did she share what she would like to receive, but she also asked Santa what he would like for Christmas. — Courtesy photo

MCC’s Heritage Village Holiday offered guest old-fashioned Christmas-themed events

Light snowflakes were fluttering down as groups of carolers, donned in Victorian garb, sang Christmas songs to those strolling past. The scene was not only one from a Charles Dickens novel, but also one at the Montcalm Community College’s Heritage Village, the locale of the Heritage Village Holiday on Sunday afternoon. Formerly known as Santa’s Super Sunday, the 32nd annual event draws in hundreds of residents from all around Montcalm County.


GUEST VIEW: Why high school sports?

With each school year, we begin a cycle of athletic seasons that complement our top priority: academic achievement. From time to time, we find ourselves reflecting on the meaningful role school-based athletics plays in our students’ overall education. We are also reminded that our purpose needs to be well understood and in the most effective situations, will be a shared commitment by students, coaches, parents, and the community. When expectations of purpose are not shared, our athletic programs aren’t able to make the positive contributions we hope they bring to our schools.